Company provides $100,000 sponsorship for green space
ConocoPhillips will provide a $100,000 sponsorship to help fund construction of the Tower Center at Unity Square, City Manager Mike Bailey announced today.
“ConocoPhillips has generously offered to provide $100,000 in sponsorship funds that will assist with funding the Tower Center at Unity Square project,” Bailey said. “This will allow the committee tasked with design oversight and the City Council to consider implementing design elements that were previously removed due to budget constraints.
“This is a substantial gift to the community that will help move this project forward as it was envisioned by the citizens who voted to make it possible and the countless volunteers, community leaders and City staff who have worked to bring the design within budget while maintaining the integrity of the project. I know I speak for all of us when I say we are truly grateful for this sponsorship and ConocoPhillips’ continued support and investment in the Bartlesville community.”
Voters approved $1.75 million for the downtown community green space project in the General Obligation Bond Election held in March 2018. The space will be located between the Price Tower and the Bartlesville Community Center, at Sixth Street and Dewey Avenue, and will be maintained and operated by both organizations. In addition to the public funding and the ConocoPhillips sponsorship, donations for the project have also been received from the Lyon Foundation ($250,000), the Parsons Foundation ($60,000) and Arvest Bank ($10,000).
City staff is working with the Bartlesville Community Foundation to establish an avenue for additional donations to be made for those who wish to do so, Bailey said.
“We have had several inquiries from people who would like to donate to this project, and we are close to having that established,” he said, noting details will be announced soon.