View Full Version : Tulsa City Hall to possibly move.....



metro
03-20-2007, 05:15 PM
Did anyone catch the articles in Sunday Oklahoman or the Journal Record about Tulsa considering moving city hall to One Technology Center? I'd post the article but the Oklahoman's search feature blows, I tried numerous searches and couldn't find the article even though it's only 3 days old.

windowphobe
03-20-2007, 06:18 PM
Here's a writeup from KOTV (Channel 6):


It's been the city's main address since the 1960's, but Tulsa's City Hall might soon be moving. The city signed an option to buy the One Technology Center building, located on the north side of downtown, and will decide by July whether to finalize the deal.

"We believe that these buildings, particularly city hall, have prime economic development potential," said Don Himelfarb, Tulsa Economic Development Director.

The current city hall has millions of dollars in overdue maintenance; the mayor says that might be better applied to buying a new building. At the same time, she says developers want the land for a hotel to serve the new arena.

"We miss conventions in this city because we don't have enough dedicated hotel rooms next to the convention center," Mayor Kathy Taylor said.

The idea is to move employees from the current city hall and five other addresses all to the One Technology Center building. It would consolidate the offices and employees, now scattered across 12 buildings, into one address.

KOTV.com - The News On 6 (http://www.kotv.com/news/topstory/?id=122623)

metro
03-27-2007, 12:00 PM
The Oklahoman had a very extensive article on it and pictures. Any Tulsans heard any more on it??