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COCAR™ Commercial Bus Tour:

2017 Subject: Developable Properties near the Street Car Route

(or: How do we get 14 residential units per acre within walking distance of Street Car Route?)

Date:     Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lunch Location: 214 E Main Street 


For a conceptual representation of the Streetcar Route, goto



                  12:00 pm Presentations

                                  * Downtown OKC (Jill Brown DeLozier, Vice President) 

                                        ♦ Master Plans (MidTown, Automobile Alley, Bricktown)

                                       Downtown OKC is a, a non-profit community development and

                                       downtown management organization.

                                  * The Alliance for Economic Development of OKC  (Nicolle

                                     Goodman, Director of Redevelopment Programs ) Available

                                     properties in the Core-To-Shore and along the Oklahoma Blvd.


                                  * MAPS Office - David Todd, Program Manager for the MAPS office

                                      for the City of Oklahoma City - MAPS 3 Update



                                  * OKC Planning Dept  (Lisa Chronister, Principal Planner, Current

                                     Planning and Urban Design Division) - Zoning issues in

                                    developing sufficient residential densities to support the

                                    Streetcar operation, Transit Oriented Development,

                                     current permits in Downtown & Core-to-Shore areas.


                                  * Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency: (Darrell Beavers, Housing

                                     Development Team Leader) available state and federal programs

                                      that encourage the development of affordable housing, in addition

                                      to market rate housing.


                   1:30 pm Board the Bus

                            To answer questions on the Tour:     

                                 * CoStar - (Jamie Limberg, Bus Tour MC) will provide a List of

                                     Available properties  and other demographics within walking

                                     distance of the Street Car route

                                 * ADG - Kristen Torkelson - MAPS 3 Streetcar Media Contact; Kristen

                                     is responsible with providing updates to all property owners along

                                     the streetcar route


                                 * Flyby - Page Woodson Affordable Housing Developments (discussion

                                     by Darrell Beavers of OHFA who was instrumental in financing)


                                 * Stop - Street Car Maintenance Facility tour & Presentation by

                                    Embark (Jason Ferbrache) at Union Station on issues concerning

                                     the MAPS 3 Modern Street Car Operations and 

                                    Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

                                 * Resume Street Car route tour - north to St Anthony   


                    3:00 pm Return to 214 E Main Street


          Wrap-Up Debriefing Session

          Bricktown Brewery

          Sponsored by CoStar     


Automobile Alley


and a discussion of Affordable Living progects at Page Woodson

This proposed Streetcar Impact Area is about 1,200 acres within a "short walking distance" of the MAPS 3 Streetcar route (3 to 4 blocks). With a density 14 housing units per acre, we would have 16,800 housing units.   US Census 2016 demographics for the area show about:

  • 7,400 - Total Population 
  • 2,950 - Total Households 
  •      715 - Family Households 
  • 3,700 - Housing Units 
    • Own a home 800
    • Rent a home 2,900

Other statistics

  •           12 - Hotels-2,100 rooms (for Downtown Hotels Summary, goto - www.okctalk.com)

Estimated current Housing Density is about 2.9 units per acre.  With about 5,000 housing units expected to be brought on line in the next 12 months, density would be 6.8

(Population, Household,  and  Housing data are  taken from different government agencies)
Source: Realtors  Property Resource
Greater Downtown Statistic
  • 71,000 - Employees
  •   8,500 - Residents
  •            16 - Hotels
  •         160 - Restaurants
  •            62 - Retail
  •            47 - Museums and Attractions
  •            27 - Bars and Nightclubs
 Source: Downtown OKC Inc.

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