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The Revitalization of Downtown Tulsa - next, the parking meters

The Revitalization of Downtown Tulsa - next, the parking meters

Downtown Tulsa and individual parking meters

Although I live on the outskirts of downtown Tulsa, I venture downtown seldom other than to get my hair and nails done at The Salon at Philtower - a business I highly recommend. Owner of the salon, Amanda, has parking spaces available at 5th & Cincinnati for customers, but the last time I was there, no spaces were available and I had to park (parallel park, no less) on the street.

I’m actually SKILLED at parallel parking, but was totally bewildered when I could find no parking meter in which to insert my quarters. I was parked at 5th & Boston and finally discovered a central parking meter in the middle of the block. Once I discovered that, I had to return to my auto to determine in which numbered spot I was parked - then returned to plug the community meter. Nobody wants to pay for a parking ticket, after all!

Today I ran downtown on an errand and noticed individual parking meters on Cincinnati, but observed that those on Boston had been converted to the community versus individual meters.

I couldn’t be more pleased about the promising progress of Tulsa’s downtown revitalization efforts. I’m sure there will be a day when our Goddaughter pulls up old blog posts I’ve written, takes a look at the old, individual meters and asks, “what were they thinking?”

New parking meters - part of downtown Tulsa's revitalization

The Revitalization of Downtown Tulsa - next, the parking meters

I’ve ALWAYS loved downtown Tulsa and remember the days when it was full of hustle and bustle. As suburbs became more popular and the public was confused shopping downtown due to the one-way streets and street parking, our beloved downtown businesses struggled.

We’re getting back to the days of the hustle and bustle, one parking meter at a time.

In fact, my first job out of college was at the Atlas Life Building at 4th & Boston - we use to park in a lot at 2nd & Boulder and take a trolley to work - a great time to chat with co-workers and get prepared for the grinding day. They’re bringing the trolleys back also.

Lori is a residential Realtor serving the greater Tulsa area, and specializing in midtown Tulsa real estate. Please visit Lori’s web site, LoriCain.com or call 918-852-5036.

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2 commentsLori Cain • May 07 2010 08:03PM
The Revitalization of Downtown Tulsa - next, the parking meters
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