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« Reply #1440 on: July 09, 2019, 10:40:50 am »

I couldn't find a separate thread on this, but since they tout themselves as a "downtown casino" I'll just drop it in here.

https://www.tulsaworld.com/business/osage-casino-hotel-tulsa-starts-second-phase-with-million-hotel/article_b32dba4a-a1a5-5a8e-87af-2e28bf46476c.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Looks like we'll be getting another "tower" in "downtown" lol
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« Reply #1441 on: August 10, 2019, 10:54:55 am »

Here's a few photos from last night of the big downtown projects currently under construction. I didn't get the Greenwood building included. I think it's still at base-slab level at the moment.

The Otasco Building redevelopment is moving right along. This is going to help stretch the blue dome into the main part of DT.

https://imgur.com/a/E9ZlYIX
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« Reply #1442 on: August 12, 2019, 10:41:17 am »

Thanks for taking the time to take some pictures! Do you know what's going into the Otasco building? Definitely a corner that badly needed a face lift.
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« Reply #1443 on: August 12, 2019, 11:05:03 am »

From a couple news story round ups, it seems like definitely at least 1 (rooftop) restaurant, 1 shop with potentially 2 more tenants?
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« Reply #1444 on: August 12, 2019, 11:53:35 am »

Here is an overview of the Otasco project. https://www.newson6.com/story/38779248/new-life-coming-to-old-downtown-tulsa-otasco

The Tulsa World has some renderings: https://www.tulsaworld.com/business/development-proposed-for-former-otasco-building-downtown/article_3f04025a-2d5e-5c92-ad19-6eaf3bba287b.html

I think it's three retail spaces on bottom with a rooftop restaurant. Not sure what tenants are actually lined up though. The renderings show Black Gold Coffee on the bottom. The two retail cells on the back end could possibly be combined.

I'm surprised at how much of the street they have closed off to work on this project. I guess it is because of the nature of the awnings. They are probably reinforcing them to support the rooftop patio.

I had forgotten about this project until it started construction, but I'm pretty excited for it now. It's not a huge flashy space, but it is very high value real estate, and having something developed and active there will really brighten the whole corridor.

Here's something interesting that I found while looking for project renderings, a much grander concept for rebuilding the Otasco building: http://www.tulsapeople.com/Tulsa-People/March-2015/Reimagining-downtown/
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« Reply #1445 on: August 15, 2019, 07:37:17 am »

Here is an overview of the Otasco project. https://www.newson6.com/story/38779248/new-life-coming-to-old-downtown-tulsa-otasco

The Tulsa World has some renderings: https://www.tulsaworld.com/business/development-proposed-for-former-otasco-building-downtown/article_3f04025a-2d5e-5c92-ad19-6eaf3bba287b.html

I think it's three retail spaces on bottom with a rooftop restaurant. Not sure what tenants are actually lined up though. The renderings show Black Gold Coffee on the bottom. The two retail cells on the back end could possibly be combined.

I'm surprised at how much of the street they have closed off to work on this project. I guess it is because of the nature of the awnings. They are probably reinforcing them to support the rooftop patio.

I had forgotten about this project until it started construction, but I'm pretty excited for it now. It's not a huge flashy space, but it is very high value real estate, and having something developed and active there will really brighten the whole corridor.

Here's something interesting that I found while looking for project renderings, a much grander concept for rebuilding the Otasco building: http://www.tulsapeople.com/Tulsa-People/March-2015/Reimagining-downtown/

I agree that's a key spot. Previously it was a big dead zone where pedestrians would walk by quickly from Blue Dome to the PAC. Will be great to see it with new life. It should capture some of the big PAC crowds before and after shows. I'm excited to see what they do with the alley which was supposed to be a  big part of it ("activating" the alley).



Welcome back Tulsa Now Forum! Looks like the site was down for a few days. What did all of you do during the great tulsanow.org outage of 2019?!?
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« Reply #1446 on: August 15, 2019, 08:36:51 am »

Here is an overview of the Otasco project. https://www.newson6.com/story/38779248/new-life-coming-to-old-downtown-tulsa-otasco

The Tulsa World has some renderings: https://www.tulsaworld.com/business/development-proposed-for-former-otasco-building-downtown/article_3f04025a-2d5e-5c92-ad19-6eaf3bba287b.html

I think it's three retail spaces on bottom with a rooftop restaurant. Not sure what tenants are actually lined up though. The renderings show Black Gold Coffee on the bottom. The two retail cells on the back end could possibly be combined.

I'm surprised at how much of the street they have closed off to work on this project. I guess it is because of the nature of the awnings. They are probably reinforcing them to support the rooftop patio.

I had forgotten about this project until it started construction, but I'm pretty excited for it now. It's not a huge flashy space, but it is very high value real estate, and having something developed and active there will really brighten the whole corridor.

Here's something interesting that I found while looking for project renderings, a much grander concept for rebuilding the Otasco building: http://www.tulsapeople.com/Tulsa-People/March-2015/Reimagining-downtown/

This project is going to be great for the area! I always thought it was a bad look for the city that the corner by city hall was so ramshackle.
I agree that's a key spot. Previously it was a big dead zone where pedestrians would walk by quickly from Blue Dome to the PAC. Will be great to see it with new life. It should capture some of the big PAC crowds before and after shows. I'm excited to see what they do with the alley which was supposed to be a  big part of it ("activating" the alley).



Welcome back Tulsa Now Forum! Looks like the site was down for a few days. What did all of you do during the great tulsanow.org outage of 2019?!?

I'm new to the forum and Tulsa for that matter.. but I was worried the forum was down for good! From some googling, it seems like the TulsaNow org is dormant... I wonder who runs the back-end maintenance of the forum.. the front page could use a bit of an update  Cheesy
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« Reply #1447 on: August 15, 2019, 10:23:10 am »

I agree that's a key spot. Previously it was a big dead zone where pedestrians would walk by quickly from Blue Dome to the PAC. Will be great to see it with new life. It should capture some of the big PAC crowds before and after shows. I'm excited to see what they do with the alley which was supposed to be a  big part of it ("activating" the alley).



Welcome back Tulsa Now Forum! Looks like the site was down for a few days. What did all of you do during the great tulsanow.org outage of 2019?!?

I tried a few alternatives to Tulsanow but none sufficed. I guess I got desperate and found myself in OKCtalk forums only to see some talking crap about Tulsanow.
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« Reply #1448 on: August 15, 2019, 02:02:56 pm »

Site Plan for the Otasco renovation.  I thought I heard they eventually want to develop the parking lot next door to further activate the alley along 2nd.


Some renderings:




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« Reply #1449 on: August 15, 2019, 03:24:35 pm »

Bad lighting abounds.  I know we can do better, we just have to look beyond the electric utility's "expertise".
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« Reply #1450 on: August 16, 2019, 09:00:17 am »

Bad lighting abounds.  I know we can do better, we just have to look beyond the electric utility's "expertise".

They aren't just "bad", in this case they don't even fit in with the overall architecture.
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« Reply #1451 on: August 16, 2019, 09:49:54 am »

They aren't just "bad", in this case they don't even fit in with the overall architecture.

can't unsee

Although, I think sidewalk lighting should be consistent downtown vs on a development-by-development basis.

We fail either way.
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« Reply #1452 on: August 16, 2019, 10:59:57 am »

The acorn lights are the same ones that are already there along 2nd. 
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« Reply #1453 on: August 19, 2019, 11:01:35 am »



Construction continuing on the 400 S Boston building (to be Hyatt Place). I walk by almost every day, they've got a large crew working on it!
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« Reply #1454 on: August 19, 2019, 12:47:58 pm »

The acorn lights are the same ones that are already there along 2nd. 

Yet we keep adding new ones despite full knowledge that they are inefficient, unsafe sources of glare that dont even light the street.
Better options abound; just look at the Blue Dome or Cherry Street.
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