OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City University is making plans to
move its law school to the historic former Ford Model T plant west of downtown.
Businessman Fred Jones Hall, whose family owns the plant, detailed the plans Tuesday in a letter of intent. The planned move is contingent on county voters passing the proposed MAPS 3 sales tax on Dec. 8.
The 189,000-square-foot building at 900 W. Main was built in 1916 by Henry Ford and sold to Hall's grandfather in the late 1940s. The estimated cost of converting the building is between $30 million and $50 million.
OCU President Tom McDaniel says the old car plant is an ideal location for the law school if voters approve MAPS 3, which calls for a downtown streetcar system.