City of Tulsa: Evans-Fintube site in Greenwood District is about to be redeveloped; The list of developers is published
The City of Tulsa, the Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity (TAEO) and the Evans-Fintube Steering Committee have announced the selection of four respondents to proceed to the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage for the redevelopment of the Evans-Fintube site. in the District of Greenwood.
The 11-acre site, which currently houses the historic Oklahoma Ironworks building at the corner of E. Archer Street and N. Lansing Avenue, is seeking housing and commercial and retail space. In April, city officials announced a request to qualify developers to see who had the best ability to take on the project.
âI am delighted to announce the selection of these four teams to move on to the proposal phase for the Evans-Fintube redevelopment,â said Mayor GT Bynum. âThis project has been in the works for years and this announcement is another important step on the road to creating a mixed-use destination neighborhood that honors the history of Greenwood and this site.
The four developers on the shortlist, along with their submitted biographies, are:
âWe have found four strong teams to compete for the opportunity to develop a new neighborhood that reflects the spirit of Greenwood at the Evans-Fintube site,â Vanessa Hall-Harper, City Councilor and Chair of District 1 City Council, who also sits in Evans- Fintube Steering Committee, said. âI look forward to seeing each team engage with the residents of northern Tulsa and local black business partners to create a vision for a district that celebrates black entrepreneurship and creates economic opportunity for the community that has been systematically devastated by events such as the 1921 race massacre, interstate expansion, redlining, urban renewal and eminent domain. ”
The next steps in the process include:
The City and TAEO are looking for local business partners interested in partnering opportunities with developers and working on the project. If you own or work in a construction, engineering, architectural or other business and want to learn more about opportunities, complete the online business interest form.