“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
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.
How to Get Involved
Are you a Tulsan looking to learn more about the Evans-Fintube project and share your thoughts and goals? Get involved by attending a Community Meeting and completing the Community Survey.
The City of Tulsa, Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity, and Evans-Fintube Steering Committee announced the selection of the following teams to move forward to the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage on August 10, 2021:
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.
For all inquiries, please contact:
Wyatt Donnelly-Landolt, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Director
Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity