Jump to content

Birchway Buffalo Speedway: Multifamily By Greystar


Highrise Tower

Recommended Posts

  • 1 month later...
  • 3 months later...

Maybe someone who is more familiar with the history of the city can explain this. Why is it that there is this massive stretch of seemingly mostly untouched forest between Bellfort and Airport, right off of south main, and so close to the loop? How did it go so long without being developed, despite development on all sides and to the south, even farther from the loop? 

Was something in this area previously? Was there some sort of planned greenbelt at one time?

image.png.b69f3c646026bcfab9dc90c244773cb1.png
 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oil drilling back in the early 1920's -40's, underground salt domes used for storage caverns for crude oil, sand pits and old trash dumps. Wildcat Golf Club was a trash dump years ago before it was converted to a golf course in the late 90's to 00's

Edited by hindesky
  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

38 minutes ago, aachor said:

Maybe someone who is more familiar with the history of the city can explain this. Why is it that there is this massive stretch of seemingly mostly untouched forest between Bellfort and Airport, right off of south main, and so close to the loop? How did it go so long without being developed, despite development on all sides and to the south, even farther from the loop? 

Was something in this area previously? Was there some sort of planned greenbelt at one time?


 

Wildcat Golf Club was a landfill. The big green square on the right was a landfill (and becoming a solar farm).

The main area had oil wells on it IIRC.

Edited by wilcal
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, rechlin said:

More about it here:

This map shows the oil wells in that area; the left side of the circle below more or less matches up with the area you circled above:

FHgntad.jpeg

 

This is some awesome history. Thank you all!

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...