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In June 2016 Oklahoma City’s 21c Museum Hotel opened its doors to the public. It was the first major redevelopment in the area just west of downtown OKC known as West Village. With the 21C, the former Fred Jones Manufacturing Company building was redeveloped into a full-service hotel featuring 135 rooms, a 14,000 square foot art exhibition space and a free art gallery open to the public. On the first floor is Mary Eddy’s Kitchen and Lounge restaurant. These features contributed to the popularity of the hotel, and the building quickly became an anchor for the redevelopment concept of the entire area.

The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City recognized the potential in the project early on. Our office worked with developers to secure various funding sources and grants for the project.

Most notably, we helped the area gain designation as a tax increment financing (TIF) district. TIF is used to attract investment to areas of need throughout the city, particularly in distressed areas, and to generate new residential and commercial investment that enhances the quality of life and economic vitality.

The initial vision for the district has come to fruition as West Village continues to grow. The neighborhood now includes Class A apartment buildings, a world-class music venue in The Jones Assembly and retail and restaurant space. Read more about the 21C project at the links below! 

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