Local & Regional
Wed August 31, 2011
New Housing for Downtown Tulsa
By KWGS News
Tulsa, OK – Today the Metro at Brady Arts District apartments are officially available for lease. Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced the availability, stating that it is part of the continuing "renaissance in the downtown area." The twelve million dollar project plus the two new grocery stores that are coming into the area show the rebirth of downtown, with the mayor saying that "he was willing to risk good money on a good idea."
Julius Pegues, chairman of the Tulsa Development Authority, commended the people of Tulsa for allowing the referendum on housing to pass years ago, so that this development could happen today. The primary focus of the Tulsa Development Authority, he stated, is that it needs people downtown for Tulsa development to become one of "the greatest cities in the United States." TDA approved the loan from the City of Tulsa Third Penny Sales Tax to the American Residential Group for construction, and sold the land to the developers.
The apartments, opening in mid December, will contain 71 apartments along with 4 commercial spaces on the first floor. There will also be a two story parking garage for its residents to be shared with the Tribune Lofts next door.