If you are sick about the proposed development on Turkey Mountain--this is a blast of encouragement. Due to the controversy on what land was "River Parks" and what was not, a edited map was published that just torques me every time I look at it.
Oh come on--is this real??? To the casual non-runner/non-biker/non-trail-user who would just love a big ol' outlet mall, it would seem that there was a HUGE buffer between the mall and the actual park area. Plus, it would seem that all the gray area, being privately owned land, might be open for future development. (I knew that this was highly unlikely.) The intent of GKFF was made apparent by today's press release.Click on the link and read it--but here's the first couple of lines:
"The George Kaiser Family Foundation has no plans to develop the 139 acres of land it owns on Turkey Mountain, a foundation official said Wednesday.So, the City of Tulsa/River Parks gets to re-redo their map. It'll look something like this.
In fact, maintaining the mountain's natural beauty was why the foundation purchased the land in the first place."
Thank you, George Kaiser Family Foundation. honored, humbled, and thankful. Now, if we can just win one more battle.