Iron Gate Signs 99 Year Lease For New Tulsa Building Site

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 6:59 am
By: News On 6

A ministry that's been feeding Tulsa's homeless for 40 years will soon break ground on a new facility.

Iron Gate signed an agreement this week to lease land that Tulsa County owns.

The ministry has been trying to find a downtown location to build on for nearly five years, but faced a lot of challenges along the way, like being denied Tulsa building permits.

Iron Gate will build a new building at the intersection of Archer and Frisco, just west of the Day Center for the Homeless.

The soup kitchen and food pantry signed a 99 year lease for county-owned land.

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Tulsa County Commissioners say there is an evergreen clause that allows Iron Gate to continue its lease after that time is up.

The group currently serves out of Trinity Episcopal Church downtown Tulsa.  

Groundbreaking on the project is expected this summer.