City leaders and the Tulsa Regional Chamber broke ground Friday on downtown Tulsa's first new, for-sale homes.
Urban8 Townhomes will include eight for-sale homes.They will be three stories with a modern design and the possibility of a penthouse. They will be geo thermal and located at 3rd and Greenwood.
"It's home ownership, and it's the first project of this type, certainly in the East Village, but in the entirety of the downtown area," said Mayor Dewey Bartlett. He said home ownership in downtown implies permanence and investment in the area. He said it would not surprise him if more projects follow suit this year.
Yvonne Hovell has been working on the project for two years.
"What a Valentine's day gift. I've gotten a lot of love from the city of Tulsa and I hope that this project, this development, will be a tremendous gift of our love back to the city and the East Village," Hovell said.
Two of the eight units have sold so far. Project leaders did not have a finalized cost estimate to share with Channel 8.
West Construction said crews will begin to build the homes in the next 30-60 days. The company expects residents will be able to move in in November or December.
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