TULSA, Okla. — Nearly three years ago, an EF-2 tornado ripped through midtown Tulsa, destroying businesses in its wake. Still, the Remington Tower sits damaged, but not for much longer.
When Travis Reese and his TAG Multifamily team looked at the tower, they saw potential. After purchasing the property and the building in March, they are looking to give it new life.
It’s a matter of opportunity, and identifying that opportunity. You don’t find many buildings like this.
For years, the building was called an eye sore, as the businesses around it rebuilt and revitalized. The building that once housed office space will not be joining its neighbors in welcoming in businesses.
"For it to come back as an office building seemed unlikely, so a change of use was necessary,” Reese said. "We’re going to change it from office space to luxury apartments.”
PHOTO GALLERY: Tulsa's Remington Tower Now, and Future Renderings
Reese says the decision was a founded one, given the location and 360-degree view.
It has a stunning view of the skyline, the higher we go the further out we see. The sunsets out to the west are gorgeous, sunrises to the east are wonderful. Any corner of this building will have a tremendous view that’s unlike any other in the city.
The fixes will not be easy or cheap. The building will be outfitted with a resident center, pool, fitness center, and storage space. The apartments will be mostly one and two bedrooms, and vary in size.
There’s millions and millions of dollars that will have to go into the building to bring it to where we want it. We’re looking to place our first occupant in 18 to 20 months from now.
In the next six months, the goal will be finalizing renderings and layouts. In that time, potential tenants will be able to get on a wait list. Reese says he hopes the new living space brings new life to an area that has built up business, but is needing neighbors to move in.
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