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Ashley Terry, Wheeler District director, and Sam Day, Director of Urban Design, pose for a photo in the Wheeler District, Thursday, March 23, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Wheeler District development moves forward

Wheeler District development moves forward

District leaders prepare for phase one of the expansive development plans.


Cover Story: Chicken-Fried News year in review and predictions for 2017

CFN looks back on 2016 and makes predictions about what Okies will get up to in 2017.

Ferris in the Wheeler District in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC’s newest attraction has locals and tourists celebrating fun, art and fantastic views

“The Ferris wheel is in that location because it’s the biggest statement we are making that Wheeler is not just about celebrating a neighborhood,” Humphreys said. “Wheeler is about celebrating the city.”

The 2015 Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic was held last month in downtown Oklahoma City. (Provided)

News briefs: A Good Egg wins award, The Great Commitment, Myriad Botanical Gardens named finalist and more

Good Egg(s) Before he took the stage, Blair Humphreys, a board member of Plaza District Association, commented on Oklahoma City’s constant love of celebrating its success. “It’s in our DNA,” he said recently at 2015’s Urban Pioneer Awards Luncheon, an annual event celebrating the neighborhood’s renewal and honoring this year’s honorees, Keith and Heather Paul,

Walking Western

The plan, culminated after a months-long study, would narrow traffic lanes and increase sidewalk space throughout the five-block area of Western. Proponents say it will create more appealing public space and ease parking and pedestrian concerns. “We can make Western Avenue a better place,” said Blair Humphreys, executive director of the Institute for Quality Communities

Shaping a better city

Everyone addressed the issue based on their own experience and expertise, providing a diverse range of perspectives. Still, there was certainly a common theme repeated over and over again: It became quite clear that a connection exists between the type and density of development, municipal functions and quality of life. One aspect of this relates

Back it up

WHY REVERSE?Reverse-angle parking — also called back-in angle — is a concept new to the metro, but it’s an idea proponents say would make parking safer. “Looking at best practices for integrating parking with other functions of the street — particularly walkability and also bike lanes — front-in angle parking … is often really dangerous,”

Sprawl, y’all

“Sprawl: OKC’s Unique 621 Square Mile Permutation” is a free public meeting slated from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the Grand Ballroom of the Oklahoma City Marriott, 3233 Northwest Expressway. “OKC is virtually alone among cities in terms of attempting to provide municipal services to such a large geographic area,” said Ward

En route

The route is not set in stone, and is not the complete streetcar route under the MAPS 3 project, subcommittee members said. MAPS 3 is a $777 million capital improvement program, paid for by a 1-cent sales tax approved by voters in December 2009. Approximately $125 million of those funds will be set aside for

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