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CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Financing Roundtable Newsletter - July 2017
July 26, 2017
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CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Financing Roundtable Newsletter


Developer Seeking Historic Tax Credits for Project in OKC
The Walcourt, a one-time architectural gem in OKC that has eluded efforts to buy and bring the landmark back to life, is under contract to a developer with extensive experience in breathing life into similar properties. The next step for the developers is to work with the State Historic Preservation Office to obtain historic tax credits and ensure their restoration will preserve the Walcourt for the next century as the surrounding neighborhood itself comes back to life.

What is a STAR Bond?
A STAR Bond is a tax increment financing program which allows city governments in Kansas to issue special revenue bonds that are repaid by all of the revenues received by the city or county from incremental increases in taxes within the designated portion of the city's "sales tax and revenue" (STAR) Bond district. Kansas Legislative Research Department answers other key aspects of a STAR bond.

Proposed Convention Hotel Deal Biggest in Oklahoma City History
Gary Brooks thinks he is facing a complicated financing structure for redeveloping First National Center into a hotel, housing, retail and parking. It's a big deal with a price-tag of $230 million and involves a mix of tax credits and tax increment financing.

Mixed-Use Development Moves Forward with TIF Creation
The Overland Park City Council recently approved the designation of a 4.4-acre site as a TIF District to pave the way for Metcalf 108, a mixed-use project consisting of an office complex and parking structure, and a 123-room Staybridge Suites hotel.

Opinion: Bond Issues Essential to School Development in OK
Stephen Lamar writes of the importance of bond issues for school development in Oklahoma.

OK Bond Downgrade Could Impact Borrowing Costs
Fitch Ratings has downgraded the ratings on several Oklahoma bonds one notch — a move that could increase the state's borrowing costs on a number of projects.

TIF's Early End Would Redirect Millions in KC
A citizens group supporting incentive reform in Kansas City appears to have won a victory related to a tax increment financing plan created in 1991 to address flooding concerns along Universal Avenue in northeast Kansas City.

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