Forward ho! It’s time to build for city’s future

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Modified: March 12, 2009 at 4:17 am •  Published: March 12, 2009
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wntown workers hit the streets at lunch with many dining choices. Some even stay after hours, choosing to live in a downtown area that not so long ago was blighted and not a place most with a choice would call home. And then there are times, like this week, when the excitement of big events like the Big 12 basketball tournament keeps downtown and Bricktown hopping day and night.

Visitors don’t always know much about our city and getting them here is a challenge. But once here, they’re drawn in by our friendly people and the sights and sounds of the reinvigorated downtown and Bricktown areas. Our city only got to this point because we boldly — if skeptically at first — decided to invest in ourselves as part of the original MAPS projects.

Are we willing to let our city continue to grow and prosper? We hope when it’s time for citizens to answer that question, they’ll leave no doubt that our pioneering spirit is still alive and well.

Visitors don’t always know much about our city and getting them here is a challenge. But once here, they’re drawn in by our friendly people and the sights and sounds of the reinvigorated downtown and Bricktown areas.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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