One of the largest hospital expansion projects in the nation and the largest hospital expansion project in Oklahoma history, the OU Medicine patient bed tower, is coming into the skyline. Construction started in November 2017 and the $364 million, 456,000-square-foot tower is slated to be finished in 2020.
While traffic can still maneuver through the Interstate 235/I-44 interchange both ways, drivers will soon start seeing the $105 million project coming to life closer to the road. It was the single largest dollar-amount contract in state history at the time it was awarded.
The center opening represents up to 350 new jobs for the community.
The request includes four projects and an operating fund, which were outlined as economically-vital district improvements in Perkins + Willís land use and strategic development plan which was released last week.
Opportunity zones represent a new way to invest in the Oklahoma City renaissance. The website www.okcopportunityzones.com has been unveiled to market OKC's opportunity zones to potential projects, businesses and investors.
A planning team led by Perkins + Will (P+W) has determined the types of development necessary for Oklahoma Cityís Innovation District to become an even bigger economic development driver.
Christian Pearson and James Beach co-founded OkSessions, with the goal of getting more local bands in venues. They also want to get more people out to see local musicians.