Developer of REI project chooses to extend agreement 60 days

This graphic created by UCR Development shows the relationship between the proposed development at the southwest corner of 71st Street and Riverside Drive and the remainder of Helmerich Park.
A legal challenge to the deal has essentially put it on hold since Aug. 15, 2015, the day TPFA voted 3-2 to sell the property to North Point for $1.465 million. The land sits on the southwest corner of Riverside Drive and 71st Street.
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Mayor-elect Bynum names deputy chief of staff

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Earlier this month Bynum announced that City Council Policy Analyst Jack Blair will serve as his chief of staff. Michael Junk, who served as Bynun's campaign manager, will be Bynum's deputy mayor.
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Bartlett likely not only city employee to be looking for work in December

Mayor Dewey Bartlett said city councilors should follow the same laws and ordinances that they expect the public to follow. Failure to pay sales tax on time deprives the city of needed revenue to operate, he said. DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
Eight Mayor's Office employees, including City Manager Jim Twombly, could be without jobs when Mayor-elect G.T. Bynum takes office Dec. 5.
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ModernBlox turns shipping containers into places where people want to be – and be seen

Andy Cagle, left, owner of Inner Circle Vodka Bar, and Lee Easton, right, with ModernBlox. DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
The public can view ModernBlox's basic, single-container home at the Tulsa Home and Garden Show at Expo Square on July 29, 30 and 31. Once the show is over, the home will be moved to Seventh Street and Frankfurt Avenue, where it will be available for viewing by appointment.
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If you’re wondering when Riverside Drive will reopen, read this

Part of the city's work in and around A Gathering Place for Tulsa park includes building a new stretch of Riverside Drive, part of which will pass under the land bridges pictured above. Nearly all of the work being done by the city was planned before the announcement of the park. DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
Jeff Stava, who is overseeing construction of A Gathering Place for GKFF, said Tuesday that the project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2017. Either way, the city does not plan to open Riverside Drive until the park is open.
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A Gathering Place may become hot spot for watching Fourth of July fireworks

This image circulated on Facebook and Twitter shows people congregating at A Gathering Place for Tulsa park to watch the city's Fourth of July fireworks show. Rendering from GKFF
An estimated 80,000 people lined the banks of the Arkansas River and packed into the parks on either side of the river to watch the Folds of Honor FreedomFest fireworks show Monday.
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Tulsa precinct workers overwhelmed by number, variety of ballots, official says

Republican candidate for Tulsa mayor G.T. Bynum waves at commuters at the 61st and Yale intersection during morning rush hour on election day in Tulsa, OK, June 28, 2016.

Photo by Michael Wyke
The city’s municipal elections are nonpartisan, meaning Democrats, Republicans and independents can vote for any candidate.
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Election 2016: Three races to watch on Election Day – and much more

City Councilor G.T. Bynum, and Mayor Dewey Bartlett face off during a recent political forum. KEVIN CANFIELD/The Frontier
The polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. There will be no voting at the Tulsa County Election Board.
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Election 2016: So You Want to Be Mayor? Candidates make their pitches to undecided voters

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Polling stations will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. There is no voting at the Tulsa County Election Board, 555 N. Denver Ave.
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Will voters embrace or reject mayoral race tactics?

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Former Tulsa mayors Susan Savage and Kathy Taylor are drawn into the fray of Tulsa's race for mayor. The race is non-partisan so Savage says she doesn't get it.
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