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« Reply #165 on: September 07, 2016, 03:49:56 pm »

It is an important 50 feet. Just think of the safety of keeping cars and people apart.

It would be prime real estate in Tulsa as proposed. The land value would almost equal anything in Tulsa County.

I think it is an interesting idea. It could be a blend of built and new green space together in a great spot for both.
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« Reply #166 on: September 08, 2016, 12:53:16 pm »

I’d settle for covering up and building a park over the east leg of the IDL between 3rd & 6th.
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« Reply #167 on: September 09, 2016, 10:42:22 am »

It is an important 50 feet. Just think of the safety of keeping cars and people apart.

It would be prime real estate in Tulsa as proposed. The land value would almost equal anything in Tulsa County.

I think it is an interesting idea. It could be a blend of built and new green space together in a great spot for both.

How about we wait until a few more of the hundreds of empty lots inside the IDL are developed? So many are just big empty parking lots with no foreseeable plans to use those and no one lining up with high offers to buy them. There is no reason to spend millions for a small strip of land in Tulsa! This idea is ludicrous at this stage of Tulsa downtown. If it is not economically feasible to turn a parking lot into a building, it makes no sense to spend tens of millions to bury highways or cover the IDL.

Of all of the issues for making Tulsa more walkable and downtown more lively, the IDL is the least of those right now. Stuff is happening and the Brady and Blue Dome are being developed. Give it 10-20 years and maybe some of that will move to the southern part of the IDL. Until that area is full of buildings and more density (and not the largest parking crater in the US), an ambitious buried highway doesn't make sense. That would be awesome if we were anywhere near that but we aren't.
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