Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma has launched a $55 million renovation to the award winning venue. The project is being funded by tax renewal package, Vision Tulsa, and is expected to be completed by June 2020.
“Through the strong support in our city for the Vision Tulsa program, the investments that we will make in our Cox Business Center will keep Tulsa at a competitive advantage and serve as a vital project for our tourism industry,” Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said in a release. “These improvements will help enhance our tourism client base and improve the experience for Tulsans and visitors that utilize the venue.”
The venue marked its temporary close with the launch event today (July 9). The event was hosted by the venue’s Assistant General Manager Kerry Painter, and included three speakers: Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, Cox Communications Vice President and Market Leader Roger Ramseyer, and SMG Tulsa General Manager Jeff Nickler.
The project team—Vision Tulsa Builders (including project partners from both Flintco and Manhattan Construction), City of Tulsa, SMG Tulsa, MATRIX, and Forest For The Trees Architects—presented project information and visuals, and touch on how the project will make Tulsa a bigger competitor for state and national events while further connecting the over 300,000 square-foot venue with its downtown neighbors.