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HollyFrazier
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« on: July 08, 2010, 03:00:08 pm »

Kevin Stephens Design Group is happy to announce that construction on the Melk Lofts in the heart of the Cherry Street district is now complete! Kevin Stephens has been actively taking part in the exciting urban renewal that has been sweeping through Tulsa the last few years with his innovative design and eco-conscious housing.

Melk Lofts is a modern 5-unit condo development in the Cherry street restaurant and shopping district of mid-town Tulsa, ok with views of the downtown skyline. These 2 bed/2 bath 1280 s.f. units include: roof deck with hot tub, smart wiring for household computer and entertainment networking, custom made solid wood cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, stone tile in bathrooms, private courtyard, living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite with a large bathroom, guest suite, and a 1 car garage.

Check out Kevin’s website here for pricing, contact info and other projects:http://www.kevinstephensdesign.com/1429quincy_rent.php

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Tulsa Business Journal Article here: http://www.tulsabusiness.com/article.asp?aID=39982419.8206851.667433.5342027.86083702.801&aID2=51332

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010, 07:49:34 pm »

Great more modern lofts which don't fit the original character of the neighborhood.  FWIW, I'm a fan of that design style, I just wish redevelopers of the neighborhood would have been more sensitive to the red brick apartment buildings and craftsman style bungalows.  Placing these in the CS neighborhood, to me, just doesn't seem like a great fit.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 07:19:38 am »

Great more modern lofts which don't fit the original character of the neighborhood.  FWIW, I'm a fan of that design style, I just wish redevelopers of the neighborhood would have been more sensitive to the red brick apartment buildings and craftsman style bungalows.  Placing these in the CS neighborhood, to me, just doesn't seem like a great fit.

Arent you just a tad late to be arguing that? lol  Whats been done is waaay done by now lol. This has been going on for years and years and will never go back to what is was even if they stopped now. I believe these are in the strip of neighborhood on north side of 15th street that already have a mix of different styles and structures.  On the south side of 15th that connects to other neighborhoods, the developers, on their own, have been renovating older homes and apartments and putting in stuff that fits with the older character of the neighborhood. One side of the street that is more isolated and had some very run down properties and vacant lots is getting the mix, the other side of the street the developers are being "context sensitive"... and without any zoning for they could go in and tear out stuff and build things that dont fit with the older style there too.  I dont think you would find another city where such a voluntary compromise has happened.  If we cant get our act together and put in some regulations to prevent the "mix" from happening,,, we can only rely on luck.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2010, 10:45:39 am »

What is Kevin ever going to do with the old burned out temple?  Huh
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2010, 10:50:15 am »

Arent you just a tad late to be arguing that? lol  Whats been done is waaay done by now lol. This has been going on for years and years and will never go back to what is was even if they stopped now. I believe these are in the strip of neighborhood on north side of 15th street that already have a mix of different styles and structures.  On the south side of 15th that connects to other neighborhoods, the developers, on their own, have been renovating older homes and apartments and putting in stuff that fits with the older character of the neighborhood. One side of the street that is more isolated and had some very run down properties and vacant lots is getting the mix, the other side of the street the developers are being "context sensitive"... and without any zoning for they could go in and tear out stuff and build things that dont fit with the older style there too.  I dont think you would find another city where such a voluntary compromise has happened.  If we cant get our act together and put in some regulations to prevent the "mix" from happening,,, we can only rely on luck.

I argued and hated it all along, FWIW.  There's still quite a bit of red brick adorning the 14th St. frontage road.  Of course it makes no difference now that the neighborhood has been scarred by the mod condos but there was a time when those did not exist it could have been stopped if we had even the slightest concept of cohesive development and preservation.  That's how we wind up with crappy Tuscan dreck in the middle of Brookside or Ranch Acres.

I'm sensitive to the fact that a lot of the craftsmen and some of the apartment buildings were allowed to decay beyond practical restoration, but that's still not an excuse to come in and re-define 1/3 of an entire neighborhood.
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2010, 11:41:54 am »

Hi Holly.  Can you help me understand 'Eco-Conscious living'?  What's eco-conscious about the Melk Lofts?
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2010, 01:11:47 pm »

Perhaps she meant Eco-Licious?

Just another Arch-o-marketing catch phrase to sell really really expensive little condos.

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2010, 04:04:56 pm »

What is Kevin ever going to do with the old burned out temple?  Huh

Hey Angie,

Kevin is in the process of renovating the Temple Isreal. You can check out this link to the Tulsa Business Journal article about it!

http://www.tulsabusiness.com/article.asp?aID=46491513.8992068.646724.2048875.3078039.376&page=1
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2010, 04:24:45 pm »

Hey Angie,

Kevin is in the process of renovating the Temple Isreal. You can check out this link to the Tulsa Business Journal article about it!

http://www.tulsabusiness.com/article.asp?aID=46491513.8992068.646724.2048875.3078039.376&page=1


Yeah that article is from last October, 9 months ago. I think he was asking for some more current progress information.
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