The City of Broken Arrow announced its plans for the site where the former Bever family home sits.
After a fundraising campaign, the city said the house will be brought down and the site will be turned into a park and merged with the existing Indian Springs mini-park bordering the property.
The features of the park will include:
- Monarch butterfly garden
- Small gazebo
- Security lighting
- Evergreen trees and flowering trees
- Park sign and litter receptacles
These are an artist's renderings of the proposed park.
In July 2015, police arrested two brothers, Robert and Michael Bever, after finding the bodies of their parents and three siblings inside the home. Two of the siblings survived and have been placed with a caregiver.
The city announced in a press release Thursday that City Councilor Mike Lester has set up a 501(c)(3) account, through the Tulsa Community Foundation, to begin collecting private donations to buy the former Bever family home, located at 709 Magnolia Ct. The house now belongs to the mortgage lender.
During the press conference, which you can watch below, city officials said the value of the house has "depreciated significantly" and that it's doubtful there will be any excess funds leftover after the balance of the mortgage is paid off.
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