URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY
Page Woodson School
The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority is the leading public redevelopment agency of Oklahoma City. It is empowered through state law with certain financial resources and legal mechanisms.
Urban Renewal is charged with the revitalization of the city's urban neighborhoods and the enhancement of its quality of life. The organization is governed by a board of commissioners nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. Its day-to-day management is contracted to the Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City.
For more information, visit ocura-ok.org.
Once a thriving community center, Page Woodson was a segregated school for black students in the 1960s. For the past two decades, the building sat abandoned and neglected. Through OCURA and other economic tools, the school is being revitalized into affordable housing and community performance center.