Metropolitan Area Projects was a pitch by city leaders for a variety of public projects to boost economic development and quality of life in Oklahoma City. Read more ...

History of MAPS

Information compiled by John Estus and Michael Kimball, The Oklahoman

Maps 3 articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman

  • Oklahoma City Council reviews fiscal year budget

    By William Crum Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The city council got its first look at City Manager Jim Couch's proposed budget on Tuesday. Three public hearings will follow, with a vote on the final budget set June 14.

  • District 2 commissioner returns campaign donations

    William Crum | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan is giving campaign donors their money back. The District 2 commissioner secured a third term earlier this month when the deadline passed without an opponent filing for the seat. Maughan had geared up for a challenge after others...

  • Cornett's development event to feature Louisville mayor

    William Crum | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Louisville, Ky., Mayor Greg Fischer is lined up to deliver a keynote address at the 15th annual Mayor's Development Roundtable next month. Fischer is a past chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Metro Economies Committee and will talk about "Transformation Through Vision." Related...

  • Boathouse District park promises to make Oklahoma City a destination for river sports

    By William Crum Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Oklahoma City's new whitewater rafting and kayaking park officially opens to the public next week. Events will include U.S. Olympic Trials and the Team USA "Road to Rio" tour featuring athlete meet-and-greets and virtual-reality sports simulations.

  • Oklahoma City panel to consider acquiring sixth streetcar

    By William Crum Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Oklahoma City MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board plans to vote Thursday on purchasing a sixth streetcar. The additional streetcar will cost about $4 million.

  • Oklahoma City Council approves development fees for streets, parks

    By William Crum Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    The Oklahoma City Council reached a deal Tuesday to offset costs of new development, agreeing to reduce proposed "impact" fees for streets and parks as part of a compromise that was expected to head off a legal fight with developers.

  • Hudson Avenue reconstruction on tap to serve park, streetcar, development

    William Crum | Updated: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    Bids are due next month for reconstruction of Hudson Avenue between SW 3 Street and the MAPS 3 streetcar maintenance garage. The streetcar maintenance facility will be built next to Interstate 40 at Walker Avenue, at 406 SW 7 St. Streetcars will use Hudson to go back and forth...


MAPS 3 Timeline (PDF)

MAPS: The Vote


Election Day: Dec. 8, 2009
Who voted: 75,421 Oklahoma City residents
The result: The sales tax initiative passed with 54 percent of the vote.
The ballot: The proposal included eight projects, and voting yes or no meant the voter was voting for or against all of them at once.


Election Day: Dec. 14, 1993
Who voted: 60,129 Oklahoma City residents
The result: The sales tax initiative passed with about 54 percent of the vote.
The ballot: The proposal included nine projects. Much like the MAPS 3 ballot, a yes vote was for all the projects, while a no vote was against all the projects.


Election day: Nov. 13, 2001
Who voted: 60,855 Oklahoma City residents voted on the sales tax initiative, and 34,318 residents within the Oklahoma City Public School District voted on the bond issue.
The result: The sales tax initiative and bond issue passed, with each getting about 61 percent of the vote.
The ballot: The proposal included closure of 21 schools, seven new schools, at least $1 million in renovations at every other school, academic reforms and money for neighboring school districts.