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« Reply #75 on: April 20, 2017, 02:40:24 pm »

Good to see the new development around Whittier moving north. It will be a tough/unfriendly walk from there to the "Main Street" and there's no great way to cross the street to Las Americas, but will be good for the area. I thought they were considering putting an elderly home there among other proposals years ago.
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« Reply #76 on: March 06, 2018, 10:27:16 am »

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Kendall Whittier Main Street reaches $130 million in private reinvestment

Oklahoma Main Street Center is among 42 state coordinating programs around the nation


The numbers don’t lie. Kendall Whittier Main Street is booming.

Recent figures released by the Oklahoma Main Street Center show that $130 million in private reinvestment has been poured into Kendall Whittier Main Street since 2010, the year it was accepted into the state program.

“It’s been a mix of very meaningful rehabs of older historic properties and pretty welcome infill development at a somewhat large scale,” said Ed Sharrer, executive director of Kendall Whittier Main Street, a nonprofit that supports revitalization of the area. “It’s been a very beneficial mix.”

A subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Oklahoma Main Street Center is among 42 state coordinating programs around the nation. At least 2,000 Main Streets in the country are committed to historic preservation-based community rehabilitation.

Recent construction in the Kendall Whittier area includes Red Brick Capital Management’s $2 million refurbishing of a 13,000-square-foot property next to Circle Cinema. Occupying the space is the nonprofit Growing Together Tulsa, HP Engineering and Orth Contemporary, an art gallery.

Also, Heirloom Rustic Ales opened its brewery in November at 2113 E. Admiral Blvd.


Earlier in 2017, TPC Studios injected about $2.5 million into renovating space for a new headquarters in the former home of Swinney Hardware, 32 S. Lewis Ave. Swinney had operated for 74 years there until its closing in 2008.

Since January 2013, a total of 36 new businesses have opened in the Kendall Whittier service area, representing 265 jobs and approaching $20 million in private investment, Sharrer said.

Whittier Square, the commercial core of the neighborhood at East Admiral Boulevard and South Lewis Avenue, is at about 95 percent occupancy, he said. Five years ago, it was 35 percent full.

“We’re actually running into something that we haven’t seen in decades, which is more demand than supply,” Sharrer said. “I don’t see that stopping any time soon. We’ve just become a very stable place for people to open a business and be successful.”




http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/realestate/kendall-whittier-main-street-reaches-million-in-private-reinvestment/article_7b5b5d61-dcd2-55b8-98ca-817facf8e6ae.html
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« Reply #77 on: March 06, 2018, 10:30:19 am »

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Kendall Whittier history
The Kendall Whittier neighborhood draws its name from two elementary schools built in the area in the 1910s.

In 1912, Kendall Elementary school was built at 715 S. Columbia Ave., adjacent to the Kendall College campus. The college was renamed the University of Tulsa in 1920. It is widely believed that the elementary school was named after the college, which was named for Henry Kendall, a Presbyterian minister.

Whittier Elementary School was built in 1916 at 68 N. Lewis Ave., on the northern edge of Whittier Square. The school was named after Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier.

The boundaries of the Kendall Whittier Main Street Program are Independence Street to 11th Street on Lewis Avenue; plus commercial properties along Admiral Boulevard, Third Street and Sixth Street from Utica Avenue to Columbia Avenue.

Source: Kendall Whittier Main Street

Kendall Whittier throughout the years:
http://www.tulsaworld.com/photovideo/slideshows/see-the-kendall-whittier-neighborhood-through-the-years/collection_03ce8147-ba82-5119-9c13-1fffba23cdb0.html
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« Reply #78 on: March 06, 2018, 10:54:31 am »

This is nice to see.  It's really undergone quite a transformation since I worked at Urban Tulsa back in the early 1990's when they were HQ'd in the KW.
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