Chicken-Fried News: Hello, goodbye 

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It’s au revoir to the former Downtown Airpark! That’s right! It’s officially bye-bye to the old airpark once considered a “pioneer” of privately owned airport facilities, according to a 1946 Oklahoman article.

Since it has also been more than a decade since the airpark was operational, the exuberant staff of Chicken-Fried News say this is a sweet farewell! Visit the areas these days and you see families and couples riding the new Wheeler Ferris Wheel.

You’ll see public art! Cyclists cruising along bike trails! There’s live music! And picnic tables! And much more is on the way.

For the past few years, developers have planned the next great urban neighborhood in the area previously home to the Downtown Airpark.

In late January, Oklahoma City Council approved a public financing plan supporting Wheeler District redevelopment, according to a NewsOK.com article.

The Ferris wheel will soon be accompanied by offices, shops, restaurants and 2,000 mixed-used housing units, NewsOK.com reported.

Sayonara, airpark! Howdy, Wheeler!

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