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MAPS 4 Diversion Hub receives land gift and $20 million operational fund.


Artist's rendering of a proposed $17 million diversion hub that would "relieve pressure on the Oklahoma County jail and help low-level offenders establish a more productive life." [PROVIDED]

     Philanthropist Sue Ann Arnall intends to donate a 1.6-acre tract downtown for the MAPS 4 Diversion Hub, a gift that could be worth $1.1 million or more.

     A MAPS 4 advisory committee and the MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board will review Diversion Hub plans, including the location. The final decision will rest
     with the city council.



    It is one of four MAPS 4 projects with a strong focus on criminal justice reform, and the Arnall Family Foundation has pledged $20 million for an operations fund.

     The Diversion Hub opened in temporary quarters last June at 220 NW 10.   As the concept evolves, Executive Director Damon Britton said Wednesday, the focus
     has been on individuals in pretrial proceedings and those at risk of having probation revoked.

     Arnall told The Oklahoman last year that inspiration for the center came from a realization that parents' incarceration often leaves children in distress.--Oklahoman, January 17, 2021
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2021, 08:15:46 pm »


Oklahoma City MAPS 4 Coliseum


    The MAPS 4 fairgrounds coliseum receives $9 million from MAPS 3 leftover funds.
            The Oklahoma City Council voted to allocate about $33 million in additional MAPS 3 sales tax collections with $9 million to fund the new fairgrounds coliseum.

    Fairgrounds executives pitched plans last summer for including a $95 million coliseum in MAPS 4 to replace the 55-year-old Jim Norick Arena.

    The city council settled on giving the fairgrounds $63 million but included, in a “statement of intent,” the expectation that MAPS 4 funding would
    be supplemented by “at least $25 million in hotel tax revenues as well as funding from MAPS 3 excess funds.

    Strategic Assessment – Potential New Fairgrounds Coliseum at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City:  https://okcfairgrounds.com/uploads//executive-summarynov18.pdf
                                                                                       

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 02:31:19 pm »

 



National Rankings - OKC Acclaim



https://www.abetterlifeokc.com/national-rankings/national-rankings/

MAPS penny sales tax initiatives have truly transformed our city.

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2021, 08:21:15 pm »



10th Street link capped with a parkwalk to OU Health Science Center Complex


Formerly served as the Eastside YMCA




Eastside Park formerly the site of Page Stadium Douglass High School Trojans

MAPS 4 is a  $978 million 16 bundled projects passed in December 2019.

Funding:  collections for penny sales tax started in April 2021


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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 01:17:57 pm »



Oklahoma City MAPS 4 Youth Centers

                             
                                                                 Four Youth Centers will be built throughout the city



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              Total project budget: $110 million
              Budget items: Four new youth centers ($70 million), operating fund ($30 million), capital improvement operating fund ($10 million).

Afterschool and summer programming will be the focus of a $110 million package to provide for at least four new youth centers. The state-of-the-art centers would transform the lives of Oklahoma City’s youth with programming that includes athletics, arts, family, health and education. The new Douglass Recreation Center, which is already funded, will have youth facilities equatable to the MAPS 4 centers. Capital and operational partnerships with existing local community organizations are possible as MAPS 4 develops.

The package includes $70 million for capital, $30 million for an operating fund and $10 million for a capital improvement fund to keep facilities and equipment up to date for our city’s youth..

City Center welcomes 75 to 100 students a day in a 12,000-square-foot former church building next to Putnam City schools. Though the modest center might be a far cry from the new multi-million-dollar facilities that could come from MAPS 4, the City Center offers a similar structure for serving youth.

A kitchen, cafeteria, clothes closet and homework room welcome students walking in the City Center’s front door. The first features inside the building are designed to accommodate basic needs — food, clothes, education and companionship.

These are all possible features of the MAPS 4 youth centers.  They could provide space for activities, athletics and fine arts, with age-specific programming from infants to teenagers.

But, these centers would be heavily focused on meeting needs.  The youth facilities are likely to focus more on social services than gyms or pools, unlike the MAPS senior centers or the recreation center planned for Douglass Park.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 11:43:42 pm »



MLS in OKC . . .

                MAPS 4 Stadium considering 3 sites

 
                                  Farmers Market. Land west of Classen and just north of I-40.
                           Wheeler Park. Currently owned by the city.
                           Producers Coop. Just south of Bricktown.

This is a presentation to the MAPS4 board. The stadium advocacy group is saying the facility needs to be downtown and near other entertainment. I suspect they are going to push hard for the Producers Coop site.--OKCTalk, March 3, 2021





               This is the current selected option budgeted in MAPS 4:  $37 - $42  million






                    An 18,000 - 20,000 seat stadium could cost $150 million - $200 million with all the luxury MLS bells & whistles.

Many factors could play into the stadium's construction like naming-rights, sponsorships and surplus MAPS money.  The MAPS 4 Multipurpose Stadium will at least have a minimum seating capacity of 8,000 with expansion capabilities exceeding 18,000.  The city has agreed to help with infrastructure funding if and when an MLS franchise is obtained by an ownership group.  



  
    
    
  
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2021, 09:41:37 am »




Oklahoma City MAPS 4 Update via OKCTalk.com



Update on all 16 MAPS 4 Projects:  https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=726-Update-on-all-16-MAPS-4-Projects


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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2021, 12:43:39 pm »



 

Oklahoma City Sales Tax Collection continue its upward trend...

Oklahoma City shoppers continued to come out in full force in April and May.

Last week’s $44.4 million sales tax check is the second-largest the city has ever received, coming in just under May’s record-setting $47.1 million. This month’s check was an increase of 36.8% compared to last June and 12.6% compared to June 2019.

Oklahoma City Budget Director Doug Dowler attributes the gains to federal stimulus money and pent up demand from the public.

“The  June  sales  tax  check  continued  to  show  the dramatic  turnaround  in  the  economy  that  has  occurred in the past year,” Dowler said. “We  are  projecting  higher  sales  tax  collections  for fiscal year 2022 than this year and the total would be bigger  than  fiscal  year  2019,  pre-pandemic,  or  2020, which was affected in the last two months by the pandemic,” he said. “I think that is due to several factors —bigger  population  and  workforce  in  Oklahoma  City, low  unemployment,  and  the  added  federal  money helping the economy.” Use tax for fiscal 2021, collected on online retail and other out-of-state purchases, totaled $73.5 million, a14% increase from fiscal 2020, Dowler said.

The new budget year begins July 1.--Oklahoman, William Crum & Jana Hayes, June 14, 2021
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2021, 03:50:57 pm »

Looks as though by the time the city gets ready to build its first project they will have the money available.   Still say they've gotten smarter over the years by over estimating what a project will cost.   Will insure that there will be leftover funds; this will allow for more enhancements to be done while finishing up what's leftover from the previous MAPS initiative construction.  

The projects that get built last will be able to include more amenities.

Remember MAPS is a debt free pay as you build mechanism.
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NBA arena upgrades, new  State Fair Park Coliseum could start early as Oklahoma City begins MAPS 4 project plans


Excerpts from William Crum, Oklahoman, July 2, 2021



"It's getting ready to get real busy," said David Todd, Oklahoma City's MAPS program manager.

Tentative timelines are set for the northeast entrance and for a south-side addition featuring a deck overlooking the Oklahoma City Boulevard."











Oklahoma City New $95 million State Fair Park Coliseum






The yet-to-be renamed arena (Chesapeake Energy Arena) is in line for $105 million of renovations with the Thunder practice facility to receive $11 million in upgrades funded by MAPS 4 Initiative.




The Coliseum

The pitch for an early start for the coliseum includes status of the 435-acre Oklahoma City Fairgrounds as the single-largest contributor to economic activity among city-owned facilities.--Crum

Crossroads Consulting, a nationally recognized expert in large public venue (LPV) consulting, found a new State Fair Park Coliseum would generate more than $230 million a year in direct spending and more than $400 million a year in total economic impact.


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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2021, 06:52:09 pm »

So it's looking like Chesapeake Arena is going to be renamed, and this is not a joke:

Love's Travel Stop Arena.

After the dirty truck stops. Seriously. This makes the entire state look stupid.
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So it's looking like Chesapeake Arena is going to be renamed, and this is not a joke:

Love's Travel Stop Arena.

After the dirty truck stops. Seriously. This makes the entire state look stupid.

The original MAPS was funded by a five-year, one-cent sales tax passed by Oklahoma City voters in December 1993. The initiative called for the renovation and/or construction of nine major projects in Oklahoma City’s central business district.

The $350 million sales tax-funded initiative was created to revitalize Downtown, improve Oklahoma City’s national image and provide new and upgraded cultural, sports, recreation, entertainment and convention facilities.  Projects were built debt free meaning construction did not start until
until the sales taxes were collected.

     In 1993, the MAPS sales tax passed with 54 percent of the vote.

     June 1996 thru April 1999 the Ballpark, State Fair Park, Myriad convention center, Bricktown canal, State Fair park,  Civic Center Music Hall  
     and North Canadian River Dams were in various stages of construction.

1997 Oklahoma City's failed bid to attract an NHL expansion franchise.  

     May 1999, the arena construction begins after voters passed a 6 month extension to finish all MAPS projects.

2005–2007 Oklahoma City hosted the New Orleans Hornets for 2 seasons following Hurricane Katrina:
     2005-2006 - Attendance:   18,168
     2006-2007 - Attendance:   17,833

2007 Oklahoma City voters approved Ford Center renovations...

2008–09  Supersonics relocate to Oklahoma City
     2008-2009 - Attendance:   18,693
     2009-2010 - Attendance:   18,003  

2011-20012 - Thunder secures a 12-year naming rights agreement valued at $34 million that was set at $3 million for the first season with 3% annual increases for the remainder of the term.  

2016 - Aubrey McClendon's death, March 2, 2016, minority owner with The Professional Basketball Club LLC

2019 - The Oklahoma City Thunder have announced a multi-year jersey patch partnership with Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores worth $10 million and as high as $40 million according to one source--deal expires in 2023. Thunder will display a 2.5-by-2.5-inch inch logo on all of their jerseys, including all jerseys sold inside of the arena.   Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has more than 480 locations in 41 different states across the country.

2019-2020 - Chesapeake Energy Company files for bankruptcy...

2021 - Thunder seeks new naming rights agreement.

All hints of arena naming rights point to OKC billionaires Tom & Judy Love (Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores) who are avid Thunder fans.  No official announcement at this time.

Swake, have you heard anything official at this time...  ...we haven't heard anything official other than pure speculation.

  
 
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2021, 12:51:03 pm »




As far as the naming-rights for Chesapeake Energy Arena, do we think people in other NBA cities give a rats donkey about the arena name.  Sure they see the skyline, team logo before a home nationally televised game.

So, if it's named Love's Travel Stops Arena, which gives Loves a lot of advertisement & brand name building.  Have any of you been to a Love's Travel Stop.   

There are three that I've been to in Oklahoma City, (89th South off I-35, I-40 & Morgan Road and I-35 122nd), they are all decent and reputable travel stops with clean restrooms facilities and a variety of products for those who travel. 

As I've traveled the country, visited some travel stops that were so unsanitary that I wouldn't dare sit down on a toilet seat for fear of getting crabs or the mystical blob or being solicited to pull-a-trick with some LOT LIZARD in the parking lot or being victimized thru some night scam.

We still do not know the official name or who Oklahoma City NBA arena naming rights partner will be.

Oklahoma City has tasted big league sports on its highest level of the NBA.  We are honored to have a franchise in our city and state.  There are 30 NBA franchises throughout the country; we are among the smallest markets under 2 million MSA (one notch behind Milwaukee & ahead of Memphis).

Our city has blossomed since 1993, our MAPS initiatives $350 million, $700 million, $777 million & $978 million were enacted to make all of this possible.

Population gains:       Metro
                                2000, 1,095,553   (Urban 507,579)
                                2010, 1,252,987   (Urban 579,999)
                                2020, 1,425,375   (Urban 662,314)

To quote Shakespeare, What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet...   

   
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2021, 05:23:31 pm »





MAPS 4 Twitter Account - https://twitter.com/maps4okc?s=21




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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2021, 08:55:45 am »

MAPS 4 Initiative order of construction:

Paycom Center, the new State Fair arena, and the Innovation Hall (part of the proposed Innovation Plaza) will go first in order.

The MAPS4 Board will vote to approve next week and then City Council will vote 2 weeks later.

    A city-matching grant of $10 million for construction of an innovation hall is scheduled for later this year.

    Construction of the $63 million State Fair coliseum, replacing the Jim Norick Arena, is set to begin in mid-2022.

    The first phase of upgrades to Paycom Center, at $110 million, will begin in the third quarter of 2022. Updates to the practice facility are    
    scheduled for the second quarter of 2026.

    Beautification and a fund for beautification staff will begin in early 2023 and will continue over five phases through 2029.

    Neighborhood connectivity in the Innovation District will begin in the second quarter of 2023.

    Conversion of the Foster Center into an innovation hub will start in fall of 2023.

    Sidewalk and bike lane construction will start in late 2023. Bus stop construction will start in early 2023. Park and rides will start in late 2022.

    Investment in parks across the city, the largest MAPS 4 project at $140 million, will begin in phases starting in fall of 2023. Work on parks along
    the Oklahoma River will start in the third quarter of 2024.

    The Palomar Family Justice Center's $38 million building will begin construction in early 2024.

    Soccer fields construction will start in early 2024 and will be done over three phases.

    Construction of a restoration center will begin in the second quarter of 2024. Start on transition housing is schedule for late 2025. The first mental
    crisis center will be built in the second quarter of 2024, followed by construction of a second mental crisis center in the third quarter of 2024.

    Building of the new $17 million Diversion Hub will begin in the first quarter of 2024.

    Expansion of EMBARK’s bus fleet, including increased frequency, will begin in the second quarter of 2024 and will continue through mid-2029.

    Construction of a civil rights center and renovations to the existing Freedom Center is set to start in fall of 2024.

    The new $38 million animal shelter, intended to bring the city to a no-kill status, will begin construction in late 2024.

    Construction of the $37 million multipurpose stadium, the future home for the Oklahoma City Energy FC Soccer team, will begin in mid-2025.

    Construction of youth centers will begin in mid-2025, also to be done in phases.

    Construction of a bus rapid transit line in northeast Oklahoma City will start in late 2026. Construction of a second bus rapid transit line will start
    in the second quarter of 2028.

    Senior wellness center construction will be built in phases starting in early 2026.

    Source:  OKCTalk.com & Oklahoman, July 30, 2021

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