Thursday, January 11, 2007

Tulsa's Old Camelot Hotel, Once Again

The dilapidated Camelot Hotel at I-44 and Peoria made the news again this week, its fate still unresolved. The Community World's Midtown edition featured the old hotel and comments from residents and community leaders.

Some highlights:

The state's I-44 reconstruction plan will not affect the eight-story hotel, contrary to some earlier reports. Also, the property is for sale, with an asking price of $3.5 million.

Meanwhile, neighbors complain that the structure attracts vandals and vagrants. "It's a huge problem," Brookside Neighborhood Association President Herb Beatty told the World. District 9 City Councilor Cason Carter told the paper that the best option for the redevelopment of the property would be a private developer.

We like that idea. But if the past is any indication, we won't be counting these chickens anytime soon.

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