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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.

Download the Request for Proposals here


News & Updates

On Tuesday, April 5, the City of Tulsa and Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity held the third community meeting for the Evans-Fintube Redevelopment Project where teams were given the chance to present their final proposals to the general public. As of April 19, the Steering Committee is engaged in scoring each of the proposals in order to determine which team will advance to negotiations with the City of Tulsa and Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity. This website will be updated as the scoring process progresses. 


Proposals Timeline

  • RFP Released: September 8, 2021
  • Introductory Discussion: September 13, 2021
    • Time: 2 - 3 p.m. CT
    • Location: Virtual Meeting
  • Mid-Course Discussions: September 28, 2021
  • Questions Due: October 1, 2021
  • Community Meeting #2: October 19, 2021
    • Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. CT
    • Location: Virtual and In-Person
    • In-Person: 36th Street North Event Center, 1125 E 36th St N, Tulsa, OK 74106
    • Virtual: Closed
    • Community Feedback:
  • Submissions Due: November 15, 2021
  • Interviews: December 6th-7th, 2021
  • Selection of Final Development Teams: February 11th, 2022
  • Community Meeting #3: April 5th, 2022
    • Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. CT
    • Location: Virtual and In-Person
    • In-Person: 36th Street North Event Center, 1125 E 36th St N, Tulsa, OK 74106
    • Virtual: Closed
    • Meeting Video
      • Note that due to technical difficulties, the recording does not include the first few minutes of the Greenwood Phoenix presentation. 

Qualifications 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.
    • Attendance list
  • Deadline for Questions: May 26, 2021
  • Pre-Response Meeting 2: June 3, 2021
  • Responses Due: June 21, 2021
  • Posting of Shortlist for RFP Phase: August 10, 2021

RFQ Shortlist

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:

  1. Be Good Development Partners (Team Alchemy)
  2. E Smith Legacy, Rose Rock, and Pivot Project (Greenwood Phoenix)
  3. Twenty20 Management

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.

See the list of interested local business partners


FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet


Contact

For all inquiries, please contact:

Casey Stowe, SVP, Development Finance & Strategic Reinvestments
Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity
cstowe@cityoftulsa.org