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Marshall County rescinds Pointe Vista development deal

TIF district would have generated an estimated $200 million for infrastructure improvements at Lake Texoma.
by Brianna Bailey Modified: June 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm •  Published: June 2, 2014
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— Frustrated with a lack of progress on the large-scale Pointe Vista development planned for Lake Texoma, Marshall County officials have moved to dissolve a tax increment finance (TIF) district that could have provided an estimated $200 million in development assistance for the project.

The three-member Board of Marshall County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to dissolve the TIF district.

The project has lost the support of county officials, particularly after the Commissioners of the Land Office moved to sue Oklahoma City-based Pointe Vista Development LLC in January over a lack of progress on construction of a four-star hotel that was to be a focal point of the development, said Chris Duroy, Marshall County commissioner for District 3, which includes the town of Kingston, near the planned development.

Taking big step back

“Basically, they didn’t do what they said they were going to do and with the lawsuit, we thought it would be better to just take a big step back and get away from it,” Duroy said.

A representative for developer Pointe Vista Development did not attend the meeting, Duroy said.

Pointe Vista declined to comment Monday on the commissioners’ vote.

The development group’s partners include Chaparral Energy CEO Mark Fischer and Aubrey McClendon, founder of American Energy Partners LP.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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