Land use Plan for Tulsa

Gresham, Smith and Partners (GS&P), a multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm, has been chosen by the Tulsa Airport Authority (TAA) to create a business development land use plan at Tulsa International Airport (TUL).  The project is a Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (TAIT)-led initiative designed to explore ways of maximising the potential of airport land for aeronautical and non-aeronautical related activities.  The company says that: “Outcomes aim to facilitate positive economic impacts to the community while generating additional revenue for TAIT.”
“This project directly supports one of the primary goals of TAIT, to produce new or increased revenue for the airport,” commented Carl Remus, Tulsa Airport Authority.  “We look forward to working with the GS&P team to develop a plan focused on optimizing our land located on the south-eastern side of the terminal building.”
GS&P says it will conduct a “comprehensive analysis of the factors that affect aeronautical and non-aeronautical land development” in the Tulsa region including an infrastructure investigation, target industry analysis and a regional market assessment.  Identified preferred uses will fit within the airport’s goals and objectives, development criteria, local plans including future airport layout plans and the airport’s overall strategic business plan.
Mike Cochrane, Senior Vice-President of Land Planning & Design at GS&P commented, “Our team and approach brings together commercial development strategies, land economics, real estate experts, planners and financial experts to provide the necessary balance of vision and implementation to make this project a success for TAIT.
“A comprehensive analysis will result in a plan that encompasses more than short-term growth.  The road map provided through the business development land use plan will guide future development within TAIT’s airport system for several decades,” he concluded.
GS&P recently completed a Land Use Development Plan for Dayton International Airport, Ohio, USA.