Happy Holidays
from The Alliance
 December 2017 Vol. 12 Issue 4
Santa Fe Station on track for modern transportation
A ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house with characters from the 1930s celebrated the first phase of the station's renovation. Soon the station will serve passengers on train, bus and bike. Visit the City of OKC's Facebook page for more photos of the renovated station.
The newly restored Santa Fe Station, once a hub for Oklahoma City rail passengers, will soon be Oklahoma City’s new intermodal transit hub. It will bring together the OKC Streetcar, Embark buses, Amtrak Heartland Flyer, light rail, bike and pedestrian traffic.

The hub will offer commuters many choices in public transportation. For example, a resident who lives in the urban core could bike to the hub, park their bike and ride the bus to another destination. Conversely, a resident of Norman could take the Heartland Flyer to the Santa Fe Station, then take the OKC Streetcar downtown.
Holidays in Downtown OKC
Downtown Oklahoma City is extra bright during the holidays with special events, activities and festive food and shopping. Most of the events are family-friendly and free, such as the OG&E Merry & Bright Free Sundays at the Myriad Gardens and free holiday water taxi rides.

Visit the Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership's website for a full listing of holiday happenings.
From Cathy O'Connor, Alliance President
Recently, the Oklahoma City Council  approved an agreement  with OG&E to purchase property for a parking garage development in the Core to Shore area.

The 865-space garage will be a public facility offering parking for multiple uses – from convention center and hotel visitors to those catching a Thunder game or concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena or simply enjoying Scissortail Park.

The parking garage may also include a development opportunity for workforce housing. An early, but creative, concept to ensure employees can afford to live near downtown businesses, restaurants and hotels.

Read the full article in The Journal Record .

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About The Alliance
The Alliance was created in 2011 to better serve the economic development needs of Oklahoma City. With its collaboration with city and private entities, the Alliance acts as a comprehensive resource for business in need of assistance from the public sector.