Interstate 240 was built in 1965 and now carries over 100,000 vehicles per day as a main service artery in South Oklahoma City. The retail, commercial and various small businesses along this corridor provide necessary goods and services to the surrounding neighborhoods, college students, and commuters.
The South OKC Chamber of Commerce and the Greater OKC Chamber of Commerce have formed a partnership with the City of Oklahoma City and the Urban Land Institute to look at ways to improve and strengthen the I-240 corridor and position it to thrive in the coming decades. The partnership was launched in January 2012 with an $18,000 grant from the Urban Land Institute to carry out the project, called “Envision 240.” The Envision 240 study area includes the I-240 corridor between I-35 and I-44.
Next Steps: The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce has taken the lead to implement the report’s recommendations and communicate with the community. If you have questions or comments, contact Elaine Lyons, President of the South OKC Chamber, at (405) 634-1436.
Tell us what you think: Your experiences in the area are one of the most valuable forms of information for this project and we would like to hear from you. For more information contact Kim Cooper-Hart, Commercial District Revitalization Program Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-297-2900.