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April 2021, Vol. 8 Issue 4
RFP Open for Brockway Center
and the Lyons Mansion

A Request for proposals is now open for the Brockway Center and Lyons Mansion. The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority (OCURA) has received an African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for sustainable stewardship planning for the historic Brockway Center and historic Lyons Mansion, each being one of the few culturally significant African American landmarks still standing in Oklahoma City. 

OCURA is seeking a qualified consultant or consultant team to develop a vision and reuse concept for each site with stakeholder/community support to explore bold, innovative, inspiring, and financially sustainable concepts that return the buildings to their former glory and serve the community. This study will also help OCURA evaluate the most feasible path forward to implement this vision.

View the RFP on the Alliance website linked below.
View the RFP
RFP Open For Residential Development of
the Hill At Bricktown
Join our pre-submission meeting for the RFP this Friday, online at 10 am!

Attendance is recommended for the pre-submission meeting, but not mandatory. Access it online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81954274271;
or by dialing +1-346-248-7799; Meeting ID: 819 5427 4271; Passcode: 1. 
A request for proposals is open for residential development in a section of The Hill at Bricktown. The site, located in OCURA’s Harrison-Walnut Urban Renewal Plan Area, is available for urban residential development close to downtown, the OU Health Sciences Center, State Capitol Complex and the OU Research Park. 

The RFP outlines that the architectural character should be consistent with the surrounding area and achieve sustainability and energy efficiency in the design and construction. Developers are asked to include a ground-level that engages the streets and sidewalks to encourage pedestrian activity. The parcels of land fall within the Downtown TIF project area - TIF and GO Bonds have been effective tools to help Oklahoma City develop the right mix of housing downtown.

The RFP is open and due July 30th. View the RFP on the Alliance website below.
View the RFP
MAPS 3 Senior Wellness Center Groundbreaking
Oklahoma City civic leaders will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the third MAPS 3 Health and Wellness Center, NE 36th Street and Lincoln Boulevard, at 1:30 p.m. May 4.  The 44,810 square-foot center will be located at NE 36 and Lincoln and is expected to open next year. Langston University will operate the facility in conjunction with the YMCA. This center is one of four senior centers located in different parts of the city. It will connect Oklahoma City seniors to health and wellness resources as well as social opportunities. The programs offered at the wellness center include recreational activities, fitness and exercise programs, technical education and other important services. The facility will include a heated, 4-lane indoor fitness pool, fully-equipped fitness center, gym, game room, classroom space for art and programs, computer area, demonstration kitchen, gathering spaces and an elevated indoor walking and jogging track. The facility will also include a multipurpose clinic with exam rooms. Langston University will rotate health care students to provide health screenings and possibly physical therapy services.

Read and learn more about MAPS 3 and the senior wellness centers below.
Learn More
From Cathy O'Connor, Alliance President

Economic development is more than raising buildings, it is about elevating people. It’s exciting to see the vision take shape and see the efforts of creative developers, entrepreneurs and residents continue to transform northeast Oklahoma City.

The city, with help from the Alliance, created a TIF district for northeast Oklahoma City in 2015 and began working with Pivot Project to identify options for EastPoint, a mostly vacant commercial structure acquired in 2017. Pivot Project first renovated an old service station, followed by the multi-tenant retail building at 23rd Street and Rhode Island Avenue. The EastPoint Project, when complete, will have 41,202 square feet of renovated single-story retail and office space.


Read more in the Journal Record

From Our Partner
Congratulations to our partner Progress OKC on their 2021 Spotlight Award from the OKC Black Chamber of Commerce!

“Our organization is humbled by this recognition in receiving the 2021 Spotlight Award. In partnership with The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City, we have focused on recognizing, investing in and supporting small businesses and minority businesses in Oklahoma City.”
– Maurianna Adams, executive director of Progress OKC

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Development News
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OKC Opportunity Zones
Upload a project for investment to the OKC Opportunity Zones website
In the News
Reports from the Media

New Nonstop Flights Between OKC And New York City Will Launch This Fall
Oklahoman

Aerospace Industry Producing $11.6 Billion Impact In Oklahoma City Region
Velocity OKC

The Market At EastPoint Brings Relief To OKC Food Desert
Oklahoman 


OKC Historic Black Landmark, Once Threatened, Added To National Register Of Historic Places
Oklahoman

First Americans Museum Announces Opening
Velocity OKC

Better Streets, Safer City: 119 Miles Of Resurfaced Streets, 21 Miles Of Sidewalk And More
OKC.gov
Guest Columns from the President of the Alliance

Spring brings farmers market, other fun to OKC

EastPoint continues to build people and community

Office space post-pandemic



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An economic update for the first Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 - 21
July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020
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