Oklahoma City government to host listening sessions about murals
The Oklahoma City Planning Department is hosting two listening sessions to address concerns raised about murals in the City’s proposed sign code.
The first session will be held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on November 14 at Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36th.
The second session takes place from noon – 1:30 p.m. over Zoom.
People interested in attending the virtual session should mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Plaza Walls are not affected by the proposed sign ordinance since they are included in the City’s Curatorial Plan.
“This is an opportunity for artists and other people to provide additional input on proposed new regulations for murals,” said Assistant City Planning Director Lisa Chronister.
Focus groups were held with murals artists in 2020 when work began on revising the sign code.
The proposed sign code can be reviewed at okc.gov/codeupdate.
Planning staff and a consultant team led by White & Smith, LLC Planning and Law Group have been working since early 2020 to develop updates to the City’s sign code.
The Planning Department and the consultant team studied best practices from peer cities and met with businesses, the sign industry, residents, developers, realtors, artists, City departments and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.