• Developer hopes to turn empty east Tulsa lot into cultural center for Hmong community

    By: Jackie DelPilar


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • An empty lot with abandoned church sits at 19th and Garnett.
    • The property owners want to turn it into a cultural center for the Hmong community.

    A vacant lot in east Tulsa may soon be given a new life.

    City documents show that the property owners are working to rezone the lot near 19th and Garnett into a town center that would allow the construction of office space and retail stores.

    A field and an abandoned church are currently located on the property.

    The owners are reportedly hoping to turn the area into a cultural center for the Hmong community.

    The president of the Hmong American Association of Oklahoma told FOX23 there is a need for that kind of project and the community is glad to hear about it.

    Neighbors in the area said they are looking forward to something useful that will benefit the community being built on the lot.

    A city committee will consider the rezoning application on Wednesday.

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