Franklin Park demolition hearing again postponed
BY KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Monday, July 30, 2012
A hearing on a lawsuit to prevent the city of Tulsa from demolishing the B.C. Franklin Recreation Center has been delayed again to give the city time to prepare its response.
The hearing, originally set for last Friday but then rescheduled for Monday, has been moved again to 10 a.m. Friday before Tulsa County District Judge Carlos Chappelle.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday by six Tulsans, requests an injunction to prevent the destruction of the center and seeks a court order mandating that allocated tax dollars be used to improve it.
The lawsuit was filed two days after the city’s Board of Adjustment rejected a modified site plan for the park., which is on 16 acres at 1818 E. Virgin St.
The Park and Recreation Department has said it plans to tear down dilapidated community centers and remove rundown swimming pools in nine parks and replace them with amenities more conducive to self-directed activities.