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« Reply #285 on: July 25, 2021, 07:58:44 pm »

Successful/vibrant urban retail needs...

1. Retail next to and facing more retail (some special exceptions may apply)

2. Minimum 14' ceilings.  (some special exceptions may apply)

3. Lots of: Awnings, loggias, connected interiors.  (some special exceptions may apply)

4.  Approximately 6 contiguous blocks of said retail. (some special exceptions may apply)
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« Reply #286 on: August 26, 2021, 01:31:29 pm »

I didn't stop by for a picture, but they are really moving quickly with construction here. Foundations are already set apparently, and as I went by yesterday there was rebar sticking out of the ground nearly ready for vertical construction to start imminently. Guessing this gets off the ground next week? I guess it helps that this building apparently doesn't have a basement. The foundations appeared to be mostly drilled cast-in-place piers from what little I have peeked at while driving past.

I know the architecture may not be that exciting, but I am looking forward to seeing the impact it will have on our skyline for this area. Between this, Vast, and WPX (or whatever we are calling it now), and several other infils, this area suddenly feels kinda dense and urban.
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« Reply #287 on: August 26, 2021, 08:27:24 pm »

One of the things with a cheaper facade is that you can always rip it off and or upgrade if the building is making money.  If you get an area going with the right critical mass (and a developer may need to pinch some pennies on the facade at first) it can then be worth the investment to upgrade as time goes on. Do the best you can at first and make it successful, then keep improving.
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« Reply #288 on: August 26, 2021, 08:38:33 pm »

One of the things with a cheaper facade is that you can always rip it off and or upgrade if the building is making money.  If you get an area going with the right critical mass (and a developer may need to pinch some pennies on the facade at first) it can then be worth the investment to upgrade as time goes on. Do the best you can at first and make it successful, then keep improving.

I think they said that the city rejected the EIFS siding and required brick. I don't think it's an issue now.
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« Reply #289 on: September 07, 2021, 12:00:50 pm »

This phase is much bigger than I initially thought. From the BOK Tower, it's going to be massive. All the way from 1st to 2nd street.
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« Reply #290 on: September 07, 2021, 01:29:15 pm »

This phase is much bigger than I initially thought. From the BOK Tower, it's going to be massive. All the way from 1st to 2nd street.

The parking garage footprint is from 1st to 2nd and 309k sq ft on 6 levels with 720 stalls.  The office tower portion is only 6 levels above the garage and is 135,000 sq ft. They are also parking the residential portion within the garage which is why it is so large.
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« Reply #291 on: September 09, 2021, 02:53:40 pm »



So much rebar sticking out of the ground. Looks like they are working on an elevator core foundation? This was taken on tuesday evening.
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« Reply #292 on: September 13, 2021, 07:44:44 am »

Looks like the tower crane was being set on Friday. Should be exciting to see that go up this week.
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