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OKG Newsletter


Topic: MAPS 3

Working toward walkability


Commentary

Randy Entz

No matter what health statistic is considered, Oklahoma City generally does not fare very well. It has higher rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease than most of its peer cities. No doubt some of that can be attributed to personal decisions, but some of it is due to our built environment. We have built a city that, in most areas, makes travel by walking and cycling more difficult than driving a vehicle.

 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bummer in the city


CFN

Gazette staff
If you feel a certain electricity in the air, no need to panic — unless, of course, you really do feel electricity in the air, in which case, run like hell — chances are you’re just caught up in the excitement of Mayor Mick Cornett’s impending State of the City address.
 
Wednesday, January 18, 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

Core issues

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


News

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

The gap trap

OKC budget could face a nearly $19 million gap by 2017.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City could face an $18.7 million budget gap within the next five years, the City Council learned during its first budget workshop of the year.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Walk this way

An online survey aims to help OKC officials determine where to put up to 70 miles of sidewalks.


News

Mia Cantu
Oklahoma City officials are hoping additional sidewalks will make the metro more pedestrian-friendly, but determining where to build them isn’t so easy. Among the goals of MAPS 3, the latest chapter of the Metropolitan Area Projects aimed at improving quality of life in the city, is the addition of 50 to 70 miles of new sidewalks.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Take me to the river

OKC’s rising tide lifts the future for the Boathouse District.


News

Clifton Adcock

Mike Knopp was sorting through some old photos when he found one of himself standing in a sandy ditch and looking 10 years younger.

 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Takeover trouble

The city’s request for operators of the MAPS 3 senior wellness centers has generated little interest.


News

Clifton Adcock
Although the Oklahoma City Council has approved plans laying out two MAPS 3 projects, council members expressed concern that one of the projects has drawn little interest from operators that eventually will be needed.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Redundant or relevant?

Consultants review Core to Shore in the context of MAPS 3, while a city councilman questions the study.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City Council last week approved a review of the six-year-old Core to Shore plan to develop the area between downtown and the Oklahoma River.
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Street heat

OKC leaders are undecided about where to put a Bricktown entrance on a planned boulevard downtown.


News

Clifton Adcock
The picture of the boulevard that will replace the former Interstate 40 crosstown route has become a little clearer in recent weeks, as the state Department of Transportation made public presentations on the project.
 
Friday, June 1, 2012
 
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