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« Reply #315 on: January 12, 2019, 12:39:33 pm »

Monarch building construction update via OKCTalk forum.




Notice all the construction canes throughout this area--all the way to the state capital building top background.

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« Reply #316 on: January 12, 2019, 01:23:35 pm »

Carvana coming to Oklahoma


Credit: OKCTalk



Work has begun on the Memorial Road site.

After purchasing a car online, customers can select the option to pick up their car from the vending machine location. When they arrive at the site, customers find their transaction in a kiosk and the car is dispensed...

...The company will continue to offer car delivery to a home or business as an alternative.

The new facility, which will be built at 1800 W. Memorial Rd., will consist of a 5,800 square foot building and vending tower.

Carvana bringing car vending machine to Oklahoma City:  https://kfor.com/2018/07/13/carvana-bringing-car-vending-machine-to-oklahoma-city/


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« Reply #317 on: January 14, 2019, 09:47:45 am »

I'm really curious what will eventually happen to a carvana in ~15 years. I'm not sure if Carvana the company would be around or not, but I wouldn't be surprised if the building isn't a car selling facility in 10 years. They generally aren't place where you would expect a typical Hertz/Turo style operation. Do you think they could be converetd to office/retail?
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« Reply #318 on: January 14, 2019, 11:30:04 am »

I'm really curious what will eventually happen to a carvana in ~15 years. I'm not sure if Carvana the company would be around or not, but I wouldn't be surprised if the building isn't a car selling facility in 10 years. They generally aren't place where you would expect a typical Hertz/Turo style operation. Do you think they could be converetd to office/retail?

Great question.  When I first heard of Carvana; my first thought, why do you need a car vending machine.  You can track the delivery then arrange to drive the vehicle off when you pick the thing up.   

As you mentioned; could they be converted to office/retail?   Probably the office pods of a massive car dealership if and when the delivery novelty wears off.  Just don't see this sustainable long term--because 'it's my car and I want it now...'

It's like seeing those new vehicles being delivered on the freight trains.  As children, we use to hunt pigeons & tadpolds near the OKC freight yards downtown; when we came across cars and cattle on freight trains and thought; man, if we can figure out how to get the car off the freight train; it would be easy to drive it off.  We gave up and kept catching pigeons & tadpoles--til that novelty wore off and mother put her foot down--either clean up after the pigeons/tadpoles or let them go.
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« Reply #319 on: January 20, 2019, 12:58:59 pm »


Interview with Mayor David Holt:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7dy4gjOxzc

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The mayor said he made no apology for the downtown focus of MAPS 1 and MAPS 3 but to the extent MAPS for Kids was about neighborhoods, "I believe that demand exists once again."

In his speech, Holt reviewed several dozen ideas for MAPS 4.

Falling into broad categories, among them were mobility, education, sports and entertainment facilities, economic development and job creation, social ills, and neighborhood enhancement.

Transit was citizens' No. 1 request in MAPS 3, he said, "and it is again in MAPS 4."

Improved bus service, including express buses, bus shelters and streetcar extensions are on the list.

Voters have consistently supported MAPS extensions and bond proposals for sidewalks but in a city spread across 621 square miles, Holt said, "there is still much to do."

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Sports and entertainment venues could be in the mix:



• Upgrading Chesapeake Energy Arena and practice facilities for the Thunder are vital, Holt said.


New State Fair Arena


New State Fair Arena
• A $96.6 million coliseum, designed for horse shows, is proposed to replace Fairgrounds Arena.



New multipurpose soccer & American football stadium
• A multipurpose stadium could become the home of the Energy soccer team, the mayor said.

Holt said the South Oklahoma City Chamber has floated the idea of an aerospace job training center.

Analysis: Plotting a new course for MAPS 4:  https://www.oklahoman.com/analysis-plotting-a-new-course-for-maps-4/article/5620675
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« Reply #320 on: January 20, 2019, 11:31:31 pm »

Laramie,

What is going or what has already replaced the old race car track?
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« Reply #321 on: January 21, 2019, 08:18:23 am »

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« Reply #322 on: January 21, 2019, 08:53:38 am »

I'd love to see OKC get another hockey team (ECHL) and play in State Fair Arena.  Looks ideal for it.  Having the old Turnpike Rivalry back would help both fanbases.  I see alot of old Blazer fans at Oiler games right now.
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« Reply #323 on: Today at 08:40:35 am »

Laramie,

What is going or what has already replaced the old race car track?

As Tulsasooner78 mentioned--parking.    The old stock car races at the Grand Stands & Taft Stadium are a thing of the past.   Neighborhoods on N.W 10th & May (Grand Stands) and N.W. 23rd & May (Taft Stadium) complained of the constant noise those venues generated from the stock car events.



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