So, what do you think about SandRidge Energy threatening to leave downtown? Read the story here.
“SandRidge Energy might have to reconsider whether downtown is appropriate for its headquarters”
Looking like a 2-1 split on India Temple, Oklahoma Capitol Savings buildings… quote from observer on voting on each building … “did you hear that baby scream when they split him apart? They’re going to make everybody unhappy.”
SandRidge acknowledging India Temple was occupied, one floor, a few years ago in response to question by Board of Adjustment commissioner Jim Allen.
135 Building occupied as recently as 1999.
Evaluation of project included talks with city officials, planning department officials – nature of a master planning process.
“You will never get 100 percent consensus. But you go for where you can do the most good … there are subjective components to this plan.”
we are saving, enhancing and preserving over 75 percent of the square footage of this site. There is just a time when certain buildings don’t work anymore, and that is the case with the buildings we are proposing for demolition./
Most of support not sought, volunteered.
(This is not true according to sources I’ve spoken to)
Says they have support of Chuck Wiggin, owner of 101 Park Avenue building, and a letter from Skirvin Hilton manager John Williams, and a letter from Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. “To my knowledge, there is no opposition from any owner of a downtown property.”
Offering $18,000 to pay for a historical building assessment
Bringing up a lot of new material, while Williamson had nothing but retread emotional arguments. Why did Preservation Oklahoma alot so much of its time to him and not Suzette? Odd.