A new hotel will break ground soon in Tulsa's Brady District. It's just one piece of the development puzzle in the area around ONEOK Field.
Promise Hotels - the same group behind the new Hampton Inn by the BOK Center - has filed a building permit for a Holiday Inn Express to be built on the corner of Archer and Detroit.
The five-story hotel will be built where an old tire factory now stands, just across from ONEOK Field.
Promise Hotel CEO Pete Patel said he knew this was the time to get going on the 110-room Holiday Inn Express, especially with this week's announcement of the BMX training facility most likely going in just up the road.
The BMX Olympic training facility is expected to go in the old Fintube location on North Lansing, drawing around 100,000 people every year.
Patel said they will break ground on the 110-room $12-14 million project in the next 60 to 90 days.
"Literally five blocks away from us so that has really helped push this project quicker than later," Patel said.
We also learned Thursday that The View, a $37 million project by American Residential will break ground in November after a bit of a delay. The mixed-use development will have close to 200 one and two bedroom apartments with retail on the bottom floor.
The neighborhood is evolving.
"Totally different," Promise Hotel CEO Pete Patel said. "Buildings around us, the walkability of this area is completely going to change."
Ross Group will soon build a mix of office and retail space right across from the new hotel and ball park. Patel said the Holiday Inn Express is one of the hotel chain's newest prototypes, catering to young travelers and leisure business.
And he said market studies have shown Tulsa's central business district can handle 2,000 more rooms. The stadium trust agreed.
"They had seen this two or three years ago and said, this area is going to grow and wanted a hotel here," Patel said. "That's why they sold us the lot."