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« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2017, 09:09:57 am »

Any idea why the existing plaza was made so terrible?  Seems like it would be much better as a little pocket green space. 
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« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2017, 09:14:23 am »

Any idea why the existing plaza was made so terrible?  Seems like it would be much better as a little pocket green space. 

Built in the 70s when pubic space meant cement, lots of cement?
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« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2017, 08:18:51 am »

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Plans to build a new parking garage in downtown Tulsa are still up in the air. The question being debated is - does the project warrant tax abatement money from the city?
The city has set aside several million dollars to help build up downtown by providing tax abatements for certain projects. But some questioned whether the planned parking garage is the best recipient of that tax help.

Price Family Properties wants to build a parking garage at 4th and Main but said they can't do it unless they get the abatement money. Developers said the parking garage they hope to build would cost $15 million and add more than $50,000 annually in city sales tax revenue.

Daniel Regan, property manager for the group, went in front of the local development act review committee Tuesday, April 25.  He made the case that the garage deserves close to $1 million in tax abatements and said without it, the project will die.

"Every expert says we don't need more parking," said Committee Member Jonathan Belzley, "we need a better coordinated effort on the part of the city."

The committee also didn't have any renderings of the project to review, and some committee members wanted to see renderings of what it would actually look like before voting.

 "It means we need to know are there windows on the bottom floor?  Is there a ramp that gets you to a door and where might the doors be?  Nobody is going to hold you to the linear dimensions," said Blake Ewing, committee member.

Regan didn't have any renderings to show or express interest in pushing back the vote for more time to provide those details to the group.

But committee members voted to give Price Family properties another chance to come back with more information anyway.
 
Price Family Properties has until the next meeting to come up with more comprehensive renderings and specific reasons as to why it cannot happen without the $900,000 abatement.



http://www.newson6.com/story/35244630/downtown-tulsa-parking-garage-plans-debated
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« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2017, 09:06:20 am »

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The committee also didn't have any renderings of the project to review, and some committee members wanted to see renderings of what it would actually look like before voting.

 "It means we need to know are there windows on the bottom floor?  Is there a ramp that gets you to a door and where might the doors be?  Nobody is going to hold you to the linear dimensions," said Blake Ewing, committee member.

Love Blake, he gets it unlike a lot of our city leaders.
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« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2017, 09:21:26 am »

Love Blake, he gets it unlike a lot of our city leaders.

Why on earth would you give a tax abatement to a parking garage surrounded by other parking garages that aren't full? Insanity.
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« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2017, 09:47:24 am »

I can't fathom what economic benefit the city could expect from a parking garage in the middle of the business district unless it has storefronts on street level.  Otherwise, it's basically a handout to the companies that office in that area that would benefit only them. 
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« Reply #51 on: April 26, 2017, 03:56:49 pm »

I keep waiting for someone else to say it, can we please rename the thread title so that it reads correctly?   The proposed garage is at 4th and Main right?  Directly west of the current ONE Gas / First Place Tower building?
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« Reply #52 on: April 26, 2017, 05:04:22 pm »

I keep waiting for someone else to say it, can we please rename the thread title so that it reads correctly?   The proposed garage is at 4th and Main right?  Directly west of the current ONE Gas / First Place Tower building?

Thank you. It has been changed for the thread title (individual replies won't change).
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« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2017, 07:38:03 pm »

Love Blake, he gets it unlike a lot of our city leaders.

If you come to the city asking for a million dollars, you should have renderings, power points, charts, and fireworks.

"umm... dude... can I like... Have a million dollars?" is not a way to do business. We're not the administrators of your trust fund.
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« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2017, 08:47:40 am »

I want a million dollars...!!

I will make a great Powerpoint !!

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« Reply #55 on: April 27, 2017, 08:52:05 am »

If you come to the city asking for a million dollars, you should have renderings, power points, charts, and fireworks.

"umm... dude... can I like... Have a million dollars?" is not a way to do business. We're not the administrators of your trust fund.

Exactly.  This tax abatement pitch sounds more like an exit strategy than a serious plan.
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« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2017, 11:54:06 am »

Sounds like a Sager project..  Shocked
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« Reply #57 on: September 01, 2017, 07:04:26 am »

Looks like this project is starting and expected to only take a year to complete.   

Did the abatement go through?  Any idea of whether the first floor retail was finalized/accepted?  Renderings?  So many questions.
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« Reply #58 on: September 01, 2017, 07:29:50 am »

I thought I read the fencing for now is just for the sculpture removal/transfer. Haven't heard anything about any go ahead on the garage
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« Reply #59 on: September 01, 2017, 09:22:38 am »

I thought I read the fencing for now is just for the sculpture removal/transfer. Haven't heard anything about any go ahead on the garage

So.. we've got a fairgrounds situation?
Let's start demo work before things are finalized?
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