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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.

Mid merit

  Having watched areas like Bricktown, Autombile Alley and the Plaza District become destination pockets within the city since being elected mayor in 2004, Cornett applauded the efforts in MidTown. “MidTown’s probably come further than any other area in that specific time frame,” he says. “I remember what it looked like not that long ago.”

Cornett forms storm readiness task force

“We want to look at the issue from every possible angle to make sure we are doing what is right and appropriate to safeguard our community and our schools from extreme weather events,” he said. “Our top (city) council priority is to provide a safe and secure community.” Members were chosen to ensure a diverse

Burn ban

State Sen. David Holt (R-30) opened the legislative session by introducing Senate Bill 327, which looks to give business owners a break when it comes to a segment of their workforce that may be dragging down the bottom line with regard to health care costs. He was surprised that smokers in Oklahoma enjoy a special

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

Building bridges

The Oklahoma Arts Council, which supports arts and education through grants, developing programs and services for the arts, wants that economic boom to continue. “We’ve seen an explosion of the arts and cultural industry in Oklahoma,” says Kim Baker, executive director of the Oklahoma Arts Council. “In a 2009-10 economic impact study we had commissioned

Penn Square renovations planned

It’s unlikely anyone would call Penn Square dated, or report a musty smell and the sight of cobwebs. Nevertheless, the mall must stay competitive and modern to continue to attract top-tier retailers. It is home to nameplate stores like Apple, the LEGO store and Williams-Sonoma. Additional tenants are slated to be announced as the renovations

Mayor hosts yearly development roundtable

Nichols was on hand at the annual Mayor’s Development Roundtable May 16 to receive the Award for Outstanding Development for the company’s $750 million world headquarters Downtown. Cornett said after years with few businesses opening, he had lost count how many have come online since last year’s event. In that 2011 address, he didn’t have

City, state leaders dedicate SkyDance Bridge

The pedestrian bridge spans the realigned Interstate 40. For the time being it is a bridge from nowhere to nowhere, but city officials hope that will change as the surrounding Core to Shore area is developed in the coming years. From a timeworn neighborhood on the south, a gentle landscaped slope leads to the bridge

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