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May 29, 2020, 07:50:24 pm
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 on: May 26, 2020, 08:26:10 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by Red Arrow
It makes the most sense for it to be located north with rail access near the airport or port or out by Owasso where Whirlpool/Verizon/Honeywell/Macys are.

The only decent south location I can think of with land and rail access would be in Jenks near Kimberly Clark, but there are so many neighborhoods around them now I'm sure there would be a zoning fight. And traffic would be awful, they would have to fix the US75 stop light at 141st in Glenpool. Maybe Coweta?

Anything that big built near Kimberly Clark would make driving on S Memorial look like Los Angeles.  No thanks, it's bad enough already.

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 on: May 26, 2020, 06:56:20 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by swake
It makes the most sense for it to be located north with rail access near the airport or port or out by Owasso where Whirlpool/Verizon/Honeywell/Macys are.

The only decent south location I can think of with land and rail access would be in Jenks near Kimberly Clark, but there are so many neighborhoods around them now I'm sure there would be a zoning fight. And traffic would be awful, they would have to fix the US75 stop light at 141st in Glenpool. Maybe Coweta?

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 on: May 26, 2020, 04:44:46 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by Red Arrow
So evidently Tesla officials visited two sites, was it ever known which ones they visited?  It seems like Navistar checks a lot of boxes but it wouldn't be a very good look for the city to kick them out.  Spirit Aerosystems also uses part of the old bomber factory. 

I wonder if the Cherokee Industrial Park has a site big enough with rail access?  That would be the best location IMO, more central to existing neighborhoods in Tulsa and would likely pull Owasso closer to Hwy 75.  So much new development in Tulsa County has been in the southern parts it would be great to see more in the northern area.

I would like to see development on the north side rather than out here in the south.  Traffic on S Memorial is horrible, even with Covid19.

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 on: May 26, 2020, 04:27:13 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by LandArchPoke
Looking at the gigafactory outside of reno I don't see any kind of multimodal transport. Odd for an auto manufacturer, but I think the vision is battery powered self driving trucks.

The Reno plant only makes batteries (same as the Buffalo plant) that's why rail access wasn't as important, they don't make any cars there. Shanghai and Fremont are the only two plants for Tesla that make the actual vehicles. The plant they are looking at now will be larger than Reno/Buffalo and employ at least as many as the Fremont Plant which has about 10,000 employees. It will be producing the actual vehicles (CyberTruck and the Model Y) and almost every auto plant has direct rail access to the major line (Union Pacific, etc.)

The site in Austin (Hutto) was the runner up to Reno site. That's why a lot of people have zeroed in on thinking Austin has already landed the plant in the press. That's been the talk for a year at least of that's where the next Tesla plant would go.

So, in the long run I think that would bode well for us if we're the runner up and they do build on the Hutto site, Tulsa could very well be in line for the next plant they build. Just might be another 3-5 years down the road.

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 on: May 26, 2020, 04:14:08 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by owenix
Looking at the gigafactory outside of reno I don't see any kind of multimodal transport. Odd for an auto manufacturer, but I think the vision is battery powered self driving trucks.

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 on: May 26, 2020, 04:04:11 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by heironymouspasparagus
Yeah....we're gonna get Tesla....


 27 
 on: May 26, 2020, 03:16:09 pm 
Started by cannon_fodder - Last post by SXSW
From KKT Architect's Facebook...looks like they are about finished with the exterior.  Anyone know when In The Raw and French Hen open?


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 on: May 26, 2020, 10:31:46 am 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by SXSW
Nice! Is the river access part of the park still dependent on the new bridge?

The riverfront along the Gathering Place will be completed with the river bank improvements as part of the Zink Dam project that starts later this year.  The bridge will be built at the same time as well.

The new island will be roughly where the pavilion and water intake tower are currently located on the old bridge with the dam to the left and the whitewater flume to the right between the island and the east bank.  The new bridge will connect to the Midland Valley trail where it currently crosses Riverside and dead ends at the river trail.


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 on: May 26, 2020, 10:15:01 am 
Started by patric - Last post by SXSW
So evidently Tesla officials visited two sites, was it ever known which ones they visited?  It seems like Navistar checks a lot of boxes but it wouldn't be a very good look for the city to kick them out.  Spirit Aerosystems also uses part of the old bomber factory. 

I wonder if the Cherokee Industrial Park has a site big enough with rail access?  That would be the best location IMO, more central to existing neighborhoods in Tulsa and would likely pull Owasso closer to Hwy 75.  So much new development in Tulsa County has been in the southern parts it would be great to see more in the northern area.

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 on: May 25, 2020, 11:46:52 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by LandArchPoke
Something else to think about with the SpaceX launch soon... Jim Bridenstine I'm sure has had a conversation or two with Elon. Wonder if that would give Tulsa some favor-ability politically given his ambitions for SpaceX.

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