Kendall Whittier Neighborhood

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Green Country Habitat for Humanity broke ground Thursday on a long-awaited multifamily project on the former site of Whittier Elementary.

The Whittier is a development consisting of 23 townhomes. It’s adjacent to a rental community for seniors that’s currently under construction. The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation is a major supporter of Green Country Habitat for Humanity. Foundation Executive Director Bill Major said the Whittier will help with Tulsa’s shortage of affordable housing.

Kendall Whittier Main Street

Tulsa’s Kendall Whittier Main Street has earned a national honor.

The organization was one of three presented with Great American Main Street Award in a virtual ceremony on Friday.

On this edition of our show, we learn all about Kendall Whittier, Incorporated, or KWI, which is a neighborhood-minded and long-running nonprofit now marking its 50th Anniversary. KWI is, per its website, "a home-grown organization incorporating self-sufficiency for our neighbors through food security, nutritional health, and well-being." KWI -- the only food pantry in the Tulsa area that actually delivers to its participants' doorsteps -- will host an event tonight (Thursday the 7th) in celebartion of its Golden Anniversary.

West Park Completion Celebrated

Oct 17, 2013

A ceremony is held today to celebrate the completion of West Park in the Kendall Whittier neighborhood. The project is part of a plan to revitalize the area just west of Tulsa University. It includes a mix of new residential and office uses, and improvements to the neighborhood park. One example of the new residents is Claire Theriot who is a pre-school teacher at the nearby EduCare Center. She and her three year old son have recently moved into a  new apartment just across the street from her work and the new park.