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« Reply #240 on: December 18, 2018, 04:43:11 pm »

You just posted about a super sized AutoZone store?

Seriously?


Distribution center.
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« Reply #241 on: December 19, 2018, 10:42:45 am »



  700 West site plan for NW 4 and Shartel Avenue is shown. Gardner Architects.



The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority is set to vote Wednesday on whether to choose Colony Partners to develop a mix of 138 apartments and 4,000 square feet of retail as part of its proposed $22 million “700 West" plan at NW 4 and Shartel Avenue.

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The proposal includes a mix of affordable and market rate housing, with rental rates starting at $675 a month for qualified tenants.

 
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« Reply #242 on: December 19, 2018, 11:23:05 am »


 

I have a few issues with this rendering.

apartment complex with the majority of the spaces empty?
Everyone drives Lambos and Porches?
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« Reply #243 on: December 19, 2018, 02:11:28 pm »

They can afford their cars because the rent is so affordable.
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« Reply #244 on: December 20, 2018, 11:14:56 am »

They can afford their cars because the rent is so affordable.

Good point, a hide-a-way for dead beat non paying child support dads who avoid paying the bills for perpetuating the population.  Grin
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« Reply #245 on: December 20, 2018, 12:27:23 pm »

Oklahoma City INVESTMENT PROSPECTUS A Platform for Action Plan: Opportunity Zone (OZ)





What is an opportunity zone: https://newsok.com/article/5610854/oklahoma-city-development-specialists-watching-opportunity-zones

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Accelerator for America, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit, paid for "Oklahoma City Investment Prospectus: A Platform for Action," for potential capital investors looking to take advantage of Opportunity Zones.

A draft version, prepared by New Localism Advisors working with Oklahoma City leaders, is available online at http://www.acceleratorforamerica.com/opportunity-zones.

Opportunity zones are designed to attract people, partnerships and companies with capital to reinvest. The enticements? Deferred and reduced capital gains taxes if gains from a real estate or stock investment are sent back into development.


It's IMO just shows opportunity plan for development to recruit investors with emphasis on areas to develop potential structures with supported parking in areas suited to brace a particular enterprise.


There is a pdf file that corresponds with this.
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« Reply #246 on: December 20, 2018, 04:28:05 pm »

Oklahoma City INVESTMENT PROSPECTUS A Platform for Action Plan: Opportunity Zone (OZ)





What is an opportunity zone: https://newsok.com/article/5610854/oklahoma-city-development-specialists-watching-opportunity-zones


It's IMO just shows opportunity plan for development to recruit investors with emphasis on areas to develop potential structures with supported parking in areas suited to brace a particular enterprise.


There is a pdf file that corresponds with this.


Yeah that's a horrible urban development plan, so hopefully it doesn't look anything like this when it's all finally developed.
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« Reply #247 on: December 21, 2018, 11:06:01 am »

Yeah that's a horrible urban development plan, so hopefully it doesn't look anything like this when it's all finally developed.


The parking garage district!

Sounds nice.
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« Reply #248 on: December 21, 2018, 11:08:12 am »

Yeah that's a horrible urban development plan, so hopefully it doesn't look anything like this when it's all finally developed.

Graphics aren't the best to be desired; however these are areas that are open for consideration.   It's more about the capital investments opportunities; hence OZ (opportunity zones).  My biggest surprise is the 4-square block area where the Cox Convention Center sits.   Omni's deal with OKC stipulates that the Cox cannot be used as the city's convention city and that if the Cox site is demolished and a hotel is planned for any part of those four square blocks,  Omni has the first rights to build on that site.

Many OKCTalk posters want the 4-square block site to be broken up to 4 blocks and returned to the original street grid.  The problem with returning it to the original grid is the underground parking which is slightly elevated above the original street grid.   This is the site they found the operations of the Chinese laundry & underground businesses that operated in the 1920s.

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For decades, the existence of the subterranean Chinatown has been debated, despite Li's research and written records that seem to confirm its reality.

Unlocking the secrets of Oklahoma City's mysterious city: https://newsok.com/article/3069770/unlocking-the-secrets-of-oklahoma-citys-mysterious-city

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Bradley Wynn is an urban archaeologist. He's studied downtown Oklahoma City for years. He says in the corner of Robinson and Sheridan, where the Cox Convention Center now stands was a secret underground society for Chinese immigrants, afraid to spend too much time in public because of anti-Chinese sentiments."

Historians recall hidden "Chinese underground" under OKC streets https://okcfox.com/archive/historians-recall-hidden-chinese-underground-under-okc-streets
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« Reply #249 on: December 21, 2018, 12:29:23 pm »

The parking garage district!

Sounds nice.

Swake it does sound nice.  Hopefully, there's more to the parking garage district.

OKC has put an added emphasis on parking.   Anytime you build a tower or development, you need to have the parking to support that development.   We've learned that parking garages aren't the most rosy structures--newest garages are being planned with a facade of somewhat that hides the rough look of most parking garages.

Whenever I have to park in downtown OKC the last of my concerns is how the garage looks.  It is what it is, a parking garage--it serves no other purpose unless you've added some retail storefront or lease space to the garage.

Oklahoma City's underground metro concourse despite its shelter advantages has virtually killed the downtown street life interaction you see in most downtowns.  Midtown & Bricktown does possess vibrant street lifes; those areas are why the initial 6.9 miles of streetcar rail loop exits.  Oklahoma City was very ambitious with the streetcar, OKC has 6.9 mile streetcar loop.  Dallas has a 2.45-mile; Kansas City 2 mile loop--both cites plan to expand their streetcar routes.

Metro underground concourse (The Underground):   http://downtownokc.com/underground/
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« Reply #250 on: December 21, 2018, 04:14:56 pm »

If there is anywhere in OKC where you wouldn't need a bunch of parking garages it is in this area around Myriad Gardens.  There is a streetcar circulator already operating through there to connect it to the rest of downtown/Midtown/Bricktown.  There will likely be an extension to the OUHSC in the future to connect to jobs over there.  And you have Santa Fe Depot which will be the downtown transit hub for Amtrak (including the existing line to Ft Worth and future lines to Wichita and Tulsa) and commuter rail to Norman and Edmond.  You could actually live and/or work in this area without a car.
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« Reply #251 on: December 21, 2018, 08:42:11 pm »

If there is anywhere in OKC where you wouldn't need a bunch of parking garages it is in this area around Myriad Gardens.  There is a streetcar circulator already operating through there to connect it to the rest of downtown/Midtown/Bricktown.  There will likely be an extension to the OUHSC in the future to connect to jobs over there.  And you have Santa Fe Depot which will be the downtown transit hub for Amtrak (including the existing line to Ft Worth and future lines to Wichita and Tulsa) and commuter rail to Norman and Edmond.  You could actually live and/or work in this area without a car.

My brother lives in Sycamore Square North condominiums he rarely dives his car.  He loves the downtown walk or ride his bike thru town. 

You mentioned the Amtrak or Eastern Flyer that will connect OKC to Tulsa it's doable.   
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« Reply #252 on: December 21, 2018, 09:31:07 pm »

My brother lives in Sycamore Square North condominiums he rarely dives his car.  He loves the downtown walk or ride his bike thru town.  

You mentioned the Amtrak or Eastern Flyer that will connect OKC to Tulsa it's doable.  

I picked up from a Facebook post that the streetcar tracks are starting to cause issues with people on two wheels.  Someone ended up with pins in their ankle from taking a spill on their motorcycle on the tracks.  Quite likely a "Hold my beer and watch this" episode trying to straddle a rail, but be careful around them.
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« Reply #253 on: December 21, 2018, 10:10:10 pm »

I picked up from a Facebook post that the streetcar tracks are starting to cause issues with people on two wheels.  Someone ended up with pins in their ankle from taking a spill on their motorcycle on the tracks.  Quite likely a "Hold my beer and watch this" episode trying to straddle a rail, but be careful around them.

People on 2 wheels need to be aware of their surroundings.
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« Reply #254 on: December 22, 2018, 12:37:03 am »

People on 2 wheels need to be aware of their surroundings.

Indeed!
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