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The Criterion Group is currently inactive, but in previous years the organization played a key role in saving several historic structures in Oklahoma City, most notably the Gold Dome at NW 23 and Western Avenue. The leadership of the Criterion group was made up of a cross-section of Oklahoma City residents interested in one thing: helping preserve and maintain the city's important remaining urban fabric.

The group is named after the Criterion Theater, which many believe was one of the biggest tragedies of the 1970s Urban Renewal era. The theater stood at Main just west of Broadway, and was replaced with what is now a mostly empty Century Center Plaza.

A diverse group, the Criterion Group worked with the community's business and civic leaders to ensure a careful, measured approach is applied to new development and preservation based adaptive re-use within the city center.

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