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Boulevard of compromise

The final decision on the design of the $80 million, 10.5-block boulevard ultimately lies with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. As officials have solidified plans over the last year, citizens, property owners and members of city council have spoken out against the alternative recommended by Stantec, the consulting firm hired

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Mayor Mick Cornett says there is value in physical health, as well as fiscal health, and was pleasantly surprised to pick up Men’s Fitness to find for the first time, the city made its fittest – rather than fattest – list; OKC came in at No. 23. “We should feel great about this new ranking,”

Alternatives for proposed boulevard meet opposition

With hundreds in attendance, a public meeting Dec. 3 at the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center featured officials from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, city public works and representatives from Stantec. The city hired Stantec in September to carry out an evaluation of possible solutions to the complicated traffic issues the Boulevard will face near Western,

Consultant presents options for downtown park

A model of one option for the MAPS 3 downtown park that includes a lake. It was one of three options presented to the public Oct. 25 at the downtown library. Photo by Kelley Chambers Mary Margaret Jones, with park consultant Hargreaves Associates, presented conceptual designs Oct. 25 at the second public meeting  at the

City, state officials discuss boulevard plans

“I hope we’ve done a good job of communicating with the public, but I fear that maybe we haven’t,” said ODOT Deputy Director Gary Evans. “I want to apologize on behalf of the department if we have not done a good job of communicating.” Several hundred people turned out to the Coca-Cola events center in

Public meeting set for park plans

The park is one of eight voter-approved, $777 million MAPS projects set for completion in the coming decade. At $132 million, the park will include an upper 40-acre park north of Interstate 40, and a 30-acre lower park from the interstate south to the Oklahoma River. It is within the boundaries of Hudson to the

City Council considers boulevard options

Members of Friends for a Better Boulevard, a citizen’s group, are concerned with businesses in the area on the west side of Downtown that may see their stretch of boulevard elevated to connect with Interstate 40. Several members attended the Oklahoma City Council meeting July 31 to voice their concerns that the elevated roadway would

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