About the District

Small Area Plan

Our primary goal is to establish and develop the Brady District as an overall cultural / arts venue where people can live, work and play. A plan has been developed that will implement many different ideas in order to revitalize and shape the area in this direction.

New endeavors are planned for the location to complement the existing cornerstones of the Brady Theater and the historic Cain’s Ballroom. These will include refurbishing the Mathews Warehouse to house the Arts and Humanities Council Visual Arts Center. In addition, historic Philbrook Museum will develop a downtown gallery / museum. A central park and music stage venue will be created as main points of interest and to attract visitors to gather for events. Continued development of office space, residential units, restaurants and businesses is expected. Not to mention an overall beautification plan with lighting, sidewalks, landscaping and consistent district signage.

The Brady Arts District Small Area Plan

as published February 2, 2010

All Chapters in high resolution 60 MB pdf

All Chapters in low resolution 7 MB pdf

Introductory Pages 11×17 bi-fold pdf

List of Participants in 2009 Brady Planning Activities

Appendices (see links below)

Updated Chapters of the Small Area Plan:

Introductory Pages February 2, 2010

(with Cover, Credits & Acknowledgements)

  • Introduction, Vision & Goals
  • Actions
  • About this Document

1 | Understanding The Brady February 2, 2010

  • Short History of Brady
  • Brady Today
  • Cultural Context
  • Current Planning

2 | Establishing Historic Districts February 2, 2010

  • National Register of Historic Places
  • Downtown Tulsa Intensive-Level Hist. Resources Survey
  • Brady Historic District
  • North Brady Historic District
  • South Brady Historic District
  • Historic Preservation Zoning (City of Tulsa)
  • Tulsa Presevation Commission

3 | Animating The District  February 2, 2010

  • Animating The Brady Arts District
  • Cultural Assets & Opportunities
  • Marketing Brady: Image, Naming & Brand Symbol
  • Public Art

4 | Placemaking February 2, 2010

  • Placemaking Workshop & District Analysis
  • Consensus Issues: Walkable Streets, Better Connections & Expanded Transportation Alternatives
  • Relevant Policy Documents
  • Brady Town Square
  • Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
  • Addressing Public Safety

5 | Building, Owning & Investing February 2, 2010

  • The Brady Mix
  • Emerging Opportunities
  • Housing in The Brady Arts District
  • Housing Choice & Affordability
  • Local Unique Business
  • Parking
  • Incentives, Grants & Financing

6 | Getting It Done February 2, 2010

  • Strengthening ‘Connections’
  • Organizational Framework & Leadership Plan
  • The Main Street Program

Appendix A Case Studies: Historic Indus, Districts, Arts & Cultural Districts February 2, 2010
Appendix B History of Brady by Cathy Ambler (Extended, Pictorial) February 2, 2010
Appendix C ‘Overall Design Policies’ Brady Village Infill Development Guidelines February 2, 2010
Appendix D Advisory Panel Report, International Downtown Association February 2, 2010
Appendix E  Brady Arts District Streetscape Summary Report (to be completed 2010)
Appendix F Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) of 2003 Brady Village Infill Neighborhood Detailed Implementation Plan  February 2, 2010
Appendix G Bylaws of the Brady Village Merchants Association February 2, 2010
Appendix H  Brady Town Square Summary Report (to be completed 2010)

Additional Downloads

District-wide Analyses by Selser Schaefer
Needs / Opportunities April 2009
Destinations April 2009
Circulation April 2009

Major Property Holders by SWA Group April 2009
Sustainable Features by SWA Group (to be completed 2010)

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