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For Neighbors, By Neighbors.

Urban Neighbors is an organization dedicated to fostering quality residential living in downtown Oklahoma City. Our membership-based organization encourages the further development of quality residential living through positive interactive meetings, social events, and issue-oriented dialogue and activities.

Urban Neighbors is a direct conduit to and representative of its residential membership to the City of Oklahoma City, area businesses, and other community support structures. Our organization is committed to making downtown an enjoyable and exciting place to live.

If you can’t find something on our site, use this form to ask us about it. Also, please consider patronizing our neighborhood business members, who make much of what we do possible!

May Social Speakers: Anna Mains and OKC Volunteers

We had an excellent turnout at the May social, nearly 30 people! Thanks to all that came, but in particular thanks to our speakers. Anna Mains, owner of Dekora, talked about her vision and the origins of the Dekora brand. It was very informative! Watch the video below.

Also, Cayla Lewis, Executive Director of the Plaza District, introduced us to her new initiative, OKC Volunteers.

If you’d like to get more involved with getting involved, find OKC Volunteers on Facebook and Twitter, but most importantly, subscribe to their mailing list to get updates on volunteering opportunities near you!

Transit Fare Study

Today, Urban Neighbors representatives attended an Embark public listening session about the transit agency’s efforts to simplify its fare system in the lead up to the implementation of the streetcar, now under construction in our downtown neighborhoods. If you didn’t have a chance to attend one of the sessions, please consider taking this brief fare study survey. Even if you aren’t presently a transit user (though you should be), odds are in the next few years you will be, so this public input could directly impact you!

Children’s Gardening Workshop

Looking for an Earth Day learning activity for your child? Then please register for the Urban Barefoot Gardeners Program, A Children’s Gardening Drop-in Workshop, taking place at our community garden this Saturday! Kids can get their hands dirty, learn about urban gardening, composting, and plant their own tomato seedling to take home! This is a free event, but spots are limited, so please register! The event has been made possible by the ARC Foundation.

See the Facebook Event or add this event (from our Events Calendar) to your personal calendar.

Streetcar Construction Tracking

Neighbors, it’s an exciting time in Downtown OKC with the streetcar construction underway. Your UN representatives attended the Downtown BID (business improvement district) Board meeting last week, and we learned that by this time next year (April 2018, construction delays notwithstanding), you’ll see streetcar vehicles making test runs on the Bricktown loop. We also learned that the city is providing an excellent way get weekly updates on construction progress. If you’d like to know exactly when roads will be closed, sign up for this mailing list to get those updates and plan your daily commute around that pesky traffic!

Urban Neighbors Community Garden Featured in Oklahoma Gazette

This week our community garden was featured in the Oklahoma Gazette cover story Growklahoma City! Urban Farmers Cultivate Community and a Connection to the Land by Greg Elwell.

Here’s an excerpt:

Planning Midtown’s Urban Neighbors community garden is more of a group effort, said garden co-chairwoman Shelley Pruitt. When the group meets March 11, members will pick and plan what to grow in the 10 raised-bed gardens for the next year.

Every Saturday, the group meets at 417 W. Park Place to work and welcome newcomers. The garden started in 2013, a few years after Pruitt moved downtown.

Please pick up a copy of this week’s Gazette and read the full article!

Also, please join us on March 11th to work the garden. Fill out the interest form to let us know to expect you!