A grassroots organization focused on the intelligent and sustainable development, preservation and revitalization of Tulsa.
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
February 22, 2018, 04:52:38 pm
Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]
 91 
 on: February 20, 2018, 10:45:34 am 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by SXSW
I'm expecting those houses to be bundled together and replaced with 4-5 story condo buildings overlooking the park with parking on the bottom level. *IF* they can get approval over the inevitable complaints of the Maple Ridge homeowners group.

Unless there is a zoning change (not going to happen) any higher density developments will be along and north of 21st and along Crow Creek.  I would like to see more 4-5 story condos built along Riverside and the MV trail north of 21st.

Zoning map


They could do some really cool things with apartments along Crow Creek incorporating a trail along the creek, something like this:





 92 
 on: February 20, 2018, 09:15:14 am 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by rebound
I'm expecting those houses to be bundled together and replaced with 4-5 story condo buildings overlooking the park with parking on the bottom level. *IF* they can get approval over the inevitable complaints of the Maple Ridge homeowners group.

I don't see that happening, at least not anytime soon.  There are numerous apartment complexes already existing just to the North, and the economics and practicality of acquiring enough of those lots to make that work seems doubtful.  And I assume there would have to be zoning changes.

And, honestly, I'd just hate to see that happen.  I am super in favor of the park, and thought the whole debacle around the sidewalks was stupid, but tearing down houses in one of oldest and coolest (IMHO) neighborhoods in Tulsa, to build apartments, would be to the long-term detriment of the area and even to the city.





 93 
 on: February 20, 2018, 08:38:18 am 
Started by Conan71 - Last post by TeeDub
How the EPA's Scott Pruitt Became the Most Dangerous Member of Trumpís Cabinet

http://www.newsweek.com/2018/02/16/scott-pruitt-most-dangerous-member-trump-cabinet-801035.html



While I understand that the EPA is a necessary evil, there is truly a lot of scaling back that should be done.  Like with most government agencies, they have to spend their budget or lose it next year which leads, over time, to incredible bloat and inefficiency.   Some of their regulations are necessary so that my kids have a world to grow up in, but some is just costly and gets in the way of progress (yes, I know, most times I hate progress.)

Sometimes working with an industry is not collusion, rather, it is cooperation. 

 94 
 on: February 20, 2018, 08:24:59 am 
Started by SXSW - Last post by cannon_fodder
I too preferred the old bridge.  Old bridge next to a shiny new park would have been awesome.  I really hope we had the engineering study double checked before committing to investing $100mil (or whatever) to replace it.  I'd probably get a second opinion before replacing an engine in my car for $1k...

 95 
 on: February 20, 2018, 08:22:36 am 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by cannon_fodder
Are you suggesting that more desirable locations near public amenities should give way to denser construction?  Like, CHANGE?  That might let in the poors, even worse than a sidewalk.  Denied.

 96 
 on: February 20, 2018, 08:17:25 am 
Started by SXSW - Last post by TeeDub
I actually preferred the old trestle bridge to any of the proposed ones. Sentimentality perhaps, but it had character.

Me too.   But unfortunately, I have learned that what I like, and the possibilities of putting millions of taxpayer dollars into someone's pocket rarely have similar interests.


 97 
 on: February 19, 2018, 10:18:06 pm 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by swake
I'm not sure that backing up directly to the park is the most desirable spot.  You can't get directly to the park from your back yard (at least not easily), and you have to deal with the noise, lack of privacy, etc.  (For the houses that abut the old train line, the line is elevated, such that everyone using the trail looks down into your backyard.)  Overall however, you are spot on.  There have been numerous upgrades and teardowns in the neighborhood over the last year or so, and I expect that to continue.   In particular, the houses South of 31st street have seen amazing turnover in the last two years.  (North of 31st, the per-foot home price was already fairly high, but not so to the South of 31st.  The remodelers and re-builders have had a field day down there.)

I'm expecting those houses to be bundled together and replaced with 4-5 story condo buildings overlooking the park with parking on the bottom level. *IF* they can get approval over the inevitable complaints of the Maple Ridge homeowners group.

 98 
 on: February 19, 2018, 09:51:34 pm 
Started by SXSW - Last post by patric

Would it be silly to suggest they just use the existing concrete piers to save money for the bridge or is that idea already off the table?

I actually preferred the old trestle bridge to any of the proposed ones. Sentimentality perhaps, but it had character.

 99 
 on: February 19, 2018, 09:50:24 pm 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by Conan71
Exciting times!  I can't wait to see all of this open and get to enjoy it with our grandson when we are visiting Tulsa!

 100 
 on: February 19, 2018, 08:39:02 pm 
Started by Conan71 - Last post by patric

How the EPA's Scott Pruitt Became the Most Dangerous Member of Trumpís Cabinet

http://www.newsweek.com/2018/02/16/scott-pruitt-most-dangerous-member-trump-cabinet-801035.html


Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]
 
  Hosted by TulsaConnect and Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
 

Mission

 

"TulsaNow's Mission is to help Tulsa become the most vibrant, diverse, sustainable and prosperous city of our size. We achieve this by focusing on the development of Tulsa's distinctive identity and economic growth around a dynamic, urban core, complemented by a constellation of livable, thriving communities."
more...

 

Contact

 

2210 S Main St.
Tulsa, OK 74114
(918) 409-2669
info@tulsanow.org