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« Reply #1860 on: April 20, 2021, 02:00:43 pm »

^Yes, it's been an issue for a long time. All the services for them are down that way now. That area is basically the homeless quarter of downtown. Welltown is right on the cusp of it....



Here's a view from the soccer pitch last weekend.
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« Reply #1861 on: April 20, 2021, 06:52:44 pm »

Nice shot, love the new views from inside ONEOK Field. 

Regarding the homeless itís definitely an issue in that area and I donít remember seeing tents in the past so the population mustíve grown.  It seems like one of the local organizations should look into building a larger facility.  I know in Denver which has a huge homeless population downtown they are currently building a 9 story homeless tower that also has an assisted living/recuperative care facility. 
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« Reply #1862 on: April 26, 2021, 04:14:03 pm »

Views from The Brook at 2nd & Cincinnati











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« Reply #1863 on: April 26, 2021, 04:34:36 pm »

Holy crap, that is stunning. This thing has been under construction so long I stopped going by. It's a shock to see it suddenly complete. The finishes look amazing. I'm betting the architect is really happy.

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« Reply #1864 on: April 27, 2021, 09:57:25 am »

Wow, that looks fantastic. What an improvment!
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« Reply #1865 on: April 27, 2021, 10:34:28 am »

There's a lot to be said about incremental development. Sometimes the big projects get all the headlines and attention, but I've said before I wish we had 100 of these types of developments downtown. Just imagine if the Santa Fe Square block had been broken up into small pieces and developed over the past five-ish years (can't remember the exact year they announced it) or so since it was originally proposed.

This article showed up again for me a few days ago, but it's an interesting read for anyone who had time about small parcel developments:

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/2/14/savor-your-small-parcels-and-create-more-of-them
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« Reply #1866 on: April 27, 2021, 11:55:46 am »

Also, has any seen or heard about the RFP for the Evans Fintube Site? I saw something on Facebook that looked like they had released it but I haven't seen anything on the city's website or in the news.
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« Reply #1867 on: April 27, 2021, 02:08:23 pm »

^Just after I saw you mention this, this story came up.

https://www.publicradiotulsa.org/post/city-seeking-developer-mixed-use-project-evans-fintube-site#stream/0
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« Reply #1868 on: April 27, 2021, 02:31:53 pm »

Also, has any seen or heard about the RFP for the Evans Fintube Site? I saw something on Facebook that looked like they had released it but I haven't seen anything on the city's website or in the news.

Speaking of RFPís, hearing they will be releasing RFPís for developers for the UCAT parcels west of OSU.  Not sure the timeline but should be relatively soon.  This will be incremental development and is the best approach for that neighborhood, and will be exciting to watch over the next decade as it infills.  Literally a blank slate right next to downtown.
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« Reply #1869 on: April 27, 2021, 03:15:59 pm »

I like this sentiment... if I think of the more interesting cities I've visited, they all have smaller shops and unique little restaurants. I think it makes a town/city feel much more charming compared to large multi block buildings/apartments.



There's a lot to be said about incremental development. Sometimes the big projects get all the headlines and attention, but I've said before I wish we had 100 of these types of developments downtown. Just imagine if the Santa Fe Square block had been broken up into small pieces and developed over the past five-ish years (can't remember the exact year they announced it) or so since it was originally proposed.

This article showed up again for me a few days ago, but it's an interesting read for anyone who had time about small parcel developments:

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/2/14/savor-your-small-parcels-and-create-more-of-them
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« Reply #1870 on: April 27, 2021, 06:05:53 pm »

Anyone know the current status of the mixed-use proposal for the triangular lot at 3rd & Peoria?  This is what was originally proposed in 2018: https://www.newson6.com/story/5e35d7c42f69d76f6201a013/development-planned-for-5000-square-feet-in-tulsa
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« Reply #1871 on: April 29, 2021, 02:47:44 pm »

Sinclair building finally sees a light at the end of the tunnel. Ross Group purchased and plans to sink $15M into renovations to make the building into apartments.

https://tulsaworld.com/business/local/century-old-downtown-sinclair-building-to-get-15-million-facelift-after-ross-group-purchase/article_3307b134-a8fe-11eb-a2e1-5f0b36d42b33.html?fbclid=IwAR0NhD8OMyw_C9ByaPlSw0aBqNz0ptuCw6trFbqj-qR0lnmodNSKDtcD68Q
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« Reply #1872 on: April 30, 2021, 08:45:44 am »

Much needed ^. That little area is pretty sad to walk by... with this development and the brewery, hopefully it's revitalized pretty quickly.
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« Reply #1873 on: April 30, 2021, 11:03:06 am »

Much needed ^. That little area is pretty sad to walk by... with this development and the brewery, hopefully it's revitalized pretty quickly.

Isn't this the last empty building at 5th & Main?  Ross Group does good work glad they are taking this one on. 
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« Reply #1874 on: April 30, 2021, 12:27:29 pm »

Isn't this the last empty building at 5th & Main?  Ross Group does good work glad they are taking this one on. 

I think so, pretty sure it is next to the Vandever lofts... Could be a great little corner with the roundabout.
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