Consultants suggest Bricktown top spot for $10M transit hub

BY STEVE LACKMEYER Published: February 6, 2011
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A convergence of improvements to public transportation — some real, some only hoped for — have planners circling downtown Oklahoma City trying to pinpoint the best site for an intermodal transit station.
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At a glance
•1. North Bricktown Parking Lot

Pros: Economic development opportunity, automobile and pedestrian access

Cons: Intermodal access (high-speed rail)

•2. Main Street “Buffalo Statue” site

Pros: Economic development opportunity, automobile and pedestrian access

Cons: Intermodal access (high-speed rail)

•3. Santa Fe Depot

Pros: Civic presence, automobile and pedestrian access, intermodal access

Cons: Nothing ranked poor; economic development opportunity neutral

•4. Cox Convention Center

Pros: Automobile and pedestrian access

Cons: Intermodal access and economic development opportunity

•5. Bricktown parking lot north of Reno Avenue at BNSF elevated railway

Pros: Civic presence, automobile and pedestrian access

Cons: Nothing ranked poorly; intermodal access and economic development opportunity rated neutral

•6. Bricktown parking lot south of Reno and west of Oklahoma Avenue

Pros: Civic presence, economic development opportunity and automobile and pedestrian access

Cons: Nothing ranked poorly; intermodal access rated neutral

•7. East side of Central Park (Oklahoma Gas and Electric substation)

Pros: Nothing ranked high

Cons: Intermodal access

•8. Lumber yard south of Lower Bricktown

Pros: Nothing ranked high

Cons: Automobile and pedestrian access

•9: Union Pacific Station

Pros: Nothing ranked high

Cons: Intermodal access and automobile and pedestrian access

•10. Pull-A-Part site

Pros: Nothing ranked high; intermodal access rated neutral

Cons: All other factors rated poor

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