In five years, if all goes as planned, Deep Deuce will be a fully developed downtown neighborhood.
It will be a great mix. But will all these interests truly, peacefully coexist?
One resident last week hinted at what challenges might be ahead as she worried about the sound of truck deliveries to the proposed Springhill Suites by Marriott. What she may not realize is that such noise already is inevitable; welcome to the big city.
Likewise, those renting apartments in Deep Deuce have been fairly forgiving of those who park their cars on the residential streets and walk down to adjoining Bricktown.
But as the neighborhood matures, and the narrow streets are increasingly clogged up with cars not just from those visiting Bricktown but also those enjoying the neighborhood's retail and restaurant offerings, will such patience continue, especially with those who are buying the high-dollar homes?
The Urban Neighbors organization is a great start for such discussions, though it represents the entirety of downtown and not just Deep Deuce. Nothing is really new in this world, and a look at similar situations in other cities might be a natural first step toward avoiding some growing pains.