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January 24, 2020, 04:19:44 pm
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 on: Today at 02:51:20 pm 
Started by SXSW - Last post by ComeOnBenjals
Great Pictures! Only complaint is the parking garage. Fairly ugly seeing it peak its head over the building.

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 on: Today at 02:43:49 pm 
Started by SXSW - Last post by DTowner
SXSW, you must have a really long selfie stick!

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 on: Today at 02:42:25 pm 
Started by davideinstein - Last post by DTowner
True. Good timing though, pushing it forward now. 3 years ago, this area felt like it was so far from any improvements. Now it is just a few blocks from "Brewers Block" and the recently renovated strip-mall/building on Yorktown, Church Studio, the Swamp House and the mini old main street on Trenton, and all the large projects on Lewis close by. Then the newly paved street gives it a much better vibe. It feels like the area is starting to show signs of life.

The vicinity at 3rd and Utica is still very jarringly diladitated and will likely look like that for a long time (mostly because of the mod podge of ugly architecture, but also the bad infrastructure), but maybe this and the other nearby projects could help push some places to upgrade the exterior or sell for remodel.

Outside of road (which probably has plans to be repaired eventually), the big ugly shopping strips and metal/industrial buildings are the biggest issues there. The health department doesn't look great either. It is neat when a few buildings get renovated and it spurns a big of area pride and many more follow suit. Hoping that happens here!

The area of Utica from I244 to 6th is a mess.  You are right, given the mish mash of buildings and businesses in this stretch, it is going to take a while for redevelopment to take hold.  I suspect the much more promising buildings/opportunities on 3rd, 6th and 11th will continue to suck up the redevelopment energy and money.  Until most of those spaces are filled up, I doubt anyone will seriously tackle Utica.

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 on: Today at 02:14:58 pm 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by SXSW
The Dillards and mall crowds have been mutually exclusive for a while

Agree, it's almost like a stand-alone store.  I think if the rest of the mall was redeveloped there would still be a place for Dillard's and their adjacent garage along 43rd St. 


 5 
 on: Today at 02:09:08 pm 
Started by SXSW - Last post by SXSW
Some new pics, this one is almost finished







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 on: Today at 01:45:20 pm 
Started by davideinstein - Last post by TulsaGoldenHurriCAN
The “work” on this building has been going on for several years.  Obviously, little was happening most of the time.  Good to see the pace picking up and real progress being made.  3rd Street between downtown and Lewis has been quietly transforming over the past few years.  Still some empty/underutilized spaces, but there are fewer gaps all the time.  There is now a real connection of downtown to Kenndall-Whittier.



True. Good timing though, pushing it forward now. 3 years ago, this area felt like it was so far from any improvements. Now it is just a few blocks from "Brewers Block" and the recently renovated strip-mall/building on Yorktown, Church Studio, the Swamp House and the mini old main street on Trenton, and all the large projects on Lewis close by. Then the newly paved street gives it a much better vibe. It feels like the area is starting to show signs of life.

The vicinity at 3rd and Utica is still very jarringly diladitated and will likely look like that for a long time (mostly because of the mod podge of ugly architecture, but also the bad infrastructure), but maybe this and the other nearby projects could help push some places to upgrade the exterior or sell for remodel.

Outside of road (which probably has plans to be repaired eventually), the big ugly shopping strips and metal/industrial buildings are the biggest issues there. The health department doesn't look great either. It is neat when a few buildings get renovated and it spurns a big of area pride and many more follow suit. Hoping that happens here!

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 on: Today at 01:11:50 pm 
Started by Tulsan - Last post by TulsaGoldenHurriCAN

This company has grand growth plans. https://www.tulsaworld.com/business/tulsa-based-consumeraffairs-wants-to-add-hundreds-of-jobs-in/article_bd0d849f-ab2d-581d-a37b-7f57cdae97a2.html

It will be interesting to see whether they’re vacating the Petroleum Club or planning to have multiple downtown locations.



Renderings look nice. Sounds like an ambitious company! I wonder when it'll be done. Maybe they plan to grow fast enough to fill up both offices, but would be tough to do.

With these new buildings, it is great for downtown and preservation, but also a challenge for anyone holding on to the now vacant space left behind. It will probably push those owners to renovate to compete (if necessary) or potentially turn some space into apartments if there's not enough office space demand.

Great that these buildings went from manufacturing storage to office space plus whatever else Nelson and Stowe has planned for that development.

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 on: Today at 11:50:38 am 
Started by davideinstein - Last post by DTowner
The “work” on this building has been going on for several years.  Obviously, little was happening most of the time.  Good to see the pace picking up and real progress being made.  3rd Street between downtown and Lewis has been quietly transforming over the past few years.  Still some empty/underutilized spaces, but there are fewer gaps all the time.  There is now a real connection of downtown to Kenndall-Whittier.


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 on: Today at 11:42:12 am 
Started by patric - Last post by patric

Sixty-three people from 22 states are under investigation for the virus
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/24/health/wuhan-coronavirus-chicago-cdc/index.html


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 on: Today at 11:02:09 am 
Started by Tulsan - Last post by Tulsan
Thought this was worth breaking out in its own topic.

Here are a couple renderings of the renovated Midland on 4th St






Recall that this building renovation has been planned for awhile now: https://www.newson6.com/story/38950341/historic-tulsa-property-to-soon-house-the-midland-office-space

Based on the plans for the interior buildout, which was permitted in December, it’s going to house new office space for Consumer Affairs - with occupancy of up to 350 according to the plans.

https://tulsaok.tylertech.com/EnerGov4934/SelfService#/permit/d248f100-8836-46cd-ad79-0ad4f4ac287d (Click “Supporting Docs” to download the approved plans).

This company has grand growth plans. https://www.tulsaworld.com/business/tulsa-based-consumeraffairs-wants-to-add-hundreds-of-jobs-in/article_bd0d849f-ab2d-581d-a37b-7f57cdae97a2.html

It will be interesting to see whether they’re vacating the Petroleum Club or planning to have multiple downtown locations.


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