As another year draws to a close it is important to look back at what we have accomplished to better plan our goals for the new year. While we reflected the one thing that stuck with us was how much commitment Tulsa is showing to a renewed sense of community. A deep desire to be outdoors and a measurable value in what we have. Tulsa, again you leave us happy and speechless. Thank you.
Economic Impact study shows big possibilities for Vision’s river project
“Relative to many such endeavors, we fear that the Tulsa community is ‘behind the curve’ in local amenities in comparison with many cities across the land,” the study states. “Conservative estimates of economic impacts reveal it would require only modest employment and income responses to justify the proposed plan for Tulsa riverfront development.”
Turkey Mountain: Not Out of The Woods Just Yet
With the stunning news that Simon Properties has abandoned the site on Turkey Mountain comes the sobering reality that there is now a 60 acre parcel of land with existing commercial zoning sitting wide open.
This is but round one. It was a hard fought battle, and people have taken notice how important Turkey Mountain is to the citizens of Tulsa. With that recognition, it is now time to step up fund-raising efforts to secure and protect the land from the threat of commercial development for future generations.
Large donations should be directed to Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition through its account at Tulsa Community Foundation: https://tulsacf.org
Direct donations to TUWC can be made at
TUWC also has a Go Fund Me campaign for any donation amount at: http://www.gofundme.com/tuwc2015
Please join the TUWC today in the movement to purchase this vital piece of urban wilderness.
Outlet mall developer abandons Turkey Mountain site for Jenks location
An outlet mall slated for the Turkey Mountain area is now headed to Jenks, according to an investor’s brochure from the developer and the mayor of Jenks.
Letter to the editor: Turkey Mountain doesn’t need a shopping mall
If you don’t see the difference of indoor and outdoor living, you are missing contact with a real learning experience. Besides, it’s accessible and close. I recommend it.
City Hall Blog: Yes, there are supporters of mall near Turkey Mountain
The problem for supporters of the mall is that at the public meetings they have been vastly outnumbered by those who object to the project, and my reporting has reflected that.
So when I say there are plenty of people out there who want the mall, I’m not basing it on the public meetings. I’m basing it on my emails and voice mails.
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.
Developer of proposed mall near Turkey Mountain seeks to postpone zoning hearing
The latest request, which must be approved by the Planning Commission, seeks to have the hearing moved to June 17.
“We would love to see it go somewhere else,” said Laurie Biby, public relations coordinator for the Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition. “We have no bad feelings for Simon, we just wish they would look at another site.”
Biby said she hopes Tulsa residents concerned about the proposed mall will stay engaged in the process.
“Because by no means do we think we are done with this,” she said.