Okay, I'll state up front that I've been against this project from the get go, but as I don't live in the community that will end up footing the bill, I figure any input I may have had would be discarded (assuming that I could actually make it to the meetings). But this takes the cake- Sidewalk Plans Scrapped At Gathering Place - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports. Do they honestly think excluding a sidewalk will prevent people from parking in their 'hood whenever there is a big event scheduled??
This massive park is the brain child of George Kaiser, his way of giving back to the community. Of course, this has so far entailed the destruction of a historical mansion and 2 apartment complexes with ~550 units scheduled for the wrecking ball as well. The primary reason why the Blair Mansion was torn down was due to the fact that the people the current owner had hired to move it told him that the neighborhood streets were too narrow to navigate- obviously his 'experts' didn't think to just put a temp road from the back of the property to Riverside Drive... Of course, why a structure of local historical significance wasn't incorporated into the plan for the new park escapes me as well.