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Oklahoma City to acquire Santa Fe Depot after objections dropped

The owners of downtown's Santa Fe Train Depot have dropped objections to a city acquisition of the station via eminent domain, clearing the way for it to be converted into a transit hub.
by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: January 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm •  Published: January 16, 2014

The depot, 30 E.K. Gaylord, already is a stop for Amtrak's Heartland Flyer. The streetcar system is funded as part of MAPS 3.

Brummett said Thursday the station's ownership will be transferred to the city and that existing leases with a cupcake shop and a billboard company will be honored.

A spokesman for the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority, meanwhile, said Brewer's operation of the adjoining parking lots is likely to end once the city acquisition is completed.

by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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