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OKG Newsletter


Topic: downtown

All about TIF

Downtown reaps the benefits of tax increment finance districts.


News


An economic development program created to improve blighted areas is doing better than expected in downtown Oklahoma City, according to the city’s primary private-sector partner for economic development.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Parking avenues

The growth of downtown OKC spurs a need for more parking — a lot more.


News

Tim Farley
Oklahoma City’s downtown growth explosion the last few years would give any economic development director a euphoric high.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Conventional wisdom

Plans for the MAPS 3 convention center stall pending a decision on where to locate an accompanying hotel.


News

Tim Farley
Progress on downtown Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3-funded convention center has stalled pending a decision on the location of a convention center hotel.
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Streetcar vs. bus

A city councilman pushes back on the anticipated MAPS 3 streetcar amid concerns it will hurt the bus system.


News

Tim Farley
The anticipated return of streetcars to downtown Oklahoma City has sparked excitement and anticipation among many city leaders, but Ed Shadid isn’t one of them.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

‘Land’ ho!

Look, up in the sky! It’s local artist Rick Sinnett, working on ‘This Land,’ a mural adorning the outside of Rocktown Climbing Gym.


Visual Arts

Liz Blood

Drive Interstate 40 just south of Bricktown, and you might see artist Rick Sinnett. He’s the one swinging from a rope anchored to the top of Rocktown Climbing Gym, wrangling a 5-gallon bucket of paint as he works on his latest mural, This Land.

 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lofty goal

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


News

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

Conventional wisdom

Questions and concerns surround OKC’s would-be convention center hote


News

Tim Farley
Uncertainty hovers over Oklahoma City’s proposed convention center hotel, as industry experts suggest financing the project with tax money could be dangerous.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quiet, please

A funding plan finally takes shape to develop a so-called ‘quiet zone’ to minimize train noise near downtown.


News

Tim Farley
A drive to stop railroads in downtown Oklahoma City from tooting horns that disturb residents and business owners finally has hit the fast track.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 
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