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OKG Newsletter


Topic: MAPS 3

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

Crossed wires

Councilman Shadid hopes to formalize procedures that give the public and City Council more time to consider measures.


News

Clifton Adcock
A measure by Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid that would give more public notice and more time for the Oklahoma City Council to consider certain measures may include language on agenda-item deferrals as well.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

$30 million question

Will the substation transfer be included in the MAPS 3 convention center budget now that the location is changing?


News

Clifton Adcock
Preliminary cost estimates are out for all eight of the MAPS 3 projects, and the question of an OGE substation being moved using $30 million from the $280 million for the convention center funds came to a head during recent MAPS 3 oversight meetings.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

‘Line in the sand’

Riddled by conflict and animosity, the Oklahoma City Council rejected a deferral process proposed by a targeted councilman.


News

Clifton Adcock
A measure by two Oklahoma City Council members creating a standard for deferring council agenda items was narrowly shot down at the Aug. 2 meeting.
 
Wednesday, August 10, 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

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

Back to the future

An Art Deco train depot will serve as ‘Grand Central Station’ for the metro’s awaited intermodal transit system.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council voted at its Sept. 13 meeting to accept a plan that places the future intermodal transportation hub at the Santa Fe Depot, 100 S. E.K. Gaylord Blvd.
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thick as a brick


Letters to the Editor

Thomas L. Furlong
The University of Oklahoma is planning a $75 million building to house 380 students; that’s almost $200,000 per student!
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hub flub


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Regarding Clifton Adcock’s News story (“Back to the future,” Sept. 21, Gazette):
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pounding the pavement

Everybody’s talkin’ about walkin’ at a transportation program.


News

Clifton Adcock
City officials are scheduled to give a presentation regarding biking and walkability from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, 1000 N. Broadway. Tickets are $10 for the Urban Land Institute Oklahoma’s event, “Moving Toward A Walking/Bike Friendly City.”
 
Monday, October 10, 2011
 
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