Tulsa Public Schools Receives Five Bids For Barnard School Property

Friday, September 20th 2013, 9:39 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa Public Schools says it has received five bids, ranging from $421,000 to $1.5 million for the Barnard school land.

The district opened the bids Thursday.

The Barnard building at 17th and Lewis caught fire in September 2012 and was destroyed. Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences was using the former elementary school at the time. They have since moved to the former Sequoyah school.

9/5/2013 Related Story: Caught On Video: Fire, Explosion Destroy Tulsa School Of Arts And Sciences

The five bids were:

  • Barnard Land Company - $511,000 - Combination of a community park and single family homes
  • Lindsay Development LLC - $1,005,000 - 18 single family residential lots
  • PCA - $421,000 - Construction of single family residences and a neighborhood park
  • TMA Systems - $1,525,000 - Corporate headquarters
  • Three Bears LLC - $1,150,000 - Gated residential subdivision

School officials says the district has the discretion to choose any plan and a spokesman said they hope to find one that's compatible with the neighborhood around the old school.

Earlier this year, residents met with the district told them they would like to see homes built on the site.

4/25/2013 Related Story: Residents Meet To Discuss Future Of Barnard Elementary Property