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Combating the City’s Abandoned Properties Problem

Addressing VABs CC Presentation

Last year, neighborhood Alliance and the City of Oklahoma City hosted a couple of information sessions on the topics of Vacant and Abandoned Properties. Since then, the City of Oklahoma City Planning Department has been working with a consultant to quantify the negative impacts vacant and abandoned buildings have on neighborhoods and the city and to recommend a program to address the issue.  

Russell Claus, the city’s Planning Director, presented the results of the study to the City Council on the morning of July 2nd in a regularly-scheduled Council meeting.  The Report was well-received and garnered much media attention.

The report can be viewed here: Report

The presentation can be viewed here: Presentation

A TV news segment can be viewed here: News Story

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