Nice post Shane, interesting to look at.
Here is a compilation of all projects in DT OKC.
Hampton Inn & Suites Bricktown
Construction is underway. Architectural Design Group is the architect. Boldt Construction is the contractor. Ground breaking and construction began February 2007 with an opening date of summer 2008.
A new 200 room hotel in Bricktown, located just north of the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark and east of the Bricktown Parking Garage on Sheridan. The nine- story brick structure is a joint development of Marsh Pittman and Raymond Management Group of Madison, Wisconsin. Raymond currently manages and operates 38 Hilton properties and will manage and operate the Hampton Inn & Suites Bricktown.
St. Anthony Campus Redevelopment Plan
Construction on St. Anthony's new Physicians Office Building is currently underway. Upon completion the new building will offer over 80-square-feet and include administrative spaces and conference facilities on the fourth floor, an imaging center and breast care center, parking in the basement and three floors of leasable office space. The new building will offer added convenience to St. Anthony physicians and their patients, as well as accommodate a growing medical staff. Developer is Minneapolis-based Frauenshuh Healthcare Real Estate Solutions.
Devon Energy announced the company is donating $500,000 toward the transformation of the east entrance to St. Anthony Hospital. The donation will fund a plaza, landscaping and sculpture along a new boulevard that will lead into the campus from Walker Avenue.
The Campus Redevelopment Plan for the east side of St. Anthony Hospital is currently underway. This encompasses the area from Ninth to Tenth Streets and Dewey Street to Walker Avenue. The redevelopment of the east side of the hospital includes a new entrance to the east side of the hospital, a new physician office building, a boulevard entrance from Walker Avenue, and a new parking lot for patients, visitors and staff.
The new entrance to the east side of the hospital will feature a canopied drop-off area for patients and visitors. The entrance will lead to the main floor of the hospital instead of the current first floor entrance. One feature of the new entrance is the direct access elevators to the new surgery department. This will create easy access for those patients scheduled for surgery. The Campus Redevelopment Plan for the east side of the hospital is designed to enhance the aesthetics of St. Anthony as well as improve the image of the surrounding area.
Architectural Design Group is architect for the recently opened Surgery Department, the Physicians Office Building, the New East Entry and the Campus Redevelopment Plan. The Contractor for the Surgery Department, Physician's Office Building and New East Entry is Flintco, Inc.
The hospital is also undergoing constant updates inside the hospital. Those updates include a newly renovated 10th floor with warm colors, new drapery, artwork, and enhanced safety features. Also recently renovated was the 2nd floor concourse, Joyful Beginnings Childbirth Center, and concourse that connects the west parking garage to the main hospital. The features added to the updated concourse include a colorful mural inspired by the hospital's marketing campaign, Saints in Action.
OU Children’s Physicians Facility
Construction of the medical office building is underway. The atrium is in construction documents and the education center is currently in design development. Phase one and two of the parking garage have been completed.
Miles Associates is taking a collaborative approach in the design of the new $110 million OU Children’s Physicians Facility by actively working with administration, physicians, staff, patients and their families to create a supportive and healing environment for children.
Funded by the University Hospitals Trust, this project, located at the corner of Phillips and NE 13th, will create the first freestanding, pediatric multi-specialty physicians building in the state.
The new facility will include a 429,514 SF medical office building, atrium and educational center as well as a 1,000 space below-grade parking structure. One of the most important aspects of this project is it will provide one centralized location for patients and their families to visit doctors outside the hospital setting. The goal is to create an outpatient facility that is welcoming to pediatric patients and offers cutting-edge technology and care. It will also provide easier access and better parking.
The six story atrium will serve as a gateway to Children's Hospital and tie it together with the medical office building, the educational center and women's and newborn services. The atrium will also address the needs of patients, families, care givers, researchers, students, educators and the surrounding OU Health Sciences Center community by creating an attractive environment and positive patient experience.
Nature will be the unifying theme throughout the clinic and the atrium. Natural elements such as water and daylight are an integral part of the healing process. This facility has been designed to incorporate as much daylight and natural elements as possible. Water features, organic shapes and healing gardens are key pieces of the design. Playing on the nature theme, the atrium will incorporate activities and educational areas for patients and their families. These spaces will make the hospital a friendly place to visit and take the children's minds off of the reason they are visiting.
OU Cancer Institute
Construction on the project begun Nov. 2007. The building is expected to be completed in early 2010.
Construction of the new $120 million OU Cancer Institute at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Plans call for the cancer center to be a seven-story, 220,000-square-foot building for out-patient cancer care, teaching, research, clinical trials, counseling and support care. It also will include a 100-seat auditorium, a café and an adjacent 1,000-space parking garage with an enclosed pedestrian walkway to the OU Physicians building across the street.
The OU Cancer Institute will address the critical need for comprehensive cancer care and cutting-edge research in Oklahoma. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Oklahoma with nearly 17,000 Oklahomans diagnosed each year – one in two men; one in three women. Nearly 7,000 Oklahomans die each year from cancer with lung cancer topping the list as the No. 1 cancer killer.
Treatment at the new cancer center will include chemotherapy, multi-specialty clinical services and radiation oncology with proton therapy capabilities.
Benham Companies LLC, is providing architectural and engineering services on the project. Manhattan Construction will to serve as construction manager.
Shartel Professional Building
Planning and renovations are currently underway.
Prime medical space located at 1226 N. Shartel, blocks from St. Anthony Hospital. Over 11,000 square feet of perfectly situated medical space coming available in 2008. Ample on-site parking.
Pastuer Medical Building
Currently being renovated and updated.
Property located at 11th & North Lee features medical office space for lease. Purchased for $2.5 million.
Current projects include Central Avenue Villas, The Lofts at Maywood Park and The Brownstones at Maywood Park.
The Triangle is located between downtown, Bricktown and the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; bordered by Interstate 235 on the east, Bricktown on the south, Broadway on the west and 10th Street on the north. The vision of The Triangle is to turn a mostly vacant and underdeveloped area of Oklahoma City into a vibrant mixed-use environment where people can “live, work and play” in an upscale, fashionable urban community.
The Triangle will offer a variety of residential options including brownstones, three-story walk-ups and condos, perfect for people who work Downtown or at the Health Sciences Center. The Triangle will include parks, art walks and sculpture gardens to promote a sense of community for residents and visitors to socialize, relax and exercise.
3rd Street and Oklahoma Avenue will be the residential heart of the area. Nearly 1,000 residential units ranging from $170,000-800,000 with a pharmacy and grocery store within walking distance are proposed. The possibility for two-story units set up as a “live-work” layout is also foreseen.
The Lofts at Maywood Park
The project finish date is winter 2009. Presales are currently underway.
The Lofts at Maywood Park will have 55 flat condos for sale in addition to up to 30,000 sq. feet of retail/office space. The condos range from 578 sq. ft. to 1291 sq. ft. and range from $124,000-296,000.
Each condo unit will be equipped with washers and dryers, large bath tubs and plenty of dining space. The building will feature a roof top deck for grilling. From balconies to counter space, The Lofts at Maywood Park will support the active downtown lifestyle. The Lofts at Maywood Park will support the active downtown lifestyle. The Lofts are within walking distance of Bricktown and the Central Business District for the same price range as renting.
Maywood Park is bordered by Walnut on the East and Broadway Avenue on the West and extends from 2nd to 4th Street. This four block area will have a town square feel similar to that which marked Oklahoma's early cities. Maywood Park is an Oklahoma City heritage project by the Triangle Development Partners.
Construction will begin in Summer 08 with an expected completion of Fall 2009.
The Flatiron, an adaptive re-use development, is located at the gateway to Downtown, Bricktown, Deep Deuce and the Oklahoma Health Center. The Flatiron soon introduce 33 residential loft units as well as 23,000sf of office space and more than 23,000sf of ground floor retail/restaurant space. It will also be the second LEED certified project completed by Humphreys Real Estate Investments follow on the heels of Block 42.
Opening with 33 open, light-filled lofts, The Flatiron will bring a new flavor to Oklahoma City’s urban real estate market. The project’s mixed-use space will seamlessly blend modern amenities with the area’s historical roots to offer residents a community that celebrates both the past and the future. The design of The Flatiron maximizes the advantages of in-city living with community decks, a fitness center, rooftop terraces including a skyline pool and easy access to building retailers. Other amenities will include reserved underground parking, wireless broadband and 10’ ceilings in all residential units.
“We are extremely excited about The Flatiron,” said Grant Humphreys, developer. “The Flatiron is unlike anything ever developed in Oklahoma City. With a vertical mix of property uses including office, retail, restaurant and residential, The Flatiron is an important gateway and anchor that will service the growing urban community in downtown. We hope that the adaptive re-use elements and sustainable design elements in the project inspire other area developers to follow suit.”
A project intent on fostering a distinctive neighborhood culture, The Flatiron aims to stay grounded in the community by targeting a thoughtful mix of both local and national retailers. The value placed on created a ‘sense of place’ will make The Flatiron the select venue for downtown.
Status: Planningand renovations are currently underway.
This 34,784 square feet building is being converted to mixed-use office, retail property and residential.
Plaza Court Building
Planning and renovations are currently underway. Co-tenants: King Emporium, Irma’s Burger Shack II, Subway, James E. McNellies Public House, Prairie Thunder Baking Company, Paul Pearson, Inc. P/R Firm and YMCA.
: Property located at 1000 Classen Drive, the 1920s Plaza Court at was purchased for $2.5 million in April 2006. Built in 1927, Plaza Court was once home to the original VZD’s restaurant and Crescent Market, in addition to serving as Oklahoma City’s first suburban shopping center
Park Harvey Apartments
This 17-story office building has been converted into 162 apartments and 18,000 square feet of office/retail space. The Park Harvey Apartments officially opened on March 23, 2007 and all but one retail/office space is now open for business. Clayborne’s Haberdashery, a men’s clothing store, opened in June, followed by Anita F. Sanders Law firm. The Park Harvey Athletic Club is now open and offers downtown professionals and residents their first opportunity to work out and train in an “exclusive upscale” athletic club. Gaijin’s Sushi, downtown’s first sushi restaurant and bar, will complete the first floor office and retail mix when they open in early 2008.
Gardner Tanenbaum Group acquired Park Harvey Center in November of 2005 for $2 million. The poured-concrete building with an exterior of metal/glass panels was built in 1957. This 17-story office building offers 162 apartments ranging in size from 542 to 1,170 square feet, with studios, one bedroom (some w/study) and two bedroom floor plans. Units consist of exposed ceilings, Berber carpet, large walk-in closets, open floor plans, ceramic tile in kitchen/bath, and designer kitchen cabinetry with white-on-white appliances, along with spectacular skyline views of downtown OKC. Rates range from $600.00 to $1100.00. The property also includes a laundry facility, club room, and business center. The Park Harvey Apartments also feature corporate apartments with all-inclusive packages including furnished apartments, parking in the new Galleria garage, membership to the athletic club, utilities including basic cable. Corporate packages range from $1,295.00 to $2,095.00. Management office and maintenance staff is located on-site. This project has been coordinated with the Oklahoma City’s State Historical Society.
Momentum Market - 111 N Harrison
Occupancy continues to rise at Momentum Market. With the recently completed lease to e+ Healthcare, the building’s occupancy is approaching 70%. e+ joins OBU International Graduate School, American Professional Services and Urbanworks as tenants in the newly renovated office and retail building. Currently, Momentum has three suites available in the office component of 1,682, 1,252 and 1,393 square feet respectively and approximately 4,500 square feet of retail/office space in the retail arcade. The retail space is divisible. Momentum is ideally situated for both office and retail users desiring close proximity to downtown, the OU Health Science Center, Bricktown and the inner city’s emerging residential district.
The 35,000 square foot building was originally built in 1956 for use by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. It is situated on a triangle-shaped block on the northeast corner of NE 5th and Oklahoma. Momentum Partners, LLC purchased the building in 2006 and immediately began the renovation process, which cost approximately $2 million to complete. There remains the possibility for the addition of a third and fourth floor to the south side of the building. These additions would add another 6,600 square feet per floor.
Lower Bricktown/The Centennial
Starbucks and The Red Pin Lounge are now open. A new five-story residential building called The Centennial located on a site adjacent to the canal across from the Centennial Fountain is nearly complete. The new construction includes thirty 1,100 – 2,000 sf condominiums, enclosed parking and ground floor/canal level retail space. All 30 units have been sold. Buyers will begin move in in February 2008.
Building 2 (west of Sonic’s headquarters) and Building 3 (northeast of Harkins Theatres) feature tenants including Sonic Café, Firefly, Earl’s Rib Palace, Marble Slab Creamery and Falcone’s Pizza & Deli. In addition, Toby Keith’s “I Love this Bar and Grill”, a 12,000-square-foot restaurant and music hall, is located just south across the canal from the Sonic Building.
John Q. Hammons $20 million Marriott Residence Inn featuring 150 rooms is open. The hotel features a swimming pool and patio facing the Bricktown Canal. Amcat, a company that sells call center technology, has leased 10,000 sf in the Sonic Building leaving 7,530 sf available for lease.
New construction creating a venue of entertainment, dining, hotel, residential and other attractions. Lower Bricktown is located on the southern edge of Bricktown on Reno Avenue, with Bass Pro Shops at the eastern end, Sonic Corp. world headquarters in the center, and Harkins Bricktown 16 on the west end.
Legacy at Arts Quarter
Retail Street level shops along N. Walker and Robert S. Kerr add to the amenities of Legacy at Arts Quarter. Open now are BodyWerx Fitness and the Velvet Monkey Salon. Space is still available. 229 of a total 303 units are complete and many are occupied.
Legacy at Arts Quarter is open! The first buildings are ready, apartments are being leased and retail spots are filling. The luxury apartments are located on the northwest corner of Robert S. Kerr and Walker. Legacy at Arts Quarter offers 303 upscale one and two bedroom apartments as well as spacious penthouses. Each apartment has covered access to the unique, private garage parking that has been incorporated into the community design. Elevators are easily accessible to the residents in the parking garage and clubhouse.
The spacious floor plans feature many luxury upgrades not included in standard apartments including black-on-black appliances, granite island countertops and designer floor coverings. Residents will enjoy lush landscaping, a resort-style pool with misting sun deck, poolside fireplace, bocce ball court, business center, and much more! The close proximity to the Civic Center, Myriad Gardens, Norick Library and other attractions in the heart of downtown make Legacy at Arts Quarter a most unique and desired apartment home
The Cotton Exchange
$36 million mixed-use development, including what would be the tallest structure in Bricktown. The initial project went to before the Bricktown Urban Design Committee January 9, 2008. The committee supported an application to demolish a building on the canal at 108 E California Ave. in Bricktown.
The committee also supported a resolution for conceptual project design to include a building height provision of 140 feet for a proposed property to be constructed west of the canal at their $36-million mixed-used project, Cotton Exchange, 116 E California Ave. The application will be continued for four months and final plans will be submitted. Funding is pending.
The 12-story building featuring shops and restaurants on the canal and street level, topped by four floors of parking. The top six floors would be devoted to 66 condominiums. One floor may be developed as office space. The tower would be linked by a new pedestrian bridge to a four-story building between the canal and Mickey Mantle Drive.
The project team includes Architectural Design Group, Timberlake Construction and Sperry Van Ness (sales and leasing). Architectural Design Group said the project calls for a mostly brick facade. The building is also designed with a setback so it would cast less of a shadow on buildings across the canal. An outdoor pool and patio are planned at the sixth floor setback (approximately at the adjoining Kingman Building roofline) that would be exclusive to the building's residents.
The Downtown Design Review Committee approved plans at their Dec. 2007 meeting. The deal is scheduled to close January 2008. At that point asbestos abatement will begin followed by demolition and the start of construction. The project is set for completion in spring 2009
$10 million renovation of the old Downtown Oklahoma City Library located at 132 Dean A. McGee Ave. The mixed-use project will include condo, office and retail.
The building was built in 1951 on the former site of the city’s first library. It has been vacant since 2004 when the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library was completed.
The project is being done by Judy Hatfield, principal of Norman-based Equity Realty who began working on the project several years ago.
Plans include 18 condominiums with five one-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units on each of the third and fourth floors. The second level will be secured parking and the first floor will feature retail space. The lower level will be designed for nine office condos and a fitness center. The spaces will start at about $155,000 and go up to $750,000.
Plans inlcude highest level of security to the owners, storage, a private fitness facility and an artful rooftop terrace. The exterior of the project will feature a glass and steel exterior that will lend a whole new personality to the structure
1001, 1007 & 1015 N Broadway
Renovations are underway by Timberlake Construction. New tenants will include the Iguana Mexican Grill at 1007 N Broadway. The restaurant, which will seat 140 people, is planned for a Spring 2008 opening. Talks are in progress with possible tenants for the temporary space currently being leased to Bicycle Alley continue.
Three-story building at 1015 N Broadway, last home to Habitat for Humanity's Renovation Station, was purchased by Steve Mason, owner of Cardinal Engineering. The property needs extensive repairs, including a new stairway and elevator. Renovations are expected to total $6.4 million. Plans include retail and restaurants on first floor storefronts. Mason plans to eventually move Cardinal Engineering and its 43 employees to the building, located in Automobile Alley.
The project is now complete and has been turned over to BMI. Tenants have moved in. TAParchitecture is provided architectural design services for the renovation as well as interior design services for the Ballet Conservatory space. Hans E. Butzer, TAP’s Principal of Design, and co-designer of the Oklahoma City National Memorial, is leading the project. Stan Lingo, of Lingo Construction, is the contractor.
914/920 Broadway was designed by the famed Oklahoma architect Solomon Layton. The three story, 42,000 square foot building was constructed over a period of four years and was originally the home of the Greenlease Moore Cadillac Agency from 1921 – 1938, when it became the home of Kings Van and Storage Company. It has now been acquired by BMI Systems. BMI’s expansion will occupy the majority of the property. Also occupying space is the Oklahoma City Ballet Conservatory. It includes a dance training facility with related amenities
The Film Exchange
John M. “Chip” Fudge is the developer of this project, design work by J3 Architecture is ongoing, this project is currently in the planning and design phase. Construction will begin in 2008.
Built in 1930 and set with a keystone engraved with “Film Exchange”, 700-708 West Sheridan was the epicenter of Oklahoma City’s “Film Row” from 1930 through the 1960’s. This area, located at the intersection of West Sheridan and Lee, was one of 30-40 regional distribution centers for Hollywood. Theater owners from around the state would come here to screen new releases, sign contracts, trade movies, and gather lobby cards, posters and other necessities. Columbia Pictures, RKO, Paramount, Universal, MGM, Warner Brothers, 20th Century-Fox, United Artists and others all had offices located in buildings in this area of Oklahoma City.
A true mixed-use building is envisioned for the approximately 22,000 square foot Film Exchange Building. Over 12,000 square feet encompassing five storefront locations is available for retail, office, restaurant/cocktail lounge, and gallery space. The second story is being converted into six 850-1250 square foot residential lofts available for lease. All lofts will feature open floor plans with a clean, modern aesthetic, 12-foot ceilings, and exposed wood rafters, ductwork, and brick walls. Two of the lofts will incorporate the building’s two iconic 12 foot tall clerestories into their living spaces with an additional loft occupying the original film vaults. All lofts will have secured, indoor parking and access to a roof top deck with panoramic views of the Oklahoma City skyline.
Historic Film Row Streetscape
Status: City assistance was finalized in the form of TIF financing to fund Phase 1 of the Historic Film Row Streetscape. Additional funding is still being sought for full completion. It is anticipated that construction on the new streetscape will begin summer 2008.
This Beautification Project is focused on Historic Film Row located along the 600 and 700 blocks of West Sheridan Avenue. As one of the last neglected gateways to downtown, this area is being planned for substantial renovations and redevelopment in the near future. To further these efforts a new streetscape has been designed to improve the aesthetics and safety of the area. This design includes new sidewalks, crosswalks, lighting, landscaping and irrigation. Thematic decorative elements and an Oklahoma Walk of Fame have been incorporated that tell the story of this Historic Area’s connection with Hollywood as a regional distribution hub from the 1920’s through the 1970’s for the film industry.
`The Hart’ on Historic Film Row
Status: Project is still in the development stages. Construction is pending.
Located at 726 West Sheridan, the 40,000 square foot Hart Building is the largest building located along Historic Film Row. Built in 1948 for a welding supply company, the building is being thoroughly updated and converted into office and commercial space. Common amenities for all tenants will include a two-story atrium, gated and secured parking, and roof top deck with downtown skyline views. Multiple size tenant spaces will be available.
1101 N Broadway
Planning and renovations are currently underway.
On June 30, The Banta Companies closed on the old Bolen Auto Group building, 1101 N Broadway, in historic Automobile Alley for $2.4 million at $36 per square foot. The 56,000-square-foot building was built about 14 years after the original Buick Building at 508 N. Broadway to increase space for the dealership. Plans for the building include class A office space.
The Candy Factory
Construction is targeted for 1st Quarter 2008 with occupancy expected late 3rd quarter 2008. Initial marketing efforts have begun with 3 floors of office space leased.
The Candy Factory is a red brick 8 floor 68,000sf building. Located at 1 East Sheridan, the building is conveniently located in Bricktown within one block of the Central Business District. The proposed redevelopment will provide office space on levels 2 thru 6, retail on the first level and building amenities on the lower level. Building amenities will include a roof top terrace, workout facility, onsite parking and retail tailored for tenant convenience. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this significant property will be restored with great attention to detail and carefully selected finishes.
The Cline Hotel
Planning and renovations are currently underway.
Property located at 230 NW 10 formerly a 96-year-old hotel with 9,740 square feet, 3 floors + basement, being converted to office space. The Cline was purchased for $389,000.
1100 N Broadway
Status: Planning and renovations are currently underway.
Project: Located at 1100 N Broadway, The two-story historical structure has 20,296 square feet available for Class A Office space
The American Indian Cultural Center & Museum
Thanks to favorable weather conditions, the Duke, ConocoPhillips (DCP) pipeline relocation completed ahead of schedule to accommodate the 2007 Oklahoma Centennial Regatta Festival in October. Site utility work consisting of new water lines, storm drainage and sanitary sewer lines began in August and are proceeding well.
Bid package # 2 involving the South Gallery building basement continues to make progress with the 1st of 3 elevated floor slab pours taking place on 9.27.07 beginning at 1:00am and finishing at 6:00am. This represents the largest single concrete pour that will be made during the course of this project. In addition, the massive walls of the West Passage Tunnel are being poured. Its anticipated completion date will be the first quarter of 2008.
Bid package #3 installed the storm sewer lines under the tunnel. Finishing the tunnel triggers the start of bid package #4 building up the remainder of the Central Promontory. The earth work is expected to be complete by June 2008. When the promontory is completed it will include a full irrigation system and will be seeded with various native grasses. Most grass varieties should germinate in late spring or early summer.
The construction manager at risk is currently evaluating the status of the bids for bid package # 5 which were received in September. Bid package 5 includes the construction of the slabs and foundations for the Hall of the People, the East Wing and the Central Plant. Package #6 includes the complete visitor/welcome center building and canopy which is expected to be completed in late summer 2008. JFA/Hornbeek Blatt spent the summer completing the construction drawings for the visitor center.
Simultaneously the Art in Public Places Oversight Committee drafted and RFQ and process to ensure that artwork be included in the Visitor/Welcome Center. The Ralph Appelbaum Associates “Tribal Working Group,” who advises the design team regarding exhibit content development, toured the construction site on December 3, 2007 to witness their input, in the construction phase.
On December 21, 2007, a special Winter Solstice Ceremony was held at the West Passage Tunnel. In the future, visitors will be able to stand in the Courtyard of Nations and look through the West Passage Tunnel for a beautiful view of the Winter Solstice. In the summer located at that same point in the Courtyard of Nations, the visitor will pay witness to the Summer Solstice.
The American Indian Cultural Center & Museum includes a 125,000 square foot cultural center and museum on a 300-acre site located on river trust property at the southeast corner of the I-35 and I-40 junction. This site, which was donated by the City of Oklahoma City, is located with significant traffic volume and high visibility.
The NACEA has been positively advancing the creation of this new institution by assembling a world-class design and planning team that has demonstrated its commitment by investing significant time and resources with American Indian communities to ensure that interior, exterior, architectural design, exhibit design, and institutional plans appropriately reflect the values and ethos of the tribes throughout the state. This team includes Johnson Fain Partners, Team Leader; Master Planning, Building Concepts; Hornbeek/Blatt Architects, Project Administration and Liaison; Centennial Builders, Construction Manager at Risk; Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Exhibit Design, Thematic Approach and Interpretive Concepts; LORD Cultural Resources Planning & Management Inc., Museum and Institutional Planning; Cardinal Engineering, Civil Engineers; Hargreaves Associates, Landscape Design and ADG/Greeby, Agency Representative.
Land Run Monument
Seventeen elements are currently in place. Additional installations will continue through 2012. Originally there were 45 statues planned to be installed, but due to unexpected and unusually high rising costs for materials, seven statues are deferred or will not be built at this time. The next statue (#9) is expected to be installed by late spring/early summer.
This Centennial project will be the largest sculpture collection of its kind in the United States, commemorating the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. The series of bronze sculptures—ultimately 46 pieces stretching more than 300 feet in length—are located on both banks of the canal running through the southern edge of Bricktown. The sculptures, by Oklahoma artist Paul Moore and cast in nearby Norman, New Mexico and Texas, are 50 percent larger than life-size (for example, the sculpture of an average man is nearly nine feet tall), adding to the drama of the historic moment captured by the artwork. Estimated cost of the project is $6 million.
Oklahoma River Projects
With October 31, 2007 delivery of the Devon Discovery to Oklahoma City, excitement is already building for the Spring, 2008 launch of the Oklahoma River Cruises. And when the Devon Discovery is joined by the Devon Explorer and Devon Pioneer next spring, the initial fleet of three river cruisers will transport passengers on a scheduled basis between the Meridian Landing (SW 15th Street, just east of Meridian), and the Regatta Park Landing (adjacent to the Chesapeake Boathouse), with charter service also available for private cruises. Each river cruiser has a capacity of 49 passengers and features an enclosed, four-season climate controlled cabin, ample deck seating and viewing areas, and a high-end audio-video system for on-board entertainment and business presentations.
Additional river cruiser landings are planned for Stockyards City, Dell Riverfront Campus, American Indian Cultural Center, State Fair Park, and other riverfront development zones. Three area universities (OCU, OU, and UCO) have publicly announced their intent to develop varsity boathouses in the Boathouse Row district of Regatta Park, with substantial completion targeted for 2009. Phase One site and utility construction is underway at the American Indian Cultural Center, on the south bank of the Oklahoma River, just east of Interstate 35.
The initial public investment ($54 million) in the river corridor has already prompted significant private development interest along the newly-created waterway. OG&E funded and installed the first of a series of public art lightscapes on the Lincoln Boulevard Bridge across the Oklahoma River, to the delight of tens of thousands of Oklahoma Centennial Regatta Festival patrons who, along with 1,300 athletes from 30 universities and nine international teams, were among the first to see this innovative art project in October. Master planning is ongoing for a new, mixed-use, New Urban-design project at the former Downtown Airpark site, and site preparation is well underway for a four-hotel development just west of the Meridian Landing.
It is projected that new riverfront development may top $1 billion over the next decade. The Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority approved the first of what they hope to be 18 honorees for the Name the Bridge program, designed to recognize community leaders while raising a targeted $720,000 for the Oklahoma River Foundation, a river-related endowment fund managed by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. The first bridge was sponsored by the American Fidelity Foundation and will be named for the late C.W. Cameron, an extraordinary community, philanthropic and American Fidelity leader.
The MAPS and Corps of Engineers-funded improvements to the newly renamed Oklahoma River (formerly North Canadian River) have transformed the area into a seven-mile stretch of navigable river bordered by landscaped areas. Recreational facilities include nearly 14 miles of trails, public boating and fishing facilities, five wetlands, 18 pedestrian bridges, three dams and more than 6,000 trees. Locks integrated into the Western Avenue (Paul H. Brum, Jr.) and May Avenue dams allow boats to navigate the entire 7-mile length of the active project corridor.
Ford Center Improvements
Oklahoma City Council voted to call for a citywide election for March 4 to fund major improvements to the Ford Center. If the measure passes, the current sales tax rate will be maintained. The new one-cent tax will begin when the MAPS for Kids sales tax expires on January 1, 2009. If the City has a lease with an NBA team by June 1, 2009, the one-cent tax will last 15 months and include the construction of a NBA training facility.
Without an NBA lease the tax will run for 12 months and the NBA training facility will not be funded. The one-cent sales tax is expected to generate $97 million over 12 months and $121.6 million over 15 months. Timing for the election is driven by the SuperSonics’ application to relocate to Oklahoma City, which is scheduled to be considered by the NBA Board of Governors in April.
Improvement plans for the Ford Center include the addition of restaurants, clubs, concession areas, bunker suites, loge and sky boxes, roof top gardens, lockers, a warm-up basketball court, team offices and a 12,000-square-foot family fun zone.
The cement floors and walls that currently greet visitors on the first floor corridor will be substantially upgraded with decorative tiles. A new grand entrance and multistory atrium will also be built on the southwest corner of the building
Great progress is taking place in building the new I-40 Crosstown Expressway. A series of some 20 separate construction projects are required to build the new highway. There is a grading and bridge operation (project #4) underway on the west end of the project, running from Agnew Ave. to just east of Pennsylvania Blvd. While construction has been underway since 2006, this project will be the first that is highly visible to motorists and identifiable as a part of the I-40 Crosstown Expressway Realignment effort. Additional grading and bridge projects near Shields Blvd. and Byers Ave. is expected to start around the end of the year.
Design contracts for the new interstate have been approved by and are progressing on all parts of the mainline interstate. Additional enhancement features are planned for inclusion that will benefit the nearby communities, including a park, a pedestrian bridge, and a sound wall. First draft concepts for overpasses at Western, Walker, Robinson and Shields have been developed and continue to be refined.
The new I-40 Crosstown Expressway is being built south of the existing highway, stretches four and a half miles, from May Avenue to I-235, and will incorporate 10 lanes and establish an additional six-lane boulevard into downtown Oklahoma City.
Originally built in 1965, the I-40 Crosstown currently carries approximately 120,000 vehicles per day, nearly 50,000 over the intended capacity of 76,000The new highway, designed to be a combination of ground-level and a semi-depressed roadway, will carry up to 173,000 vehicles per day and will replace the elevated thoroughfare presently in place.
The reconstructed Crosstown is expected to be open to traffic in 2012 and is estimated at $557 million. The project is federally funded using a blend of earmark and regular formula federal dollars.
Core to Shore
A final Steering Committee meeting was held in late 2007 to conclude the initial planning phase and to kick-off implementation of the project. At that time, the consultant team delivered their final report and presented the committee with several key catalyst projects capable of guiding the earliest stages of implementation. The entire plan has a very long-term view and may take between 20-50 years to fully implement. Key ideas generated by the planning process include an expanded convention center, a new civic park for large events, a downtown retail district , and several new urban density residential neighborhoods.
October 2006, the City began developing a plan (Core to Shore) to encourage and guide redevelopment of an approximately 700 acre area between downtown and the Oklahoma River. The Core to Shore plan has been initiated in response to the new I-40 alignment, which is scheduled for completion in 2012. A new at-grade boulevard will be constructed on the old I-40 alignment between Walker and Oklahoma, and is anticipated to be completed in 2014.
The Core to Shore planning process is guided by a steering committee of 35 stakeholders and community leaders. Mayor Cornett is leading the steering committee with support from the Planning Department and a consultant team led by the URS Corporation.
The major goals of the Core to Shore study are to
romote new economic development to continue and accelerate the existing downtown momentum
-Ensure a world class design for the new boulevard so that it serves as the City’s front door and a catalyst for development
-Ensure high quality in all new development, raise the bar on perceptions of Oklahoma City
-Create a strong physical connection from downtown to the river
-Ensure strong pedestrian connectivity throughout the study area
-Create a new urban district attractive and accessible to all City residents and visitors
-Mitigate traffic pattern changes caused by the realignment
-Plan for future needs, such as transit
-Create implementation strategies that are linked to viable funding mechanisms
Central Avenue Villas
Currently under construction with a projected completion date of summer 2008. Presales are currently underway.
Central Avenue Villas, located at 4th and Central, offer space for the trendy go-getters in Oklahoma City. This project is in the Deep Deuce complex and offers owners the chance to literally walk to Bricktown and the Central Business District. This project offers underground parking as well as floor plans for any buyer. The spaces range from 750 to just under 3000 sq. ft. and start at $164,000.
The Brownstones at Maywood Park
The first fifteen Brownstones are spec homes, presales are currently underway. 12 units are still available. Residents will begin to move-in at the end of Jan 08. Now is the best time to choose the amenities for your custom home. For more information about this historic project, stop by the sales office at 415 N. Broadway, Ste. 100 in downtown OKC. www.reinventokc.com
The Brownstones are out of the ground and rising higher and higher at 3rd and Oklahoma. Construction began in November 2007 with the footings for the foundations. Insulated Concrete Forms, one of the “green” components used in the construction of The Brownstones, can now be seen on-site.
Rich components of slate tile, copper, and wrought iron will clad the Brownstone’s unique insulated concrete structures, along with the finest masonry brick exteriors. The Triangle Development Partners have taken more than the obligatory effort into building green homes. These structures will endure for literally centuries with very low maintenance or upkeep costs. These "legacy" homes can be expected to be passed from generation to generation.
Maywood Park is bordered by Walnut on the East and Broadway Avenue on the West and extends from 2nd to 4th Street. This four block area will have a town square feel similar to that which marked Oklahoma's early cities.
This project is accentuated by the TIFF Streetscape project which extends throughout the Triangle. By Spring of 2008, the streets in Maywood Park will be an inviting place for pedestrians and motorist. Maywood Park is an Oklahoma City heritage project by the Triangle Development Partners.
The project is currently under construction and is ready for pre-leasing and move in in March of 2008!
Sieber Holdings, LLC, in late 2006 launched an $8.5 million rehabilitation of the Sieber Apartment Hotel and Grocery buildings located at NW 12th St and Hudson. The Sieber will include 38 apartments ranging from 843 to 1,401 sq. ft. as well as commercial space on the first floor of the main building. Total square footage is estimated at 58,000. Allen Brown Architects designed the rehabilitation with Architects Collective of Tulsa overseeing the construction phase. The general contractor is J.L. Walker Construction, Inc. The Sieber was first constructed in 1922 as a two-story building. Later in 1928, the six-story hotel was built, and just last year the buildings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Framing is finally underway on the first 32 units of Phase I. Foundation work, meanwhile, has begun on another 32 units. Paving has also begun within the development.
The Hill at Bricktown, located on a prominent site overlooking Bricktown and Downtown Oklahoma City is bordered by Interstate 235 and Russell M. Perry Avenue. Drawing its inspiration from the rich cultural history of the area and the emerging vibrancy of Bricktown’s landmark venues, The Hill offers residents a unique combination of proximity to amenities amid the privacy and security of a town home neighborhood.
Residents of The Hill will enjoy unusually easy access to many of the city’s primary places of employment. These include those in the downtown business district; at the nearby Health Sciences Center; Presbyterian Research Park; or even those just minutes away, such as the new Dell Computer Center and Tinker Air Force Base. With proximity to major thoroughfares, all parts of the city are within easy reach of The Hill.
The $75 million development features 157 town homes varying in height from two to four stories and ranging in size from 1600 square feet to 3517 square feet. Our design team has created twenty-six floor plans to complement the unique lifestyles of our homeowners. The Town Hall, located on the grounds, will provide residents with many exclusive amenities designed to make urban living at The Hill both easy and convenient. Postal and package services, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, concierge service, and large entertainment spaces connected to beautiful terraces overlooking the downtown skyline will enhance life at The Hill.
With entrances framed by graceful arches and lush landscaping, arriving home is both convenient and inviting. Attached garages are accessed through secured alleyways. Interiors are luxuriously appointed with wood floors, crown moldings, spectacular kitchens, fireplaces, indulgent master baths, skylights and the state-of-the-art technology that sophisticated buyers would expect, such as wireless access and individually monitored security systems. Terraces, balconies and porches integrate the outdoors with the interior living spaces.
The Hill captures the architecture of the famed Deep Deuce District in the 20’s and 30’s. The facades of the town homes and Town Hall have been heavily influenced by the prominent buildings of the time, including the Dunbar Library, Luster House and Avery Chapel. The town homes at The Hill will have stone and brick facades reminiscent of a time past, but the most modern construction techniques combined with quality low-maintenance materials will insure easy living amid a vibrant urban landscape.
Planning and renovations are currently underway.
Located at 1117 N Robinson, The garage will be converted into residential condos. Units will range from 966 – 1,717 square feet.
Oklahoma City Urban Renewal has designated Wiggin Properties as the conditionally designated redeveloper. Urban Renewal commissioners approved a redevelopment agreement that allows the number of units to between 85 and 100. The new, smaller units will sell for between $220,000 and $450,000. Design and construction documents are currently being developed by Architectural Design Group, Inc.
Overholser Green will be a self-contained community that consists of 109 homes built in a style which evokes the classical style of the historic Heritage Hills neighborhood to the north. The buildings will be designed to complement the stately architecture of the homes across 13th Street in Heritage Hills, but with modern materials, the finest finishes, and exceptional facilities and amenities.
Built around a central “green”, the four-story buildings (22 units each) will overlook the surrounding 13th and 12th Streets, and Walker and Dewey. The southeast corner at 12th and Walker will rise to eight stories (43 units), to give residents especially good views of the downtown skyline, the Capitol, the nearby medical districts, and of course, Heritage Hills.
This ambitious project will feature single-level residences, accessed by elevator from a below-ground, controlled access parking garage connecting all four buildings.
Each owner will have two parking spaces, and will be able to ride an elevator from the garage to his or her floor. The smallest units will contain one bedroom in approximately 1,100 square feet. Most units will range in size from 1,600 to 2,500 square feet, with two or three bedrooms or two bedrooms and a library. Units will feature high ceilings, large windows, open floor plans, hardwood floors, and elegant kitchens and bathrooms, with top quality fixtures and appliances. Prices will range from approximately $250,000 to $700,000.
The property will include a pool in the courtyard, a fitness center, a community room, and a rooftop terrace on the eight-story building, for use by all residents. A management office and maintenance staff will be located on-site.
The Marion Hotel
Planning and renovations are currently underway.
Property located at 110 NW 10 a former 98-year-old hotel being converted to residential condos. Units will range from 1,100 – 3,000 square feet.
Planning and renovations are currently underway
Property located at 1200 N Walker Ave. is being converted to residential condos. Units will range from 2,700 – 6,000 square feet.
The Heritage Building
Planning and renovations are currently underway
This property was originally built as the parking garage for The Osler and then was converted to office space, it is now being converted to residential condo’s. Units will range from 1,000 – 1,500 square feet.
Planning and renovations are currently underway
Property located at 215 NW 10 formerly known as the Fellowship Travelers Building being converted to residential condos. Units will range from 1,200 – 1,400 square feet.
First buyers begun moving in this January. The remaining buyers will move in through the spring. 14 of 42 units remain. Block 42 has pre-sold the project to a diverse group of urban pioneers. Included are civic leaders who like the access to downtown events and entertainment as well as med-school students and young professionals who are drawn to the energy of the urban lifestyle and the entertainment of Bricktown. Empty-nesting baby boomers appreciate the low maintenance lifestyle and the ability to ‘lock it and leave it’.
Block 42 is a new Downtown residential project consisting of 20 town homes and 22 elevator accessed flats. Block 42 is adjacent to the central business district, Bricktown and the Oklahoma Health Center on NE 4th Street and Central. North- and south-bound I-235 is immediately accessible from Block 42, providing easy access to every part of the city.
All ‘for sale’ units will be customized to the owner’s finish selections with wood floors, stone counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Each condo has a private balcony or rooftop deck as well as a private garage. The entire project will be pre-wired for high-speed internet and state-of-the-art telecommunications.
Block 42 is the first official ‘green’ project in downtown Oklahoma City. By attaining LEED certification (for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Block 42 has met the sustainability standards of the U.S. Green Building Council. This attention to eco-friendly design translates to a better quality of life for all residents, better indoor air quality and lower monthly utilities expense.