Tax increment finance (TIF) districts are economic tools used by cities around the world to promote development. TIFs allow cities to invest in infrastructure and other improvements using a portion of property taxes generated within the district, providing an incentive for private investment.
Oklahoma City’s landmark bridge, Oklahoma City SkyDance Bridge, is a 380-foot-long pedestrian bridge and 197- foot-tall sculpture that spans Interstate 40 near Robinson Avenue south of downtown. More
MAPS 3 is a seven-year, nine-month one-cent sales tax. Collection of the sales tax will commence on April 1, 2010, the day after the conclusion of the sports facilities sales tax collection that voters approved in March, 2008. More
Oklahoma City voters said yes to a $835.5 million G.O. Bond Issue to improve or replace our city’s infrastructure.
Projects include the repair of 750 miles of residential and arterial streets, repairing bridges, improving parks, addressing drainage systems, constructing sidewalks and trails, building new police and fire stations, replacing busses, updating libraries and providing incentives for economic development. More
The Downtown Strategic Initiative (DSI) is a public planning process to ensure the continued momentum for downtown redevelopment and revitalization.
The DSI process began with a status check of all plans and policies in effect downtown. The recommendations from existing plans were then organized into five priorities, which form the basis of our citizen committees:
The OCMAPS school construction program includes more than 100 projects and is projected to cost approximately $470 million. It will take 10 years to complete all of the new buildings and renovations scheduled for 72 school sites throughout Oklahoma City Public School District I-89.
MAPS (Metropolitan Area Projects) is Oklahoma City's visionary capital improvement program for new and upgraded sports, recreation, entertainment, cultural and convention facilities. The projects began on December 14, 1993, when voters approved the MAPS sales tax, and were completed on August 17, 2004 with the dedication of the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library. More
The City is made more improvements to the Cox Business Services Convention Center in preparation for the 2007 Big 12 Women's Basketball Tournament. More
Learn about the rehabilitation and repair of Bricktown's historic gateway. More
Oklahoma City and its suburbs will be networked with bicycle and walking paths.
It's not just "a bike route", but a continuous network of trails stretching across — and beyond — the City.
The SkyDance Bridge is a pivotal element in the City’s efforts to provide a strong pedestrian connection between the downtown core and the Oklahoma River. It is symbolic of the American crossroads as it marks the “X” where east meets west and where Core meets Shore. More
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The Oklahoma River is the name given to the seven-mile stretch of river lakes created by the MAPS N. Canadian River project.
The MAPS portion of the project is now complete, but further improvements are being made.
Details of the City's commitment to bring new jobs
New system helps visitors find their way around Downtown; funded by 2000 General Obligation Bond Issue
Fire trucks, police cars, radios, and a new 911 communications center are among the projects funded by a dedicated one-half cent sales tax approved by voters in March, 2000.
The package also includes emergency sirens that reach, for the first time, all of Oklahoma City.
This fast-track project along NW 16 from Classen to Pennsylvania is helping revitalize a historic neighborhood and retail district.