View Full Version : NE 7th & Oklahoma



G.Walker
06-13-2011, 11:45 AM
On my way to Deep Deuce on my lunch break, I noticed site prep and construction trucks for clearing land, on lots from NE 7th to NE 10th & Oklahoma, anybody know what this is for? Going south on Oklahoma Ave, it would be lots the on your left hand side...

BoulderSooner
06-13-2011, 11:56 AM
i know they got permission from the city to close the easements so they can rip out the "extra" roads east of oklahoma ... don't know what is going in

G.Walker
06-13-2011, 12:03 PM
http://triangledevelopmentokc.com/Vision%20map.JPG

According to this development, its zoned for commercial use...

Pete
06-13-2011, 03:06 PM
The property between 6th and 8th and east of Oklahoma (shown in yellow) is owned by OKC Town Center, which is the Bert Belanger / Anthony McDermid group.

The only other privately owned property east of Oklahoma in that area is on the north side of 8th, and it's about four small lots owned by different people and is shown in blue. Everything else is public right-of-way.

I believe they recently approved closing 7th and the two alley ways east of Oklahoma. My guess is they may be reading the site for apartments, which seems to be the only thing that can get financed at the current time.

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/6thoklahoma.jpg

Urbanized
07-13-2011, 01:35 PM
I've always felt that area was maybe one of the most prime areas for housing in all of downtown, going back to my Automobile Alley days. Talk about access...

Urbanized
07-15-2011, 12:57 PM
Another benefit is how contiguous all of that land is. Someone could really put together something special. Great economy of scale.

betts
07-15-2011, 02:07 PM
A few years ago I remember Bert Belanger saying he wouldn't build there until a Quiet Zone was established.

mcca7596
07-15-2011, 02:15 PM
That area isn't any closer to the tracks than where you live, I don't understand that.

On another note, Betts, how is the Harrison street construction coming along? Are they adding landscaping like the rendering in post #3 proposed?

Spartan
07-15-2011, 03:49 PM
A few years ago I remember Bert Belanger saying he wouldn't build there until a Quiet Zone was established.

They've been talking about the Quiet Zone for the last ten years... and still doesn't exist.

metro
07-15-2011, 04:12 PM
They've been talking about the Quiet Zone for the last ten years... and still doesn't exist.

Not that long,and it's in the works now and should be complete in the next 2 if it stays on track.

Urbanized
07-16-2011, 11:44 AM
Good news! Will the quiet zone make it as far north as 16th?