I’m not suggesting Oklahoma City should emulate everything going on in downtown Tulsa. But they’ve got some good stuff going on.
First item: downtown lofts being set up for teachers. Not saying this is easy without a very wealthy guy helping out. But it’s a cool idea.
Second item: rooftop signs re-introduced in downtown Tulsa’s Brady District. Now this, my friends, is very doable and would be well within the historic fabric of Bricktown.
Third item: railway quiet zone eliminates train whistles through downtown Tulsa. Finally it looks Automobile Alley may gets own shot at developing up against the tracks without train whistles blaring at all times of day. An engineer has been hired to draft up plans – will the city follow through and get it done in a timely manner (and not match the decade it took to convert all downtown streets to two-way traffic).