Cornett said he believes design on the first wellness center could begin this year. He also said trails expansions are set to begin with a connection trail from the Oklahoma River to Lake Overholser.
Cornett estimated “hundreds of miles” of sidewalks will be built thanks to a combination of funding from MAPS 3 and city bond issues. He reminded attendees that site acquisition is under way for a new convention center and transit hub; engineers are looking at possible streetcar routes; and work is under way on improvements along the Oklahoma River. He said architects also are about to be hired to design a $60 million exposition center at State Fair Park.
Cornett — in his third term as Oklahoma City's mayor — delivered the address for the ninth time in its 13-year history. He's the fourth mayor of Oklahoma City to serve three terms.