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TUWC: Simon Properties asks for INCOG continuance to Aug

From:
Colin Tawney
TUWC Government Affairs Coordinator

According to our sources at INCOG, Simon has requested another continuance of their zoning hearing before the TMAPC to August 19, 2015.

Based on lack of public support as well as lack of support from the City Council, we cannot see how Simon would still be preparing a site plan for this property.

However, the recent announcement by the City of Jenks that Simon had signed a contract on land south of the Creek Turnpike, was pre-empted by a cancelled press conference.

What does all this mean, and should we still be concerned? Anyone involved with this project has said Simon has been very silent since the forums were held in mid-March. The series of delays and lack of communication on this matter has puzzled government leaders as well as development insiders.

Based on what has happened in other markets where there have been multiple developers vying for an outlet mall in a market which will only support one, this is really not terribly surprising. In other markets where Simon was late to the game, they have used similar tactics to end up either chasing out competition or partnering with another developer. Simon is the undisputed king of outlet retail management companies, they also rule the traditional mall market. With that sort of presence comes the clout to woo all of the major retailers required to develop an outlet mall.

Certainly, we cannot take our eyes off Simon, but with the high cost of infrastructure improvements as well as numerous challenges the Turkey Mountain site presents, there really does not seem to be any reason for Simon to attempt to develop there.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and follow up with city officials as well as contacts we have within the development community. We will have someone attend the June 17 TMAPC meeting to report back on the continuance or if there are any other developments.

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Tulsa Voice: Natural beauty Tulsans make the case to protect Turkey Mountain

Natural beauty
Tulsans make the case to protect Turkey Mountain

The resistance has reached a clear and eloquent critical mass, a decided ripening that’s accelerated over the past few months. Simon has twice requested additional time to prepare for its meeting with the Planning Commission, which is now expected to take place June 17.

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Blog: TZ – District Two Meeting. Subject: Turkey as we know it vs Simon

District Two Meeting. Subject: Turkey as we know it vs Simon

This is supposed to be the wall as viewed from about halfway down the pipeline trail. It’s cute how road bikes are leisurely pedaling up what is a steep incline on a dirt road. And no helmets!! This is their idea of camouflage the wall. Perfectly spaced large trees near the top and hundreds of saplings in between whatever existing trees they decide to leave for us. Give it 40-50 years, and it’ll look great. I’ll be dead by then.

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Tulsa World: Turkey Mountain and traffic at heart of west Tulsans’ concerns about proposed outlet mall

Turkey Mountain and traffic at heart of west Tulsans’ concerns about proposed outlet mall

Several people in the audience, including Kaye Price, challenged Reynolds’ assertion. Price said she has seen renderings that show that the retaining wall on the east side of the mall would be visible from a ledge on Turkey Mountain.
“What you see now (in Reynolds’ rendering) is a little bit of trees,” Price said. “But from the top of the ridge your view is a 50-foot retaining wall. That is also what the children” at a YMCA camp would see.

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KOKI: Forum held to discuss outlet mall plans near Turkey Mountain

*note – Simon Group was invited but did not respond to the invitation.

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TMAPC/INCOG: Amended* TULSA METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COMMISSION Meeting No. 2694

Amended*
TULSA METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COMMISSION
Meeting No. 2694

12. Z-7296 – Simon Acquisition II, LLC, Location: Northeast corner of Highway 75 and West 61st Street, requesting rezoning from OL/CS/CO to CO, (CD-2) (Applicant is requesting a continuance to April 15, 2015)

13. Z-7296-SP-1 – Simon Acquisition II, LLC, Location: Northeast corner of Highway 75 and West 61st Street, requesting rezoning Corridor Development Plan , OL/CS/CO to CO/Z-7296-SP-1, (CD-2) (Applicant is requesting a continuance to April 15, 2015)

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KOTV: Designs Released For Proposed Mall Near Turkey Mountain

Designs Released For Proposed Mall Near Turkey Mountain

Colin Tawney monitored what came out of the meeting. He’s concerned about the mall’s development on a pristine recreational area in the middle of the city.

Tawney said even remote places of Turkey Mountain will be impacted by the project.

“You’re not in the city anymore right here; this is why people come out here. Looking out through the trees and seeing a mall there is the complete antithesis of that,” he said.

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INCOG: Tulsa Premium Outlets preliminary site plan.

Click here to view Tulsa Premium Outlets Site Plan with wall detail

Upon reviewing the application submitted to INCOG we noticed an oversight and contacted INCOG for a missing drawing. INCOG was kind enough to send us the missing drawing. Please click the link above to view.

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