Study shows Broken Arrow how to bring life back to 101st and Elm

Study shows Broken Arrow how to bring life back to 101st and Elm

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — The city of Broken Arrow is sharing the results of a study to revitalize the Elm and New Orleans corridor.

City leaders hired consultants to study the area and make suggestions on how to bring life back.

The area has many open storefronts for lease, including a Reasor’s that recently went out of business.

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The plan includes revamping the entire area, including streetscaping and housing. Consultants suggested beautifying the landscaping, adding more green space and updating some of the dated facades


They want to turn portions of the large parking lots into pop-up parks for food trucks or events. They also suggested adding mixed-use developments, with retail and restaurants on the first level and residential housing on top.

The consultants said the city should add more housing options, such as condos or townhomes, to cater to a wider variety of people, including new young families, retiring baby boomers and everyone in between.

The plan is to make the area more walkable and bring a greater sense of place and community.

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