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MAPS 4

Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze talks with Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt about the MAPS 4 proposal during a public forum on Sept. 17, 2019.
Whitney Bryen / Oklahoma Watch

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt fielded many questions about the details and intentions of the ambitious MAPS 4 proposal in an Oklahoma Watch forum Tuesday night. The proposal, to be funded by a penny sales tax for eight years, would generate close to $1 billion in public funding – much of it aimed at addressing human-services and neighborhood issues.

An artist’s conception shows a proposed expansion of the 10th Street bridge over Interstate 235 in Oklahoma City would include walkable space alongside traffic as part of an innovation district.
Courtesy Perkins & Will

City and state entities are considering developing Oklahoma City's Innovation District into a research hub. Journal Record editor Russell Ray discusses the project's potential $1.2 billion economic impact and how it could create 6,600 new jobs while strengthening nearby neighborhoods, parks and schools.

Mayor David Holt makes his first State of the City address Thursday at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.
Mark Hancock / Journal Record

In this week's episode of the Business Intelligence Report, Journal Record editor Russell Ray discusses Oklahoma City Major David Holt's idea for future MAPS sales taxes, and some of the citizen-submitted suggestions for MAPS 4, including a tourism-level aquarium.