Kendall Whittier Main Street

Building a Better Kendall Whittier Main Street

Main Street Revamped

50+ main street managers have been hard at work transforming Kendall Whittier Main Street and now, it’s time enjoy the fruits of their labor.

The team has built a “Better Block” in front of Circle Cinema. Join us tonight and enjoy pop up cafes and shops, our new bike lane, our reverse angle parking, and other innovations starting at 4 pm. Lone Wolf Banh Mi food truck will be open from 5 to 9 pm.

Here is a breakdown of additional happenings tonight:

5pm tour of Kendall Whittier better block with team better block founder Jason Roberts. Bring your bike and try out a European style cycle track on Lewis ave!

5pm to 9 pm lone wolf banh mi food truck opens, dine on the newly created street cafe or inside circle cinema.

6:30 to 7:30 pecha kucha 20×20 presentations at Circle Cinema

  • Andrew Howard, Team Better Block, streets for people
  • Wanna Dye, Team Better Block, art repurposed
  • Jason Roberts, Team Better Block, stop planning start acting
  • James Wagner, INCOG, a two lane Lewis
  • Tulsa’s Young Professionals Urbanists Crew Leaders

8pm to 9pm showing of the film Contested Streets at Circle Cinema

With the help of Better Block and Oklahoma Main Street Center, we are closer to fulfilling our mission “to promote and restore Kendall Whittier as a thriving, walkable and welcoming community for living and working.”

The Team Better Block, from Dallas, Texas,  temporarily re-engineers and re-programs auto-dominated, blighted, and underused urban areas into complete ones by working with cities, developers and stakeholders to create quick, inexpensive, high-impact changes. Watch this video to learn more and see the original Better Block project.

Since 1985, more than 60 towns have been a part of the Main Street Center family. There are currently 38 active Main Street programs across the state. Seminole became the newest addition in 2011.  For more information on the Oklahoma Main Street Center visit www.OKcommerce.gov/mainstreet.