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  1. #51

    Default Re: Goodbye downtown postal facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Just the facts View Post
    It wouldn't be a bad idea to plant a bunch of trees and start a nursery on site. If this park is still 5 to 8 years from being done then planting trees now to be relocated later would give the park a leg up on maturing the trees.
    Possibly but the soil may need remediation and sod is less likely to get tangled around a forgotten pipe or something over the next six or seven years.

  2. #52

    Default Re: Goodbye downtown postal facility

    I snapped a bunch of pics yesterday of the site and the new bridge, will try to post soon.

  3. Default Re: Goodbye downtown postal facility

    You know... I did record some dramatic video of them demolishing it a few months ago but never did anything with the footage. Had too much going on at the time.

  4. #54

    Default Re: Central Park

    Reviewed land acquisition status map for the new park from the MAPS 3 Board meeting on Thursday, and looks about 85% acquired! Should be 100% acquired by March/April, so hopefully we can see some site prep starting late Summer/Early Fall of 2012!

  5. #55

    Default Re: Central Park

    Here's the latest acquisition map:



  6. #56

    Default Re: Central Park

    Parcels under contract are as good as acquired, it means that the property owners are agreeing to sell, and the City is just working up final contracts to purchase parcels.

  7. #57

    Default Re: Central Park

    I would assume the block bounded by Harvey, 3rd, 4th, and Robinson will be easy to get since that's pretty much just a landing area for the highway exit.

  8. #58

    Default Re: Central Park

    All those properties are owned by Hilltop Parking who acquired them from the rescue mission in 2007.

    Not sure the status of acquiring them.

  9. #59

    Default Re: Central Park

    looks like the park acquisition is well underway, and almost complete, except for parcels V3 and V4 in the top right corner? It seems there has been no movement from the city to acquire these parcels for the park? Maybe this is for a reason, maybe it is a future site for some type of development we don't know about yet, as it will border the new boulevard and new park....

  10. #60

    Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by G.Walker View Post
    looks like the park acquisition is well underway, and almost complete, except for parcels V3 and V4 in the top right corner? It seems there has been no movement from the city to acquire these parcels for the park? Maybe this is for a reason, maybe it is a future site for some type of development we don't know about yet, as it will border the new boulevard and new park....
    V3 and V4 are in the park (not bordering it), right? Why would some type of development be inside the park (besides the type fo development specifically done for a park)?

  11. #61

    Default Re: Central Park

    Yes, those parcels are in the park and completely vacant except for the large off-ramp from the old I-40.

    I wonder if they are waiting on the demolition of the highway for some reason.

  12. #62

    Default Re: Central Park

    New presentation on requirements for Central Park:

    http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/centralpark12412.pdf

  13. #63

    Default Re: Central Park

    Looking through that presentation it appears they are going to go with the plan to do Central Park in two phases, the first being a basic landscaping and tying in with the new boulevard and the Skydance Bridge to be complete by late 2014, the second to do the more detailed programming and development.

    I think this is a great way to approach the park and really take the time to gauge what is needed after I-40 comes down, decisions are made about the convention center and more downtown development is announced.

    Credit to the committee for this approach.





  14. #64

    Default Re: Central Park

    Praise the lord that Walker is not getting chopped up and closed down for the new CC.

  15. #65

    Default Re: Central Park

    Curious to see what is done to dress up the sub-station?

  16. #66

    Default Re: Central Park

    So since they have already cleared some ground, its just a matter of time now until the other land is bought and demolished right?

  17. #67

    Default Re: Central Park

    And wasn't the covention center going where this "sub-station" is?. And the Ford site was going to be mixed use...but i love that location!

  18. #68

    Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by skanaly View Post
    And wasn't the covention center going where this "sub-station" is?. And the Ford site was going to be mixed use...but i love that location!
    Awhile back, yeah that was the "plan".

  19. #69

    Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by MDot View Post
    Awhile back, yeah that was the "plan".
    Does anyone know what happened to that plan? It seems to me that would be a far greater site (without sub-station relcation cost).

  20. Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by skanaly View Post
    And wasn't the covention center going where this "sub-station" is?. And the Ford site was going to be mixed use...but i love that location!
    It was the plan until they started floating a 30 million dollar cost around to relocate the sub station.......

  21. #71

    Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Bellaboo View Post
    It was the plan until they started floating a 30 million dollar cost around to relocate the sub station.......
    It will probably take at least that much to purchase the old Ford site.

  22. #72

    Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by mcca7596 View Post
    It will probably take at least that much to purchase the old Ford site.
    or maybe double that much

  23. #73

    Default Re: Central Park

    Who owns the land in which the sub-station is currently located on? Private or State?

  24. #74

    Default Re: Central Park

    OG+E, so...whichever category you think that fits under

  25. #75

    Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Brzycki View Post
    Looking through that presentation it appears they are going to go with the plan to do Central Park in two phases, the first being a basic landscaping and tying in with the new boulevard and the Skydance Bridge to be complete by late 2014, the second to do the more detailed programming and development.

    I think this is a great way to approach the park and really take the time to gauge what is needed after I-40 comes down, decisions are made about the convention center and more downtown development is announced.

    Credit to the committee for this approach.



    Correct me if I've missed something, but what's new?? Convention center still taking up the same site. Park is still dis-jointed, I don't understand how that's an approach worth crediting any committee for. And now they're even contributing to the momentum to tear down the last remnants of our Main Street.

    I don't mean to be so pessimistic, but this is awful. At what point do we even get to talk about a compromise between things that I and many others consider good and bad?

    This is very analogous to our "city planning"


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