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The Gathering Place is just the beginning for Tulsa

Posted at 4:13 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 23:26:03-04

TULSA -- A  new $465 million dollar park is just the beginning for Tulsa.

Voters passed a nearly $870-million tax revenue package in 2016 that funds economic development, police and transit projects.

About $510 million was marked for 37 economic development projects.

One of those projects is right next to Tulsa’s Gathering Place project that opened Sept. 8.

Vision will allow for a $46-million low water dam that will essentially turn the Arkansas River into a recreation lake and whitewater feature.

Construction is also expected to begin on a $24-million pedestrian bridge to cross the river.

City of Tulsa’s Nick Doctor, who quarterbacks the Vision project, said by the end of 2022, 80 percent of those 37 projects will be funded and online.

Two other projects also funded: 

  • $15 million for USA BMX headquarters on the north side of downtown in the Greenwood District
  • $60 million upgrade (University of Tulsa providing a matching gift) to the Gilcrease Museum

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