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Compass

Compass

MIDWEST CITY Rose State College officials plan to develop residential housing on the college’s campus. The measure was approved by Rose’s board of regents and is now moving into planning and evaluating stages. The college, at 6420 SE 15th St., has set a target date of August 2015 to offer student housing. It will be the first housing at Rose.

TIF dollars approved for OPUBCO move downtown

Century Center Photo by Shannon Cornman In all, the council approved $38.9 million for 10 different projects, seven of which dealt with infrastructure. In 2012, developer Steve Hurst purchased the Century Center Mall, 100 W. Main, for $2 million. Built in the mid-1970s, the 115,000-square-foot center was once a thriving office and retail spot —

Vegging out

The truth is, being a vegetarian has outgrown all types. Oklahoma’s own country music superstar Carrie Underwood is a vegetarian. She pledged to go meat-free after she saw livestock being castrated. It even gets more local that. Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid is an herbivore, as is Romy Owens, local artist and a

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

Strip search

For years, the area has been home to a loose-knit collection of bars and businesses that cater to the gay and lesbian community. But Jeremy Crites, president of OKC Pride, says the neighborhood has lacked a sense of community. A snapshot of the area is a somewhat rundown cluster of buildings with lively nightlife mostly

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,

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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