Oklahoma City Takes Next Step In MAPS 4 Planning


Thursday, August 5th 2021, 6:44 am
By: Colby Thelen


OKLAHOMA CITY -

One day after breaking ground on the final MAPS 3 project, Oklahoma City takes the next steps in planning for MAPS 4. 

On Thursday, the MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board will meet to lay plans for 16 new projects including the construction of a coliseum at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds and upgrades to the newly named Paycom Center. 

The board will kick off the meeting by electing a vice-chairperson to serve for one year. 

The Program Manager, David Todd, will then present the revenue and expense report for all 16 projects to figure out how much everything will cost. 

The total budget for MAPS 4 is close to $1 billion. Funding was provided by the one cent sales tax approved by OKC voters. 

The board is expected to vote on a year-long contract for consulting services, and whether to approve the MAPS 4 implementation plan. 

According to the planning proposal the Fairgrounds coliseum and the Paycom Center upgrades will be the first projects to get underway, sometime next year. 

Other proposed projects include a mental health crisis center, a multi-purpose stadium and a Rapid Transit bus line. 

The MAPS 4 Citizen Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at City Hall. 

The Oklahoma City Council will consider the plans on August 17th.