Hearing delayed in lawsuit to prevent rec center demolition
BY KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Friday, July 27, 2012
7/27/12 at 11:07 AM
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A hearing on a lawsuit filed Thursday by six Tulsans to prevent the city of Tulsa from demolishing the B.C. Franklin Recreation Center has been delayed.
The hearing has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Monday with Tulsa County District Judge Carlos Chappelle.
The suit requests an injunction to prevent the destruction of the center and seeks a court order mandating that allocated tax dollars be used for improvements to the center.
The lawsuit was filed two days after the city’s Board of Adjustment rejected a modified site plan for the park.
B.C. Franklin Park and Recreation Center, on 16 acres at 1818 E. Virgin St., was built in the early 1970s using federal dollars.
The Park and Recreation Department plans to tear down dilapidated community centers and remove run-down swimming pools in nine parks and replace them with amenities more conducive to self-directed activities.