Board chair just told Preservation Oklahoma structural issues won’t be considered
Preservation Oklahoma director is reminding Board of Adjustment of statements by state preservation officers that the eligibility process for listing on the National Register of Historic Places shouldn’t be a part of this discussion
Your job today is easy – the SandRidge proposal is not in compliance with design guidelines.
He’s doing another powerpoint… “history will be written today. Whether we will be remembered in a good light or a bad light.” Williamson reminds the Board of Adjustment is charged with ensuring Downtown Design guidelines are followed. Says board was misinformed about facade on the India Temple building, thousands of examples of similar buildings restored.
Michael Dunn is absent from today’s Board of Adjustment meeting; Jeff Austin has recused himself again. That means all three present must agree on a motion if there is to be a decision today.
Alright, there’s a local publication that has a popular best of section… anyone care to see my picks?
In February 2008 a group of community and business leaders swept in and helped a good person recover from one of the worst tragedies that can hit a family. They gave this person more than comfort – they gave her hope and opportunity to pick up the pieces and realize happiness again.
It was one of those times, one of those moments, where we learn a lot about people – and the incredible goodness lurking behind many of those who make this city tick.
One of those “angels” has even been hit with unfathomable tragedy himself recently.
To those angels out there – first, let me say, as evidenced by this post, it’s difficult to show appreciation for what you do without naming names or giving specifics.
Second – I have very sad news. The person who got a second chance at life thanks to your efforts has once again been hit – and hit hard – this time by mother nature.
The family’s home is underwater. They have no flood insurance. They have lost everything but each other.
If you’re reading this and were one of those angels and want more information, you can email or call me.
My prayers are out for all those affected by this storm.
At some point you’ve just got to laugh at how ridiculous this all is.
Is it just me or does it seem like just about everybody was downtown this week?
We had the U.S. Conference of Mayors. We had the women’s softball folks. We had baseball fans. We had river drag boat races. And of course, we had the wonderful, wonderful, wonderful DeadCENTER Film Festival. If none of that grabbed your attention, the Civic Center featured a Beatles cover band concert and the Brewers hosted their annual blues and BBQ festival in Bricktown.
Am I leaving anything out?
Just a couple weeks after Jane Jenkins helped host the National Main Streets conference at the Cox Convention Center, she signed the following letter which has been sent to the Oklahoma City Board of Adjustment as it considers the SandRidge Commons project – which proposes tearing down six buildings (they will hear the issue again on Thursday):