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Oklahoma City seeking developer for long-vacant property

The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority is seeking a developer to tackle several acres of empty lots surrounding long-vacant Page Woodson School.
by Steve Lackmeyer Published: April 25, 2014
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The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority is seeking a developer to tackle several acres of empty lots surrounding long-vacant Page Woodson School.

The nine acres are located to the south, east and west of the school at NE 6 and High.

The sale is being done in conjunction with the sale of the school last year from the Oklahoma City Public Schools board to developer Ron Bradshaw, who is planning to turn it into housing.

“When Ron Bradshaw purchased the school, the school board when they sold it to him asked that he use the Urban Renewal process so we could have some control of uses, quality and similar issues we deal with,” said Urban Renewal Director Cathy O’Connor.

“We always understood this land would be redeveloped at some point in time, so with the sale of the building, we decided to issue a request for proposals and see what happens.”

O’Connor said the development will not include expansion of the health sciences complex to the north. Instead, the development proposal request asks for a mix of housing and neighborhood-oriented retail and commercial space. Proposals will be due June 20.

by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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