Tax Increment Financing
The City of Oklahoma City, along with the Brookings Institution, undertook a 24-month public-private cooperative planning process to establish an innovation district. Building on the strength of previous developments in and around the Oklahoma Health Center, the creation of an innovation district presented a unique opportunity for Oklahoma City and the surrounding area. Through the project, The City of Oklahoma City seeks to stimulate new relationships, new functions, and new beneficial outcomes for the community, as well as the multi-use redevelopment of the area with a focus on the generation and attraction of technology and life sciences businesses. More...
The objective of the Lawton Downtown Economic Development Project is to restore and expand the commercial and residential viability of downtown Lawton. The Project is a substantial step in responding to the growth at Fort Sill, and its priority is the development of a major commercial mixed-use center, including significant retail components, a hotel, and a regional conference center. The aggregate public investment of $50 million is expected to generate at least $150 million in corresponding private investment. More...
Tulsa Santa Fe Square
In downtown Tulsa’s Blue Dome District, Santa Fe Square is a planned $150 million mixed-use project spanning two city blocks. The 600,000 square foot project will include first floor retail, Class A office space, multifamily apartments, structured parking, and a full-service boutique hotel. This public-private partnership will utilize tax increment financing to turn a surface parking lot into one of the largest mixed-use projects in the state.
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (OUHSC) is a campus of hospital, health service, research, and medical education facilities serving the state and region. Since 1966, it has grown from 20 to 240 acres with a master plan for land acquisition and development resulting in $1 billion in new investment and the creation of more than 10,000 new jobs.
The Core to Shore Urban Renewal Project is an active project seeking to implement the 2009 voter approved use of sales tax revenues under the Metropolitan Area Projects initiative, which was first approved in 1993 and is now in its third round of projects. In the Core to Shore Area, MAPS 3 includes a new, 68-acre downtown public park linking downtown Oklahoma City with the Oklahoma River. Enhanced by the relocation of Interstate 40, the Project Plan includes the potential redevelopment of 692 acres of underutilized land surrounding the new park.
In partnership with The City of Oklahoma City, the Alliance for Economic Development, and Butzer Gardner Architects, the Center for Economic Development Law drafted the Midtown Urban Renewal Plan, intended to stimulate pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use private development in Midtown Oklahoma City with specific redevelopment design criteria. With St. Anthony as an existing anchor institution and the relocation of the Oklahoma City University School of Law to Midtown, the area has experienced a resurgence of growth in recent years and remains one of Oklahoma City’s top destination districts. More...
Community Development and
Carlton Landing, a 1700 acre, master-planned, new urbanist community designed by Duany Plater-Zyberk, was Oklahoma's first new town in decades when it is was incorporated in 2013. The town now has over 125 homes built with many more planned and under construction. With walkability, quality of life and community as the focus, there is much to be realized over the next 15-30 years with plans for upwards of 2500 homes, a town center, additional lake amenities, and other great features for existing and future residents.
Norman Campus Corner Revitalization Project
The Norman Campus Corner Revitalization Project supported the return of one of Norman’s original commercial districts to a vibrant shopping and retail destination. Public investment, including enhancements to utilities, streetscapes, landscaping, signage, and sidewalks, were included in the plan, intended to enhance the area’s draw for visitors and residents, alike.
Owasso Redbud District Project Plan
With the objective of enhancing the Redbud District as a special and unique place within Owasso, the Redbud District Project Plan was adopted in 2016. Using a previously adopted development overlay for the area, the Redbud District, where Owasso’s original Main Street remains, is set to undergo a transformation from a blighted area with little redevelopment activity toward a mixed-use, highly walkable and pedestrian-oriented district.