A five-story, mixed-use development is in the works for the Greenwood District.
Attorney Kajeer Yar of GreenArch, LLC, updated the project Thursday at a regular meeting of the Tulsa Development Authority.
Plans call for multiple levels of office space above a ground-floor, retail/office component at the southeast corner of North Greenwood Avenue and East Archer Street, Yar said by phone after the meeting. The project also will feature structured parking with up to 150 slots.
Construction on the roughly 70,000-square-foot development is scheduled to start by the end of 2018 and be completed in 2020, Yar said.
“We’re optimistic about Greenwood,” Yar said. “We feel like the future of the district is not only just residential and existing retail but also (about) bringing in an office component to effectively bring in activity from morning till night.”
The new project is across Greenwood Avenue from another GreenArch development that includes 70 apartments, the pub Lefty’s on Greenwood, a Subway restaurant and StudioPop, an indoor cycling and yoga facility. That roughly $10 million project was completed in 2013.
GH2 Architects is designing the new building, and Patrick Fox of Fox + Allen is handling the pre-leasing.
Designated as America’s “Black Wall Street” by Booker T. Washington, the 35-block Greenwood District became a prosperous center for black commerce in the early 1900s, housing more than 300 black-owned businesses that included hotels, theaters and restaurants.