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Posted on: October 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Notice of New Bixby Downtown Overlay Standards

Bixby Downtown Overlay Map


The City of Bixby is notifying Bixby residents and property owners within the Overlay District Boundaries about the upcoming adoption of the Bixby Downtown Overlay Standards.  We ask that you review the standards and provide commentary.    

We will be taking these standards to City Council in November and intend to collect your commentary throughout the month of October. Deadline: October 31, 2020

Purpose of the Standards

The purpose of the standards are described below: 

  1. These Standards were developed for the purpose of promoting the redevelopment and expansion of existing businesses in the downtown shopping district, to encourage and attract a variety of new retail, service, and higher density residential uses, and to create an area to provide residential, commercial, and public attractions of educational, scientific, and cultural significance. 
  2. These Standards help to foster predictable results and a high-quality public realm by prescribing the physical form of buildings and other elements and addressing the relationship between building facades and the public realm, the form and mass of buildings in relation to one another and the scale and types of streets and blocks.

View the Standards

You can view the Bixby Downtown Overlay Standards online or contact Downtown Overlay ( for any assistance. 

Map and Explanations of Areas

Downtown overlay Legend for mapBixby Downtown Overlay Map

District 1

District 1 is intended to provide a transition in residential scale and character as development moves from the Central Business District east toward Bixby Public School property. Much of the district is currently zoned residential and has developed as traditional single-family neighborhoods that exhibit a variety of building forms, including single family homes, two-family properties, and small scale multi-family buildings. The district includes two areas that are separated by E.151st St. The north area is generally bound by Bentley Park on the north, N. Riverview Dr. on the east, Washington St. on the south and N. Montgomery St. on the west. The south area of the district surrounds District 4 and is generally bound by E. Mckennon Ave. on the north, N. Riverview Dr. on the east, City of Bixby's drainage canal and open space on the south, and S. Memorial Dr. to the west.

District 2

District 2 occupies the western edge of downtown and is the gateway corridor into the downtown core. Much of the district is currently zoned for general commercial use and has developed as suburban style strip centers, fast food establishments, convenience and gas stations, and big box retail. The district currently serves as the front door to downtown with the majority of vehicular traffic coming from the north and the west into the downtown area, therefore, the character of the district should begin to introduce the downtown aesthetic and density to visitors. District 2 is generally bound by E. 148th St. to the north, the City of Bixby drainage canal to the south and flanks the frontage properties on either side of S. Memorial Dr. (US HWY 64) and E. 151st St (State HWY 67).

District 3

District 3 is truly the core of downtown Bixby. It is generally bound by E. 148th St. on the north, N. Riverview Dr. on the east, 5th st. on the south, and S. Memorial Dr. on the west. The heart of the downtown district is centered around Charley Young Event Park located on the southeast corner of the W. Dawes Ave. and N. Cabaniss Ave. intersection. 

District 4

District 4 is a mix of residential and multi-family zoning and has developed with a mix of single-family housing, a small amount of neighborhood serving businesses, and a great deal of vacant parcels. The City of Bixby owns several lots within the district that have been utilized for flooding and drainage improvements within the area. The district is generally bound by E. 5th St. on the north, S. Main Street on the east, E. Stadium Drive on the south,and mid-block on W. 4th Street to the west.

Want to Comment?

You can send us commentary in one of two ways: 

  1. Send a letter addressed to: City of Bixby (Attn: City Planner)
  2. Send an email tDowntown Overlay(

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