Before Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership was launched, before the creation of a downtown business improvement district, a loose organization named Downtown Now filled the role of trying to generate interest in the heart of our city.
As its operations wound down in the early 2000s, it convened a group of downtown stakeholders to start brainstorming ideas for improving downtown.
One of the more exciting ideas was to transform a large, unsightly thermal energy plant into an exciting corner connecting downtown and Bricktown at E.K. Gaylord and Sheridan.
Some suggested an electronic billboard.
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