Edmond Chamber luncheon presents companies impacting local economy
Steve Goo of Boeing and Michael Ming of GE will address the Edmond business community at the Edmond Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon on Thursday. Each speaker will discuss their respective company’s economic impact on the Edmond Area. The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Oak Tree Country Club.
$160 million approved for Capitol
The state Senate today approved legislation that would issue $160 million of bond money to renovate the state Capitol building.
Problems for the 96-year-old building have been a safety hazard in recent years with pieces falling along the exterior. Yellow barricades placed in front of the building are a reminder of the safety risks to visitors and staff.
Big plans made for Edmond’s downtown
A presentation by Freese Nichols consultants of Fort Worth was made Wednesday to city staff and local business leaders regarding the Downtown Master Plan.
The Central Edmond Urban Development Board has revisited plans made in a 1998 Downtown Master Plan. Wednesday’s meeting hosted by the Urban Board was one of a series of meetings made by the consultant group. The city hired the group to make recommendations to protect the future development of Broadway.
Oak Tree Country Club announces multi-million dollar renovation
A multi-million dollar reinvention of Oak Tree Country Club is now underway that will bring a new décor and expanded dining and social features designed to enhance daily life for the private club members of today.
“Most of the project is slated for completion in late spring including a new bar and media area and a reinvented grille and lounge where members can invite family and friends to dine on innovative cuisine,” said General Manager Matt Beroth.
Street projects on hold; Broadway/33rd Street work to begin this year
Making improvements to traffic flow at the intersection of Bryant and Second Street continues to be pending for the City of Edmond.
Meanwhile, improvements are on hold for the intersection of Broadway and 15th Street.
The Capital Projects and Financing Task Force discussed the item Tuesday as it reviewed budget recommendations for the 2000 Capital Improvement Sales Tax Fund. A cost estimate for the project is not estimated by the city.
Rezoning protested by resident
The Edmond Planning Commission agreed to rezone a 10-acre tract Tuesday evening from general agricultural to a rural estate dwelling district. The vote was 4-0.
Vincent White made the rezoning request for his property that is located on the west side of Westminster Road, south of East Second Street.
A house is located in the middle of the property. White’s intent is to divide the tract into lots no smaller than 2 acres, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.
“They will have one larger lot at the back, the cabin in the middle and then another lot in the front along Westminster,” Schiermeyer said.
The rise of the hotel bakery
One of the key trends in hotel design in recent years has been a sharp focus on creating a hotel lobby that is a destination, not just a pass-through.
Douglas leaves chairman’s seat for 5th District run
Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas resigned Tuesday as chairman of the Corporation Commission to focus on her Republican primary campaign for the 5th Congressional District.
The commission voted Tuesday morning to accept Douglas’ resignation and elected her to serve as vice chairman. Commissioner Bob Anthony accepted the chairmanship role after a vote by the commission.
OGS: 99 percent of quakes are near injection wells
About 99 percent of the earthquakes occurring in Oklahoma the past few years are located within nine miles of a certain type of injection well, a state agency reported Tuesday.
During recent days, weeks and months, parts of Edmond and Logan County have been shaken by earthquakes strong enough to damage the Logan County jail and several homes. Quakes have been felt in the Arcadia Lake and Jones area.
New hangar approved at local airport
The board of the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport recently approved its first corporate hanger lease construction project, said Janet Yowell, executive director of the Edmond Economic Development Authority.
Guardian Aerial Pipeline Patrol LLC will pay for the construction of a 100X75-foot hanger in at the airport, Yowell said at Tuesday’s EEDA board meeting.
“EEDA loaned the Guthrie Industrial Development Authority $163,931 and that was so they could put infrastructure in. They could put water and sewer lines to the place where we have land for corporate hangers,” Yowell said.
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