September 26, 2017

Have you seen the pumpkins of all shapes and sizes being unloaded and arranged at the Myriad Botanical Gardens? The Myriad Gardens Foundation is preparing for the sixth annual Pumpkinville, which will take place Oct. 6-22 at the park.

More than 16,000 pumpkins, scarecro...

September 25, 2017

Once an empty, expansive parking lot, the northeast corner of Couch Drive and Lee Avenue is now occupied by residents living in The Civic. Built on land purchased from the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority, the development not only gives people another choice for u...

September 19, 2017

Intercity visits are a great way to get new ideas, expand our vision for our own city and learn from other cities’ successes and challenges. This year’s intercity visit to Columbus, Ohio, hosted by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, highlighted recent examples of their...

September 12, 2017

The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority recently released its 56th-annual report, which highlights the authority’s efforts over the past year to revitalize several areas of the city.

In the Central Business District, the Civic Centre Flats recently completed construct...

September 6, 2017

On Sept. 12, Oklahoma City voters will be asked to make a reinvestment in our city through three critical bond and sales tax initiatives. The initiatives focus on improving the quality of our streets and investing in public safety.

The permanent 0.25-cent sales tax woul...

August 29, 2017

Red Andrews Park is one of several parks in Oklahoma City that are getting makeovers.

Earlier this month, civic leaders broke ground on Midtown’s only public green space to begin the revitalization project, which includes a sun lawn, walking path, volleyball court, new...

June 6, 2017


I recently had the privilege of seeing three Oklahoma City visionaries honored at Downtown Oklahoma City Inc.’s Dean A. McGee awards banquet. This year’s event recognized Mark Beffort of Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort; Leslie Batchelor, president of the Center for...

March 7, 2017

 The distant sound of a train whistle may bring an air of nostalgia for some people, but for those forced to hear it up close every day, it can be disruptive and distracting. Now the frequent sound of blowing train horns in downtown Oklahoma City will be a memory thank...

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