|Updated: 7/11/2012 2:21 pm
||Published: 7/11/2012 2:20 pm
Tulsa County, the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Metro Chamber announced a partnership to support growth and investment in downtown Tulsa.
The partnership includes building a strategy for implementing the downtown master plan to advance downtown development. They coalition will work with various stakeholder groups and bring in a consultant and facilitate a public engagement process to identify and prioritize top opportunities for the future growth and development in downtown.
"Downtown Tulsa is an economic, cultural and tourism driver for the entire region, and we all have an interest in making downtown the best it can be,” said Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith. “To achieve that goal we need to work together from the same blue print. Cooperating with the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Metro Chamber in this effort only makes sense, and I’m proud to represent Tulsa County as part of the Downtown Coordinating Council.”
Downtown Tulsa continues to attract major investment and impressive development, with nearly $400 million in private funding invested in downtown in the form of projects recently constructed, under construction, planned or announced. Recent announcements, ranging from the attraction of a variety of new businesses to the news that downtown housing demand outpaces availability indicate that development in Tulsa’s vibrant urban center is not slowing anytime soon.
“This downtown renaissance is a crown jewel in the making and never have we had such a great opportunity, nor such a concentration of collaborative effort,” said Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. “I have said this before and I’ll say it again, from public safety to economic development this city has gained the reputation around our region as a city of collaboration. Every single time we’ve come together, city, county, chamber and now downtown, we all win.”