A Revitalized Oklahoma City Is Turning Heads
According to a column by Cathy O'Connor in praise of an under appreciated midwestern city, "Oklahoma City offers more than its downtown to boost us into an elite list of cities – it’s the number and diversity of districts that make up OKC."
O'Connor writes from her position as president of The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City, so her civic boosterism is obviously a means to end, but she has a compelling case to make that the city is evolving in multiple neighborhoods. "We have several well-established districts, including Bricktown and the Central Business District. These continue to see development, with Brickopolis in Bricktown opening in spring of this year and Project 180 renovations downtown making progress. What we’re excited about is the number of emerging districts that continue to give the Greater Oklahoma City area its diverse offering."
O'Connor's outpouring of civic pride follows a National Geographic list that named Oklahoma City one of 2015's "must-see places," along side such exotic, planning relevant, locations as Medellín, Colombia and The Presidio in San Francisco.