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OKG Newsletter

Topic: convention center

Walk the line

MAPS 3 park subcommittee members are concerned the convention center will impede walkability.


Clifton Adcock
Members of the MAPS 3 park subcommittee raised concerns at its Aug. 24 meeting about the proposed location of the MAPS 3 convention center.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Alley oops

Letters to the Editor

John W. Hilmes
Let me see if I understand this (News, Clifton Adcock, “Walk the line,” Aug. 31, Gazette): MAPS 3 park subcommittee member Michelle Martin-Coyne, the wife of The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, wants to walk from Flaming Lips Alley to the proposed (Mick Cornett/ Larry Nichols park) Core to Shore park and the new convention center is in her way?
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Core issues

Comments in a Core to Shore study rankle some on the MAPS 3 streetcar panel.


Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City’s 6-year-old plan to develop land between downtown and the Oklahoma River, the Core to Shore plan, is still relevant — it just needs a little tweaking, according to a recent review of it.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Shedding tiers

Some city officials caution that the MAPS 3 convention center might need to be built with expansion in mind.


Clifton Adcock
Members of a group overseeing progress of the future MAPS 3 convention center have expressed concern that budget constraints could cause the city to miss the mark on a key goal for the facility.
Friday, June 29, 2012

More for Core for Shore

OKC officials push to revise the Core to Shore plan to encompass land for the planned MAPS 3 convention center.


Clifton Adcock
The city is seeking to expand the boundaries of an urban renewal plan aimed at fighting urban blight in order to obtain property for the proposed MAPS 3 convention center.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Staying the course

A MAPS 3 subcommittee selects the designer for the planned convention center and sticks with the facility's planned location.


Clifton Adcock
The MAPS 3 Convention Center Subcommittee voted yesterday to recommend that the company responsible for selecting the site of the $252 million building also be the one to design it.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Re-examine the convention center


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 The Cox Convention Center is outdated and inadequate for our needs and it can’t be effectively modernized.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.


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

Things to learn in Denver


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

The road not taken


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