City Councilors continued their plan to visit all nine Council Districts with a tour of District 6 in east Tulsa on Tuesday.
The goal of these tours is to highlight areas of growth, district needs and opportunities, economic development drivers, City facilities and other points of interest that make each district unique. Launching these tours was a direct result of discussions at this year’s Mayor-Council Retreat.
Councilor Connie Dodson led the tour. Highlights included:
A tour of the construction at McCullough Park, a destination park for east Tulsa which will include a BMX track, splashpad, multi-purpose sports court, playground equipment and restrooms. The $3.5 million project was approved by voters as part of the Vision Tulsa sales tax.
A tour of 11th Street east of County Line Road and the need for development of roads and bridges to accommodate projected growth.
A tour of Eastgate Metroplex, the old Eastland Mall, which was redeveloped as a prime business complex offering upwards of 5,000 jobs with transportation provided by three Tulsa Transit lines. Current tenants include Coca Cola, Capital One, Enterprise, a DPS Driver License Exam Site and the Tulsa Social Security Office.
A tour of Nam-Hai International Market in the Tulsa Global District with a presentation about the business incubator for immigrant entrepreneurs planned for the area. Named “21st Street Market,” it aims to develop an ecosystem of supports for immigrant entrepreneurs, promote intercity tourism and serve as a model for inclusive economic growth.