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Real Estate - 05.30.2013

Oak Tree purchased by Dallas buyer

Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond has a new owner.

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Economy - 05.30.2013

Edmond incentives

City works to lure more businesses, and help them overcome hurdles to growth or relocation

A new incentive policy in Edmond is designed to help companies there grow and lure new businesses to the city. Read more
Development - 05.30.2013

Cottage care

Homes continue popping up in the Cottage District as residents look to the area's future

The Cottage District continues to thrive as a cove of creative architecture on the west side of Downtown, but with more residents moving into the area, homeowners are seeking help from the city to assist them with crafting it into a truly livable area. Read more
Development - 05.30.2013

Moore to love

City of Moore embarks on plan to update parks and build new one with aquatic center

The city of Moore plans to develop 50 acres into a public park on a slender strip of land that will include an aquatic center, community center, trails and an amphitheater. Read more
Development - 05.30.2013

At a crossing

Crossroads Mall set to become Hispanic-themed center in south Oklahoma City

It’s been a while since any good news has come out of Crossroads Mall in south Oklahoma City. After years of struggling, a 2010 year-end retail market summary stated it was uncertain if the site would remain a retail mall or be converted for other use. Read more
Development - 05.30.2013

Convention conundrum

MAPS 3 subcommittee mulls options for placement of convention center and naming hotel developer

With plans coming together for the MAPS 3 convention center in Downtown Oklahoma City, consultants and city leaders are looking at where the center will stand and at the convention center hotel aspect of the project, which was not included in the taxpayer-approved initiative. Read more
Nonprofits - 05.22.2013

Energy companies, Thunder donate millions to tornado relief

Three of Oklahoma's largest energy companies have pledged millions of dollars to aid in disaster relief after the string of tornadoes that devastated Central Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday. Read more
Energy - 05.21.2013

Chesapeake names new CEO

Chesapeake Energy named Robert Douglas “Doug” Lawler as the company's new CEO, effective June 17. Lawler replaces Aubrey McClendon, who was pushed out by the company's board of directors. A CEO succession plan announced Jan. 29 stated McClendon would retire by April 1. Read more
Government - 05.08.2013

Citty presents police budget for upcoming fiscal year

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty requested a 6.5-percent increase in his budget for the upcoming fiscal year to speed up booking times for prisoners and to hire new officers. Read more
Real Estate - 05.01.2013

Real estate veterans join forces

Two of Oklahoma City’s top commercial real estate firms have merged. Read more
Economy - 04.30.2013

City manager presents proposed city budget

Oklahoma City’s proposed  budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 will top $1 billion for the first time, and include funds for additional police officers and transit enhancements. Read more
Nonprofits - 04.25.2013

Annie, get your purse

Female business leaders in Oklahoma work to raise funds for children’s programs at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

As the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has become an international attraction, the children’s museum on the grounds has not kept pace. Many might be unaware the museum even has a children’s building, but that is changing with the commitment of a growing group of female business, civic and philanthropic leaders around the state. Read more
Construction - 04.25.2013

TIF Tally

With continued success of Downtown TIF, more funds headed to development projects

A local team of developers and investors is one step closer to converting a Bricktown warehouse into affordable apartments with help from funds designated to improve blighted areas. While Bricktown is hardly an area of blight, it once was; but along with Downtown, it has benefited from tax increment finance dollars. Read more
Architecture - 04.25.2013

Brick by brick

Two 1930s high school football stadiums in Oklahoma City soon will receive their first major update in decades, while preserving original facades

At a community meeting concerning the planned renovation of Taft Stadium, Gary Armbruster began by telling attendees that, despite rumors to the contrary, the historic rock wall on the 1930s stadium was not coming down. With that said, the place began to empty out. Read more
Retail - 04.25.2013

Cutting it

Cusack Meats celebrates its 80th anniversary being a family-owned business in Oklahoma City

For 80 years, the Cusack family has been in the meat business in Oklahoma City. Read more