Tulsa mayor plans to lead river development effort

Sep 15, 2010 Full story: Tulsa World 9

Resurrecting the focus on developing the Arkansas River from Sand Springs to Jenks is an effort Mayor Dewey Bartlett plans to lead, he said Wednesday.

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Bob Stewps

Kyle, TX

#1 Sep 16, 2010
What a joke this story is. That river won't be developed and if it ever does it will be half arsed. That city can't afford to have decent schools, police on the street, repair its roads, bring in decent jobs and they are worried about river developement? All on a nasty, toxic, smelling body of sand and some water? They owuld have to vactate the refineries, trailer parks, a cement plant and the pso plant if they were to do it correctly. The aforementioned are all eyesores. Sure, the river has potential, but it would take a massive amount of work and money to get it right. It smells, is dirty and the areas are industrial. I don't see this "pipe dream" ever bringing in national businesses or quality jobs. It is nice to dream though.......
Politics

Tulsa, OK

#2 Sep 17, 2010
The only reason Bartlett brings up this river topic again is to attempt to get the citizens off the topics of the city hall controversy. River development should be from private businesses/companies that wish to invest in this, not the City of Tulsa messing around where they shouldn't. If Bartlett wants to get busy, try communcating with the council and citizens in an open and reasonable manner....Not what he has been doing!
private

Haddon Heights, NJ

#3 Sep 17, 2010
he idiot's that stopped it in the first place don't see what it can bring in !
A new multi-million dollar riverfront development planned for Fort Pierre would bring a marina, a restaurant and retail shops to the city by 2012.

Riverwalk Landing, being built by Midwest Construction and Development, is to include 108 boat slips and a 5,000-square-foot restaurant near the AmericInn in Fort Pierre’s Teton Island Development.

“I was born and raised in this area,” said Mark Zarecky, co-owner of Midwest Construction and Development.“I have always felt this area needed riverfront development.”
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Mark Zarecky explains plans for a riverfront development in Fort Pierre containing a marina, restaurant and shopping at Thursday’s meeting of the Fort Pierre Development Corp.
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Zarecky said the six-acre project will be designed to be accessible for foot and bike traffic with open-air plazas and ramps leading down to the riverfront bike path.

“We want the feel of a walking mall atmosphere,” Zarecky said.

Zarecky unveiled the project at the annual meeting of the Fort Pierre Development Corp. Thursday evening at the AmericInn.

The first phase of the project will include the marina and the restaurant. The second floor of the restaurant building will overlook the Missouri River and be open for banquets and special events.

A second phase will include a 13,520-square-foot three-story building with shopping on the lower level, stores and office space on the second floor and extended-stay suites on the third floor.

Further phases of the project also are planned, but Zarecky said those are dependent on land owned by the Corps of Engineers and other entities.

The project will have 244 parking spaces. Zarecky said they plan to widen Island Drive to the property line to put in diagonal parking and will build a lot across the street.

“We’re adding a lot of green space,” he said.“We’re going to be putting in some pretty nice landscaping around this. We plan on doing some decorative concrete work.”

Zarecky said he hopes to break ground on the project this summer.

Members of the Fort Pierre community said they are excited about the project.

“Any time you can get a multimillion dollar development, I think it’s a positive for the city,” said Fort Pierre City Council member Carl Rathbun.“Most little towns of our size, 2,000 people, are going the other direction.”

Shane Clarambeau said he is looking forward to the marina’s completion both as a boater and as the owner of another business in Teton Island, Shane’s Pharmacy.

“I’m really excited about it,” he said.“I really like being on the river, and there’s no place in the middle of the river to get anything. And as a business owner in Teton Island, I’m excited about the extra traffic going through.”
private

Haddon Heights, NJ

#4 Sep 20, 2010
no im not nuts that is why the only thing to do in tulsa is some asshole horse show or a county fair arent people there fat enough!!! maybe you need to start thinking outside that little box oklahoma creat's for itself no wonder no one wants to go there and the kids are as soon as they are old enough get out of that place, it is the water that has you all so messed up or the cows dung smell in the air ? no i don't want river developement, no i don't want new meters, no i don't want the roads fixed i can't get to work on time???? no lets bring back the horse and wagon, gomer pile and aunt bea.soon enough the old ones will die off and some new young brains will make the changes god willing or you are all doomed to live in pleasantville for the rest of the time you have here on earth.
mtc1

Haddon Heights, NJ

#5 Oct 12, 2010
see what the benifits are for river developement, people would travel to another state for entertainment but then the money goes to them that is why this state of oklahoma keeps falling short! see what www.sanantonioriver.org/proj_benefits/benefit...
is doing then open your eyes
mtc1

Haddon Heights, NJ

#6 Oct 12, 2010
Politics wrote:
The only reason Bartlett brings up this river topic again is to attempt to get the citizens off the topics of the city hall controversy. River development should be from private businesses/companies that wish to invest in this, not the City of Tulsa messing around where they shouldn't. If Bartlett wants to get busy, try communcating with the council and citizens in an open and reasonable manner....Not what he has been doing!
texas is smart they know what river development will do for their state! how many times have you gone to another state for excitment?
www.sanantonioriver.org/proj_benefits/benefit...
mtc1

Haddon Heights, NJ

#7 Oct 12, 2010
Bob Stewps wrote:
What a joke this story is. That river won't be developed and if it ever does it will be half arsed. That city can't afford to have decent schools, police on the street, repair its roads, bring in decent jobs and they are worried about river developement? All on a nasty, toxic, smelling body of sand and some water? They owuld have to vactate the refineries, trailer parks, a cement plant and the pso plant if they were to do it correctly. The aforementioned are all eyesores. Sure, the river has potential, but it would take a massive amount of work and money to get it right. It smells, is dirty and the areas are industrial. I don't see this "pipe dream" ever bringing in national businesses or quality jobs. It is nice to dream though.......
open your eyes and see what texas is doing to bring in money stop the complaining
www.sanantonioriver.org/proj_benefits/benefit...
no wonder why they think people in oklahoma are hillbillie fools
Bob Stewps

Kyle, TX

#8 Oct 12, 2010
mtc1 wrote:
<quoted text>
open your eyes and see what texas is doing to bring in money stop the complaining
www.sanantonioriver.org/proj_benefits/benefit...
no wonder why they think people in oklahoma are hillbillie fools
Hey dipstick, I live in Texas and know all about the San Antonio River. I used to live in Tulsa, still have a house there and know all about that little town. Tulsa is NO San Antonio. Go back to your plate of pasta and figure out who you are gonna whack next you fat, greasy guido.
mtc1

Haddon Heights, NJ

#9 Oct 13, 2010
Bob Stewps wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey dipstick, I live in Texas and know all about the San Antonio River. I used to live in Tulsa, still have a house there and know all about that little town. Tulsa is NO San Antonio. Go back to your plate of pasta and figure out who you are gonna whack next you fat, greasy guido.
YOU MAKE NO SENCE DICKWAD I SAID SAN ANTONIO IS SMART DOING WHAT THEY ARE DOING RIVER DEVELOPEMENT, SO WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU KNOCKING ME FOR YOU OWN A HOME HERE IN TULSA THEN YOU SHOULD BE ALL FOR IT, THE REASON ALL TEXANS WANT TO BUY REAL ESTATE IN TULSA IS BECAUSE THEY ARE SLUMLORDS THAT SUCK THE MONEY OUT OF OKLAHOMA! SO GO SUCK IT YOU DOUCHBAG

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