Renewed effort launched for housing atop new Oklahoma City parking garage
With construction set to begin on a new downtown parking garage in the next 30 days, the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority is taking a second shot at soliciting interest in developing housing on the top floors.
We think that if we're able to get some responses by May, and we evaluate and make a decision by the end of May, we should still be able to coincide with COTPA's timeline.”
Urban Renewal director
Michael Scroggins, spokesman for the Central Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA), said the garage construction is on a fast track with an opening targeted for April 2014. The city's downtown public parking system is 111 percent occupied.
“We think that if we're able to get some responses by May, and we evaluate and make a decision by the end of May, we should still be able to coincide with COTPA's timeline,” O'Connor said. “Even if not, there are still provisions that allow us to do this in the future.”
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