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On the Scene

Howard K. Berry Sr. Award at Oklahoma County Courthouse 1 Rev. John Arethaus Reed Jr., Judge Donald Deason, Meredith Wegener 2013 Urban Pioneer Awards at Oklahoma City University 2 Elizabeth Fudge, Jo Fudge, Shannon Fudge, Chip Fudge, Walker Milligan, Taylor Fudge, Bo Taylor, Curran Fudge 3 Rob Crissinger, Brian Winkeler, Tracey Zeeck, Andy Moore 4

Record time

Wood’s agency submitted its grant application to the U.S. Economic Development Administration just in time. And as luck would have it, EDA Regional Director Pedro Garza was in town and available for an afternoon walk-through of the proposed infrastructure project at University North Park. “I’ve done other EDA grants, and you had to make phone

City will host third park meeting Thursday

Construction is expected to begin later this year. The park will include a 40-acre upper section, and a 30-acre lower section, connected by the Skydance Bridge. “We are in the exciting final phases of the park’s master plan process,” MAPS Program Manager David Todd said. “Proposed park amenities include a great lawn for concerts and

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

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

MAPS park meeting scheduled

The 70-acre park is budgeted at $132 million with an upper park and a lower park. The upper section will sit north of the realigned Interstate 40 near Downtown, and the lower section will reach from the interstate south to the Oklahoma River. At the first meeting, on Sept. 13, about 130 people attended to

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

More to the Story

For more than four decades now, Gary Story just can’t seem to stay away from Frontier City. From the days he and brother Rick roamed the park as kids, to his years building it into a theme-park powerhouse, Story and Frontier City have shared a special bond. Now, Story and business partner Kieran Burke are