Kaiser Foundation, Other Groups Plan Brady District Development

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 8:13 am
By: News On 6

The Brady Arts District has a number of new projects underway including new apartments and retail - and a large land purchase by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.              

Brady District property owners will meet with the Tulsa Development Authority Thursday morning to ask for some money to be set aside for streetscaping around their projects.

Those behind the Flats on Archer, planned for the parking lot next to Hey Mambo on North Boston, are hoping for $75,000 worth of Brady Tax-Increment Financing (TIF) funds to put into the apartment and retail development.

The George Kaiser Family Foundation recently purchased the land that now houses the old Western Supply warehouses at 424 North Boulder. GKFF is asking for $306,000 for streetscaping around that area, but they are still being tight-lipped about exactly what they plan to develop there.

The  property owners are covering the costs of most of the landscaping, but the TIF funds would cover the remaining portions.

Ross Group is also asking for $37,500 for its Holiday Inn Express planned for 23 North Detroit Avenue.