The survey is available in English and Spanish and will be open through late October.
Results from the survey will help consultants develop a master plan and determine where the City should prioritize beautification projects identified in the 2019 MAPS 4 Resolution.
MAPS 4 will help transform the appearance of Oklahoma City with targeted investments in projects such as gardens, plazas, gateways, bridge enhancements, murals landscaping, artwork and more. The project will elevate residents’ daily experience and improve our first impression for visitors.
MAPS 4 includes $25 million for beautification projects across Oklahoma City, which may include:
- City entrance gateways along interstates
- Approaches to Will Rogers World Airport (including the creation of the Bessie Coleman Garden near the airport, State Highway 152 from Meridian to I-44 and I-44 from State Highway 152 to I-40)
- Enhancement of three pedestrian bridges over the interstates in south Oklahoma City
- I-240 from I-44 to I-35
- East and west entrances to the Clara Luper Corridor
- NE 23rd Street and Martin Luther King Avenue
- Oklahoma City University corridor along NW 23rd Street
- Reno Avenue and Eastern Avenue corridor between Bricktown and the First Americans Museum
- I-35 and I-44 bridges over the Oklahoma River
- I-44 from Portland Avenue to Classen Boulevard
- I-40 and Council Road interchange
- Route 66
- Public art and/or monuments at key intersections, including a statue of Ralph Ellison
- Updated low-maintenance landscaping along key arterial roads
- Trees (at least $1 million)
Consultants will also get input from OKC residents through focus groups, events and public meetings.
“The goal for BeautifyOKC is to take a community-driven approach to identify and prioritize potential improvements residents would like to see and where they would like those efforts to be focused,” MAPS 4 Program Manager David Todd said. “Beautification projects create more interesting places, improve community health outcomes, increase property values, encourage economic development, and create a better environment for residents and visitors. We’re excited to be moving this project forward.”