Developer Sues Over Vacant Downtown Tulsa Lot - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

Developer Sues Over Vacant Downtown Tulsa Lot

Posted: Updated:
File photo of Tulsa City Hall. File photo of Tulsa City Hall.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

A Tulsa development group has filed an injunction against the Tulsa Development Authority regarding the empty plot of land across from ONEOK Field.

Novus Homes contracted to buy the 42,000 square foot lot back in 2013 in order to redevelop it.

The group claims the TDA failed to adhere to the redevelopment agreement on numerous levels.

Most recently, Novus claims in its suit, the TDA, a public trust, violated the open meetings act regarding its requests for proposals.  

The attorney representing Novus Homes stated Wednesday 

"The Oklahoma Meetings Act sets forth certain requirements that the Tulsa Development Authority must follow when notifying the public of business to be transacted during a TDA meeting. It is our position that the TDA did not follow those requirements and there was a violation of the Act during the April 7, 2016 Regular Meeting"

We called the TDA for comment but haven't heard back. The issue is set to be discussed in executive session at the Tulsa Development Authority meeting on August 4, 2016.

Statement from Melissa East, attorney for Cecilia and Will Wilkins:


"The Oklahoma Meetings Act sets forth certain requirements that the Tulsa Development Authority must follow when notifying the public of business to be transacted during a TDA meeting. It is our position that the TDA did not follow those requirements and there was a violation of the Act during the April 7, 2016 Regular Meeting with regard to the TDA’s approval of Resolution 6205 authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of a tract of TDA owned property located at the Northwest Corner of East Archer Street and North Elgin Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma. A lawsuit has been filed to invalidate the action taken by the TDA in violation of the Act."   

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.