Bixby City Council Approves Rezoning With Flood Control - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |


Bixby City Council Approves Rezoning With Flood Control

Posted: Updated:
BIXBY, Oklahoma -

Bixby city leaders approved a plan to help fix drainage issues that are causing flooding problems. Last year, voters approved more than $900,000 in bond money for drainage improvements in Pecan Park, John's Park and Southtown.

The Bixby City Council has approved rezoning of the area southeast of 161st and Memorial from agriculture to commercial shopping and residential.

With that approval comes a promise from developers to use nearly $2 million for improving drainage and flood control. Some of that - $975,000 - is from a bond issue, and the rest will be paid for by the developer.

4/24/2017 Related Story: Bixby City Council Addresses City's Drainage Issues

The plan will create a system of storm drains and ponds to catch and divert water. 

 "This is a great opportunity for us to have a really great extended scope of work for the three areas we have identified," said Bixby City Manager Jared Cottle. 

They expect residents to see changes by the end of the year.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.