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Police Association Offers No Response on Garage Land Swap

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Last Friday I broke the story on Dennis and David Box offering to swap a 118-space parking lot on Main Street with a much smaller 60-space parking lot owned by the Police Association to prevent the group from building a garage across the street from Bicentennial Park.

To read the story, go here.

Neither Ed Hill, president of the association or his attorney, Kent Gilliland with Hall Estill, have returned numerous calls seeking comment on their appeal, the filing of a new design application, or the swap offer.

The offer expires on Wednesday. From what I've been told by David Box, Hill and Gilliland have not communicated with him either as requested by the Downtown Design Review Committee. That silence includes not responding to the offer by Dennis and David Box.

Thursday ought to be an interesting hearing with the presentation of the new garage designs. Not once in my 28-year career have I ever encountered a law firm in Oklahoma City that didn't return calls, if only to say "no comment."

I'll be curious to see what is said on Thursday. 

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Steve Lackmeyer

Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter, columnist and author 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... Read more ›

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