Downtown Development Map
The Alliance has created a map of the current and ongoing projects in Downtown Oklahoma City that have been directly supported by The Alliance and/or one of its partners. (click to enlarge)
RFP Deadline Reminder
All responses to the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority's request for proposals for the redevelopment of the northeastern corner of Couch Drive and North Lee Avenue must be submitted by 11 a.m. on January 17, 2014 at the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority (OCURA) offices, 105 North Hudson Avenue, Suite 105, Oklahoma City, OK.

The Authority intends for this to continue revitalization of the Central Business District and Arts District as a mixed-use urban neighborhood that is pedestrian-oriented, visually exciting with high quality design. Preference will be given to proposals with full-scale redevelopment that includes appropriate urban density. Follow the link for the full request for proposal of Couch Drive and North Lee Avenue

Hot Spot: Deep Deuce 

Over the past couple of years, the downtown Oklahoma City neighborhood of Deep Deuce has experienced an urban renaissance. New hotels, contemporary housing options along with retail and commercial development has transformed Deep Deuce into a premier downtown neighborhood.  

Urban Johnnies - A new bar and grill will be opening in February at Level Urban Apartments.
Aloft - The new Aloft hotel, located at the corner of North Walnut Avenue and Northeast 2nd Street, is expected to open February 20, 2014. The hotel will feature 134 rooms, seven meeting spaces, an outdoor pool, gym and signature W XYZ restaurant and lounge. 

The Hill at Bricktown - Building 3 was recently completed and is soon to be followed by Building 2B. The concrete base for Building 6 has been poured with Buildings 1, 2A, 5 and 7 in the near future due to the increasing demand.

Maywood Apartments - The Maywood is now pre-leasing 139 one to two bedroom luxury apartments ranging in size from 675-1,278 square feet.

Mosaic Apartments - Mosiac, an extension of the Level Urban Apartments brand and community, brings another 97 apartments to Oklahoma Avenue.

MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvements

For MAPS 3 improvements, the Eastern basin of the Oklahoma River has been drained between Eastern Avenue and Paul Brum Jr. Dam. The river will remain closed and drained through March 2014 so crews can begin improvements that include starting docks, judging platforms, LED accent lighting, cable crossover lane makers, utility and sound infrastructure, timing displays, video camera system, access ramps and a storage building.


The MAPS 3 program features the Core-to-Shore project, linking the core of downtown Oklahoma City with the Oklahoma River; a modern streetcar system, a new convention center, miles of trails and new sidewalks, river improvements, including a public whitewater kayaking facility; senior health and wellness centers throughout the city; and improvements to the State Fair Park public buildings, meeting halls and exhibit spaces. 

Image courtesy of OKC Boathouse Foundation
Von Maur to Open Fall 2014

Von Maur, an upscale specialty department store chain based in Davenport, Iowa will soon be a great addition to Quail Springs Mall and the first location in Oklahoma. Known for its outstanding selection of brand name and specialty apparel, shoes, cosmetics, accessories and gifts, the new store will feature products from leading brands such as Brooks Brothers, Nic + Zoe, Donald J. Pliner, Coach, Joe's Jeans, Hugo Boss, and Tommy Bahama, among many others. Demolition of the entire former Sears space is already complete and full reconstruction is underway as the store will occupy an excess of more than 150,000 square feet. Von Maur is scheduled to open this fall. 

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