New event center in Jenks has residents upset with it proximity to their neighborhood

A future event facility is causing a major controversy in Jenks. Neighbors around the future event center are concerned about alcohol, more traffic and accidents in their quiet neighborhood. FOX23 went to Jenks to speak with the neighbors and the owner of the land.

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Unwashed Mass - 1/29/2014 11:39 PM
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If it's like the Spirit Center, they will have high-intensity floodlights in their bedroom windows all night, every night, and of course the sound system...

soonerbobby - 1/29/2014 7:45 PM
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I agree with Wakefield. I too think the panic is premature. In these sort of situations, you have to realize that the people that are against it are going to be putting more effort into their argument than people who are for it. I know for a fact many people in the area and also the majority of the neighbors that border the property in question are for the proposed venue. Am I mistaken or is the property remaining AG zoning? While listening to the planning commission and the council meeting it was clear to me the Spain's wouldn't be selling the alcohol themselves like five oaks does. I looked on a map and five oaks appears to be within a few hundred feet of hundreds of homes yet none of the neighbors have had an issue. I wish more of the positive aspects were addresses at the meetings. this could be great for Jenks but many people just don't like change.

Wakefield - 1/29/2014 5:55 PM
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Not exactly sure what the plans are but Jenks has two facilities that appear to offer the same services that the Spain's will. Five Oaks on 121 St and the farm on Elwood both seem geared to the same activities. Five Oaks is practically in my backyard and I have never heard of any problems there. While I can understand protecting children and property values is important, I think the panic is premature.

Smiles - 1/29/2014 1:14 PM
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I grew up in Jenks and graduated in 1988. Since then, Jenks has grown quite a bit but still managed to keep a small town atmosphere. At the same time, Jenks has always seemed to me to protect and listen to its citizens first. Tulsa and commercial business has always been second. In this instance, it appears that the Council is overlooking the local residents. Why is the Dr. Spain being allowed to change atmosphere and way of life for 3 neighborhoods full of families? Why is the City Council giving priority to one man's desire at the expense of hundreds others. Wait till a drunk driver hits a local resident.....can you say lawsuit?

Smiles - 1/29/2014 12:52 PM
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So glad to see someone speaking out about this Party Barn being placed behind our neighborhood. The Jenks City Council is not listening at all to the Jenks residents. We voted for this Council to represent us and they are pushing this Party Barn into our backyard even though they do not have good reason to do so. Why would you allow alcohol to be served to 300 people less than a stones throw from where kids are playing and riding their bikes? JENKS COUNCIL, PLEASE HEAR US AND VOTE AGAINST THIS PARTY BARN!

cvanbrunt - 1/29/2014 12:22 PM
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Thank you for putting some attention to this issue! The City Council is supposed to represent all of us but if this passes, they will be representing only one man and his interests. I hope they can see how this party barn facility is not compatible with the way our neighborhood has been planned and developed. It would set a bad precedent that commercial facilities serving alcohol can be built anywhere, even in neighborhoods. Is that the kind of city in which we want to live?
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