Interstate 240 has lost some of its retail luster, but a shining crew is being formed.
Business and property owners and city officials will kick off Envision 240 from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the South Oklahoma City of Commerce, 701 W I-240 Service Road.
The aim is to form a panel “to connect the expertise of local stakeholders and investors to a shared vision for the corridor's future,” said DeShawn Heusel, district council coordinator for Urban Land Institute Oklahoma. ULI Oklahoma, the city and South Oklahoma City Chamber are working with an “Urban Innovations” grant from the national ULI Foundation.
The plan is to explore “interests, opportunities and services” on the I-240 service roads between I-35 and I-44, Heusel said in a letter to Oklahoma City Council members.
Not that I-240 has become a back road.
“With its central location, healthy occupancy rates, and developable land, the I-240 corridor has the assets to flourish in an ever-changing marketplace,” Heusel said.