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MAPS 3 project order approved by City Council today

Post Date:07/05/2011

(July 5, 2011) - Today, City Council passed the MAPS 3 project order that was recommended by the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board.

Planning for all eight MAPS 3 projects began earlier this year. Construction is projected to begin in the following order:

Oklahoma River (phase 1)
Sidewalks (phase 1)

Fairgrounds (phase 1)
Downtown Park (Phase 1)
Oklahoma River (phase 2 and 3)
Senior Health and Wellness Center #1
Trails (phase 1)
Sidewalks (phase 2)

Transit/Modern Streetcar (phase 1)
Fairgrounds (phase 2)

Trails (phase 2)

Convention Center
Senior Health and Wellness Center #2

Downtown Park (phase 2)
Trails (phase 3)

Senior Health and Wellness Center #3

Transit/Modern Streetcar (phase 2)

Downtown Park (phase 3)
Oklahoma River (phase 4)

Senior Health and Wellness Center #4

“Now that the project order has been set, our program consultant, ADG, can complete the implementation plan, which includes details and budgets for each of the eight projects,” MAPS 3 Program Manager Eric Wenger said. “The implementation plan will then be presented to the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board and City Council this summer for consideration.”

The Citizens Advisory Board is an 11-member board led by Chairman Tom McDaniel.  Eight citizen subcommittees comprised of more than 60 members advise the Board.  

The City Council also approved a site west of the Oklahoma City Arena for the new MAPS 3 Convention Center.

More than $94 million has been collected for MAPS 3 since the penny sales tax began on April 1, 2010.  The amount is eight percent over projections.

MAPS 3 is a 10-year-long construction program to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma City.  The seven-year and nine month long, one-cent sales tax initiative began on April 1, 2010 and funds eight projects.  MAPS 3 is estimated to raise $777 million.

Contact:  Kristy Yager, 297-2550

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