Arthur has yet to apply to the city for permission to build the amusement ride, but did share his plans with the committee Wednesday at their meeting. The
Arthur said he sought to complement amusements already in the area, including the
"I wanted to cater to family entertainment," Arthur said. "When I was down there, I saw families, I saw children. I just want to add to what is already there."
Arthur said he would provide full-time security for the ride throughout the year and it would likely operate up to 10 months a year. He said only nine of the rides exist in
"I believe this would draw more people to Bricktown," Arthur said. "It would draw people off of
A majority of the committee complimented Arthur's effort, but advised they will vote "no" if he seeks approval to build it along the
"I do think the idea is novel," said Committee Member Sandino Thompson. "Seeing energy behind things like this, I'm encouraged. But this site seems pretty tight. Thinking about the precedent on why we might vary from what the design criteria is, you'd have to make a strong case for what would be a steel structure in the middle of Bricktown."
Arthur said he was unfamiliar with the development and agreed to attend the meetings.
"I want to continue pursuing this site," Arthur said, "but I am open to looking at other sites as well."
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