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Your 2 Cents: Wheeler District Development

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A private developer planning a big, new neighborhood by the Oklahoma River Ferris wheel would like the City to help offset the costs with tax breaks. City leaders are mulling it over.  

I think it's worth considering to finally ignite development on the south side of the Oklahoma River.  

Here's what you had to say: 

Richard in Pauls Valley, "We don't need another neighborhood, we pay our taxes so can they."

Steven writes, "2,000 new homes will generate more in tax revenue from property taxes and money being spent in local communities than incentives given to developer."

And Chad adds, "Exactly, it's an investment that would pay off in the long run."

Michael disagrees, saying, "I feel that a lot of us are tired of building up Bricktown. I truly believe that the mayor of Oklahoma City is trying to further his professional and personal gains." 

Emily asks, "What would this mean for the neighborhood next to the airpark (West? SW 13th Street and Douglas)?"

It would undoubtedly make homes in that neighborhood more valuable.

Finally, from Pamela in Del City, "No, let who ever wants to build it come up with the money. I am sick and tired of OKC bribing people to come here."

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's YOUR 2 Cents. 

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