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SOUTHWEST White Water Bay, 3908 W. Reno, plans to add new new attractions for the 2013 season, which begins May 18. Park officials say it is the largest expansion in more than 20 years. The Cannon Bowl is a two-person, double-tube ride that is 317 feet long with a 41-foot drop. Riders will experience the

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 —

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

MAPping expectations

The park seems to be on track, but other MAPS projects have faced cutbacks even before they began. Despite voters approving a $280 million convention center when MAPS 3 passed in 2009, the project received a haircut last year when the City Council members voted to put $30 million of those funds into a contingency

City manager reports increase in September sales tax collections

Couch reported the general fund sales tax for the city was up 16.7 percent in September over the same month last year. Those collections totaled $18.5 million, and accounted for collections during the second half of July and the first half of August. “I am fairly confident that those numbers will not continue at that

MAPS sidewalk proposal may side step expectations

In August, the MAPS 3 Trails and Sidewalks Subcommittee sent a MAPS 3 sidewalks master plan to the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board that prioritized around 31 new sidewalk alignments in the city out of 131 total alignments identified as in need of sidewalks. In the master plan, of the $9.1 million set aside in

Architect selected for MAPS convention center

The recommendation to hire Kansas City-based Populous and GSB to conduct a conceptual study for the convention center will go before the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Committee on Thursday. If passed, it will then go before the City Council for approval. Populous was the firm responsible for weighing and narrowing down the prospective sites for

Gold Dome finds buyer

Bank 7, the lender, was owed more than $771,000 by former owner Irene Lam. Bidding began with the amount owed. Box made an $800,000 bid, and purchased the building. He plans to close on the sale in coming weeks. “I really thought there would be a lot more bidders,” he said. He is no stranger