"I wholeheartedly agree that downtown and areas around it should be redeveloped and old buildings saved. This river project will not prevent that. Form Based Codes, preservation districts, zoning, etc. Would go a long way to preserving and keeping our older buildings and creating enjoyable, walkable, districts. There are people engaged in and working hard on those things, lets support them and lend a hand. This tax should not stop you from helping.
You can knock this plan on any single or couple of fronts you choose.
No its not like San Antonios Riverwalk which is narrower, No its not like the Piers of Seattle because its not on the ocean, Its not like the Seine in Paris, its not lakefront resort property, its not Central Park in NY city.... Its not solely about creating jobs, its not solely about being cool, its not solely about a healthy lifestyle and the kids, its not solely about beautifying the city, its not solely about the economy, its not solely about enhancing private development efforts, etc.
Like a single stick its easy to break each of those, but its the whole bundle of "little sticks" in this plan that makes it strong. This plan isnt meant to be just one or two things. It has elements of all of the above, and more. It is something entirely unique for Tulsa, and you cant "exactly" compare it to other things in other cities. And to me thats not a negative, thats yet another positive."