A building like this could save taxpayers $20 million or more on land acquisition costs as part of MAPS 3. Care to guess how?
UPDATE: It took less than hour for someone to guess correctly. No surprise the winner was Nick Roberts, though Blair Humphreys must be credited with bringing my attention to this alternative solution. One has to wonder: will the MAPS 3 oversight board be given the chance to thoroughly study this as an alternative to paying $30 million to moving the OG&E substation across from the future Core to Shore central park? I realize from having reviewed public records that city staff have spent a lot of time behind the scenes preparing for such an acquisition and move.
But if one steps back from the edge, why not give this option serious consideration? A year ago I was hearing that LED lighting was simply not an option for Project 180. Now it’s becoming a reality. Step back from preconceived notions and ponder the alternatives. I’m not saying this is the right or wrong way to go. But certainly I’m questioning why it wouldn’t be a good alternative – especially if it allows for a fair funding basis for all possible convention center sites.
Here are links to consider: