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OKG Newsletter

Topic: development

Boeing bucks

OKC plans to negotiate incentives for a second round of Boeing job relocations.


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust unanimously approved efforts paving the way for the city to award the Boeing company incentive money in exchange for new jobs.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Arrested Development Documentary Project

As appetizing as a frozen banana in December.


Rod Lott
Thanks to Netflix, we are mere days away from being able to bite into Arrested Development’s long-awaited, never-thought-it-would-happen fourth season. In the meantime, you might be inclined to consume The Arrested Development Documentary Project as an appetizer, seeing as how the documentary is now available on demand from FilmBuff.
Friday, May 10, 2013

Lofty goal

A local developer is converting the old downtown library into upscale lofts.


Tim Farley
Growing up in Pauls Valley, Judy Hatfield loved going to the public library. She would sit in a corner and read for hours.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Chipping in

OKC developer Chip Fudge’s efforts in historic preservation earn him this year’s Urban Pioneer Award.


Tim Farley

2013 Urban Pioneer Award
11:30 a.m. Thursday
Bill & Pam Shdeed Great Hall
Oklahoma City University
2501 N. Blackwelder

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bricktown living

A $70 million residential development is slated for downtown’s entertainment district.


Tim Farley
Living in downtown Oklahoma City is expensive by anyone’s definition, but developers Gary Brooks and Andy Burnett aim to change that with a new project in east Bricktown.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Weighing what’s important downtown

OKC city council votes to see whether a convention center hotel is necessary before proceeding further.


Tim Farley
Financing a convention center hotel in downtown Oklahoma City isn’t as important as discovering if one is actually needed. That was the consensus of the city council June 11 when it rejected a proposal to pay a financial management company an extra $100,000 on delivering financing options for a would-be convention center hotel. That firm, Chicago-based Public Financial Management, is under contract for other city projects.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Learn it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Stimulate your ears and your brain with History Through Music, a program examining the development and appreciation of the blues from its roots in nineteenth-century slavery to its popularity in the 20th century. Catch your instructors, Dr. Harold Aldridge and Miss Blues, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. Admission is $25. Call 522-5202.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The hot place to be

From desolate to in-demand, Midtown has risen from a ‘neglected backwater’ with help from a dedicated community.


Tim Farley
Eighteen years ago, Midtown was nothing more than a “neglected backwater” replete with halfway houses and abandoned buildings. Faced with blighted conditions years before the April 19, 1995, disaster, Midtown was instead a ghost town created by the 1980s’ devastating oil bust and ensuing disinvestment.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bright future

Bethany Improvement Foundation members hope a billboard museum would spur tourism.


Dawn Watson
At one time, billboards told stories. Now, a group in Bethany is working to capture those stories, along with the nostalgia of Route 66, and share them through a billboard museum.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

’Live and well

After enduring decades of urban plight, the historic Plaza District is once again a hub for local arts and entertainment.


Zach Hale
Plaza District Festival
Noon-10 p.m. Saturday
Plaza District
Wednesday, September 25, 2013