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« Reply #165 on: June 10, 2015, 07:08:39 am »

This is pretty incredible. I remember when someone on here pointed out that we were getting four straight blocks of construction from the Ubran 8 to GreenArch II. Now that's five straight blocks with the addition of #18; we have a second four block span from #12 to #21; and we almost have an east/west four-block span from #18 to #20; and we have all four corners of the intersection of 4th & Frankfurt.

And the planned (1, 2, 5, 6, 8 ), rumored (3), recently completed (GreenArch I), and underway (7) projects on Archer stretch seven blocks!
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« Reply #166 on: June 10, 2015, 07:45:24 am »

When I saw the story on the box yard break yesterday, I was afraid it was another development like the proposed truck yard for the River West Festival park by an out of state developer.  Iím thrilled to hear itís locally-based, and I like the opportunity it will provide for small retailers. 

Think how much different downtown might look right now if Elliot Nelson hadnít taken an interest in it and taken all the risks he has.
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« Reply #167 on: June 10, 2015, 07:46:37 am »

Can we all take a moment to reflect on this fantastic time in downtown Tulsa development? I grew up in this city when all my friends wanted to leave town because it "wasn't cool" and downtown was an empty wasteland. I'm so excited for our future as a Midwest/Southwest/South/whatever leader. Remember when it seemed like every few months another major company pulled their offices out of Tulsa? I think we're about to see a new age of companies bringing their businesses back into Tulsa. Cheers!
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« Reply #168 on: June 10, 2015, 07:50:45 am »

Here's an unmasked version of the Santa Fe Square rendering:



I really like the arcade / colonnade they've got along the east wall, and the whole interior plaza looks like a really nice place to be on foot.
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« Reply #169 on: June 10, 2015, 09:19:17 am »

That's so cool.  Love infill taking over surface lots.  Downtown is really coming together.
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« Reply #170 on: June 10, 2015, 10:54:39 am »

That Santa Fe Square rendering is awesome. Sometimes walking in the Brady/Blue Dome is miserable because the trees that are there provide no shade and there aren't any awnings. Not fun when the sun is beating down.

Very excited for all the developments in Downtown  Grin
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« Reply #171 on: June 10, 2015, 01:46:35 pm »

Can we all take a moment to reflect on this fantastic time in downtown Tulsa development? I grew up in this city when all my friends wanted to leave town because it "wasn't cool" and downtown was an empty wasteland. I'm so excited for our future as a Midwest/Southwest/South/whatever leader. Remember when it seemed like every few months another major company pulled their offices out of Tulsa? I think we're about to see a new age of companies bringing their businesses back into Tulsa. Cheers!

Indeed.

I've been working downtown since 2000, and the transformation is really unbelievable.

My only regret is that all of this didn't start in the mid 1990s... but better late than never I guess.  Smiley
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« Reply #172 on: June 10, 2015, 03:06:51 pm »

Indeed.

I've been working downtown since 2000, and the transformation is really unbelievable.

My only regret is that all of this didn't start in the mid 1990s... but better late than never I guess.  Smiley

Meh, it gives us the opportunity to learn from OKCís mistakes so we can talk about how much cooler our downtown is once itís all said and done.  Wink
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« Reply #173 on: June 10, 2015, 03:20:36 pm »

Meh, it gives us the opportunity to learn from OKCís mistakes so we can talk about how much cooler our downtown is once itís all said and done.  Wink

You mean our children's children will be able to talk about how much cooler our downtown is once itís all said and done. 
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« Reply #174 on: June 10, 2015, 04:28:30 pm »

You mean our children's children will be able to talk about how much cooler our downtown is once itís all said and done. 

I have no kids, even grown ones.  I guess I'm doomed.
 
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« Reply #175 on: June 10, 2015, 05:02:02 pm »

The arcade is excellent.  Hopefully something like that really does get built.  Looks like something I would have designed myself.  Those kinds of spaces connected right by other areas with some more shops/restaurants that are also pedestrian friendly can indeed become the kind of lively commercial corridor/transit destinations that I hope will happen in our downtown.  Really keeping fingers crossed for this one.

This weekend was with a group of friends who were at DECOPOLIS at 6th and Boston and we all then went to the Rusty Crane.  They suggested we walk!  I was happily surprised.  Then after dinner we all walked over to the 3rd Street East End area, and then later walked back to DECOPOLIS. Very enjoyable evening, nobody minded the walk, was neat to see the development already underway and imagining how that in itself would improve the walk and what may be coming in the near future will really begin to make downtown feel like a great place to be.  Last several times I have been able to get out and about downtown am really amazed at the crowds, not just in one area, but in many areas at the same time.  And its nice to already see people beginning to "park once" and spend the rest of the day on foot going to different areas of downtown.  

Frankly If most of the proposed developments happen downtown, I think our downtown will indeed surpass OKC's and that could be in just a few years not decades.
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« Reply #176 on: June 11, 2015, 07:10:22 am »

Nice map, good work

Hellzyea!
So exciting.

Any plans for the Nordam site?
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« Reply #177 on: June 11, 2015, 10:15:48 am »

Any plans for the Nordam site?

Would Nordam ever want to move its HQ and engineering work downtown?  I realize a lot of their operation is manufacturing-based which is likely why they're currently located at the Cherokee Industrial Park.  A new corporate office spanning a couple of those blocks would really help anchor the south end of this district.

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« Reply #178 on: June 11, 2015, 10:23:10 am »



Is All Souls no longer planning a move to the 6th & Frankfort site just south of #21?  I hadn't heard anything about that proposal in awhile but it sounded great because it would occupy that vacant grassy lot and the parking lot across the street.  
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« Reply #179 on: June 11, 2015, 11:03:00 am »

Would Nordam ever want to move its HQ and engineering work downtown?  I realize a lot of their operation is manufacturing-based which is likely why they're currently located at the Cherokee Industrial Park.  A new corporate office spanning a couple of those blocks would really help anchor the south end of this district.



I'm referring to these buildings east of "project 21"...isn't this the old Nordam?

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