Page 7 of 76 FirstFirst ... 2345678910111257 ... LastLast
Results 151 to 175 of 1898

Thread: Scissortail Park

  1. Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
    I disagree. I think it could be a novel feature.
    You think a 30 foot high mound of dirt along the boulvard is novel? You should have no problem with the convention center location then.

  2. Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Bellaboo View Post
    I got this idea from visiting Monaco, all of their parking garages are underground, even for the tour busses.
    Those are built into an exiting hill sides aren't they? Monaco isn't exactly the rolling plains.

  3. Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Just the facts View Post
    Those are built into an exiting hill sides aren't they? Monaco isn't exactly the rolling plains.
    Inside the mountain, but this does not need to be next to the boulvard, no one said that, have it down a block to the south and on the east side of the park. Yukon has a 'Boot Hill' in its city park. You can stand on the top and see the entire town over the tree tops. It's probably 3 stories tall. You can see it on google maps. Whenever it snows, there's a thousand people up there sledding.....

  4. Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Bellaboo View Post
    Inside the mountain, but this does not need to be next to the boulvard, no one said that, have it down a block to the south and on the east side of the park. Yukon has a 'Boot Hill' in its city park. You can stand on the top and see the entire town over the tree tops. It's probably 3 stories tall. You can see it on google maps. Whenever it snows, there's a thousand people up there sledding.....
    Ah. I see where you are going with this. I like that idea.

  5. Default Re: Central Park

    The entire East side could front the street, with entrance and exit on just one side. If the east end was actually open, that would significantly solve ventilation issues. Only 90 percent would be covered with park like features. But the sledding towards the North, which is the shade side, would be an outstanding draw. Now the Bricktoen ballpark folks may not like it. I still think in the long run it would be a successful revenue stream.

  6. #156

    Default Re: Central Park

    All things considered, it seems doubtful that any politico in the near future would get on board the idea of building a big mound of dirt in or close to downtown OKC. Things dinna turn out so well the last time that was tried.

  7. Default Re: Central Park

    No matter where you put it some street surrounding the park is going to front a 30 foot parking garage. Now if you want a tall mound of dirt that people can sled down with a view, look south of the river and east of I-35.

  8. Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Just the facts View Post
    No matter where you put it some street surrounding the park is going to front a 30 foot parking garage. Now if you want a tall mound of dirt that people can sled down with a view, look south of the river and east of I-35.
    Now that could be a revenue source for that place in the winter...? Except that dirt pile is a little high.

  9. Default Re: Central Park

    They could make a pretty good toboggan run on it.


  10. #160

    Default Re: Central Park

    "Uh, anyone got a snowmobile to take me back to the top?!"

  11. #161

    Default Re: Central Park

    Didn't one of the plans for the park have an underground parking at one time, I think they only started shying away from the idea when they looked at the costs.

  12. Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman View Post
    Didn't one of the plans for the park have an underground parking at one time, I think they only started shying away from the idea when they looked at the costs.
    Yes - parking underground was too expensive. Convention center underground - no problem.

  13. #163

    Default Re: Central Park

    I am a little confused by this quote in the Oklahoman about the park:

    "Hargreaves Associates, the consultancy selected by the city to develop the master plan for the 70-acre, $80 million park, made its first full presentation Wednesday to the MAPS 3 Citizen Advisory Board's park subcommittee.

    Wasn't the plan for it to be $130 million? Maybe $80 mil for the north and $50 mil for the south part?

    Read more: http://newsok.com/planners-eye-flexi...#ixzz21kOdYGj3

  14. #164

    Default Re: Central Park

    Start looking through the minutes of subcommittee meetings - I bet that money was quietly "donated" to the convention center....... hopefully the $80 million was a misprint???

  15. #165

    Default Re: Central Park

    The south park design will take place at a later time.

  16. #166

    Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptDave View Post
    Start looking through the minutes of subcommittee meetings - I bet that money was quietly "donated" to the convention center....... hopefully the $80 million was a misprint???
    the presentation was only for the north park

  17. Default Re: Central Park

    This will be a great addition to downtown and only enhance the overall value of Oklahoma City. I'm really excited about the future of OKC and can't wait to see this in action!

  18. Default Re: Central Park

    I see what you all are saying but isn't the 70 acres for the whole (south & north) park? If the $80 million is just for the North part, it should read the acreage for just that part of it...

  19. Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry OKC View Post
    I see what you all are saying but isn't the 70 acres for the whole (south & north) park? If the $80 million is just for the North part, it should read the acreage for just that part of it...
    I'm with you Larry. If we have learned nothing else over the last 6 months it is that you can't assume anything - anything. Maybe it was a mistake to associate the total acerage with just the funds for the north part, but who knows anymore. If the flag isn't raised every single time you can bet your *** that someone in the future will wiggle out some kind of excuse that the funding cut was 'announced' already.

  20. #170

    Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Just the facts View Post
    I'm with you Larry. If we have learned nothing else over the last 6 months it is that you can't assume anything - anything.
    This is unfortunately true. When City Hall has lost our trust in as dramatic fashion as they have, questions like this do become much more legitimate.

  21. Default Re: Central Park

    JTF & Spartan

    That is why I have taken to "presuming" rather than "assuming".
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfvTwv5o1Qs

  22. #172

    Default Re: Central Park

    [h=MAPS 3 Update: 8/20/2012]1[/h] [h=Public input sought on MAPS 3 Downtown Park design]1[/h] Everyone is invited to a community meeting to provide information and solicit design and programming ideas for the 70-acre MAPS 3 Downtown Park.

    The meeting will be held from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on September 13 in the fourth floor auditorium of the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue.

    “We want to hear everyone’s ideas on how this iconic park should look and function,” Mayor Mick Cornett said. “Our goal is to design a unique gathering space that will be a frequent destination for residents and set Oklahoma City apart from other cities.”

    The $132 million park is made up of a 40-acre upper section and a 30-acre lower section which is connected by Oklahoma City Skydance Bridge. The park is within the boundaries of Hudson to the west, Robinson to the east the Oklahoma City Boulevard to the north and the Oklahoma River on the south.

    Land acquisition for the upper park is 95 percent complete and construction is expected to begin in 2013. The meeting will be facilitated by park consultant Hargreaves Associates.

  23. Default Re: Central Park

    Start with what has already been bought and paid for...Core to Shore and the revamp already done for the MAPS 3 campaign...if there is strong public rejection to some specific element, eliminate it it but overall the voters gave their approval based on what they were told was going to be in it. And as I said, that is the starting point. If something wasn't included and there is strong public support for it, then add it in.

  24. #174

    Default Re: Central Park

    Somehow I keep hearing the Dixie Chicks singing Wide Open Spaces and that line about Room to make her big mistakes.

  25. #175

    Default Re: Central Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Pioneer View Post
    [h=MAPS 3 Update: 8/20/2012]1[/h] [h=Public input sought on MAPS 3 Downtown Park design]1[/h] Everyone is invited to a community meeting to provide information and solicit design and programming ideas for the 70-acre MAPS 3 Downtown Park.

    The meeting will be held from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on September 13 in the fourth floor auditorium of the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue.

    “We want to hear everyone’s ideas on how this iconic park should look and function,” Mayor Mick Cornett said. “Our goal is to design a unique gathering space that will be a frequent destination for residents and set Oklahoma City apart from other cities.”

    The $132 million park is made up of a 40-acre upper section and a 30-acre lower section which is connected by Oklahoma City Skydance Bridge. The park is within the boundaries of Hudson to the west, Robinson to the east the Oklahoma City Boulevard to the north and the Oklahoma River on the south.

    Land acquisition for the upper park is 95 percent complete and construction is expected to begin in 2013. The meeting will be facilitated by park consultant Hargreaves Associates.
    Oklahoma City Blvd looks even worse in print than I thought it would....

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Map of Potential Infill Sites in Central OKC
    By shane453 in forum General Real Estate Topics
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: 01-22-2012, 10:14 PM
  2. The Lincoln at Central Park / Gardner Tanenbaum project
    By metro in forum General Civic Issues
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12-16-2011, 10:58 AM
  3. First MAPS 3 Project (70 Acre Central Park)?
    By G.Walker in forum General Civic Issues
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-17-2011, 09:31 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO