6th Street Task Force Introduces Plan

Saturday, October 21st 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Life in the big city isn't as popular as it used to be; at least according to U.S. Census numbers released Friday.

Tulsa is holding its ground as the nation's 58th largest city. But, the report shows, from 1990 to 1999, population in the city of Tulsa grew by 3.9 percent, while the suburbs grew 18.4 percent.

The 6th Street Task Force unveiled a plan Friday they hope will bring people back from the suburbs.

The new Central Neighborhood encompasses the area surrounding Centennial Park at 6th and Peoria.

Planners say more than 100 homes will be built with shops and other businesses within walking distance.

Mayor Susan Savage says it's the perfect place for an urban neighborhood.

"This area, ultimately link to the University of Tulsa, to Cherry Street, Greenwood, Brady to the Central Business District. It's a wonderful location, and for someone seeking to live here, they have a park immediately accessible, and the opportunity to move around the community," says Mayor Savage.

The project kicked off Saturday morning at 10:30 with a seven-hour street festival at Centennial Park at 6th and Peoria.