The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma is building a mixed-use development on an approximately 80-acre site in Miami that will serve tribal members, the local community and visitors. New Fire Native is tasked with developing the initial three projects, which include the Longhouse Community Center, Woodland Academy Learning Center and the required site improvements and infrastructure upgrades to support the development.
Serving tribal members, the 5,162 SF Longhouse Community Center will be utilized for wakes and funerals, stomp dances and other tribal meetings and activities. A welcoming foyer will lead in to a large gathering hall with seating for approximately 150. The facility will also include a large, commercial-style kitchen, quiet room and outdoor gathering area along with restrooms and other building support spaces. The Peoria Tribe considers nature vital to everyday life, and as such, the design will incorporate natural elements in the interior finishes. The exterior will feature accents of the Tribe’s signature red.
A parking lot for 150 cars will also be provided. Plus, a new park will be constructed behind the Community Center to provide not only a buffer to the houses located along the property line, but also a private, secluded area for the Longhouse.