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Our Legacy Tulsa, A Renewed Vision for North Tulsa

Working alongside the community, PartnerTulsa and the City of Tulsa are engaged in the historic work of revitalizing 56 acres of publicly-owned property in the Kirkpatrick Heights and Greenwood areas of North Tulsa. 

Following more than 40 community meetings and events, connecting with 1,000 residents and 16 months of community-led planning, the Tulsa City Council approved the Kirkpatrick Heights & Greenwood Master Plan, which includes recommendations for a governance structure that ensures the social and economic benefits of redevelopment are experienced by Black Tulsans, and outlines strategies for the equitable and inclusive mixed-use redevelopment of the area. 

Project Overview

Now in its implementation phase, the Kirkpatrick Heights & Greenwood Neighborhood Revitalization is one step closer to realization.
Phase 1
Master Plan Developed (June 2021 - December 2022)
Kirkpatrick Heights-Greenwood Master Plan developed through a community-led process with support from an 11-member Leadership Committee and WRT, a national planning firm.
Phase 2
Governance Model Research (January - December 2023)
As part of the Opportunity Accelerator program, PartnerTulsa and a Working Group of community members conduct additional research and analyze governance models to support development in the Master Plan area.
Phase 3
Initial Implementation Actions (2024)
Working alongside the Working Group, PartnerTulsa anticipates establishing the Advisory Committee identified in the Master Plan to begin initial plan implementation, as well as initiate actions to establish the governance model recommended by the Working Group as a part of Phase 2 efforts.
  • The Master Plan
  • Project Updates
  • News & Coverage
  • Our Partners
  • Community Oversight and Leadership
The Master Plan

After more than 40 community meetings and events, connecting with 1,000 residents and 16 months of community-led planning, the Kirkpatrick Heights & Greenwood Master Plan was unanimously approved by the Tulsa City Council in December 2022. Learn more about the planning process and see the final plan, here.

Project Updates
News & Coverage
Our Partners

Results for America:
Results for America is helping decision-makers at all levels of government harness evidence and data to make progress on our greatest challenges. Their mission is to make investing in what works as the “new normal,” so that government decision-makers regularly and effectively use evidence and data to increase the impact of the over $2 trillion that governments spend each year to open opportunities and advance economic mobility.

Opportunity Accelerator:
Led by Results for America, the Opportunity Accelerator (OA) initiative is a new collaboration with the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University, Code for America, the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab, and the W. Haywood Burns Institute that supports government in promoting economic mobility, reducing racial disparities and improving the wellbeing of their residents. Tulsa is one of four cities working with the Opportunity Accelerator, with our work focused on working alongside community to evaluate and select a governance model for redevelopment of publicly-owned land in the Master Plan.

Haywood Burns Institute:
The W. Haywood Burns Institute (BI) is a black-led national, non-profit with a diverse team of bold visionaries. Always challenging racial hierarchy and the social control of communities of color by the justice sector and other public systems, BI employs strategies and tactics to establish a community-centered approach to transformation that is anchored in structural well-being. BI serves as the lead technical assistance provider to PartnerTulsa as a part of the Opportunity Accelerator program.

Accelerator for America/i3:
Accelerator for America finds and develops local solutions to economic insecurity and shares them with cities across the country, and supports initiatives that connect people with existing jobs, create new opportunities and foster infrastructure development. They are led by an Advisory Council consisting of mayors and leaders from the labor, business and non-profit sectors. 

Launched in 2023 as a project of Accelerator for America, i3 convenes a network of policymakers, technologists, investors, and thought leaders to help communities leverage new funding and technology, foster innovation, and deliver on infrastructure that tackles old problems with new solutions. PartnerTulsa is leveraging the i3 program to pursue catalytic funding opportunities and strategies that will support critical infrastructure necessary for the development envisioned in the Kirkpatrick Heights-Greenwood Master Plan.

Community Oversight and Leadership

Leadership Committee

This 11-member body was formed by Mayor G.T. Bynum, and oversaw the development of the Kirkpatrick Heights-Greenwood Master Plan. Members of the Leadership Committee included the below Tulsa leaders; additional information on each can be found here

  • Reuben Gant
  • Vanessa Hall-Harper (District 1 City Councilor)
  • Jack Henderson
  • Brandon Jackson
  • Dr. Delia Kimbrel
  • Dwain Midget
  • Ashley Philippsen
  • Burlinda Radney
  • Dr. Lana Turner Addison
  • Joe Williams
  • Dr. La Verne Ford Wimberly

Working Group

Following Tulsa’s acceptance into the Opportunity Accelerator program, PartnerTulsa sought to expand the group of community leaders engaged in ongoing efforts and established a broader Working Group to support efforts to evaluate and co-design governance models for implementation of the Master Plan. This body included the original Leadership Committee, plus the following community members:

  • Andy McMillan
  • Ashley Phlipsen
  • Bill White- Dunbar
  • Brandon Jackson
  • Brandon Oldham
  • Burlinda Radney
  • Chris Benge
  • Daquet Wilson
  • Delia Kimbrel
  • Demauri Meyers
  • Dr. Lana Turner Addison
  • Dr. Laverne Ford Wimberly
  • Greg Robinson
  • Jack Henderson
  • James Wagner
  • Joe Williams
  • Kandi Whitely -White
  • Phil Armstrong
  • Reuben Gant
  • Rodrigo Rojas
  • Vanessa Hall- Harper
  • Ariel Humphrey

Listed working group members participated in at least two workshops.

The Stories That Inspire Us

October 26, 2023

Tulsa’s Kirkpatrick Heights Greenwood Master Plan Receives National Recognition

Our Legacy, Our Community: A Renewed Vision for North Tulsa is honored for advancing diversity and social change by APA    Tulsa, Okla. | Oct. 26, 2023 – The Kirkpatrick Heights Greenwood Master Plan received the…
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June 5, 2023

What’s Next for the Kirkpatrick Heights & Greenwood Master Plan: June 2023 Update

It’s been approximately five months since the formal adoption of the Kirkpatrick Heights & Greenwood Master Plan (KHMP). During the visioning and design process, we worked with an 11-person Leadership Committee, appointed by Mayor G.T.…
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June 5, 2023

Community Partner Profile: Creating a Framework for Community Leadership and Ownership with the Opportunity Accelerator

Each month we highlight community members and the projects they lead. Interested in keeping up with our work? Sign up for our newsletter for monthly updates and breaking news. In February, PartnerTulsa received a national grant to…
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Jonathan Butler
SVP, Community Development (918)-576-5663

Gretchen Mudoga
Senior Community Development Manager 918-576-5566