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The Norman City Council withdrew a resolution on the planned arena in the northern part of OU's campus. 

NORMAN — The Norman City Council withdrew a resolution regarding the University North Park development at the request of the OU Foundation, effectively ending the foundation's pursuit of tax increment financing for a proposed new arena district at this time.

“It is our request that you withdraw the TIF moving forward,” OU Foundation attorney Sean Rieger said during the council meeting. “This land doesn't go away, it's still the foundation's land.

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