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OKG Newsletter


Topic: maps 3

Bike boom

OKC bicycling get a boost from the creation of special bike lanes and expansion of downtown’s bike-share program.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City has begun work creating the first street lanes that will be shared between bicycles and cars. That development comes amid an expansion of the city’s downtown bike-share program.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Re-examine the convention center


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
Most of us in Oklahoma City have no doubts that we need a new convention center and supported it with our votes in the MAPS 3 election. The Cox Convention Center is outdated and inadequate for our needs and it can’t be effectively modernized.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Unconventional concerns

Questions arise from a three-year-old study outlining the need for a MAPS 3 convention center.


News

Clifton Adcock
A 2009 study on whether Oklahoma City needed a new convention center found that the city’s current facility was too small to compete for a number of events. But size isn’t everything. Another key issue hindering occupancy at the Cox Convention Center, according to the study, is the way in which it is managed.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Street fight

City leaders hope a recommended design for a downtown boulevard will quell opponents who favor other options.


News

Clifton Adcock
A firm hired to consider engineering options for a section of the future downtown boulevard is recommending that an overpass will solve possible traffic issues, despite protests by some who favor other alternatives.
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bumpy road

Opposition mounts against a plan to elevate a section of the future downtown boulevard.


News

Clifton Adcock
An Oklahoma City group is challenging a consultant-backed option for the future downtown boulevard. The Friends for a Better Boulevard group contends the proposal to elevate a planned roadway over Western Avenue would cut off a nearby area from the rest of downtown.
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Things to learn in Denver


Commentary

Leslie Batchelor
The city of Denver recently played host to the Urban Land Institute’s major convention for leaders in land use and real estate development. ULI’s mission is to promote best practices in responsible land use. While the meeting was very worthwhile, even better were the lessons offered by Denver itself.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Congrats, Mr. Mayor!


CFN

Gazette staff
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will need to clear some room on a bookshelf for an award celebrating something that hasn’t happened yet, sorta.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Boulevard of broken dreams?


Commentary

Bob Kemper
No, we don’t have a Georgia O’Keeffe to spark an arts and culture revolution in Oklahoma City as it happened in Santa Fe, N.M. But that hasn’t stopped people from speculating that OKC could become “the next Santa Fe.”
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The second time around

City leaders hope to revive interest in the operation of senior wellness centers as part of MAPS 3.


News

Clifton Adcock
City officials hope revised guidelines for proposals to operate the planned MAPS 3 senior wellness centers will spur more interest in the projects.
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The road not taken


Commentary

Dr. Ed Shadid
The most critical lesson of the downtown boulevard debate is that diversity of thought (itself a function of the sum total of our experiences) through maximum public participation, along with the utmost transparency to aid in deliberations, leads to better decision-making.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
 
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