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Study suggests smarter parking needed downtown

Study suggests smarter parking needed downtown

Oklahoman.com
by STEVE LACKMEYER
Updated: Tue, February 11, 2020 1:17 AM

To break it down, a six-story, 1,100-space garage owned by the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) is being built at 15 SW 4, while developer Gary Brooks is building a 700-space garage as part of redevelopment of First National Center into a hotel, apartments and retail.

Soon — very soon — we can expect to hear more about a garage set to be built at 1 E Main where a deal is set between BancFirst and developer Don Karchmer. That garage will add at least several hundred spaces to Bricktown.

And in the midst of this building spree, a recently completed 10-month study suggests downtown needs improved public-private coordination, a smarter approach to pricing and enforcement and less of a rush to build more garages... FULL ARTICLE

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