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Old October 27th, 2005, 04:23 AM   #1
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Tulsa Development News

Well here's the long awaited Tulsa development news thread.

1. Crazy Fish Films, a Christian-based studio, announced plans for a $500,000,000 production facility, the East Village Studio Project. The facility will be located squarely between OSU-Tulsa and University of Tulsa, on Downtown's east side, and is working in conjuction with the OSU-Tulsa cinematography school.

2. http://www.uticaplace.com/

Construction on the Tower and Garage to begin next month, Penthouses available Fall 2006.

Construction on the Courtyard Villas to begin Summer 2006, Available in Spring 2007.



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A new residential concept has arrived in Tulsa — luxury Loft Apartments situated in a mixed-use high rise rich in historic and architectural prestige. The Philtower, with its tradition as host to landmark business enterprises and flagship retail shopping, has been re-imagined as a site of high-end residential living. Nowhere else in Tulsa do style, history, and convenience converge with such distinction.

Currently accepting applications for occupancy beginning September 2005, The Philtower will offer its residents a range of deluxe amenities, unparalleled views of downtown, and watchful attention to security concerns.
For more info call River City Development @ 918.584.0331.



Kitchen interiors.


Patios on West Side of 12th Floor.




Truly a view from the top.







The Lobby.

http://www.philtower.com/

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4. OETA wants $1.9 million from the state to move into TCC's campus. OETA's current offices are in a former pizzeria at North Sheridan Avenue. They say that their offices would be built adjacent to the Tulsa Community College.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #2
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That lobby is gorgeous!
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Old October 28th, 2005, 12:38 AM   #3
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Finally a Tulsa thread!...

Oklahoma is seeing reaction to it's initiatives to bring the film industry to the state.

The renderings of the Philtower units look really trendy and cool, especially the awesome garden-patio. It does have a really amazing lobby! Very castle-y.

Utica Place is also very fantastic. I love the sort of themed architecture like this Italian-village style, it's really fun.

I guess it's the statewide OETA offices and not just the Tulsa station? OETA is starting to do a lot more local programming than it has in the past.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 01:03 AM   #4
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They are also becoming digital with our tax dollars.

And actually other states are doing the same thing with the film industry; taking well developed ques from cities like Austin and Atlanta, that do have a well developed film industry.

Oklahoma is moving at a faster-than-avg rate, but it isn't amazing. Let me emphasize that other states DO exist.
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No, I really think that Oklahoma is doing a tremendous job at playing a bit of catch-up to a lot of places in the country, esp Texas. Texas has done a lot in the way of overshadowing OK inthe past decades and has moved ahead in the oil industry.
But now OK is moving away from its days of reliance on oil, and is seeing a lot of great new expansion in economy.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 03:39 AM   #6
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Old October 29th, 2005, 10:15 PM   #7
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Good point, eweezerinc: People whine and moan when Tulsa loses an oil corporation to Houston, but when IBM announces they are hiring 1,000 highly paid downtown jobs, no one bats an eye.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 12:44 AM   #8
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Visited the Tulsa Fairgrounds this weekend. Every time I go there is a new barn or arena. This time they were clearing more old barns to make room for something new. The facility is starting to look really nice. I hear that as far as big, week-long events are concerned, the facility is booked until 2015. It looks really nice. I don't have pictures.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 05:33 AM   #9
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Good point, eweezerinc: People whine and moan when Tulsa loses an oil corporation to Houston, but when IBM announces they are hiring 1,000 highly paid downtown jobs, no one bats an eye.
Very true.

Oklahoma's only holdback throughout the years has been the fact that it boomed from oil, and then had no diversity in industry and saw itself not able to pick up the slack when oil companies left.
This mindset is changing and I think will lead to Tulsa citizens become more diverse in thinking about the potential of areas which have become a bit forgotten. When things boomed in the 70's, there was a lot of haphazard and poor planning in the city.

These new developments are steps in the right direction for preserving how the projects and surrounding areas will be in 20 years.
Future planning was something overlooked in the past I think.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 10:20 PM   #10
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Well I dunno about that. I suppose it’s all relative, isn’t it?

Tulsa’s economic planning has been fantastic. It just sucked that when things turned around there was a tech bust.
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BOK Arena/Convention Center -- Cesar Pelli


It's designed by Cesar Pelli, I hear site clearing at least has begun. It's a beautiful building and it should bring a lot of new business to Tulsa. This is one of the Vision 2025 tax initiative projects.

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Great design!
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Wow! That convention center is just stunning!
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BOK Arena/Convention Center -- Cesar Pelli


It's designed by Cesar Pelli, I hear site clearing at least has begun. It's a beautiful building and it should bring a lot of new business to Tulsa. This is one of the Vision 2025 tax initiative projects.
Yea the site is already cleared it takes up four blocks that used to be surface lots and abandoned buildings.
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Very true.

Oklahoma's only holdback throughout the years has been the fact that it boomed from oil, and then had no diversity in industry and saw itself not able to pick up the slack when oil companies left.
This mindset is changing and I think will lead to Tulsa citizens become more diverse in thinking about the potential of areas which have become a bit forgotten. When things boomed in the 70's, there was a lot of haphazard and poor planning in the city.

These new developments are steps in the right direction for preserving how the projects and surrounding areas will be in 20 years.
Future planning was something overlooked in the past I think.

Tulsa is doing good with diversifying the economy.
I moved here because my company relocated our corporate office and 1600 jobs from Ft. Lauderdale to Tulsa. Only less than 200 have moved here from Florida the rest are Oklahomans Tulsa/Tulsa metro that is.
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Tulsa is doing good with diversifying the economy.
I moved here because my company relocated our corporate office and 1600 jobs from Ft. Lauderdale to Tulsa. Only less than 200 have moved here from Florida the rest are Oklahomans Tulsa/Tulsa metro that is.
An obvious sign that things are going well for Tulsa.
Great to hear that the BOK will take up crap lots too!
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There is a webcam of the project underway. A live stream. So if your really obsessed...!!! LOL
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Old November 18th, 2005, 10:20 PM   #18
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Over 12K news jobs in Tulsa over last 2 years.

Tell me Tulsa's economy is not booming...
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Hey guys the crane is now up for Utica Place. Saw it on the midtown skyline from I-44 as I was driving back in to Tulsa today from OKC.

I drove over there and it looks like they are constructing the underground parking (if thats what it is)
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Utica Place is gonna be awsome. I honestly can't wait to see how it turns out!
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