New Community Center Planned For North Tulsa

Sunday, July 25th 2021, 6:43 pm
By: Johnny Resendiz

TULSA, Oklahoma -

There are plans to build a new $15 million Community Center near 36th Street North and Peoria.

North Tulsa Community Activist Tracie Chandler says this proposed community center could have a major impact.

"If you love Tulsa, then you will donate," Chandler said. "Because, Tulsa cannot reach its fullest potential until all sides of town have reached equity."

Chandler says this is an investment worth making because it will benefit all Tulsans.

"That's what Tulsa should want, is a citizenry that has excellent character, and that's what we're striving for," Chandler said.

Crossover Community Impact says they need to raise $1 million by August 12th as part of a challenge grant. Right now, they say they are still $200,000 short of the goal.

Crossover Executive Director Justin Pickard says if they can come up with the money, a private donor will match it, allowing construction to begin in September.

Pickard says many Tulsans are on board and hoping the community center becomes a reality

"People love to see development," Pickard said. "I mean it's awesome to actually see new construction and investment in North Tulsa."

The center would be the new site of Crossover Prep Academy.

There will also be a new gym, cooking classes and various sports activities for its members.

Chandler says this project is crucial because the young kids will benefit the most.

"The kids would have something to do," Chandler said. "What do they say, 'Idle hands, the devil's workshop.'"

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