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OKG Newsletter


Topic: eric wenger

En route

Will the downtown streetcar route take shape in time to dovetail with Project 180 construction? Or is it moving too fast?


News

Clifton Adcock
The creation of a route for the MAPS 3 modern streetcar project took another step toward reality after the project’s oversight subcommittee unanimously approved a preferred partial route.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Park and go

Through eminent domain, Oklahoma City seeks to acquire a plot needed for the downtown park.


News

Clifton Adcock
As the city continues to purchase land located in the upper portion of what will be the MAPS 3 downtown park, it is also in the process of an eminent domain case against the landowner of a key piece of property in that area.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Grand proposal

Can the Oklahoma City Council commit? Next week it might take the plunge by adopting a MAPS 3 timeline.


News

Clifton Adcock
Two major issues of the MAPS 3 program are likely to come up for approval at the July 5 Oklahoma City Council meeting: a proposed project timeline and a proposed site for the future convention center.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Urban instruction

A site has been selected for a downtown elementary, which some hope will be established as a charter school.


News

Kelley Chambers
Despite sentimental attachments, a 1910 school building in downtown Oklahoma City will not be the home of a planned elementary school, although one will be built.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Walk the line

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


News

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

Sprawled out

When bigger isn’t better: City officials consider sprawl’s burden on municipal functions.


News

Clifton Adcock
Urban sprawl is one of the biggest challenges facing Oklahoma City, Ward 2 City Councilman Ed Shadid said at a Sept. 6 community meeting held on the issue.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Trimmed TIF

Planners are looking for savings on Project 180.


News

Clifton Adcock
A major downtown streetscape project is being reduced in scope because of revenue shortfalls in the funding plan and cost overruns, city officials said, dropping E.K. Gaylord Boulevard off the project list.
 
Friday, November 4, 2011

Necessary revisions


News

Clifton Adcock
The massive downtown streetscape and park refurbishment known as Project 180 is being scaled back from its original budget by around $17.5 million, or about 10 percent.
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Civil discord

Disagreement between two city entities leads to construction delays for a Project 180 park.


News

Clifton Adcock
They say you can’t fight city hall — but perhaps that doesn’t apply if city hall is fighting city hall.
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Alternate route

After a recent denial for a federal grant, officials look to other subsidies for the city’s intermodal transit hub.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City officials are looking for other ways to fund improvements to the city’s planned intermodal transit hub after failing to win a federal grant.
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
 
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