The Envision 240 project on the I-240 corridor brings much excitement to The Alliance for the development and growth expected to take place within the next year. The revitalization will take place on the four-mile stretch between I-44 and I-35.
According to a NewsOK article by Richard Mize, the project has outlined three goals for Envision 240:
- Re-tenant the area's viable big- and mid-box stores.
- Reinvest in the area's best retail centers and nodes.
- Redevelop outmoded retail for other uses, such as employment center civic and cultural amenities, residential and/or mixed-use centers.
"As President of the South Oklahoma City Chamber, I was able to take a bus tour of Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas, which recently completed a similar project to Envision 240," said Elaine Lyons. "It was a great showcase of the potential I-240 has in becoming an area of revitalized development and growth for our city."
Urban Land Institute Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Planning Department and the South Oklahoma City Chamber are leading the efforts of Envision 240.
"The promoters of this project have set forth great goals and will be working hand-in-hand with organizations, such as The Alliance, as progress continues on Envision 240," continued Lyons.
The Alliance looks forward to updates on this progress and the success it will bring to Oklahoma City.