Development Update – Project Oasis Seeks to Eliminate North Tulsa Food Desert Concerns
When Tulsa identifies a problem, the private and public sector repeatedly have come together to deliver a solution. North Tulsa’s food desert problem is no different. The Tulsa Economic Development Corporation broke ground on Project Oasis on June 26, 2020, and construction is underway. Foundations are complete and the exterior masonry walls are going up. The project has made steady progress and is currently on schedule notwithstanding the global pandemic. TDA is working with Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) to obtain a declaratory judgment to ensure that the expenditure of the North Peoria TIF funds on the requested improvements are allowed by the language of the TIF in order to move the project forward. TDA hopes to have an answer in the first half of 2021 so that available funds can be put to use in the latter part of the construction project. Stay tuned as we all celebrate another solution that takes place when everyone comes together and pulls in the same direction!