North Tulsa Economic  Development Initiative

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time

First Day of School, "We are Off to a Great Start"
Back 2 School Event 8/15/2022 was Awesome!

The first 2 years of the North Tulsa Back 2 School Parent/Community Enrichment Extravaganza was organized by Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, while serving as the Community Relations Manager for OSU-Tulsa, serving on the Tulsa Public Schools Board. Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, continues to organize the event and work with others to ensure students and families have access to resources and supplies needed.

Thank you for attending the June 24, 2022 News conference to announce completion of a milestone in the Peoria Enhancements / Peoria Connection.

Press Conference

Time: 9:00 a.m. 

Location: McLain High School parking lot, 4929 N. Peoria Ave.

MLK Parade Day - 2022

NTEDi along with Tulsans honored Dr. Martin Luther King, during the MLK Parade held January 17, 2022. 

The most famous person to utter the phrase "The fierce urgency of now." was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He
 used the phrase the fierce urgency of now on at least two memorable occasions. The first was the “I Have a Dream” speech delivered on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial on the Washington, D.C. National Mall. The second was his “Beyond Vietnam” sermon of April 1967, given at Riverside Church in New York City.

City of Tulsa, leaders launch Kirkpatrick Heights Greenwood Master Plan

City of Tulsa, leaders launch Kirkpatrick Heights Greenwood Master Plan
Photo by: KJRH
Posted at 11:05 AM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 11:05 AM, Aug 17, 2021

TULSA, Okla. — The City of Tulsa and various other Tulsa leaders announced they have selected Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) to develop the Kirkpatrick Heights/Greenwood Master Plan in a Tuesday morning press conference.

The Master Plan has a major redevelopment strategy to guide the growth of 56 acres of land in and around Greenwood.

Some key project goals of the Master Plan include:

  • Preserving and celebrating the legacy of Historic Black Wall Street and the spirit of African American entrepreneurship
  • Introducing much-needed housing that limits fears of displacement, including being affordable to all income levels
  • Bridging physical divides through improvements for a pedestrian-friendly environment, enhanced transit connections, and visual access
  • Creating a network of public spaces that tells the stories of the neighborhood...

NTEDi Angels Made the Holiday Brighter for Families

It's good to give back, because we all have something to give. A special 'Thank You," to all the Angels who purchased and/or volunteered during the December 17, 2021 NTEDi Angel Tree Distribution event held at the Shoppes on Peoria in Tulsa, OK.

Community Volunteers - Peoria Clean Up
Saturday, September 25, & Friday, December 3, 2021 

Alfresco Group Groundbreaking - Stradford21  Hotel
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Alfresco Group’s announcement of Phase I development of a new boutique hotel property, the Stradford21 hotel. This significant property will commemorate J.B. Stradford and the original hotel at 301 N. Greenwood that was destroyed in the 1921 Race Massacre. At the time, it was the largest Black-owned and operated, black-guest-only hotel in America. The company will break ground on the hotel in September, followed by other developments in the future. The expected date of completion is March 2023. 

The groundbreaking will be held at the Southwest corner of 36th North MLKB, directly across from Westview Clinic.


$75 million development planned for north Tulsa with city support

NTEDi has supported and backed this project since the day of inception.
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — For decades, 22 acres of lush hills and valleys sat vacant as part of north Tulsa died from lack of development. Antoine Harris and his company, Alfresco Development, have a plan in place to develop a hotel and two mixed-use retail buildings at 36th Street North and MLK Jr. Boulevard.
Click link to view KTUL Channel 8 News Reporting: 75 Million Development Planned for North Tulsa...

City of Tulsa Approves TIF for 36th North MLK Blvd. 

NTEDi Members Advocacy and support of the Alfresco Group LLC, TIF is paying off, and will results in benefits to the north Tulsa community!

TULSA, Oklahoma -

The Tulsa City Council has approved $16-million to develop land near East 36th Street North and MLK Jr. Boulevard. The city is making it a Tax Increment Finance District (TIF).

The money will be used to create a multi-use building that includes residential units, a hotel and retail space.

The $16-million to help pay for the project will come from taxes, but the entire development comes with a $ 75-million price tag.

Tulsa-based developer Alfresco Group will be in charge of the project when it breaks ground in September of 2021.

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” 
– Jackie Robinson

Become Involved in NTEDi

NTEDi members nurtured an idea conceived more than twelve (12) years ago in north Tulsa. Former City of Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor and north Tulsa residents who saw it beneficial to pursue works collectively to improve Retail/Business Development, Housing/Homeownership, Education,Workforce Development and Marketing efforts in 

North Tulsa.

NTEDi ASSET News Report

Centennial Black Wall Street Heritage Parade 
Heritage, History, Hope

NTEDi honored Mr. Simon Berry at the Centennial Black Wall Street Heritage Parade on May 29, 2021.  

Honoring our ancestor who lost their homes, business, community and/or their life during the 1921 Massacre.

Black Wall Street and Beyond

Invitation: 36th Street North Community Reporting Gathering

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time

The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) a nonprofit 501 (C) (3) is organized to provide leadership for the north Tulsa community based on economic development endeavors, and to improve the wellbeing and quality of life for individuals in the community. NTEDi provides a continuous source of vision, inspiration, innovation and constructive influence in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Key projects and the work of NTEDi are focused on Creating, Investing, and Advocating to Build Wealth in the north Tulsa community, as we support businesses in the community. NTEDi is also focused on promoting quality housing and homeownership in north Tulsa. NTEDi continues to work with the Tulsa community, partners and stakeholders to develop, lead and promote the many great assets in north Tulsa, such as: Good Highway access, 36th Street North Corridor Area, Higher Education beyond high school, Close proximity to downtown, Gilcrease Museum, Land available for development, Neighborhood Schools, Shoppes on Peoria, and the Peoria Connection (Corridor).  NTEDi is committed to operating with the highest standard of integrity and serve a as a model for the responsible management and use of human and financial resources.

Did You Know NTEDi Membership Matter?

NTEDi Regular Scheduled Meetings are open to the public. Only members are recognized by the President to speak at meetings and make announcements. However, a request may be granted by president, if non-member made the request 5 days prior to NTEDi Regular Scheduled Meeting. The bylaws nor Robert Rules of Orders extends voting or speaking at meetings privileges to non-members. However, meetings will remain open to public and new attendees may be asked to introduce themselves. For more information, refer to RONR 10th ed. pp. 255, 625. Nonmembers have no rights to the actions taken at meetings (communication shared at NTEDi Meeting June 8, 2015).

Key projects and the work of NTEDi are focused on Creating, Investing, and Advocating to Build Wealth in the north Tulsa community, as we support businesses in the community. We are very pleased to be apart of the Vision Tulsa initiatives. We are equally pleased to be engaged with the Peoria-Mohawk Business Park past, current and future business opportunities supporting building a stronger and thriving north Tulsa community. 
Muncie Power Products groundbreaking July 23, 2020. 
Muncie Power Products is the first business to be established on 1555 E Mohawk Blvd. They are totally dedicated to the design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of products that meet or exceed the industry's quality standards. They will be offering competitive salaries and outstanding advancement opportunities. Muncie Power Products has made the commitment to provide training and hire residents of north Tulsa.
"Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time."

Peoria Clean Up

Thank you to all Community Volunteers who participated in the Peoria Clean Ups with NTEDi of Friday, December 3, 2021; March 11, 2022).

Special thanks to the Community Action Resource Association who allowed us to set-up our staging area on their parking lot.


Students from NorthStar and McLain joined us during the clean up north Peoria and nearby community areas. City of Tulsa dumpster where available and supplies on hand, water and gloves, etc.

36th North Community Reporting Gathering

If you would like more information about the 36th North Corridor Area planning process, please plan to attend the 36th North Community Reporting Gathering (NTEDi/COT) on Thursday, December 9, 2021

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at OSU-Tulsa, 700 N. Greenwood, Room 104. 

City of Tulsa officials will be available to share information and respond to questions you may have related to the upcoming streetscaping in the area. NTEDi representative will provide a community update related to input we have received both optimistic and some concerns. 

The meeting will be held in-person and on-line. Click here to RSVP

To view Plan:  36th Street North Corridor Small Area Plan (