City View E-newsletter April 2017
75th Anniversary Pole Banner

Just in time for the 75th Anniversary, individuals, businesses or families may purchase a beautiful commemorative anniversary pole banner.  The banners are being hung throughout the city.  If you are interested in purchasing a banner, please contact either Joel Bain at 405.408.5596 or Pam Hall at 405.229.1826.   

City Council acts to approve final step in activating TIF

The City Council acted to approve the final step in activating the new Tax Increment Finance District (TIF), known as the Sooner Rose Shopping Center, Phase II, last Tuesday at its second public hearing.  The TIF will be activated on July 1, 2017.
The purpose of the second public hearing was to allow any interested persons the opportunity to express their views on the proposed plan or amendment thereto.
The TIF will be used to foster public improvements and to incentivize development in the area, located at S.E. 15th ST and Sooner RD.
Proposed tenants will include the Warren Theater, Inc., who plans to build a 10-auditorium theater, as well as additional retail and dining options.
Per Economic Development Director, Robert Coleman, there are now three remaining steps that must be completed before the project can go forward.  Those steps include zoning change approval; working out all the details on the development agreements between the City, the Memorial Hospital Authority and Sooner Investment, Inc. and the City, the Memorial Hospital Authority and Warren Theater, Inc.; thirdly, obtaining the necessary building permits.
“Once these steps have been taken, then, the next action is to begin the necessary dirt work and construction,” Coleman said.
Ground breaking on the project is expected to be sometime during the summer 2017.  




Catalyst Commercial presents findings of
Heritage Park Mall Study


Jason Claunch, Catalyst Commercial, presented  the findings and recommendations of the Heritage Park Mall redevelopment study at this week's City Council meeting. 

The City engaged Catalyst Commercial last fall to explore redevelopment scenarios for Heritage Park Mall.  The mall sits mostly vacant on the northwest corner of East Reno Avenue & Air Depot Boulevard in Midwest City. The existing uses at the mall include LifeChurch, Sears, and Pelican’s Wharf restaurant.

As part of this process, Catalyst completed interviews with Sears, LifeChurch.tv and Ahmad Baheini, the major landowners, to inform this study. Catalyst also examined both local and regional economic conditions and conducted a physical tour of the area to understand local context and potential impacts of adjacent uses on redevelopment scenarios.

To read the complete story and review the plan, please go to: https://midwestcityok.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=191

Covered in Color and Cruise in for Coffee events

Employment Opportunities


If you or someone you know is looking for new employment opportunities, please go to: https://midwestcityok.org/jobs.aspx

Reno Swim & Slide

Reno Swim & Slide to open on Saturday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m.  Pool passes are on sale now at the Nick Harroz Community Center, located at 200 N. Midwest Blvd.  Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


There are also pool job openings.  Go to: https://midwestcityok.org/jobs.aspx to learn more.
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