A project for mix-used development near the BOK Center will soon be realized. The Tulsa Development Authority (TDA) voted in favor of the contract set forth by developers, One Place LLC for land located at 3rd and Denver for $1.5 million.
The land will be used for urban mixed-use development in downtown Tulsa such as: urban residential flats and town lofts, 120-room hotel and restaurant combination, commercial or retail businesses and sub-surface parking. Currently, the lot is being utilized for parking.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A fired Tulsa jailer has been charged with having sex with an inmate at the jail. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed forcible sodomy charges against former jailer Chris Delt who authorities say was fired after an investigation that began when an inmate claimed he had sex with Delt.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
Tulsa, OK – Construction has begun on the next part of the Gilcrease Expressway - a 2.2-mile segment from the L.L. Tisdale Parkway to 41st West Avenue. This three-phase project will be built as a two-lane highway on a four-lane right of way, to allow for widening in the future.
Tulsa, OK – The WNBA's Tulsa Shock announced at a news conference Wednesday that it has signed former Olympian Marion Jones as a free agent. Jones, who announced last fall that she was training for a comeback in the WNBA, attended the University of North Carolina on a basketball scholarship and helped lead the team to a 1994 NCAA Championship.
The 34-year-old Jones, a 5'10 guard, went through an individual workout with the Tulsa Shock Saturday in Tulsa, and accepted an offer to join the team in the days following.
Oklahoma City, OK – Report: Alzheimer's disease rising in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Alzheimer's Association is reporting an increasing number of cases of the debilitating disease in Oklahoma.
The association's report released Tuesday says about 74,000 Oklahomans have the disease and more than 96,000 are expected to have it by 2025. The expected increase is largely due to the aging of the baby boomer population.