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April 25, 2018, 11:47:42 pm
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 on: Today at 09:52:13 am 
Started by patric - Last post by patric
Alcohol is legal, but pretty much everyone knows you are not allowed to be drunk (or drink) at work.
Nevertheless, there are employers this stupid:


State Chamber says medical marijuana state question would restrict employers' rights

“Although we recognize the medicinal qualities and potential for economic growth in our state, Oklahoma’s employers shouldn’t be required to change their policies regarding drug testing and employee retention based on a sloppily drafted State Question.”

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/government/state-chamber-says-medical-marijuana-state-question-would-restrict-employers/article_c4f1a9d3-3f75-5dbb-8118-f044fa99b79a.html

 22 
 on: Today at 09:49:26 am 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by TulsaGoldenHurriCAN
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Sources: Tulsa in discussions with Amazon to construct distribution center

The city of Tulsa is negotiating with Amazon to construct a distribution center in the Tulsa metropolitan area, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions.

The Tulsa World agreed to grant the sources anonymity as they were not authorized to discuss the development publicly.

Discussions have focused on multiple possible sites, including one that is outside the city limits, sources said.



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A primary site of interest is an 82-acre property on the southwest corner of 43th Street North and 126th East Avenue. The property is approximately two miles east of Tulsa International Airport and next to the new QuikTrip distribution center.

A preliminary site plan presented to the city identifies the development property as “Project Dylan” and shows the footprint of the building to be 640,000 square feet. The site plan also shows hundreds of automobile parking spaces on the west side of the building and hundreds of truck parking spaces on the south and east sides of the building, as well as loading docks.

The property owner is listed as Greenhill Properties, LLC, of Tulsa.

The city of Tulsa and the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce declined to comment Tuesday.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Tulsa was one of 238 cities and areas across North America that submitted applications to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters, commonly known as HQ2.

Tulsa was not selected as a finalist, and the Tulsa Regional Chamber has refused to release the city’s application. However, Mayor G.T. Bynum has said the city proposed building the headquarters on city-owned property on the west bank of the Arkansas River at 23rd Street and Jackson Avenue.

The Oklahoman last week reported that Amazon was in discussions with Oklahoma City officials to build a “multistory fulfillment center warehouse” near Will Rogers World Airport.

The facility, if constructed, would represent a $100 million investment and produce more than 2,000 jobs, according to sources who spoke with The Oklahoman.

A fulfillment center is where items ordered online are gathered by workers, packaged and shipped.

The sources who spoke to the Tulsa World could not confirm what type of distribution center Amazon would build in Tulsa if the deal went through.

In 2013, the Tulsa Regional Chamber worked with state, city and county officials to put together an incentives package that led Macy’s to build a fulfillment center on 72 acres east of U.S. 75 on 76th Street North.

The 1.3 million-square-foot facility opened in 2015 and has consistently employed more than 1,000 full-time equivalent employees and thousands of seasonal workers.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/sources-tulsa-in-discussions-with-amazon-to-construct-distribution-center/article_c0fab4af-a017-51b1-bdaa-d94418e62df6.html

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 on: Today at 08:23:38 am 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by SXSW
The new dam may take what is left of the bridge in it's wake (pun intended). The dam construction should start at the end of this year and take two years. The work on the two are highly related.

I was told that certain entities had previously volunteered to cover any overages in a high level discussion, it appears CoT is asking them to make good now.

FYI, Gathering Place Grand Opening tentatively Sept 9th. Riverside Drive opening will actually likely be several weeks AFTER that.

Only about a year behind schedule   Roll Eyes

Question, is the playground area open to the public?  I know school kids were able to check it out but wasn't sure if that was restricted access or not.

 24 
 on: Today at 08:19:15 am 
Started by johrasephoenix - Last post by cannon_fodder
I really like that the "updated" kitchens seem to include an additional 600 square feet.  Or half a midtown home.   Smiley

 25 
 on: Today at 08:05:22 am 
Started by johrasephoenix - Last post by TulsaGoldenHurriCAN

They are all going for looks over function.  That last one didn't have a fridge again, and that may be a dishwasher one cabinet over from sink, but inconveniently distant from sink.   I like wood cabinets pretty well - tends to soften the look and make it more welcoming to me.  Am also only interested in functionality as a kitchen - the island can act as transition to the living area, but if two can't cook in it, it's a major fail to me.

White kitchens - that melamine look - are too much like my garage.  I use those same cabinets in the garage as storage shelves, but with more generic handles/knobs.  I need the brightness it brings since there are no windows.  The kitchen has windows so can put up with a little darker surface.  

One kitchen I saws and would build if I could afford it had black walnut cabinets, old decorative tin metal ceiling panels like an old saloon circa 1880, and black walnut hardwood floors, stained very dark.   Needless to say, it took a lot of lighting to make it work!  The layout was amazing and extremely well suited for both cooking and entertaining.  (I have been 'collecting' walnut lumber and trees for quite a while, so maybe will get there eventually...)


Old kitchens are far more functionally limited (besides being ugly and poorly designed). Modern kitchen design is more about functionality for more than just 1 purpose. Still, I'd much rather cook in our updated kitchen with an island and many varied countertop spaces than in the kitchens my parents/uncles/grandparents had from earlier decades. All of them that have updated their kitchens went to large-island format and they're much more usable and functionality is much much better (and you can fit 12+ people in them comfortably when designed properly) and you can always have 3+ people cooking at same time in the newer kitchens I've been in. Old kitchens are mostly limited to 1 or 2 people.

Just because the refrigerator is not in that particular view does not mean there isn't one! You think they'd do a hundred thousand dollar+ kitchen and forget about the fridge!? Grin It's just on the wall behind photographer. Madre de dios!

 26 
 on: Today at 07:54:52 am 
Started by Conan71 - Last post by heironymouspasparagus

It's pretty pathetic to try to make political points about President Trump's not attending (which is not the same as not being invited) the former first lady's funeral.  As has been mentioned, it is standard procedure for sitting President's to not attend the funerals of former first ladies.



Could be...

But what IS truly pathetic is trying to make political points about the Iran deal by lying about it - as Trump does.  Repeatedly.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-fact-check-trumps-oft-told-tale-us-221934762.html


 27 
 on: April 24, 2018, 09:30:25 pm 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by sgrizzle
The new dam may take what is left of the bridge in it's wake (pun intended). The dam construction should start at the end of this year and take two years. The work on the two are highly related.

I was told that certain entities had previously volunteered to cover any overages in a high level discussion, it appears CoT is asking them to make good now.

FYI, Gathering Place Grand Opening tentatively Sept 9th. Riverside Drive opening will actually likely be several weeks AFTER that.

 28 
 on: April 24, 2018, 06:13:49 pm 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by realst8
Believe it or not it appears to be an entity affiliated with Warren Ross & Elliot Nelson. They paid $1mm or about $5.00 per square foot.

 29 
 on: April 24, 2018, 04:30:29 pm 
Started by johrasephoenix - Last post by dbacksfan 2.0
Maybe that is the problem.  In Tulsa, Ok. there is no demographic which fits this development.

True.  If you live in Irvine CA  and sell  the house that you bought for $400k for $1.2 million and clear $1 million, are you going to spend $800k for a condo or $400k for a house on some land in a suburb and have $600k in the bank? (before capital gains tax on the sale of the CA house)

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 on: April 24, 2018, 04:22:13 pm 
Started by johrasephoenix - Last post by heironymouspasparagus
Here's a typical older house kitchen:
https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/IS2f44yzg35uv31000000000.jpg

They've updated it aesthetically, but still same original design. Small, crowded, uninviting and while it may be convenient, it is made for basically 1 or 2 to use at a time. Nowadays, people pile into the kitchen, no matter how small, so it's better to be a bit larger with more usable space for dining or preparing.


Here's an updated design from just a block or two away: https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISi75wzeisdccj0000000000.jpg

Here's another close by that's almost the same as that first one, but they partially updated to better fit modern kitchen usage (took out wall and added island): https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/IS233jnohy981v0000000000.jpg I don't like the style or cabinet stain (very 1990s and ugly overall), but shows the more updated layout/design can be applied while still keeping old finishes.

The overall design of these urban 8 units is really great and convenient and keeps the kitchen as part of the "great room". That layout will be popular for a while. Regardless of exact aesthetics/hardware/colors, I'd be happy with an urban 8 kitchen or even something like this: https://houseofhargrove.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Modern-Farmhouse-Kitchens-10.jpg


They are all going for looks over function.  That last one didn't have a fridge again, and that may be a dishwasher one cabinet over from sink, but inconveniently distant from sink.   I like wood cabinets pretty well - tends to soften the look and make it more welcoming to me.  Am also only interested in functionality as a kitchen - the island can act as transition to the living area, but if two can't cook in it, it's a major fail to me.

White kitchens - that melamine look - are too much like my garage.  I use those same cabinets in the garage as storage shelves, but with more generic handles/knobs.  I need the brightness it brings since there are no windows.  The kitchen has windows so can put up with a little darker surface.  

One kitchen I saws and would build if I could afford it had black walnut cabinets, old decorative tin metal ceiling panels like an old saloon circa 1880, and black walnut hardwood floors, stained very dark.   Needless to say, it took a lot of lighting to make it work!  The layout was amazing and extremely well suited for both cooking and entertaining.  (I have been 'collecting' walnut lumber and trees for quite a while, so maybe will get there eventually...)



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