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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for June 16, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for June 16, 2018.

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Carousel set to spin again at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City

Mall owners donate carousel to Myriad Gardens.

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Oklahoma City chooses developer for downtown housing and retail project

The largest of four housing projects proposed to be built next to the future Omni Hotel was chosen Wednesday by the Oklahoma...

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Enable moving forward with move into BOK Park Plaza

Enable Midstream notified employees Tuesday the company is proceeding with a move from Leadership Square to BOK Park Plaza...

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Oklahoma County assessor appeals rate hits rock bottom

The Oklahoma County Assessor's Office said Monday that it had a record low number of appeals of property values set by the...

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This week is a glimpse of downtown OKC, version 3.0

At Sweets & Eats, 110 N Robinson Ave., regulars were disappointed Monday to find the restaurant's lasagna blue plate...

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Taking Stock: Struggling real estate investment trusts may be undervalued

Taking Stock: Struggling real estate investment trusts may be undervalued

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St. Jude Dream Home tickets, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for June 16, 2018

St. Jude Dream Home tickets, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for June 16, 2018.

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Ceremony marks start of construction of OKC's $288 million convention center

Dozens of civic, business and hospitality leaders gathered Friday to mark the start of construction of the biggest single civic...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 16, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 16, 2018.

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Latest from the (trade) war front

Construction, business, farm, equipment groups weigh in on the latest salvos in President Donald Trump's trade war.

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No boom or bust, but a buoy, as investors hold up Oklahoma City house prices

Oklahoma City has a bigger share of non-owner occupied mortgages than any of 50 big cities in a new study by online consumer...

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OKC's first condo complex to be complete after 53 years

Architect Allen Brown is completing a project started by architect Jack Graves in 1965 in response to demand after the national...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for June 16, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for June 16, 2018.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 16, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 16, 2018.

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Boulevard on schedule, on budget

Construction of the Oklahoma City Boulevard, the last phase of a 20-year relocation of Interstate 40 south of downtown, is on...

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Q&A with Chris Griswold: Upfront agreements can protect commercial tenants' business operations

Q&A with Chris Griswold: Upfront agreements can protect commercial tenants' business operations

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Enable Midstream considering move to BOK Park Plaza

Enable Midstream, which employs about 480 people downtown, is considering a move from Leadership Square to the recently opened...

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One neglected Bricktown building getting a face-lift

For the first time in decades, windows are bringing daylight into the upper floors of the former Spaghetti Warehouse, a...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for June 9, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for June 9, 2018.

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'Play street' movement wants kids in the streets

Yiwei Huang, a doctoral student at the University of California-Davis, gave a short talk on her initial research into how...

Agencies express confusion about reporting process for statewide audit of untested rape kits

NewsJun 3, 2018

Close to 125 law enforcement agencies across the state have failed to report their number of untested rape kits as ordered by the governor. Some agencies have expressed confusion about the reporting process.

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Conference acquaints attendees with social equity work in Oklahoma City

The Environmental Design Research Association's 49th annual conference, "Social Equity by Design: Designing Connections through...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 9, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 9, 2018.

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Career fair held for job seekers

The JobsOK.com Career Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in the Centennial Building.

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Modernism Weekend set for Gold Dome

The main event opens at 8 a.m. June 16 with the Mod Swap, where vendors from around Oklahoma and the region will be selling...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for June 9, 2018

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for June 9, 2018.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 10, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 10, 2018.

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Chickasaw businesses work for all tribal citizens

Golden Mesa Casino, under construction near Guymon, is a Shawnee-Chickasaw joint development that will benefit both tribes'...

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City construction company opens Tulsa office

Miller-Tippens Construction Co. also added executives in Oklahoma City.

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Social equity hits the books in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is a great place for the Environmental Design Research Association's 49th annual conference.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 2, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 2, 2018.

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Presenting more meritorious works of historic preservation

The Oklahoma Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office has presented its 2018 Citation of Merit Awards for...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 2, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 2, 2018.

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for June 2, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for June 2, 2018.

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One More Question to Answer about that Automobile Alley Headquarters

As I reported on Wednesday, the seven-story proposed for at NW 6 and Broadway along Automobile Alley is set to be the North...

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Plant shop, cafe will expand with market at new Film Row home, second location in Bricktown in Oklahoma City

Owners of Okay Yeah and the Plant Shoppe, a business that turned a metal warehouse into a popular Film Row venue, are set to...

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Carnegie-based Farmers Bank expands

Carnegie-based Farmers Bank expands into the heart of Oklahoma City’s Midtown district.

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Renters, don't falsify your pit bull as a 'service animal'

New state law addresses bogus certification removes liability from landlords and can penalize tenant for falsely a pet as a...

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Presenting meritorious works of historic preservation

The Oklahoma Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office has presented its 2018 Citation of Merit Awards for...

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Northwest Medical Center sale, other real estate notes

REAL ESTATE NOTES: Commercial real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for May 26, 2018.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 26, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 26, 2018.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 26, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 26, 2018.

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 26, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 26, 2018.

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Dallas property investor buys more big industrial

Sealy & Co. has bought two more big warehouses in Oklahoma City, giving the Dallas-based industrial property...

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Former downtown OKC parking garage to become office building

Those who lament the loss of historic downtown buildings during the Urban Renewal era of the 1970s may soon see some buildings...

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Smith brothers legacy evolves in Midtown

Time can do a lot to change perspective, and that is exactly what has happened over the past 20 years when it comes to the...

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Nonprofit to get Guthrie publishing museum

Guthrie Tomorrow Coalition Inc. has an agreement in principle to acquire the 116-year-old Foucart-inspired building from the...

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Dog bites man, bankers oppose regulation

The American Bankers Association reported that nearly three out of four bankers said Qualified Mortgage regulations, "which...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018.

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Ice cream shop latest addition to completing Midtown puzzle

Just three years after the closing of Midtown's Swanson's Tire, the maze of buildings at the corner of NW 9 and Hudson is...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018

Case of missing OKC man still baffles

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OKC man disappeared while hiking with family in Ecuador

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Animals' house: More than dogs tied up in owner-tenant disability rights disputes

Property managers were loaded with questions at a fair housing workshop in Enid organized the Oklahoma City-based nonprofit...

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Bricktown Canal gets new multipurpose directional signage

For the first time since the Bricktown Canal opened almost 20 years ago in Oklahoma City, it is set to get some directional...

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Headquarters mystery unfolds in Automobile Alley

New details emerged Thursday about a mystery company looking to build a headquarters along Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City.

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Advocate for arts, disabled to be honored at Pioneer Awards

The Plaza District Association will honor Douglas Sorocco, an attorney with Dunlap Codding along Film Row, as the recipient of...

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Redevelopment starts at closed Broadway dealership

Redevelopment of the former home of Mercedes of Oklahoma City along Automobile Alley is set to start with the oldest garage on...

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Beer hall, restaurants to overlook Scissortail Park

Owners of the popular Patriarch in downtown Edmond are set to open a beer garden and food hall that will overlook downtown’s...

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SandRidge sells Parkside Building for $10.75 million

SandRidge Energy has sold its Parkside Building, empty since it was completed two years ago, for $10.75 million to a limited...

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New owners plan to rehabilitate Classen Inn

Spinning glass globes once again will appear atop the Classen Inn sign almost 40 years after they were taken down as the area...

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Affordable dream: Four teams vying for downtown OKC housing project

The desire of the Urban Renewal Authority and developers of the Omni hotel to wrap an adjoining garage with a mix of market and...

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Housing, hail and hunters are real concerns

Western Oklahoma is hurting for homes

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018

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Event center CEO facing SEC charges of fraud following collapse of Bricktown project

Steven Down, a Utah entrepreneur who once planned to develop a $10 million event center along the Bricktown Canal, is being hit...

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If you must fall, fall safely

Oklahoma City's CMSWillowbrook Construction Management and Ram Tool Construction Supply, Birmingham, Alabama, take a break for...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018.

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Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018

Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018.

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018.

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Long-sealed windows in Bricktown landmark soon will again be filled with glass

Transformation of the Bricktown landmark last home to Spaghetti Warehouse is underway with removal of bricks from windows...

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Oklahoma City's Founders Bank added to endangered properties list

Oklahoma City's mid-20th century Founders Bank is among the new additions to Oklahoma's Most Endangered Historic Places list...

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Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018

Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018.

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OKC school district works with city on sales of abandoned schools

In early January 2017, Rachel Freeman was looking at the John F. Kennedy neighborhood east of downtown to buy an empty lot and...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018.

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018.

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Oklahoma River to feature new attractions

Mike Knopp, executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, fielded questions from online participants in...

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Industrial turtle back to a crawl

Hobby Lobby is still growing, Amazon is a strong maybe, but big speculative warehouse construction? No so much.

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Historic tax credits now deemed safe; threats put First National redevelopment at risk

Federal and state historic tax credits are seen as being safe following serious threats on the program last fall that could...

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OKC banker Thomas Rossiter works to build OKC while fighting a personal battle

It's a cold February afternoon and an ice storm is moving into Oklahoma City. I promise my wife I am on way home, but I am...

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Public spaces: A yearlong effort to bring life back to downtown Oklahoma City's Kerr Park will be unveiled in June

Public spaces: A yearlong effort to bring life back to downtown Oklahoma City's Kerr Park will be unveiled in June

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for April 28, 2018

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for April 28, 2018.

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How to research your great-grandpa's land

"A Guide to Researching Land in Oklahoma at the Oklahoma Historical Society," by Katie Bush, is for sale at the Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for April 28, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for April 28, 2018.

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Half-dugout home on the range, for sale

A new listing by Tumbleweed Territory Real Estate in Snyder helps demonstrate use of a new booklet on how to do land research...

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OKC Central: Still work to be done in OKC's minority communities

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded questions during his weekly OKC Central chat on Friday. This is an abridged transcript...

To save Oklahoma babies, start before they're conceived

HealthJun 10, 2018

Women who have decided to get pregnant can take steps to improve their own health, reducing their babies’ risk of being born too early or too small, as well as their own risk of pregnancy complications.

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Renters are moving in next door

Oklahoma City has the largest percentage of single-family rentals than any other big city, according to RentCafe.com.

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for April 28, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for April 28, 2018.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for April 28, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for April 28, 2018.

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OKC Central Commentary: Documents show Amazon fulfillment center on a fast track in Oklahoma City

OKC Central Commentary: Documents show Amazon fulfillment center on a fast track in Oklahoma City

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Federal Corporation celebrates 100 years in Oklahoma City

The last original industrial anchor oldest business in Bricktown, Federal Corporation, celebrates its 100th anniversary this...

Dog attacks in Oklahoma City have residents on edge

NewsJun 11, 2018

In May, one woman was savagely mauled by pit bull terriers, while police released video of two attacks on their officers. Deadly attacks are not common, but animal bites are.

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The OK -- The Travel Issue

LifeMay 6, 2018

As probably too many of my co-workers here at The Oklahoman can tell you, I bleed purple. In a newsroom and state where the favored college colors tend to crimson and cream or orange and black, that can make a fella feel, well, let's just say...

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The OK -- The Food Issue

LifeFeb 4, 2018

Peanut butter. If I have one go-to food, that's it. Crunchy or smooth? Doesn't matter. Jif, Skippy or Peter Pan? Don't care. Love them all. On toast, on a cracker. Plain or with a pickle, like my mom taught me. Even on a hamburger. If you...

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Overseas tourists get their kicks on Route 66

LifeJun 4, 2018

Up to 60 percent of tourists on Route 66 are from foreign countries, according to one person who has spent a lifetime promoting the Mother Road.

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Suicide rates show largest increase in rural counties

HealthJun 10, 2018

Certain counties in Oklahoma, including counties in the southeastern corner of the state, stand out from the rest of the state for higher rates of suicide, based on a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Downtown Edmond gets ... cool?

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A flurry of development and announcements of venues aimed at creating a nightlife are starting to come together in a way that might provide Edmond its own vibrant downtown.

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Conflicting visions, lack of crosswalks complicate central Edmond plan

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Analysis: Developers are looking at where the future of downtown Edmond will go and hurdles that will have to be overcome to lure people in and put in more appropriate high-density housing.

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