Oklahoma City has set a standard for thriving communities by never slowing down its progress. Its reinvention is ongoing and gaining momentum with dozens of new investment projects either forthcoming or already being constructed. Since the creation of MAPS (Metropolitan Area Projects) in 1993, over $5 billion in private investment has occurred in downtown, with much more on the horizon. MAPS has made Oklahoma City a place where people want to live, entrepreneurs want to do business and companies want to grow.
MAPS 3 is a 10-year program designed to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma City through the construction of eight projects funded by a limited term, one-cent sales tax initiative that began in April 2010. Russell Claus, Director of Planning for the City of Oklahoma City, and Brent Bryant will discuss the history of the MAPS initiatives, private investment that has occurred as a result, and ongoing planning for leveraging private investment from MAPS 3 projects.