Development giving new life to downtown Tulsa

Posted at 6:43 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 23:37:06-04

TULSA - Tulsa continues to grow at a rapid rate with no plans to slow down any time soon despite layoffs and uncertainty surrounding a Williams Merger.

The continued strain on Oklahoma's economy isn't stunting growth in downtown Tulsa.

Dozens of businesses and residential projects are taking shape, many opening the door to a new way of life.

Thousands of residents are occupying what's available in downtown Tulsa. Condos are struggling to sell, but apartments are in demand.

Residential developer Steve Ganzkow is working on a 160 unit building called "The Edge." It's set to open this summer with rent starting at $1,000.

Ganzkow says he believes it will fill up quickly. "As long as our local economy stays reasonably healthy this will continue on for some time."

Below are some other developments currently being constructed, or that have moved into the downtown Tulsa area recently.

A Gathering Place

A river parks project called 'A Gathering Place' is currently under construction and will allow Tulsans to enjoy the great outdoors.

The first phase of construction for A Gathering Place is on schedule and a major phase of the park is expected to be completed by late 2017.

Check out the video of progress in the park and photos of what the park is expected to look like once completed.

The Boxyard

Looking for some shopping? Look no further than The Boxyard.

Local stores, as well as others, will be housed in shipping containers that will be “retrofitted” for each space.

Around 30 containers are expected to be arranged around a central courtyard area that will have resting and performance areas.

The boxyard is currently being constructed at East Third Street and South Frankfort Avenue in downtown Tulsa.

The Woody Guthrie Center

The Woody Guthrie Center opened its doors in 2013. The 12,000 square-foot museum features original items from the Woody Guthrie Archives brought to Tulsa by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

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