Donation to fund Tower Center at Unity Square landscaping
Phillips 66 will donate $100,000 to help fund the addition of native landscaping at the Tower Center at Unity Square, City Manager Mike Bailey announced today.
“This donation will provide trees, bushes and native grasses at the Tower Center at Unity Square,” Bailey said. “Thanks to this very generous gift, the voter approved funds for this project can be stretched further for Bartlesville’s signature project. This donation will help to ensure that the design committee’s vision for this space can be fulfilled and that landscaping of the highest quality will be installed.
“Phillips 66’s continued support of Bartlesville and willingness to help bring these types of quality of life projects to fruition is greatly appreciated — not only by the City Council, citizens and staff who have worked tirelessly on this project but also by residents and many others who will visit the space in the future. We are beyond grateful for their generosity and for their dedication to the betterment of our 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 Phillips 66 donation, other funds for the project have been received from the Lyon Foundation ($250,000), ConocoPhillips ($100,000), the Parsons Foundation ($60,000), and Arvest Bank ($10,000).
Construction on the green space is underway and is expected to be substantially complete in early 2020.