Downtown Conducts Housing Survey

The city is conducting a downtown housing study to evaluate and document the market demand in Tulsa’s urban neighborhoods.
Tulsans are invited to participate in an online survey which is a key part of data collection for the study.
According to Bruce Bolzle, chairman of the Tulsa Economic Development Commission, the completed study will be a useful tool to attract urban housing developers to the community. It will also serve as supporting evidence of the need for proposed housing projects, Bolzle said.
To participate in the survey, go to http://www.cdsmr.com/surveymaps/tulsasurvey.html. At the site, please complete the web-based survey and then click submit. The survey will be available through November 23. Your input is critical to the accuracy and success of the study.
A telephone survey will also be conducted this month.
Tulsa’s Economic Development Commission determined that a survey of downtown housing was among the greatest current downtown development needs, and decided to commission the survey at the Fall 2008 retreat.
The focus of the study will be downtown urban neighborhoods: Brady Heights/OSU, Owen Park/Crosby Heights, Riverview/Uptown, Central Park and the Urban Core.
After a detailed search, the EDC selected CDS Market Research | Spillette Consulting to conduct the survey, The final report, due early in 2010, will contain detailed analysis of demand and recommendations of housing type, size, sale price or rent targets and target tenant/buyer profiles.
CDS/Spillette has conducted similar studies for the cities of Austin, Houston and Oklahoma City, among many others, and has worked for such outstanding development firms as Trammell Crow, Cordish Companies and Post Properties as well as the organization, Urban Land Institute.  



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