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Evans-Fintube Redevelopment

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“As we approach the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial, this project creates an opportunity for community-driven economic growth in the Greenwood District,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “I am hopeful this site will create a cultural destination that honors the history of Greenwood, while also building economic opportunity for the community.”

     - Mayor G.T. Bynum


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Evans-Fintube

Located a half-mile from downtown, the Evans-Fintube site is primed to become the next major destination in Tulsa. The City aims to redevelop the former industrial facility, including the 120,000 square foot Oklahoma Ironworks Building, into a mixed-use destination district. The Ironworks Building presents opportunities for cultural, entertainment, and retail uses and is eligible for Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits. The site also includes several acres of undeveloped land fit for multifamily housing and hotel space.

Evans-Fintube sits on the eastern edge of the Greenwood District. In the early 20th Century, the neighborhood became a thriving African American entrepreneurial center famously centered around Black Wall Street. Much of Greenwood was burned to the ground in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre when a mob of thousands of white Tulsans invaded Greenwood killing up to 300. Ultimately, the Evans Fintube project must create a place that simultaneously recognizes the history of the site and creates economic opportunity and wealth for the community.

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Timeline

  • RFQ Released: April 26, 2021
  • Site Tour: May 7, 2021
    • Time: 9 - 11 a.m. CT for Open House
    • Location: 118 N. Lansing Ave. Tulsa, OK 74120; entrance to site is on Archer St.
    • Virtual Tour starts at 10 a.m., Zoom Link
  • Deadline for Questions: May 10, 2021
  • Q&A Posted: May 14, 2021
  • Pre-Response Meeting 2: May 19, 2021
    • Time: 10 - 11 a.m. CT
    • Location: Virtual Meeting, Zoom Link
    • Agenda to come
  • Responses Due: June 7, 2021
  • Interviews/Presentations: TBD
  • Phase II - Proposals: Summer/Fall 2021

Business Opportunities

Local businesses - sign up to express your interest and receive more information.

The City of Tulsa is actively seeking local businesses interested in opportunities to partner with developers and work on the Evans-Fintube Project. To sign up for communications and express your interest in potential opportunities, please complete the survey linked above.


FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet


Contact

For all inquiries, please contact:

Wyatt Donnelly-Landolt, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Program Director
Mayor’s Office of Economic Development
wdonnelly@cityoftulsa.org
(918) 576-5577