Redevelopment of Northwest Corner of W. Reno Ave. and N. Hudson Ave.
The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority invites the presentation of written proposals from qualified redevelopers for the purchase and redevelopment of a tract of land at the northwest corner of West Reno Avenue and North Hudson Avenue. The Authority is offering this site for a high-density, mixed-use development, including structured parking on site.

The site is located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Oklahoma City and the Authority's Core to Shore Urban Renewal Plan Project Area. This site and redevelopment should be an extension to the CBD and contribute to the continued growth, density and vibrancy of the downtown area.

A presubmission meeting will take place August 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the offices of the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority, 105 North Hudson Avenue, Suite 101, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Attendance is optional.

All formal written proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of the site will be received at the offices of the Urban Renewal until 10 a.m. on October 6, 2014.

For the full requirements of this RFP, click here.

Goodbyes and New Beginnings
This month, the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority will be saying goodbye to two longtime employees, JoeVan Bullard and Kathy Commings.

Kathy Commings has been with the OCURA for more than 17 years as the Finance Director. When asked what her favorite part was, she spoke to the ever-changing nature of her position. "I'd think I had it all figured out, then we added something to it. It was wonderful! My greatest accomplishment was that I took it all in stride."

Kathy has been a part of numerous projects across Oklahoma City that have changed neighborhoods and districts, but she doesn't have just one favorite project. "I didn't have a favorite project, because I worked on all of them. However, I will always remember Bass Pro Shop for going there to take inventory!"

In retirement, Kathy plans to keep herself busy by keeping up with her yard, helping out family, and becoming more involved with her brothers and sisters in Christ.

Over the last 11 years, JoeVan Bullard has enjoyed witnessing the growth and development of Oklahoma City into a city that is friendly to families, young professionals and both small and big businesses as the Director of Redevelopment Programs. 


Through these years, the community has loved watching JoeVan play an active and involved role in our city's dramatic evolution. JoeVan has served diligently since joining the Urban Renewal team in 2003, through a variety of development projects and building renovations. 


"I'll never forget the satisfaction of walking through the new residential housing in lower JFK on property that had been vacant since the late '60s," JoeVan said, "It has been truly remarkable just how far Oklahoma City has come in terms of the positive growth of our downtown." 


After more than a decade of service to the Urban Renewal Authority, JoeVan is making big plans for his retirement, including sailing and traveling often. 


"As excited as I am to start a new phase of my life, I will never forget the amazing people I had the opportunity to work with over the past 11 years. One of the things that I will miss the most about working for the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority is going to be the amount of time I spent in the city's core, and watching the development in various pockets of the city, such as Bricktown, Broadway and Midtown."


From everyone at Alliance and Urban Renewal, we would like to say "thank you" to JoeVan and Kathy for your years of dedication to our team and commitment to improving our community.

Northeast Oklahoma City Beginning Redevelopment Process

Following an extensive study of existing conditions and statistics, an area located in northeast Oklahoma City was declared "blighted" by the Oklahoma City Council on July 29. The declaration of blight adds additional support for area revitalization efforts dubbed the "Northeast Renaissance." 


The Alliance, Urban Renewal Authority and City are working on developing a new Urban Renewal Plan and an economic development strategy to improve conditions in the area, which would include the creation of a new tax increment financing (TIF) district. These tools could provide support for redevelopment, new construction, job creation, improvements to public infrastructure and new retail and services in the area. 


In the next few months, these plans and studies will be available for public review and input. Both the Blight Study and the Consideration of Blight Presentation can be found on the Alliance website at


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