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OKG Newsletter

Topic: downtown

Young at heart


Gazette staff
Oklahoma City is no longer known merely as the capital of the state north of Texas. Between the skyrocketing success of the Thunder and periodic national attention paid to Mayor Mick Cornett, OKC is garnering the right kind of publicity.
Tuesday, December 4, 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

Street fight

City leaders hope a recommended design for a downtown boulevard will quell opponents who favor other options.


Clifton Adcock
A firm hired to consider engineering options for a section of the future downtown boulevard is recommending that an overpass will solve possible traffic issues, despite protests by some who favor other alternatives.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Destructive Manner

Your average office worker can be pushed only so far, as this locally shot thriller dramatically demonstrates.


Rod Lott
A Destructive Manner
8 p.m. Saturday
The Paramount OKC
701 W. Sheridan
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bumpy road

Opposition mounts against a plan to elevate a section of the future downtown boulevard.


Clifton Adcock
An Oklahoma City group is challenging a consultant-backed option for the future downtown boulevard. The Friends for a Better Boulevard group contends the proposal to elevate a planned roadway over Western Avenue would cut off a nearby area from the rest of downtown.
Tuesday, December 18, 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

Skate it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Making downtown Edmond chillier for a second year, the Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink has returned! Located at Festival Market, 30 W. First, the rink is open daily through Jan. 6, 2013. Tickets are $5 for kids 5 and under, $5 for adults bringing their own skates, and $8 for those big people who don’t. Call 274-1638 or visit

Daily, ongoing

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Boulevard of broken dreams?


Bob Kemper
No, we don’t have a Georgia O’Keeffe to spark an arts and culture revolution in Oklahoma City as it happened in Santa Fe, N.M. But that hasn’t stopped people from speculating that OKC could become “the next Santa Fe.”
Wednesday, December 26, 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