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Title: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 30, 2020, 09:05:22 am

Surf OKC

Latest Addition to the Oklahoma City Boathouse District

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Oklahoma City Boathouse foundation has undergone a name change; it's now known as the Riversport Foundation.

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The Oklahoma City surf flowrider machine  will be similar to the FlowRider at Melbourne Sports Hub shown below.

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     Flowrider is a stationary, machine produced wave which can be used for boogie boarding or surfing. Users are required to watch an instructional video and sign
     a permission form. 
 


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on August 31, 2020, 09:35:44 am
Looks like fun!   I can just imagine all the bones I would break on that thing!



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 31, 2020, 10:03:09 am
Looks like fun!   I can just imagine all the bones I would break on that thing!

My bones ached just looking at it.  My grandson wanted to know where that splash surf pad was located; thank God he pointed to the one in Melbourne, Australia.  :)

Amazing how computer savvy the children are today;  anytime I run into a problem with my computer, tablet or cellphone, these children can fix or reset it.  Puts me to shame.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: ComeOnBenjals on September 01, 2020, 07:09:05 am
Glad to see you still posting, I always enjoy reading about OKC's development :).


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 02, 2020, 10:13:38 am
                                        Update on BancFirst Tower:

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Pic courtesy OKCTalk.com

The reskin of this tower has changed.  Instead of installing replacement glass up to the 14th floor which started on the north side of the tower, the project will see the full north side completed up to the top floor beneath the crown which will be adjusted later. 

We have several projects that have experienced a slight delay because of the Pandemic and developers appear to be in no hurry to complete them until our Covid-19 numbers show improvement.  Don't anticipate it will get any better since the Robinson Street rebuild aligning the new convention center complex has started with equipment arrivals.  This had thrown a wrench into the flow of downtown traffic.





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 04, 2020, 10:44:31 am

Update on Bricktown Marriott:

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 05, 2020, 01:33:27 pm

Scissortail Park’s One-year Anniversary Grand Opening

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Press release:

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John Fullbright at Scissortail Park September 26

WHAT: To celebrate the upcoming one-year anniversary of Scissortail Park’s grand opening, a special Live from the Lawn concert is scheduled on Saturday, September 26. The free, live show features Oklahoma’s own, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, John Fullbright with a special guest.
Live from the Lawn presented by Oklahoma Natural Gas and Richard and Glenna Tanenbaum is also supported by Spark Creative, Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership and Cory’s Audio Visual.

Additional details for the anniversary celebration are coming soon.


WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2020
8pm Opening Act
9pm John Fullbright

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WHERE: Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn at Scissortail Park
On the 4.4-acre great lawn providing ample space to enjoy a free outdoor concert while practicing responsible social distancing.

 
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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 05, 2020, 02:41:11 pm

OKC Convention Complex is ready for finishing touches.

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Above pic, you see where the weight of construction has damaged Robinson Avenue, the street intersects with southwest 3rd.

Work to put the finishing touches on the 500,000 square foot $288 million MAPS 3 convention center and the $241 million Omni Hotel & convention center resort in Downtown Oklahoma City are underway.

The new convention center will include a 200,000 sq. ft., exhibit hall, a 30,000-square-foot ballroom and 45,000 square feet of additional meeting space across the street from the new Scissortail Park, south of Chesapeake Energy Arena.

A decade ago, Oklahoma City voters approved the MAPS 3 convention center and the OKC council approved $85.7 million in subsidy funds to build the support hotel that will be operated by Omni Hotel & Resort.

The construction crews have worked since June 2019 and now with about a year left to finish, the city indicated they still have $20 million left over to allocated toward the Union Station renovation and other items that will tie Scissortail Park, Convention Center and the Omni Hotel together.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on September 07, 2020, 11:05:10 am
I keep saying we need canals here in town - and OKC has people on paddle boats on theirs!   That and North Pole City are two big things OKC has over Tulsa...!  Lol...


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 07, 2020, 01:36:30 pm
I keep saying we need canals here in town - and OKC has people on paddle boats on theirs!   That and North Pole City are two big things OKC has over Tulsa...!  Lol...


Really think a canal type riverwalk in or near the downtown Tulsa area would go over much better than it has in OKC.  Our downtown underground Metro concourse killed our street life, the most vibrant piece of showcasing a city.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 07, 2020, 02:39:40 pm
Update on Oklahoma City's First National Center

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Owner and Developer Gary Brooks, who is also installing a 13 floor parking garage has taken on the challenge to bring this temple back to grandeur as the lobby for a boutique hotel and upscale apartments.

First National Center's $275 million renovation is on schedule to be completed in the fall of 2021; it is the single largest private renovation development ever attempted in our city.

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It will house 193 apartments and 146 hotel rooms as a Marriott Autograph property.  The original vault in the bank's 25,000 lb., doors will be an entry into one of the hotel’s restaurants.

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Once known as The Great Banking Hall with its 14 marble and stone columns leading up to an ornate ceiling with a glass skylight remain unchanged after all these years--it alone will cost $3.5 million and will take a year to complete.





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 07, 2020, 04:40:56 pm


Old Oklahoma City

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Deep Deuce Street (left) and Main Street in Downtown Oklahoma City (right).
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Recall my youth years, my mother giving me $500 dollars cash and a few checks to pay bills (Natural Gas, Electric, Water & Garbage and Department store accounts).  Had to get on the bus on N. E. 6th Street north of Page-Woodson School (formerly, Douglass High School); the route went through N. E. 4th Street and onto OKC's Deep Deuce (2nd Street) then known as Black Business District.  Second & 4th streets were called 'deuce and a quarter streets' known for black businesses, mortuaries, theaters, diners and restaurants.

All city buses met up on main street and aligned north & south sides where they loaded and went on their respective routes.   One trip we unloaded on Main Street,  recall a bully (twice my size and age) asking me if I had some change I could give him, relied no, he said will you stand for a search, I pulled out my mother's straight razor (She was a barber) and replied, 'you're not going to search me.'   He backed off quickly.  Man, what a relief; definitely didn't want any conflict--didn't want to gut this guy and by the looks in his eyes when he saw the razor, he knew searching me wasn't with it.

There were always your Illicit characters in downtown 'known for game,' you couldn't ever let you guard down or show any signs of being afraid because the drifter types would pick up on it.   Trick or treat nights weren't safe either, my mother required us to periodically check in with candy where she would inspect it--she threw out a lot of home made treats; like today, you couldn't trust anything given away other than wrapped candy and treats.

Our parents constantly reminded us not to get it cars with strangers.  Some were legit, wanted to pay you for mowing the lawn or helping to clean out the garage.   Yes,  there were others like the pedophile guys driving around in nice vehicles luring children of color into their cars paying for some sex action.  A 14 year old neighbor of ours (known as the donkey, at our local park pool) frequently took advantage of being sexually victimized by these predators; he always had a 'tons' of cash on him.  He occasionally boasted about being picked up and paid...     ...let's not go into the boy talk he use to share with us.

Anyway, just wanted to share some human experiences with you about growing up in Old Oklahoma City, probably wasn't any different in Tulsa; major deterrent now is cellphones, today's technology has helped derail a lot of activity that often occurred right on the streets.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 07, 2020, 11:35:56 pm

Oklahoma City Favorite Skyline Pics

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 08, 2020, 09:32:52 am
Oklahoma City Growing Pains

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BancFirst Tower
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First National Center (Across from BancFirst)
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Oklahoma City Convention Center

In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, projects have slowed;
this has resulted in a downtown traffic nightmare.






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 09, 2020, 10:42:57 pm

Oklahoma City Lincoln Plaza Restoration

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Developer Dick Tanenbaum and Gardner Tanenbaum acquired the 316-room hotel which sits on a 24-acres and 69,402-square-foot convention center near the Oklahoma Capitol from Durant-based First United Bank for $2.6M in 2011. 

Originally built in 1967, the Lincoln Plaza complex at 4345 N. Lincoln Boulevard includes a three-story hotel, seven-story convention center and a single-story restaurant.

Gardner Tanenbaum had submitted plans to use the old hotel rooms for student housing for the nearby University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and convert some of the convention center rooms into additional housing units.

Developer Dick Tanenbaum and Gardner Tanenbaum obtained a $12,000,000 building permit for this site issued to the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority; 113 luxury apartments are planned for the former hotel space.

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It will be renamed 'The Forum at Lincoln Plaza.'





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 09, 2020, 11:35:17 pm

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The 460,000-square-foot, 12-story structure was designed in the shape of an X; built in 1991 to house 1,250 inmates.

Oklahoma County’s public safety employees will receive roughly $5,000 in bonuses through the end of the year after officials agreed to spend $5 million in "hero pay" for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oklahoma County Jail employees will be receiving $1,000 bonus payments each month through the end of the year.
PHOTO: [DAVE MORRIS/THE OKLAHOMAN


CARES Act, the federal COVID-19 relief package Congress passed in the spring awarded Oklahoma $47 million in CARES Act funding which were approved to be applied to the Oklahoma County Jail. 


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 10, 2020, 08:55:21 am
SandRidge Center & Commons update...

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Former Kerr McGee Tower currently referred as 'SandRidge Commons' which includes some smaller structures is reported to undergo a name change.  The Tower will be called 'Oklahoma Commons,'  its tenants will include many state agencies.

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Sandridge Energy invested $100 million in renovations to the tower, that was later obtained for slightly over $35 million.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 11, 2020, 10:00:15 pm
Oklahoma City Tinker AFB receives first KC-46 Pegasus tanker

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Civilian maintenance crews watch as a KC-46 Pegasus arrives for its first maintenance check at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City on Thursday. The historic arrival of the Air Force’s next-generation air refueling tanker for its first maintenance check marks the beginning of the future workload at Tinker. [CHRIS LANDSBERGER PHOTO/THE OKLAHOMAN]

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1,300 jobs, a total of 14 maintenance hangars will be constructed.
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Construction progress of the maintenance facility at Tinker Air Force Base that will support the Air Force's new tanker, the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus [Photos by The Oklahoman].

The maintenance hangars will be set up to help sustain air-to-air refueling mission recently awarded to Tinker AFB.  Maintenance involves everything from routine aircraft inspections in the field to bringing an aircraft to a maintenance center where it undergoes a thorough examination to look for potential issues before they become a problem; sustainment activities will involve performance corrosion control, painting and fueling.

It can also accommodate a mixed load of passengers, aero medical evacuation and the KC-46 can carry up to 65,000 pounds of cargo.

The hangars are designed to support Tinker's long-term depot maintenance of the new aircraft that will be housed in the Oklahoma City-Midwest City complex, an estimated 1,300 jobs on base will result from the construction of fourteen hangers.

The area that now houses the KC-46A Pegasus campus was once an abandoned rail yard purchased from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company.  The joint venture was a coordinated effort by the U. S. Air Force, City of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County for $44 million.

The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex remains the Air Force’s largest depot and, with the addition of the KC-46A  Pegasus added to increasing legacy system requirements, it will continue to remain the Air Force’s largest depot for the foreseeable future, the potential for expansion has been taken into consideration with renewed discussion on the possibility of the Air Force moving forward with plans to introduce the KC-Y and KC-Z.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 11, 2020, 11:00:35 pm
Oklahoma City to consider conversion of Cox Convention Center for movie, TV production

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The Cox Convention Center could be converted into a movie and television production studio as part of an agreement being considered Tuesday by the Oklahoma City Council.

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The agreement, which is to be followed by lease negotiations, calls for creation of five sound stages in the convention center to be marketed and operated by Prairie Surf Media led by filmmaker Matt Payne and actress Rachel Cannon (born in Tulsa, OK, as Rachel Wells.)  Video: https://youtu.be/8hC8sp-QH6M (https://youtu.be/8hC8sp-QH6M)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 15, 2020, 05:07:24 pm

Oklahoma City Council approves marketing Cox Convention Center as a film studio

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Prairie Surf Media founders Matt Payne and Rachel Cannon still have to finalize a lease with the city for the convention center, which is to be replaced by the new Oklahoma City Convention Center later this year.  Lease terms are still to be negotiated with a final agreement expected to be voted on in December.

Producers are now “scrambling” to find available sound stages, Cannon said. Oklahoma City can be competitive due to lower costs of living, efforts taken by the city to keep COVID-19 rates under control, the state’s film tax credit program and a growing film community.--Oklahoman, September 15, 2020


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 17, 2020, 03:10:19 pm

Vibrant Oklahoma City Wheeler District


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Oklahoma City's newest housing district; just west of Wheeler Park inside what was once the OKC Airpark used for private air planes continues to enjoy growth.


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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 19, 2020, 09:09:27 am
 
Oklahoma City's Boulevard Place

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Boulevard Place will feature 253 residential units with over 14,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor level with patio seating available to a potential restaurant facing the new Oklahoma City Boulevard.  Construction has been revised from the timetable that originally anticipated a start this month with completion now estimated for late 2022.


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The eight-story Boulevard Place is a mixed-use development to be constructed at the southwest corner of Shields and Oklahoma City Boulevards, adjacent to the Omni Hotel.  

The units include studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, it will include parking levels attached to each floor of the apartment tower. The 1,100-space convention center garage south of Boulevard Place will be opening at the same time.  The Fairfield Inn, a five story hotel opened in January 2020 just south of the garage.  Boulevard Place will stand at the southeast corner of E.K. Gaylord, a gateway to the area that also includes Scissortail Park and is now being referred to as Park Union.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 23, 2020, 10:05:10 pm

Lariat Landing getting attention as national marketing begins...

By Molly M. Fleming / Development / September 21, 2020

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Link:  https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/lariat-landing-getting-attention-as-national-marketing-begins/ (https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/lariat-landing-getting-attention-as-national-marketing-begins/)\

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Oklahoma City has made the Lariat Landing site more attractive by moving a road completed in June 2017 where the city spent millions of dollars realigning Portland Avenue from a two-lane asphalt road to an enhanced four-lane concrete roadway.   Those enhancements included construction of water drainage infrastructure, landscaping, irrigation, signaled intersections, sidewalks, decorate street lighting with upgrades on curb and gutter roadways.  

The new facility will be located at the Will Rogers World Airport, presumably making Oklahoma City one of the destinations in the Amazon Prime Air network that is headquartered at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).


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Above graphics via OKCTalk.com



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 25, 2020, 09:26:42 pm


Oklahoma State Capitol Building's $245 million Restoration Project

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Renovations in 2016 to the Oklahoma Capitol building totaled $245 million with restoration scheduled to be completed in 2022.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 27, 2020, 06:53:25 pm

Oklahoma City's BancFirst Tower Update pic


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BancFirst Tower is undergoing $70 million in exterior & interior upgrades
Pic via OKCTalk.com


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 27, 2020, 07:04:38 pm


Pedestrian Skybridge


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Pedestrian Bridge from the new OKC Convention Center to the Convention Center Garage


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 28, 2020, 09:19:31 am
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Oklahoma City Construction Junction I-235/I-44 update

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The interchange between I-235 and I-44 in north Oklahoma City will be reconstructed as a four-level interchange as part of a $105 million contract awarded by the OTC.
Pic via OKCTalk.com
Youtube video:  https://youtu.be/qfEVeeQ-ndU


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 28, 2020, 09:56:02 am

First National Center's Renovation pic update

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Progress on Oklahoma City's First National Center's $275 million renovation project.
News 9 Video  https://www.news9.com/story/5ed0564cbd37b00bb37ba055/watch:-inside-look-at-progress-of-first-national-center-in-okc
Pic via OKCTalk.com


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 28, 2020, 10:35:57 am
Oklahoma City Retail website

http://okcretail.com/news/2020/09/09/news/new-convention-center-on-schedule-under-budget/

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Stockyards City
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OKC Outlet Mall
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Chisholm Creek, a 280-apartment community developed by Cornerstone Development.
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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 29, 2020, 06:10:41 pm


Oklahoma City's Broadway Park

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The five story mixed use structure has been completed at 1122 N. Broadway in the historic Automobile Alley District offers a great view to the downtown skyline. 

The new structure features space for a restaurant with outdoor seating on the fourth floor as well as an area on the rooftop that can be equipped for outdoor entertainment, parties and receptions.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 30, 2020, 04:41:51 pm

The Boulevard

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A restaurant will anchor the block that was once home to Boulevard Cafeteria in Midtown but will be a part of a more urban mixed-use development by Midtown Renaissance Group. 

Neighborhood Jam, a new daytime dining concept provided by the Hal Smith Group has locations in northwest Oklahoma City and Norman, is set to open on the first floor of The Boulevard when it opens sometime in the late 2020.

It is on the streetcar route and adjacent to the Villa Teresa development in Midtown.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 30, 2020, 04:53:41 pm

Oklahoma City's Convention Center Garage


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The Oklahoma City Convention Center Parking Garage according to EMBARK officials will add 1,100 parking spaces; it will be the most technologically advanced parking garage facility in the area.

Officials say the garage will serve the Omni Convention Center Hotel, MAPS 3 Convention Center, Chesapeake Energy Arena, and nearby businesses.  The convention center parking garage has expansion capabilities with total parking capacity up to 1,400 parking spaces.

Total construction cost for this project is expected to exceed slightly above the $23 million range.

Cumulative garage parking spaces exclusive of surface parking will swell to 6,000 parking spaces with in walking distance of the new Oklahoma City Convention Center & Omni Hotel & Resort.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 30, 2020, 05:36:37 pm

Oklahoma River Pedestrian Bridge

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ADG of Oklahoma City has submitted a presentation to the OKC Riverfront Redevelopment Authority on converting an abandoned train trestle
that stretches over the Oklahoma River near Western Avenue on the River Trail extending from the north to the south side of the Oklahoma River; estimated cost is $1.9 million.

The funding is in place as part of the 2017 general obligation bond passed in September of that year.  This project will enhance the area with a pedestrian and fishing bridge that ties into the Oklahoma River Trails and the City's River walking track.


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Proposed Pedestrian River Bridge on abandoned train trestle.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 30, 2020, 06:14:36 pm
Oklahoma City's proposed Northwest Expressway Pedestrian Bridge

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Construction is scheduled to start this winter on a $3 million pedestrian bridge that will create a safe passage at Northwest Expressway and Wilshire Boulevard for users of the Oklahoma City Trails.

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City of Oklahoma City has built a number of pedestrian bridges over the Oklahoma River inside the city's river parks over the Oklahoma River as pictured above.

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The new boathouse at Lake Hefner provides rented kayaks or stand-up paddleboards for guests to enjoys the many adventures of the lake.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 30, 2020, 10:07:14 pm


700 West Development 4th Street

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27 studios, 84 (1-bedroom) and 27 (2-bedroom)
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138 units with a variety of apartment sizes
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Stunning view of downtown


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 01, 2020, 12:50:48 pm
 
 
Oklahoma City's Amazon Non-Sort Facility

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Artist's rendering of Amazon's Non-Sort Facility that will employ 1,000 in the 1 million square foot venue.
The Non-Sort Facility will be adjacent to Amazon's 2.6 million square foot facility that currently employs 1,700.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 01, 2020, 01:15:50 pm


Tiffany Apartments, Northwest Oklahoma City

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Tulsa-based Ferguson Properties invested $32 million in the redevelopment; it was designed by Maxum & Mint Development Group.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 02, 2020, 06:00:52 pm


Oklahoma City's Heartland Payments Center ribbon cutting


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Virtual ribbon-cutting for new Heartland building in downtown OKC!       Hundreds of new jobs and great new construction downtown!   
Congrats to all involved!--Mayor David Holt.

Heartland Payments Center will add 400 jobs to its downtown workforce of 550 that occupies the center as Mayor David Holt participated in the ribbon cutting signifying the opening of the center.  The additional 400 jobs will occupy the Mideke Building in Bricktown.

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Mideke Building in Bricktown.

Construction of the $40 million center started in late 2018 with the company committing to relocate 160 employees from its Edmond headquarters along with at least 345 new hires to downtown Oklahoma City as part of a $1 million jobs incentives agreement approved by the Oklahoma City Council.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 02, 2020, 06:19:41 pm

Regency Tower has been sold to a Tulsa investment group


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The 274 unit property sold for $18 million to an investment group out of Tulsa.  The tower stands at a height of 288 feet and it comprises 24 stories.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 06, 2020, 08:21:09 am

Section of Kickapoo Turnpike to open

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An 11 mile section of the Kickapoo Turnpike that stretches from the Turner Turnpike to NE 23 Street is expected to open to traffic on October 13.

The 21 mile  $400 million Kickapoo Turnpike is set to begin just east of Luther Road, at an at-grade intersection with SE 89th Street, on the Oklahoma–Cleveland county line. It will then head north and feature a southbound-only interchange with I-40 a half-mile (800 m) later.  There are four other interchanges set to be built between its termini: SE 29th Street, Reno Avenue, NE 23rd Street (US-62), and Britton Road. 

A toll plaza is to be constructed on the turnpike in the vicinity of Hefner Road and NE 122nd Street.  The Kickapoo Turnpike will end at a trumpet interchange with I-44 (Turner Turnpike) in Luther, just east of I-44 exit 146 (the Luther/Jones interchange).


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 07, 2020, 09:12:00 am
  

 
Oklahoma City's SandRidge Tower filling-up as State Agencies Move in.

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The Oklahoma Tax Commission, Oklahoma Department of Health and Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department have already begun moving their staffs into the 29 story tower currently occupied by a base of SandRidge Energy Corporation employees.

For six decades-plus, the block bordered by Robinson, Broadway, Robert S. Kerr and Dean A. McGee Avenues was the home of Kerr-McGee, a hometown-established energy company that grew into a global force before being acquired by Anadarko Petroleum in 2006.  The tower transformed the Oklahoma City skyline in 1972 with its new campus and that of the 37 story tower currently occupied by BancFirst Corporation.  

The former Kerr McGee Tower constructed in 1972 includes a 450-seat auditorium, a health club, meeting rooms and a garage equipped for 1,400 parking spaces.  SandRidge Energy had invested more than $100 million of improvements and upgrades to the tower campus makeover that will now be ocurpied by the State of Oklahoma through a $35.5 million.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 08, 2020, 08:11:19 pm

Tesla Opening Service Center in Oklahoma City




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1125 N Broadway Avenue

Tesla’s website indicates it currently has no dealerships or service garages in Oklahoma, it does have charging stations at OKC Outlet Mall, 7624 W. Reno.

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Above pics via OKCTalk.com

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Car charging stations on the west side of the Oklahoma City Outlet Mall with the former AT&T (Western Electric Plant) in the background.

Electric car company Tesla is preparing to open a service garage in a former Volvo dealership in the area known as Automobile Alley.  A building permit shows the 11,775-square-foot service garage will include a meeting room, an area for customers, an information room and various offices.

Once a showcase for automobiles along Broadway Avenue in Oklahoma City, the area is being redeveloped with new restaurants and office buildings waiting to welcome the influx of customers who are looking to take advantage of a variety of shops and eating establishments growing in Bricktown, Midtown, Paseo Arts Districts, Asian Districts and the emergence of the once infamous Automobile Alley.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 08, 2020, 09:43:24 pm

The Original Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market District

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OKC Farmers Market - 311 South Klein Avenue, Oklahoma City

(West of downtown off Exchange Avenue)

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Palo Santo:  https://www.facebook.com/palosantookc/ (https://www.facebook.com/palosantookc/)

Palo Santo and The Loaded Bowl are additions to the OKC Farmers Market District.

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Loaded Bowl:  https://www.facebook.com/TheLoadedBowlTruck/photos/a.937083766309128/4979226225428175 (https://www.facebook.com/TheLoadedBowlTruck/photos/a.937083766309128/4979226225428175)
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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 09, 2020, 08:39:43 pm


Flix Brewhouse, Oklahoma City
8590 Broadway Extension
Oklahoma City, OK 73114


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Posted: Aug 20, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR
) – A new movie theater and microbrewery is set to open its first Oklahoma location next month.

Flix Brewhouse will open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

“After postponing our opening date due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our excitement has only continued to build,” Flix General Manager Nick Toros said. “We look forward to opening our doors and bringing a new experience to the Oklahoma City Metro.”

Flix auditoriums feature state-of-the-art digital projection and sound, comfortable stadium seating, parabolic screens, reserved seating, and server call systems that allow guests to order silently.

“We’re changing the game for movie theaters and moviegoers across the country,” Toros continued. “No longer are guests coming to just sit down and watch a movie — they’re coming to encounter an elevated experience that will keep them returning for more.”

Guests will be able to eat hand-tossed pizzas, tasty burgers, and wings while trying out dozens of craft beers. Officials say Flix has its own craft beers and more than 11 taps of local craft beer favorites including Angry Scotsman, Anthem, Coop Ale Works, Elk Valley, Iron Monk, Lively, Prairie Artisan, Roughtail, Skydance, Stonecloud, and Vanessa House.

Due to the pandemic, Flix has also invested in an indoor air quality system that treats the air in an occupied space.

Also, guests will be required to wear masks upon entrance.

“Upon entry, masks will be required by guests but can be taken off while seated if eating or inside the theater or at a table in the Pub. Guests that are not consuming food or drinks should wear their masks when in their auditoriums,” the theater said in a news release.

Flix will premiere Christopher Nolan’s newest blockbuster “Tenet” while offering promotions like $1 popcorn, $1 sodas, and $3 Flix beers.

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Construction pic September 10, 2019 via OKCTalk.com


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 10, 2020, 09:37:33 pm
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City

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College of Allied Health

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OU Physicians Building

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University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

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Stephenson Cancer Center



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 10, 2020, 10:14:49 pm
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City

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Children's Hospital equipped with 246 beds
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OU Children’s Hospital and Physicians Building
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University of Oklahoma Medical Center & Patient Tower (860 beds).
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 University of Oklahoma Harold Hamm Diabetes Center (HHDC) at OU Medicine.
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Oklahoma City Veteran Administration Medical Center











Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 10, 2020, 10:50:20 pm
Oklahoma City Area Hospitals & Clinics

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Oklahoma City Integis Baptist Medical Center & Deaconess Medical Center Complex
Total staffed beds: 916

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Equipped with 773 beds
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Equipped with 375 beds north & 36 beds south
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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 11, 2020, 02:06:17 pm

Oklahoma City Downtown Infill Projects


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Above pic via The Oklahoman

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Law Offices of Miller & Johnson
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Two above pics via OKCTalk.com

This project cost $5 million construct in the downtown area near Emerson Alternative School in Oklahoma City.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 11, 2020, 03:13:06 pm
The Bower, Oklahoma City Downtown Infill Projects

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A 36-unit mix of Oklahoma City town homes and condominiums at NW 4th Street and North Lee Avenue.  DT residential population recently reached 13,500; there is a demand for 3,500 more units with 1,500 under construction or in some planning stages.  


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The Bower, with Miller-Johnson in the background.
Above pic via OKCTalk.com




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 12, 2020, 04:59:38 pm


Oklahoma City MAPS 4 Projects Initiative


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City of Oklahoma City https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-4 (https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-4)

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 13, 2020, 11:50:52 am

Oklahoma City Convention Center Complex progress update

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Oklahoma City spends $288 million on convention center construction

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Oklahoma City's $85.5 million subsidizes the $241 million Omni Convention Center Hotel

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Oklahoma City's 133 room $25 million Fairfield Inn & Suites Resort by Marriott

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Oklahoma City's $23 million 1,100 space convention center garage

The $575 million Oklahoma City convention center complex.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 13, 2020, 01:42:43 pm


Oklahoma City First National Center's $250 million renovation

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Single largest renovation project in Oklahoma's history

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 18, 2020, 11:40:52 am

Bricktown Marriott Update pics via OKCTalk.com

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The hotel will provide accommodations for 182 guest rooms.  Tulsa hotelier Andy Patel bought the .4177 acres for $2 million in 2014 and originally proposed a Canopy hotel before he decided to go with the Hilton brand for the east Bricktown location.  The hotel will be the tallest structure in Bricktown.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 18, 2020, 11:55:49 am


Lower Bids for completion of Scissortail Park


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Wynn Construction Company's bid to complete the lower section of downtown's MAPS 3 park is $1.4 million under budget.

That leaves room for enhancements proposed by architects but in doubt for inclusion within the $20.5 million available to spend.--Oklahoman, (10-07-2020)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 19, 2020, 10:07:15 am
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Oklahoma City's $288 million Convention Center Update Pics

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Pics & information courtesy of OKCTalk.com



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 19, 2020, 10:36:26 am


Oklahoma City's Classen Curve Development
(A vision of the late Aubrey McClendon)



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6100 Grand--14 luxury townhouses. Construction is starting on the first phase that will consist of five homes, three of which are pre-sold. [CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN]

The 14 residences will feature as designed with large, lightfilled rooms, 12-foot ceilings, private courtyards, and exteriors consisting of cast stone and slate. The architecture is a feature of the beaux arts style, it is designed to act as a canvas for both classic and modern interiors.

The Classen Curve Development will infuse $100 million of investments into the area which serves Nichols' Hill and Northwest Oklahoma City.



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 19, 2020, 12:20:14 pm

Devon Energy Absorbs WPX In Oil Industry ‘Merger Of Equals’

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WPX Energy merging with Devon Energy in Oklahoma City:  https://www.fox23.com/news/local/tulsa-based-wpx-energy-merging-with-devon-energy-oklahoma-city/PE3WA2WOCRBAZISL3IH4DJ5RO4/ (https://www.fox23.com/news/local/tulsa-based-wpx-energy-merging-with-devon-energy-oklahoma-city/PE3WA2WOCRBAZISL3IH4DJ5RO4/)

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Tulsa-based WPX Energy and Oklahoma City based Devon Energy announced a plan to merge in an all-stock deal that would, based on stock values for both, create a new company with an enterprise value of about $12 billion.

Officials stated they expect the combined companies would achieve cost savings sufficient to generate $575 million in annual cash flow improvements by year-end 2021.

The combined company will be headquartered in Oklahoma City.

In a post to social media, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said the merger strengthens Devon, and out of the deal, emerges one of the largest independent producers in the U.S. headquartered here in Oklahoma City.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 19, 2020, 01:36:35 pm

Oklahoma City Skyline Pic


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With the illuminated 'Ferris Wheel' in the new Wheeler District Development, the OKC Skyline can be seen in the background.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 19, 2020, 04:26:03 pm
First Americans Museum, $175 million construction, Oklahoma City


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ONE PLACE, MANY NATIONS

In one place, visitors will experience the collective histories of 39 distinctive First American Nations. First Americans Museum (FAM) will share the cultural diversity, history, and contributions of the First Americans.

Opening Day

September 18, 2021 The 175,000 square foot museum will showcase state-of-the-art exhibitions in First American history, culture, and art; live public and educational programs; a family discovery center with immersive family-friendly activities; a full-service restaurant presenting unique Native inspired cuisine; and a museum store featuring authentic one-of-a-kind hand-made items or products by premiere First American artists.

Location

FAM is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Crossroads of America, the confluence on Interstates 35, 40, 235 and 44. Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city in the state of Oklahoma, USA. FAM is positioned along the Oklahoma River across from downtown. Address: 659 First Americans Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73129

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At a cost of $175 million when completed, the museum will include dozens of items on a 10-year loan from The Smithsonian, as well as other exhibits from the 39 tribal nations within the boundaries of Oklahoma.

Agreements have been signed to begin completion of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.

The City of Oklahoma City, the State of Oklahoma and a subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation have closed on land agreements that will set in motion the completion of the museum.

"This is a promise that was made to the public a long time ago, and the sooner we can get the facility open, the sooner we can start generating that positive tax revenue for the state of Oklahoma," said James Pepper Henry, director and CEO of the center.

Construction on the center, which sits near the junction of I-35 and I-40, stopped in 2012 after state funding dried up. The city says that construction will resume in the summer and take approximately two years to complete. Interior finishes will then take another year, with the museum scheduled to open in 2021.


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Post by: Laramie on October 21, 2020, 10:55:10 pm


Oklahoma City BancFirst Pic Update


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Post by: Laramie on October 21, 2020, 11:06:58 pm

Oklahoma City's Omni Convention Center Hotel

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LED lighting tests on the 605-room OMNI are being conducted in what will be an illuminated convention center complex.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 22, 2020, 08:10:49 am

Oklahoma City Southside Senior Wellness Center.

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Oklahoma City voters approved the MAPS 3 Initiative December 8, 2009, the $777 million package included four centers proposed as facilities to improve the health and wellness of metro citizens over 50.  
The initiative set aside $55.5 million to invest in construction four unique centers to be strategically built throughout the city.  The City has sought sponsors to run these centers to improve the health of an aging population.   Some of these centers will serve all citizens with separate areas for its most venerable and fragile citizens.  Each center will take on a unique design for the population areas served.

The MAPS 3 Senior Health and Wellness Centers will connect Oklahoma City's seniors with important services, and also with each other.  The centers, which will be located in different parts of the City, will have operating partners experienced in providing services seniors need and will provide social and recreational settings for a wide range of uses. Access to exercise equipment and programs is also an
important part of the MAPS 3 senior centers.

The first center at 11501 N Rockwell Avenue opened to members in February of 2018 and is operated by Healthy Living and Fitness.








Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 23, 2020, 09:20:13 am
Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall Minor Renovations

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Civic Center Music Hall will soon undergo another round of renovations; the Freede Little Theatre reveal plans for a new entrance and lobby.  Plans reveal a new entrance and lobby for the Freede Little Theatre has been on Oklahoma’s City’s radar since the first Metropolitan Area Projects initiative were unveiled back in 1993.

The Freede (much smaller theater) is used by performing arts groups such as Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, OKC Theatre Company and the Painted Sky Opera.

The 2017 General Obligation Bond package included $9 million budget for the addition, as well as the updates in the rest of the building.  In the Thelma Gaylord lobby, the renovation plans call to remove the ticket booth, the glass walls and the bar, creating a more open space. The stairs near the theater, donned in red, are being removed as well to create more space.

A new central bar is being built closer to the theater’s exterior wall; it will serve coffee and spirits for the VIP section.  

The main entrance will include a new security system capable of scanning 3,000 people in one hour.  

Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2021 with a targeted completion date in the fall of 2022.

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Theater goers view the stage from the massive Performing Arts Hall.

The Original MAPS Initiative passed in 1993 included $50 million renovation total with new interior theatrical seats and some reinforcement to the building's exterior.


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Post by: Laramie on October 23, 2020, 01:24:32 pm
Oklahoma City Archdiocese Basilica and Rother Shrine Update.


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Construction crews are seen laying the foundation for the new Basilica style structure.

The $40 million project includes a 2,000-seat Spanish colonial-style Basilica and Shrine devoted to the Blessed Father Stanley Rother, the first Catholic Priest from Oklahoma who was murdered in Guatemala .  Upon its 2022 completion date, it will be the largest Roman Catholic church in Oklahoma expected to host numerous large archdiocese events and help accommodate the growing Hispanic population whose parishes in South Oklahoma City are currently overcrowded.

Rother, who was assassinated by pro-government gunmen July 28, 1981, worked in Guatemala's rural highlands from 1968 until his death. He worked alongside the indigenous people of the area, farmers, the poor and the children who worshipped at the Santiago Atitlan, parish in Guatemala. Father Stanley as he was called expressed  acts of kindness and charity allowed the beloved Priest to the endeared by the Guatemalan people.

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Ministry Building

In addition to the church, the Shrine complex will feature a two-story ministry building to respond to the religious education needs of the growing Catholic Community. This building will provide much-needed classroom and gathering space, administrative offices, and an event hall to host large archdiocesan gatherings, receptions, and retreats for pilgrims visiting the Shrine.

The remains of Father Stanley Rother will be entombed in the Basilica and Shrine complex (TBD) as a final resting place--his remains are temporarily stored in a   mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery in northwest Oklahoma City.   Father Rother's last full assignment in Oklahoma was at Corpus Christi Catholic Church 1616 North Kelley Avenue in Oklahoma City near the University of Oklahoma's Health Science Center.

The pilgrim center will welcome thousands of visitors and tourists each year to experience Rother's life, witness and martyrdom. The new church also will host many large Archdiocesan events. 


Blessed Stanley Rother was declared a martyr by Pope Francis in 2016 and beatified a year later by the Catholic Church during a large-scale ceremony that attracted 20,000 worshippers in Oklahoma City's Cox Convention Center in which an estimated 3,000 people were turned away.

Updated video renderings of the Blessed Father Stanley Francis Rother Shrine:  https://youtu.be/uk9OT2Zdt0E (https://youtu.be/uk9OT2Zdt0E)


Cause for Canonization of Blessed Stanley Rother

    Blessed Stanley Rother Beatified


On Sept. 23, 2017, Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, celebrated the Rite of Beatification for Blessed Stanley Rother during a Beatification Mass in downtown Oklahoma City. Blessed Stanley is the first martyr born in the United States and the first U.S. priest to be beatified.


Blessed Stanley Rother was an Oklahoma priest killed in Guatemala on July 28, 1981, in his rectory. The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City opened a Cause of Canonization for Blessed Stanley on Oct. 5, 2007.  The archdiocesan phase of the Cause was closed on July 20, 2010.

On Sept. 3, 2014, Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, presented the Positio of Father Rother to the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome.  On June 14, 2015, the Theology Commission of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints voted to formally recognize Oklahoma’s Servant of God a martyr.

Process of Canonization

Making of a Saint

Compiled by Msgr. Robert J. Sarno, Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Rome, Italy


All souls in heaven are saints. Formerly, the Catholic Church declared “saints” as people who were outstanding in holiness either because they died as witnesses for the faith (martyrs) or they lived a life of heroic virtue (confessors). The exact number of canonized saints is unknown because not all recognized as saints have been canonized officially. For the first half of the Catholic Church’s history, saints were canonized in various ways. Today, the process of canonization is very complex and thorough. A record number of saints have been canonized in the past 30 years, and about 2,000 candidates are being evaluated today.


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Post by: Laramie on October 23, 2020, 05:01:08 pm

Oklahoma City (WWRA) Airport ($90 million) Terminal Expansion Update



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News 9 Terminal Expansion video:  https://www.news9.com/story/5ec5a1322ac80d591f261779/wrwa-officials-say-terminal-expansion-ahead-of-schedule (https://www.news9.com/story/5ec5a1322ac80d591f261779/wrwa-officials-say-terminal-expansion-ahead-of-schedule)  



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 25, 2020, 06:11:30 pm

Three Oklahoma City Towers Undergo Renovations.


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The top of First National Center (formerly FN Bank) is undergoing exterior renovation on the main 33 story tower.   The 89-year-old bank building at Robinson and Park will house 193 apartments and 146 hotel rooms as a Marriott Autograph property in a massive $275 million revamp.
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SandRidge Energy vacated the property in June 2020.  The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department (85 tourism employees), Oklahoma Tax Commission (500 employees) and Oklahoma Department of Health (700 employees) already have begun moving into the Tower.
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BancFirst Tower is undergoing $70 million in exterior & interior upgrades.  “We plan to start moving people in January 2021 at this point,” said David Harlow, BancFirst Corporation CEO. “We’ve been able to continue construction through the coronavirus pandemic.”   The building is being done in phases, with Phase 1 consisting of the concourse, 80% of the plaza and the first floor. By December 2021, the rest of the building will be complete. When the north side of the plaza gets finished, then the south entrance will be closed so the renovation can continue there.

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Besides the new glass, another notable difference already made to the building is the removal of some exterior columns. Bockus Payne Architect Collin Fleck said one of the main goals was to create a better view from the exterior into the lobby.



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 26, 2020, 04:35:56 pm

Tesla Prepares Old Volvo Dealership for Oklahoma City Market


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Early preparations for a Tesla service center in Oklahoma City's Automobile Alley.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 04, 2020, 02:37:04 pm
Oklahoma City Convention Center Garage Updates.


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OKCTalk.com released these updates of the 1,100 space Convention Center Garage

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An artist's rendering of the finished $25 million parking structure.

Pics via OKCTalk.com


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Post by: Laramie on November 07, 2020, 06:46:11 am

Oklahoma City's Lower Scissortail Park Construction


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Ceremony kicks off lower park construction

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Press release:

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Oklahoma City leaders break ground on Scissortail Park’s Lower Park
11/06/2020

Construction is under way on Scissortail Park’s 30-acre Lower Park in the heart of Oklahoma City, as civic leaders broke ground on the project Friday.

“Scissortail Park attracts thousands of residents and visitors alike to enjoy concerts, festivals, farmer’s markets and even roller skating. It’s been an outdoor oasis during a challenging year,” said Mayor David Holt. “And now we get to break ground on phase two, which will serve as an ideal companion to our bustling Upper Park with athletic fields and courts, an extension of the promenade and nature play elements.”

The Upper Park opened in 2019. Construction is scheduled to finish on the Lower Park in 2022. The total project budget for Scissortail Park is $132 million, funded debt-free by MAPS 3.

About the Lower Park
The Lower Park is intended to have more open and natural spaces than the Upper Park. There will be a focus on space for athletic events and pickup sports, with a soccer field, sports pavilion, pickleball courts, futsal court and two basketball courts.

Paths with pavers and furniture will be consistent with the Upper Park, dotting the promenade alongside whispering pines, native gardens, a hollow, an overlook hill and a plaza. There will also be a play area for children.

The 40-acre Upper Park extends south from Oklahoma City Boulevard to Interstate 40. The Skydance Bridge connects it to the 30-acre Lower Park, which extends to SW 15th Street on the north shore of an original MAPS project, the Oklahoma River.

The Upper Park is served by MAPS 3’s OKC Streetcar and is across the street from MAPS 3’s Oklahoma City Convention Center. It’s also near the new protected bike lanes on S Walker Avenue and other bike, pedestrian and street improvement projects funded by the Better Streets, Safer City program.

HargreavesJones is the park architect, and Wynn Construction is the general contractor for Lower Park construction.


The nonprofit Scissortail Park Foundation operates the park on behalf of the City of Oklahoma City.



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 08, 2020, 10:47:27 am
Omni Oklahoma City Update...

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LED Lighting adds more external appeal
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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 08, 2020, 02:00:41 pm

Oklahoma City BancFirst Tower Renovation Update

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Two of OKC's tallest structures are undergoing exterior & interior major upgrades.

The renovations will be highlighted by LED Lighting to the crowns of both towers.


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First National (upper left) $275 million renovation now moves to below its exterior spire level.

Below:  New wider replacement columns are being added to BancFirst Tower's base.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 09, 2020, 11:30:53 am

Oklahoma City Private Developments


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A sampling $100 million of OKC area private developments that have continued throughout the Pandemic.

Illustration courtesy OKCTalk.com


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 10, 2020, 09:15:12 am

Oklahoma City Bricktown Marriott Update Pics.

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First full-service hotel in Bricktown, 10 stories, 182 rooms, $10 million project
Tallest structure in Bricktown, Tulsa Developer, Andy Patel - Courtesy OKCTalk.com


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 10, 2020, 10:00:16 am

Oklahoma City's Big Friendly Brewery

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Oklahoma City AKA 'The Big Friendly."

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Big Friendly brewery, taproom to open at Wheeler:  https://youtu.be/6jVS0p9DX3U (https://youtu.be/6jVS0p9DX3U)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 10, 2020, 05:51:35 pm
Oklahoma City Convention Center Update

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The modern complex will have state of the art wifi and cyber technologies.
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The dock will allow trucks and distributors to enter the complex from the east end (Shields Boulevard side); whereas the west faces Scissortail Park.
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In addition to the 550 surface parking spaces, the convention center garage will offer 1,100 garage enclosed spaces on 5 levels.
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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on November 10, 2020, 08:04:25 pm
Got to visit last week and gotta say that roads are even worse than they were 6 months ago or so the last time we were there.  What a mess!

Visited Basket Market - Hobby Lobby leftover shop.  Total waste of time and energy.

North Pole City on the other hand is always great!

And the highlight of the trip was, of course, Del Rancho!!!   It is an absolute travesty that they don't have a restaurant here in Tulsa!  I don't totally begrudge the fact we have to drive 150 miles to get a decent chicken fried steak, but it would be so nice to only go a couple miles!!



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 13, 2020, 06:40:19 pm
Got to visit last week and gotta say that roads are even worse than they were 6 months ago or so the last time we were there.  What a mess!

Visited Basket Market - Hobby Lobby leftover shop.  Total waste of time and energy.

North Pole City on the other hand is always great!

And the highlight of the trip was, of course, Del Rancho!!!   It is an absolute travesty that they don't have a restaurant here in Tulsa!  I don't totally begrudge the fact we have to drive 150 miles to get a decent chicken fried steak, but it would be so nice to only go a couple miles!

Fair evaluation.  Respect your view from someone who lives outside our city limits.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 13, 2020, 06:59:22 pm

OU Health Science Center Patient Tower, Oklahoma City


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After 2020 starts, another 100 full-time staff members will make it on the payroll.

OU Health Science Center Patient Tower, Oklahoma City,  $364 million, 456,000-square-foot tower  - YouTube:  https://youtu.be/p1miNKxrH1A



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 13, 2020, 07:20:44 pm
Former home of Bonds Bakery and Cain Coffee Company.


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The historic Cain's Coffee building is being eyed for redevelopment into offices following its sale to Midwest City contractor HGL Construction, a $4 million renovation has brought the building up to code.

Cain's Coffee was based at 1 NW 12 from 1941 until 1961 when a new plant was built along Broadway Extension just south of Edmond.

The five-story, 50,000-square-foot building at One NW 12, was once on Oklahoma City's demolition list, but was saved by Stan Engle, who bought it in 1994 for his Christian nonprofit, The Lifehouse.

Cains, which had locations in the Golden Triangle (Oklahoma City, Tulsa & Wichita) produced coffee, spices, teas and mustards.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 15, 2020, 02:32:49 pm

Omni Oklahoma City awaits the NBA.


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LED lights are being tested for multiple color schemes.  While visiting the site Saturday, November 7, got a good glimpse of this magnificent hotel development.  Amazed by the number of people who were walking around Scissortail Park and the Myriad Botanical Gardens past 8 p.m.

The Omni plans indicate rooms will be located on the fourth through the 17th floors, especially equipped and designed on the 16th & 17th flloors to accommodate NBA players with higher doorways and longer beds.

New Omni Hotel on schedule for January grand opening:  https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/new-omni-hotel-on-schedule-for-january-grand-opening/ (https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/new-omni-hotel-on-schedule-for-january-grand-opening/)


 


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 15, 2020, 05:27:36 pm

Oklahoma City Council approves amended deal with Costco.


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The amendment increases the hiring from 1,044 to 1,503 jobs over five to seven years, with about 1,000 to still be hired within the first three years. However the first year average wage is dropping from $44,606 to $38,299.   The average annual wage will only rise to $53,876 by the sixth year instead of $60,000 in the third year as offered in the original agreement.

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A determining factor was Costco’s $25.4 million purchase of the former four-story Hertz administrative building at 14501 Quail Springs Parkway, the purchase followed the city’s approval of the amended original agreement and the renovated Hertz building has room to expand for more employees.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 16, 2020, 03:58:46 pm

Oklahoma Insurance Department


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"Construction has started on a new building which will be part of a 2-building complex for the Oklahoma Insurance Department.

The state bought the existing 37,700 square foot 2-story building from Hobby Lobby a few years ago. Hobby Lobby had bought from Travco Construction but never did anything with it."--OKCTalk.com


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 16, 2020, 06:53:07 pm
Oklahoma City Northeast Senior Health & Wellness Center.

 NE 36th Street and Lincoln Boulevard

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Sponsor:  Operated by Langston University - scheduled for completion in 2021.  Project budget: $55.5 million (MAPS 3: five debt free centers).

State-of-the-art senior health and wellness centers will encourage healthy lifestyles and serve as a gathering place for active seniors. The centers will be placed in different areas of the city to serve as many residents as possible will have operating partners experienced in providing services seniors need and will provide social and recreational settings for a wide range of uses. Access to exercise equipment and programs is also an important part of the MAPS 3 senior centers..

Project: Part of Metropolitan Area Projects 3, $777 million initiative passed by voters December 8, 2009
Tax duration: April 2010 to December 2017



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 19, 2020, 01:29:35 pm
Oklahoma City's Robinson Street corridor being repaired.


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Construction, weather and everyday driving wear and tear have taken its toll on all OKC roads, streets & bridges.
Our new $625 million convention center complex (Center, Hotel, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Garage) will be a good future investment.



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 19, 2020, 01:39:50 pm

Oklahoma City's Lincoln Plaza Construction Update pics


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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 19, 2020, 01:45:07 pm
Tesla in Oklahoma City

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Renovation to former Volvo Dealership in Automobile Alley now owned by Tesla


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 19, 2020, 02:38:21 pm

Oklahoma City's new Convention Center

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 22, 2020, 01:14:40 pm
Oklahoma City's First National Center's $275 million Renovation

  
Exterior
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The 1931 Art Deco tower, long considered one of the most historic buildings in the city, suffered through 30 years of neglect before it was purchased by developers Gary Brooks and Charlie Nicholas in January 2017 with plans to convert the building into a mix of retail, a 146-room Marriott Autograph Hotel and 193 luxury apartments.

 
Interior

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“One of the many challenges was to make sure we had an accurate understanding of the physical structure,” Developer Gary Brooks said. “It required a substantial number of engineers and various experts to do detailed evaluations of every square foot of the 1.1 million square feet, both interior and exterior. And we had to go deep into the design stage to make sure the team could verify that our plan was feasible given the building conditions.”


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 22, 2020, 01:41:30 pm

 
Oklahoma City's BancFirst Renovation Update

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     Pics via OKCTalk.com
     
Workers continue to install exterior glass in BancFirst Tower's Reskin.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 24, 2020, 05:52:30 pm

'Snow' skiing will be added to the Oklahoma River


Ski OKC
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Alpine skiing and snowboarding is coming to Oklahoma City with plans to open a new indoor slope at Riversport park along the Oklahoma River.

A $200,000 grant from the Inasmuch Foundation is paying for Ski OKC, which will be located near the Big Water Grill at the White Water Center.



                                         This project will complement 'Surf OKC,' both projects will be built on the Oklahoma River with scheduled openings in 2021.

Surf OKC
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Press release:

*******

RIVERSPORT to Add Snow Skiing, Snow Boarding
Inasmuch Foundation grant funds new ‘Ski OKC’

OKLAHOMA CITY – (November 24, 2020) RIVERSPORT announced today it is bringing alpine skiing and snowboarding to Oklahoma City with a new indoor slope, Ski OKC. The new experience is being made possible through a grant from Inasmuch Foundation and will open in late spring, 2021.

Ski OKC **will feature an infinite, articulating ski slope and will be installed inside RIVERSPORT’s Whitewater Center. Ski OKC will be included in Xtreme day and season passes which will be offered at 50% off on Black Friday. Single experience passes will also be available as well as lessons and camps.

“Inasmuch Foundation is a proud supporter of RIVERSPORT Foundation’s efforts to provide numerous activities for our entire community to enjoy,” said Bob Ross, president and CEO of Inasmuch Foundation. “The new indoor ski experience offers yet another adventure at the Boathouse District, but more importantly, it’s bringing a life experience to our underserved youth who may never have the opportunity to ski or snowboard.”

“RIVERSPORT will be the first place in the world you can snow ski, surf and whitewater raft all in one location,” said RIVERSPORT Executive Director Mike Knopp. “Ski OKC will be open to passholders throughout the season, and we’ll offer ski and snowboard lessons. In the fall we’ll offer additional sessions for people to brush up on their skills before they head out on their annual ski trip.”

“We’re also looking forward to incorporating skiing and snowboarding into our Youth Outreach programs. So many Oklahoma City kids would never get a chance to whitewater raft or surf – or ski – but now they can do it right here,” Knopp said. “This is about ensuring all kids have access to outdoor experiences, even if we’re doing some of them indoors!”

The indoor ski simulator is covered in a specially-developed artificial ski grass called PoleSnow®. The low-friction fibers are misted with water to create a feeling similar to real snow. RIVERSPORT’s simulator will also have a quick inclination system which allows the slope to go from a Blue ski run to the equivalent of a Black run in seconds. An added ramp offers the opportunity to practice jumps and a projected ski course offers slalom practice. Advanced augmented reality capabilities ensure the experience will continue to expand as technology advances.

“Our Inasmuch grant supports RIVERSPORT Foundation’s Thrive Outside initiative to remove barriers,” Ross said. “I hope other organizations and even individuals will join the Thrive effort by buying RIVERSPORT passes or sponsoring groups of kids. It’s all about the collective impact we can have in opening doors for our underserved youth.”

RIVERSPORT season passes are 50% off during the holidays and include two free day passes that can be used by family and friends. Passes can be purchased online at riversportokc.org.

Located in Oklahoma City, RIVERSPORT offers a wide range of outdoor adventure and Olympic sports experiences including rowing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, surfing, biking, sailing, an 80 ft. tall adventure course, high speed slides and zip lines. It is operated by the RIVERSPORT Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, and all proceeds benefit the organization’s nonprofit outreach initiatives.--Via OKCTalk.com, 11-24-2020





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 25, 2020, 10:53:10 am
Foundation laid for massive Oklahoma City Roman Catholic Basilica


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Construction crews work on the $40 million Stanley Rother shrine project at SE 89th and Shields Boulevard in Oklahoma City. [Archdiocese of Oklahoma City]


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The $40 million shrine is expected to be completed in 2022.

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The new Pilgrim Center and Museum for the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine will serve as a starting point for pilgrims visiting the Shrine.
It will include a refreshment area, rest rooms, book store and gift shop.
 
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This new 2,000-seat church will include a distinct chapel and the final resting place for the remains of Blessed Stanley Rother. Upon completion, it will be the largest church in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and is located to serve the growing Catholic Hispanic community, as well as serve Archdiocesan events. For this project, ADG is the associate architect with Franck & Lohsen Architects of Washington, D.C. serving as the church architect.

                                        Video link:  https://youtu.be/uk9OT2Zdt0E (https://youtu.be/uk9OT2Zdt0E)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on November 25, 2020, 12:55:50 pm
Yeah, I think they need more churches!   OKC is falling way behind Tulsa on that one...



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 26, 2020, 11:57:00 am
Yeah, I think they need more churches!   OKC is falling way behind Tulsa on that one...



Hahahahaha...

I don't know Tulsa's ratio; but OKC nearly has a church on every block.  Now, is that a good thing or should you build bigger and less smaller churches...

Our Roman Catholic Church population in OKC is exploding.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 26, 2020, 01:04:08 pm
We are still waiting on the Oklahoma City Archdiocese to name this Basilica.   You must realize that much of what has been posted is in the placeholder variety with the exception of the structural renderings of this Basilica.

There are still a lot of artifacts to be purchased; they are checking with older Roman Catholic Churches that may have usable artifacts to fit the theme--which we don't know because the Basilica has yet to be named.

Will it be Our Lady... or Our Father... or something similar to 'Holy Family Cathedral' in Tulsa--one of my Sunday favorites to visit when I'm in Tulsa.  We are anxiously awaiting more development from the Archdioceses.

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Holy Family Cathedral, Tulsa


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 27, 2020, 11:35:14 am


First National's Renovation, What to expect...


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Once towering as OKC's tallest structure, FNC gets $275 million life line.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 27, 2020, 12:56:22 pm


Extensive testing, LED Lights Omni, Oklahoma City

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Pic via OKCTalk.com


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 27, 2020, 01:11:29 pm

Heartland Payments, Oklahoma City


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Seasons Greetings

Heartland Payments HQ https://youtu.be/zr7Npum83rA (https://youtu.be/zr7Npum83rA)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 29, 2020, 12:47:56 pm


Bricktown Marriott Renaissance Glass Installation


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Pics via OKCTalk.com
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                         The $10 million, 182-room hotel will be the district’s first full-service hotel and will include a bar, valet parking and other amenities, according to
                         Tulsa hotelier Andy Patel.  The hotel will be situated on the southeast corner of Sheridan & Oklahoma Avenues, it will be the gateway to Oklahoma
                         City's Bricktown Entertainment District.  A large parking structure has been proposed to accommodate the less than adequate parking amenities
                         that plague the entertainment's districts growth potential.

                         Plans call for a scheduled completion and opening date before March, 2021.

                         Patel told the Oklahoman,  “We could have opened two to three months ago, but we need to have access and there is so much construction going
                         on. It’s a little bit painful right now. But there is huge potential ahead.”



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 03, 2020, 04:12:11 pm



Oklahoma City Union Station Train Depot



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Oklahoma City Union Station Depot Seasons Greetings
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Color pics via OKCTalk.com


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 03, 2020, 04:44:29 pm


Omni Oklahoma City

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Pics via OKCTalk.com



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 03, 2020, 04:46:13 pm
Omni Oklahoma City

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Pics via OKCTalk.com



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 03, 2020, 05:06:20 pm
Omni Oklahoma City

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Pics via OKCTalk.com


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 05, 2020, 03:48:26 pm



Oklahoma City, new park and convention center complex



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                                                                             An aerial view of Scissortail Park taken Friday also shows
                                                       the new city convention center, at right,
                                                       with the downtown skyline in Oklahoma City in the background
                                                       [CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN]


The addition of the 77 acre downtown Scissortail Park with the current 17 acre Myriad Botanical Gardens will provide 57 acres of the city's park area downtown north of the Oklahoma River; with 30 acres to be developed south of the river.  Both park sections will connect to provide a total of 94 acres separated by the Skydance Pedestrian Bridge at the Interstate 40 crossing (pictured below).   
 
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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 07, 2020, 04:18:49 pm

Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport Expansion


$89 million WWRA expansion & upgrades

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The $89 million project will add 133,022 square feet to the existing 410,000 square-foot airport terminal, with 43,473 square feet being renovated. The addition includes four new airline gates, a consolidated security checkpoint and much-needed greeting lounge space.

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Impressive view of expansion & renovation.

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Expanded auto rental facilities

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A $3.8 million maintenance project to rehabilitate and repair two of three parking garages is underway at Will Rogers World Airport.  The project will make improvements to garages A and B:  • Garage A is the two-story garage.  The upper level provides hourly parking for the airport’s short-term visitors.  The lower level services the “ready-return” spaces for the rental car agencies.

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 08, 2020, 12:23:25 pm

Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City


Breaking News:  Oklahoma City council approves five year lease agreement with Prairie Surf Media


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Prairie Surf Media wants to use the Cox Convention Center as a venue for making films and movies in Oklahoma.  Prairie Surf Media:  https://prairiesurf.com/ (https://prairiesurf.com/)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 09, 2020, 05:27:28 pm

Pics Updates of Scissortail Park, Convention Center & Hotels Complex


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Pics via OKCTalk.com https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=24502&page=151&p=1149279#post1149279 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=24502&page=151&p=1149279#post1149279)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Conan71 on December 09, 2020, 08:40:32 pm
For a place I've always considered as nothing more than flat, bland, sprawl, OKC has somewhat acquitted itself with neat architecture and colorful design.  I-40 is a real trip to traverse from the west if we are coming in to see my wife's parents near Shawnee.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 16, 2020, 01:57:00 pm


                     Work continues on BancFirst upgrades


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            This pic taken by OKCTalk.com shows the continuous glass replacement as it nears the top of the north side of BancFirst Tower.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 16, 2020, 06:54:53 pm
                         The Boulevard mixed-use development, Oklahoma City

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This new two-story, 32,922 sq., ft retail, and office building would accommodate a popular breakfast and brunch spot called Neighborhood Jam, as their anchor tenant.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 17, 2020, 04:41:54 pm



North Star Scientific to open aerospace manufacturing operation in Oklahoma City

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North Star Scientific (NSS) Corporation, a Hawaii-based company, has announced plans to expand to Oklahoma City. The company plans to start operations in January with approximately five employees and will ramp up to 40 jobs once its manufacturing site is fully operational.

“NSS has chosen the state of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City as the site of our expansion because of the favorable business environment and the availability of personnel and other resources that benefit aerospace companies, especially those focused on radar and electronics,” said Dr. James Stamm, CEO of North Star Scientific Corporation. “We are excited about the opportunities we see for our business in this environment and look forward to being a part of the community in Oklahoma City.”

Link:  https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/economy/north-star-scientific-to-open-aerospace-manufacturing-operation-in-oklahoma-city/?back=super_blog (https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/economy/north-star-scientific-to-open-aerospace-manufacturing-operation-in-oklahoma-city/?back=super_blog)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 19, 2020, 03:54:19 pm


                                       
Oklahoma City's Future is Bright

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                    Convention Center, Lower Park will soon welcome visitors

Link: https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/lifestyle/get-oriented-with-a-maps-3-update/?back=super_blog (https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/lifestyle/get-oriented-with-a-maps-3-update/?back=super_blog)



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 22, 2020, 03:02:49 pm


BancFirst Tower renovation update


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Pic via OKCTalk.com

Glass installation continues to climb up the north side of BancFirst Tower's reskin like a growing vine; six floors to the top, project completion projected in 2022


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 22, 2020, 07:29:46 pm


Oklahoma City developers thrilled to reveal plans for ambitious R & D center


Oklahoma City Innovation District

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This state-of-the-art development will position our city as a leading competitor for new companies, jobs and talent in a global economy."
Tanenbaum said the project will usher in "a new era" for Oklahoma City.

Innovation District Development Video:  https://youtu.be/NWs_ZcwuaQQ (https://youtu.be/NWs_ZcwuaQQ)

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Aviation, aerospace, bioscience and energy research and development are planned for a mixed-use project "focused on collaborative innovation" — in Oklahoma City's Innovation District — revealed Tuesday by two of the city's leading developers, Gardner Tanenbaum and Robinson Park Investments.

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...It's a great project to locate in the Innovation District, which is projected to generate more than 6,000 jobs over the next three to five years, said Katy Evans Boren, Innovation District CEO. The Innovation District​ comprises 1.3 square miles east of downtown.



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 25, 2020, 12:38:29 pm
Oklahoma City Innovation Plaza Development


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Innovation Plaza with OU HSC Research Park Complex on the left (via OKCTalk.com)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 25, 2020, 12:46:54 pm
 




 
Lincoln Plaza Update (via OKCTalk.com)

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 25, 2020, 02:15:14 pm


Oklahoma City's COOP ALE WORKS

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Pics via OKCTalk.com
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Coop Ale Works, old historic Amory, west of the Oklahoma Capital on N.E. 23rd Street
This will go into operation as soon as permits they submitted are approved.
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The historic Amory once hosted live wrestling inside the main hall.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 25, 2020, 02:35:25 pm
Memorial Road & McArthur Boulevard Development

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From our friends at OKCTalk.com, work has resumed on Homewood Suites
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This development is located at Memorial Road & McArthur Boulevard in Oklahoma City
A total of $10 million in new development projects are in various construction stages.
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West Memorial Plaza




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 28, 2020, 04:02:01 pm

Chesapeake Energy Arena Upgrades & Renovation

$115 million = $104 million Chesapeake Arena & $11 million Thunder Practice & Training Facility.

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 28, 2020, 04:22:32 pm

Chesapeake Energy Arena Upgrades & Renovation

$115 million = $104 million Chesapeake Arena & $11 million Thunder Practice & Training Facility.

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/arena122820d.jpg)

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 28, 2020, 04:26:40 pm

Chesapeake Energy Arena Upgrades & Renovation

$115 million = $104 million Chesapeake Arena & $11 million Thunder Practice & Training Facility.

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 28, 2020, 06:20:33 pm

Thunder Training & Practice Facility to receive $11 million in upgrades



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(http://)

Erik Horne
@ErikkHorne
The Thunder/OU Medicine partnership is alive and well. Announcement Wednesday. Digital billboards around OKC. And an official name change of the Thunder’s practice facility to Thunder ION (Innovation Optimization Network) powered by OU Medicine.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 30, 2020, 02:42:28 pm

Oklahoma City finishes $288 million convention center

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Construction of MAPS 3’s $288 million Oklahoma City Convention Center is complete after more than a decade of planning. The state-of-the-art facility is debt-free and elevates OKC’s capacity for hosting meetings and conventions.

The Convention Center is next door to the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, set to open January 26 as the 605-room headquarters hotel.

The City’s former convention center building, formerly known the Cox Convention Center, is being leased to Prairie Surf Media and will be transformed into a film studio and soundstage.

Pics & press release excerpts via OKCTalk.com



 


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 30, 2020, 04:11:12 pm



OKC Renaissance Hotel rebranding as Wyndham Grand Oklahoma City Downtown


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(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/wyndham123020b.jpg)
This pic via OKCTalk.com shows the stripping of the signage in preparation for Wyndham Grand transition.

Wyndham Grand Oklahoma City Downtown:  https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/en-ca/wyndham-garden/oklahoma-city-oklahoma/wyndham-grand-oklahoma-city-downtown/overview (https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/en-ca/wyndham-garden/oklahoma-city-oklahoma/wyndham-grand-oklahoma-city-downtown/overview)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 30, 2020, 05:41:55 pm


Closing in on WPX - Devon merger

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Devon Energy Center, Oklahoma City

WPX Energy merger with Devon Energy will shift 400 jobs to Oklahoma City:  https://www.fox23.com/news/local/tulsa-based-wpx-energy-merging-with-devon-energy-oklahoma-city/PE3WA2WOCRBAZISL3IH4DJ5RO4/ (https://www.fox23.com/news/local/tulsa-based-wpx-energy-merging-with-devon-energy-oklahoma-city/PE3WA2WOCRBAZISL3IH4DJ5RO4/)

The shareholders of both Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) voted to approve all proposals needed to close the previously announce all-stock merger of equals between the two companies.

The merger is expected to close on January 7, 2021.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: TheArtist on December 30, 2020, 07:47:42 pm
So fascinating to see how so many of the new developments in OKC are not pedestrian friendly, while very glad to see so many are pedestrian friendly in Tulsa.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 31, 2020, 02:25:35 pm
So fascinating to see how so many of the new developments in OKC are not pedestrian friendly, while very glad to see so many are pedestrian friendly in Tulsa.

You are so correct.   Something the City and the design review committee needs to stress with the strict requirements.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 31, 2020, 02:30:19 pm


Tesla, Oklahoma City

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 31, 2020, 02:39:14 pm

Arvest Bank, Oklahoma City

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 01, 2021, 03:48:47 pm

Huge Oklahoma City venue planned

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Carvana planning huge 190,000 sq. ft., facility with 400 jobs in Oklahoma City

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     News from our friends at OKCTalk.com forum:  https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=714-Carvana-planning-huge-OKC-facility-with-400-jobs (https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=714-Carvana-planning-huge-OKC-facility-with-400-jobs)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 02, 2021, 11:49:11 pm
                            

                                              
Oklahoma City 2017  Better Streets, Safer City program.

The $967 million general obligation bond package uses property tax revenue to fund basic infrastructure needs:  https://www.okc.gov/residents/better-streets-safer-city-projects/bond-package (https://www.okc.gov/residents/better-streets-safer-city-projects/bond-package) The project was approved by voters September 17, 2017.  Many neighborhoods will receive sidewalks and many other area where sidewalks need repair; the bond will address those needs.
 

          Streets and Sidewalks

               The largest component of the entire bond package is $491 million for streets and sidewalks. Streets are perennially a top concern among
               Oklahoma City residents, which is reflected in the size of the investment included in the bond package.

               MAPS 3 also addressed sidewalks.  The MAPS 3 Sidewalks promote a more pedestrian-friendly lifestyle in Oklahoma City. The sidewalks are planned for
                the areas with a high demand for pedestrian amenities.  Project budget: $18.1 million


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It is a clear, understandable and organized sidewalk, street and land use system consistent with the scale and function of the surrounding urban context. The sidewalk and street should link points of interest and activity, provide clean lines of sight and travel and include simple instructive signage.

This means a pattern of design and usage that unifies the pedestrian system.

It is a balance among transportation modes that will accommodate and encourage pedestrian participation in the street.

Equilibrium between transportation and pedestrians; encourages pedestrian protection from automobiles and bicycles. Also, it provides adequate time to cross intersections without interference. Moreover, it creates physical separation from fast-moving cars and signalization protection when crossing.













Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 03, 2021, 12:23:08 pm

Oklahoma City's Awesome Skyscraper

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Devon Energy Center

                    The Design, Construction & Energy efficiency in the Devon Tower & open spaces https://youtu.be/I5822dXjmTw (https://youtu.be/I5822dXjmTw)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 03, 2021, 01:02:14 pm


‘Virtual Sky’ is limit for new Oklahoma City convention center

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Pic Oklahoman, 01/03/2021


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 07, 2021, 06:20:58 pm


Devon's and WPX's efforts to form Oklahoma's newest energy giant are done.


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                                                        The new Devon Energy will continue to operate out of the old Devon's corporate home. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]

January 7, 2021 - Devon Energy and WPX Energy have closed on their agreement to create a new company that holds a dominant position in the Delaware Basin.

At the end of September, WPX employed 600, with about 400 of those at its Tulsa corporate headquarters in the BOK Tower and the remainder in the companies’ field offices both in the Delaware and Williston basins. Devon, meanwhile, employed about 1,400, including about 850 in Oklahoma City.

Integration activities could potentially affect all of New Devon's employees.

“Everyone at the former WPX’s Tulsa office expects to get clarity on the future of our roles within four to eight weeks as the new organization takes more shape. That doesn’t mean the new organization will be done by then and in place — that’s just the goal for letting employees here know who will not be needed, who may receive an offer to work for Devon, and who will be asked to support the transition on a temporary basis during 2021,” said spokesman Kelly Swan. “Please do not assume that our 400 people will be relocating. That is not accurate. There are significant costs savings built into the deal's economics, one element of which is (the elimination of) obvious redundancies in staffing."








Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: swake on January 07, 2021, 07:48:29 pm


Devon's and WPX's efforts to form Oklahoma's newest energy giant are done.


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                                                        The new Devon Energy will continue to operate out of the old Devon's corporate home. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]

January 7, 2021 - Devon Energy and WPX Energy have closed on their agreement to create a new company that holds a dominant position in the Delaware Basin.

At the end of September, WPX employed 600, with about 400 of those at its Tulsa corporate headquarters in the BOK Tower and the remainder in the companies’ field offices both in the Delaware and Williston basins. Devon, meanwhile, employed about 1,400, including about 850 in Oklahoma City.

Integration activities could potentially affect all of New Devon's employees.

“Everyone at the former WPX’s Tulsa office expects to get clarity on the future of our roles within four to eight weeks as the new organization takes more shape. That doesn’t mean the new organization will be done by then and in place — that’s just the goal for letting employees here know who will not be needed, who may receive an offer to work for Devon, and who will be asked to support the transition on a temporary basis during 2021,” said spokesman Kelly Swan. “Please do not assume that our 400 people will be relocating. That is not accurate. There are significant costs savings built into the deal's economics, one element of which is (the elimination of) obvious redundancies in staffing."



Yay layoffs?


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 09, 2021, 01:16:44 pm
Finishing touches on Oklahoma City convention center complex.

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4th Street Experience/Mick Cornett Drive
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Hotels & Parking
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Streetscape & Plaza
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Roundabout
Pics via OKCTalk.com Development & Buildings:  https://www.okctalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=145 (https://www.okctalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=145)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on January 11, 2021, 01:46:33 pm
So fascinating to see how so many of the new developments in OKC are not pedestrian friendly, while very glad to see so many are pedestrian friendly in Tulsa.


Just as sad as it is here....



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 11, 2021, 03:06:30 pm


I'm seeing this all over Oklahoma where developers are going in and crafting new neighborhood with no thought of pedestrian safety; bare minimum infrastructure requirements.  OKC started with its 2017 Better Streets, Safer City $967 million bond package; should cover a major portion of OKC's streets, bridges infrastructure:  https://www.okc.gov/residents/better-streets-safer-city-projects (https://www.okc.gov/residents/better-streets-safer-city-projects) 

This is something we should have enacted long ago.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 11, 2021, 04:12:22 pm
 
Oklahoma City's Lower Scissortail Park.

Hudcap City, Capitol Hill-Riverside, Wheeler, Film Row & Stockyards City

                         https://oklahoman.com/article/3868087/oklahoma-city-neighborhoods-riverside-area-is-built-on-faith (https://oklahoman.com/article/3868087/oklahoma-city-neighborhoods-riverside-area-is-built-on-faith)

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                    Area will receive a real boost from MAPS 3 with a second Wellness Center, it's also a heavy favorite for the MAPS 4 Multipurpose Stadium.
                    Lower Scissortail Park, 2nd Wellness Center, stadium, and street/bridge improvements will add in excess of $250 million in MAPS development
                    and bond funds to this area.


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                    Should be a big boost for Oklahoma City's south side which includes Hudcap Alley.   Cusack Meat is the only business                                                             
                    that the city chose not declare eminent domain; they felt this would have slowed the process for completion of the park.
                    Many of the businesses (top pic) have been bought out and land acquired.  The area was saturated with salvage yards,
                    hud caps, muffler replacement, tire shops, used and classic auto parts and pawn shops--occasionally referred to as
                    Bartertown. 

Pics via OKCTalk.com





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 12, 2021, 06:05:34 pm

  
BancFirst Renovation, Oklahoma City

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      BancFirst $70 million renovation reaching new heights on the tower's north side
Pic via OKCTalk.com


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 12, 2021, 06:16:19 pm


                         
OKC's First National Tower's $275 million renovation.

                           Largest renovation ever undertaken by a private entity

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         First National renovation a special project to Brooks as well as to OKC:  https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/first-national-renovation-a-special-project-to-brooks-as-well-as-to-okc/?back=super_blog (https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/first-national-renovation-a-special-project-to-brooks-as-well-as-to-okc/?back=super_blog)



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 14, 2021, 09:21:36 pm

Connection from Wiley Post Park to Scissortail Park crosses Oklahoma River.

Reported by OKCTalk.com earlier today (01/14/2021).

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Proposed:  Pedestrian Bridge crosses river to Lower Scissortail Park leads to Skydance Bridge over I-40.

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Read more at OKCTalk.com  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=24502&page=152&p=1153348#post1153348 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=24502&page=152&p=1153348#post1153348)

Jogging trails are on both sides of the river.

Possible funding source:  MAPS 4 Parks $140 million in park improvements for all city parks





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 15, 2021, 10:30:12 am



Oklahoma City Amazon Non-Sort Facility construction update

(1.1 million sq ft warehouse next to 2.5 million existing facility)

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Pics via OKCTalk.com



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 15, 2021, 05:58:32 pm


Oklahoma City Testing and Immunization Center

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The building will be located next to the Health Department's offices on Northeast 63rd Street and will cost roughly $7 million dollars, financed by municipal bonds.

Dependent on staffing and supplies, the facility is expected to serve between 2,000 to 4,000 people a day and has the ability to operate 24-7.

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Scheduled to open in July 2021 as part of the Oklahoma County Health campus, this 3-bay drive-thru testing and immunization facility will be located just north of Remington Park--there will be a neighboring warehouse planned.





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 16, 2021, 02:18:47 pm

  
A 200,000-square-foot kitchen? It's for Mom's Meals, coming to Oklahoma City

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                                                    Crews have begun work on a 200,000-square-foot Mom's Meals kitchen and food prep center at 6849 S Rockwell Ave.
                                                    The Iowa-based company said the first phase of the $17,750,600 plant will be complete by the end of the 2021.
                                                    [CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN]

                                              ...Mom's Meals, which produces refrigerated home-delivered meals in the health care market — and which caused some southern
                                              Oklahoma seniors to turn their nose up last year — is building a 200,000-square-foot kitchen/food prep facility in Oklahoma City.

                                              The Rockwell Avenue plant will initially employ about 125 people and eventually up to 550, he said. Anderson declined to discuss
                                              details of state incentives. The Oklahoma Commerce Department did not have any information to release Thursday afternoon.

                                              Mom’s Meals provides prepared, refrigerated meals delivered directly to people's homes through Medicaid, Medicare and programs
                                              to support long-term, chronic, and post discharge care...

                      
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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 17, 2021, 02:08:43 pm

Oklahoma City convention center pics via OKCTalk.com

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                                             Surface parking above is filled with worker's vehicles associated with the convention center complex.
 The new 1,100 space Convention Center Parking Garage wrapping up construction will provide convenient parking priority for the Omni & convention center.
(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/convention011721c.jpg)
                                                   Ground crews continue work on the land & streetscape that surrounds the convention center.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 19, 2021, 10:27:18 am

Wyndham Grand signs are set to go up at 10 N Broadway (pic below), signs are set to go up soon at Sheridan and Oklahoma avenues in Bricktown. The 10-story, 182-room new Renaissance  (middle & bottom pics) will be Bricktown’s first full-service hotel when it opens this summer.

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The Renaissance sign has been taken down at 10 N Broadway and will soon be going up one block east where the new Renaissance Hotel is being built in Bricktown. [CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN]

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/hotel1.jpg)


$10 million hotel development in Bricktown is 60% complete.

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/marriott121220a.jpg)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 19, 2021, 12:13:33 pm
Best of luck, Oklahoma strong in 2021

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Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas represent 2.4 million people; over half of the state's estimated 4 million population.
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Looking forward to a reset of our economies in both of Oklahoma's two largest metropolitan areas.  The year 2020 has been a lost opportunity as well as a setback for improvements here in Oklahoma City.  Several proposed projects have been scrapped; our NBA team plays an abbreviated schedule with no fans in attendance.


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Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC


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BOK Center Arena, Tulsa

Oklahoma's NBA team, the BOK Center Arena in Tulsa has been a second home with a strong base of Tulsa season ticket holders that made it possible for Oklahoma businessmen, Clay Bennett & George Kaiser to acquire and maintain a major professional sports franchise in Oklahoma.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder has had consecutive sellouts in Chesapeake Energy Arena of 18,203 since 2010; Oklahoma Sooners' NCAA football as well have had consecutive sellouts of 86,112 in Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium since 1999.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 19, 2021, 04:38:49 pm



Oklahoma State Capitol restoration, $245 million project started in 2014--entire project is expected to be complete in 2022.

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The Guardian Statue sits atop the Oklahoma State Capitol Building.


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  House Chamber
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  Senate Chamber





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 19, 2021, 06:25:39 pm


OMNI OKLAHOMA CITY CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL.


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$241 million Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, Welcome to 'The Modern Frontier.'

PRESS RELEASE:

*******

OMNI OKLAHOMA CITY HOTEL ANNOUNCES FOOD AND BEVERAGE OUTLETS, EXECUTIVE CHEF

Guests can enjoy a variety of dining options from an espresso bar to an award-winning steakhouse

OKLAHOMA CITY (JanUARY 19, 2021) – Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, a 605-guest room convention center hotel, will soon introduce seven new eclectic food and beverage outlets to Oklahoma City. The hotel is set to open on Tuesday, Jan. 26, accompanied by the opening of four of the seven outlets with the remaining opening at a later date. Accomplished corporate chef and restaurateur David Gilbert will serve as the hotel’s executive chef.

“Omni Oklahoma City Hotel will offer enticing options with a variety of dining experiences for any occasion,” Gilbert said. “Whether you are looking to sip on a local beer while watching the Oklahoma City Thunder, experience elevated dining with an aged steak or simply grab a latte for a ride on the Street Car or while visiting Scissortail Park, Omni provides a unique food and beverage destination for those traveling to Oklahoma City, enjoying a staycation, spending time downtown or seeking memorable dining experience for a night out in the city. We look forward to welcoming locals and guests to Omni Oklahoma City Hotel.”

A recipient of StarChef’s Rising Star Chef Award, a James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Southwest nominee and a published author, Gilbert comes from Dallas, Texas and is well-versed in quick service, fast casual and fine dining with experience working in the hospitality industry. An accomplished chef and sommelier with a proven track record of managing high-end properties, building multi-cultural teams and improving standards, Gilbert’s menus have turned heads across the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and in international competition.

Omni Oklahoma City Hotel will offer seven culinary outlets, with several restaurants lining Robinson Avenue featuring outdoor patio seating and street entrances. Dining experiences will include a Bob’s Steak & Chop House; lobby bar; two-story sports and entertainment bar; all-day dining outlet with to-go offerings; coffee shop; walk-up burger bar; and a poolside bar and grill.

Basin Bar

First impressions matter and Basin Bar, located in the lobby of the hotel, is the perfect place after check-in to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and small plate, meet a client or close out the evening with a selection of local craft beers and expertly crafted cocktails. This inviting space, opening with the hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 26, showcases the beautifully-designed details inspired by the state of Oklahoma that are carried throughout the hotel. The exquisite chevron pattern derived by the state bird, Scissor-tailed flycatcher, and the chain wall influenced by the state’s industrial background, add meaningful touches to this space.

Those who walk through the doors of Omni Oklahoma City Hotel won’t want to pass up Basin Bar’s regionally-inspired dishes including imported Jamon Iberico and manchego cheese.


OKC Tap House

Located off the hotel’s main lobby and accessible from Robinson Avenue, this two-story entertainment venue and sports bar, opening on Tuesday, Jan. 26, will be the place to cheer on Oklahoma sports teams or to enjoy live music. For those looking for a more intimate experience while enjoying the vast list of local brews, two private dining rooms will be available to host watch parties and events. The two levels of outdoor terrace space will offer stunning views of Scissortail Park, while the downtown Oklahoma City energy fills the air.

OKC Tap House will offer an extensive list of local brews, craft cocktails and an array of menu offerings including flavorful steak frites with tiger bite sauce, blistered tomatoes, herb salad and frites; a classic Thunder Pretzel with roasted garlic butter, beer mustard and cheese smear or Omni’s unique take on the popular cauliflower trend with brick roasted hot cauliflower with Fresno chili-chimichurri, labneh and pomegranate.



Bob’s Steak & Chop House

Bob’s Steak & Chop House, also opening Tuesday, Jan. 26, is nationally renowned and specializes in the finest corn-fed, Midwestern prime beef. The menu formula is simple: incredible meat, gigantic shrimp, fabulous salads and decadent desserts. Classic steak house food is prepared and presented in a manner that Bon Appétit calls “the kind of fare you’ll want to go back for again and again."

As the first Bob’s Steak & Chop House location in the state, Oklahomans will have the opportunity to experience the restaurant’s signature glazed carrot, paired with mouthwatering steaks, including the prime “côte de boeuf” bone-in ribeye and the prime filet. Patrons will also select from epicurean seafood offerings including cold water South African lobster tails, Maryland crab cake, jumbo shrimp cocktails and more.

Quality and service are two of the main ingredients that make-up the culture. Because of the caliber of the product, servers exude a friendly confidence that charges the atmosphere in the restaurant with vitality. Award-winning food, educated service and warm, classic décor make dining at Bob’s Steak & Chop House an outstanding experience.

Bob's Steak & Chop House has been voted one of the “Top 50 Restaurants in the Country” by Travel + Leisure, “Diner's Choice Winner” by Open Table and "Best Steak," "Best Wine List" and "Best Hotel Restaurant" in Fort Worth Magazine's Annual Culinary Awards. Bob’s will also have its own dedicated entrance and valet off of Robinson Avenue to ensure ease of access.


Park Grounds

This neighborhood espresso bar, ice cream shop, bakery and deli will open with the hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 26. From micro-roasted artisanal coffee drinks and locally-sourced ice cream, to fork and plate pastries and savory sandwiches, Park Grounds is the perfect start or end to the day. Guests can curate the perfect picnic with to-go items to enjoy at Scissortail Park or stay and delight in favorite items while taking in views.

The coffee shop features Omni’s exclusive Stance Coffee brand that will be available for purchase by the bag. Park Grounds is located on the hotel’s lobby level and accessible from Robinson Avenue making it the ideal spot to plug in and stay for a while.


Seltzer’s (Opening in Q2 of 2021)

This modern bistro will feature retro classic design elements reminiscent of 1950’s diners popular in Oklahoma City during that era. Guests will have the option of enjoying a meal at the counter or experiencing the lively open kitchen concept from a cozy booth. From a classic cup of java to elaborate wines, Seltzer’s will allow guests to create new memories in a retro-inspired setting.

Seltzer’s enhances the eclectic food scene in Oklahoma featuring a traditional, lobster or vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, a hand-sliced pot roast sandwich with black beer braised chuck roast, fried heritage chicken topped with savory peppercorn gravy and more with a genuine emphasis on comfort food made daily from fresh sustainable ingredients.

     Indoor and outdoor dining will be accessible from the hotel and Oklahoma City Boulevard.

Catbird Seat (Seasonal)

Catbird Seat’s innovative menu of hand-crafted beverages and delectable plates will only be rivaled by the scenic views spanning from Scissortail Park to the downtown skyline. The rooftop pool bar will feature sliding glass doors that will allow for year-round indoor and outdoor enjoyment.

Those sitting poolside can enjoy an OKC picnic basket, a refreshing summer salad, off-the-flame charred quesadillas with a twist of lobster, octopus or duck or frozen novelty bars and bites and so much more.

This concept is located on the hotel’s third floor with direct access to the pool and terrace deck.


Double Double Burger Bar (Seasonal)

Offering walk-up service from Robinson Avenue, Double Double will serve hotel guests, Scissortail Park visitors and locals – it will be the perfect place for those looking for a delicious bite to-go. The menu will focus on mouthwatering burgers, fries and hand-spun shakes with a selection of mainstream and popular old-fashioned sodas and ice cream float selections.

Double Double uses Midwest stockyard prime-grade beef offering simple craft burgers, such as the popular Theta Burger with hickory sauce, pickles and mayo on a patty fried in beef tallow cooked on the griddle with no gimmicks or fillers. Also on the menu are Kennebec potatoes, hand-cut daily and fried-to-order along with warm, sugar-dusted donut holes.

“The breadth of the culinary-forward experiences we are bringing to Oklahoma City will make this an indelible retreat for guests, foodies and locals alike,” Omni Oklahoma City Hotel’s Director of Food & Beverage Jamel Taggart said. “We look forward to working with local brands throughout the city to support the community and bring the Oklahoma adventure alive for all.”

Bringing more than 15 years of experience, Taggart was named director of food & beverage of Omni Oklahoma City Hotel in November 2020. He first began his Omni career in 2014 at Omni Severin Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana before taking a brief intermission to lead other luxury food and beverage operations such as the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and the ARIA Las Vegas. Taggart returned to Omni in 2019 where he held the role of director of restaurants at Omni Dallas Hotel.

The 17-story hotel located at 100 West Oklahoma City Blvd. will serve the city’s revitalized downtown area including the future convention center, Scissortail Park and Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.

The hotel will feature 605 luxurious guest rooms, inclusive of 29 suites, with dramatic views of the 70-acre Scissortail Park and the downtown skyline. A true outdoor recreation, entertainment and culinary destination, Omni Oklahoma City Hotel will offer an expansive pool deck with event space, retail, 76,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and the Mokara Spa in addition to the food and beverage outlets.

Omni Oklahoma City Hotel will become a part of Omni’s robust, and growing, Convention Center Collection, which features signature properties in Atlanta, Louisville, Dallas, Nashville and Boston (opening in 2021).

Via OKCTalk.com



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Post by: Laramie on January 22, 2021, 10:20:57 am
Oklahoma City Mick Cornett Drive

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4th Street Experience, soon to be part of the Mick Cornett Drive, shows the construction of the canopies that will shade the area between convention center and Omni Hotel.



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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 22, 2021, 07:02:34 pm
Make no mistake, companies looking to relocate or expand know the value of Oklahoma City’s workforce. Read on for information about new jobs coming in 2021.

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Amazon plans to construct and open a new non-sort facility in 2021, creating over 500 new full-time jobs.

North Star Scientific (NSS) Corporation, a Hawaii-based company is expanding to Oklahoma City and beginning operations this month with five employees.  Once fully operational NSS will ramp up to 40 jobs. NSS designs, develops and qualifies state of the art electronic systems for Department of Defense applications.

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Will Rogers Business Park, 7501 SW 29th Street, Oklahoma City

San Diego-based company Kratos increased the size of its Oklahoma City operation by 50 percent in 2020 using more than 150,000 square feet at the Will Rogers Business Park. In addition the company recently secured a contract worth about $37.8 million to provide Valkyrie aircraft to the U.S. Air Force as part of its Skyborg program.

Corporate headquarters and engineering operations for Skydweller Aero Inc. are coming to Oklahoma City and Ardmore in 2021. Skydweller plans to increase operations to 120 aerospace engineering and field technician jobs in Oklahoma by 2024. Skydweller produces renewably powered aircraft for defense and commercial industries.

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Costco snagged the former Hertz facility at 14501 Hertz Quail Springs Parkway for a massive operations center.

Supported by a $3 million tax incentive package passed by the Oklahoma City Council.  The project is estimated to generate a total economic impact of more than $772 million over the next seven years.   Costco's new site will be a back office/call center operation, creating 1,044 new, non-retail sales-related jobs with an average wage of $59,740.

Costco Wholesale Corporation is bringing a new back office operation to Oklahoma City. The company expects to add 1,044 new jobs over the next three years. The company expects to employ 500 people as they begin operations and expect to exceed 1,000 by their third year of operation.





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 24, 2021, 01:34:11 pm


Onmi Oklahoma City Grand Opening.


                    
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The Omni Hotel is seen overlooking Scissortail Park and the Oklahoma City Convention Center. [DOUG HOKE/THE OKLAHOMAN]

Oklahoma City’s largest hotel, the Omni, opens Tuesday with the task of drawing locals while the convention market recovers from the ongoing pandemic.

Opening January 26, 2021, Omni Oklahoma City Hotel will be a true outdoor recreation, entertainment and culinary destination while paying homage to the heritage and modern progress of the city.

The hotel will feature 605 luxurious guest rooms, inclusive of 29 suites, with dramatic views of the 70-acre Scissortail Park and the downtown skyline.   The 17-story hotel located at 100 West Oklahoma City Boulevard will serve the city's revitalized downtown area including the future convention center, Scissortail Park and Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.


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The 1,100-space Convention Center Garage is now open ahead of scheduled before the official opening of the Omni Oklahoma City 605 room convention center hotel scheduled to open January 26, 2021.





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Post by: Laramie on January 26, 2021, 05:25:14 pm




Omni Oklahoma City Hotel officially opens


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January 26, 2021 – Omni Hotels & Resorts celebrates the grand opening of the highly anticipated Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, a 605-guest room $241 million convention center hotel in the heart of Oklahoma City.

Located at 100 West Oklahoma City Boulevard, the 17 story hotel will serve the downtown area which includes the convention center, Scissortail Park and Chesapeake Energy Arena, the current home to the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 27, 2021, 02:54:41 pm
                              

OMNI OKLAHOMA CITY 2021

Oklahoma City's largest hotel, 605 luxury rooms & suites.


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400 South Robinson Avenue

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                                Lobby
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Bob's Steak and Chop House

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Fitness Center

Meetings: Situated between the new convention center and Chesapeake Energy Arena, Omni Oklahoma City Hotel will be a nationwide destination for meetings and events. All 78,000 square feet of meeting space will be located on the second floor, with the exception of an outdoor event lawn on the third floor and a boardroom located on the 17th floor which can be used as a convenient and private meeting space for visiting NBA teams.

The plans indicate quite a few rooms on the 16th and 17th floors are being designed to accommodate NBA players with higher room ceilings and larger beds for 7 foot players.

Forbes: Oklahoma City Sees Brand New Omni Hotels & Resorts Property Opening This Month - https://www.forbes.com/sites/kaitlynmcinnis/2021/01/27/oklahoma-city-sees-brand-new-omni-hotels--resorts-property-opening-this-month/?sh=5654a5d94af8 (https://www.forbes.com/sites/kaitlynmcinnis/2021/01/27/oklahoma-city-sees-brand-new-omni-hotels--resorts-property-opening-this-month/?sh=5654a5d94af8)









Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 27, 2021, 10:13:35 pm


Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport


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These four 70-foot arrows are located at Will Rogers Airport, greeting visitors to our great state. Because of their size, the towering sculpture is hard to miss when driving around the airport area. Two of the arrows are criss-crossed slightly at the top, and two of them are vertically parallel. They are all located within a 70 foot area on a grassy part of the airport grounds.

 
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$89 million terminal expansion

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Dedicated to Oklahoma's favorite son



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 28, 2021, 09:23:45 pm
                                                           BancFirst Tower Renovation



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                                                                             $70 million renovation and upgrades.
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     The entire tower facade is being redone with 7,936 panes of glass. Glass replacement is nearly complete on the north side. Next will be the east and west    
     sides, which will be worked on simultaneously, followed by the south side.


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                                                                                             The BancFirst Crown

     A look inside the newly-renovated BancFirst Tower Youtube video link:  https://youtu.be/Xt--aXJmpuY (https://youtu.be/Xt--aXJmpuY)


    


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 31, 2021, 12:50:23 pm
                                                        
OU Health Science Center complex additions.

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Becker’s Hospital Review named University of Oklahoma Medical Center one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America for 2020. University of Oklahoma Medical Center is the only comprehensive academic hospital in the state, offering the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region. Serving as Oklahoma’s only Level I trauma center, the hospital is a multi-state resource for every aspect of injury prevention and treatment. University of Oklahoma Medical Center offers the highest level of care for stroke patients, providing unmatched neurology and neurosurgery services, and is home to Oklahoma’s most experienced organ transplant team. OU Health’s oncology program at Stephenson Cancer Center and University of Oklahoma Medical Center was named Oklahoma’s top facility for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020-21 rankings. Working alongside Stephenson Cancer Center, the hospital has the state’s only comprehensive bone marrow transplant center and more radiation therapy options than any hospital in Oklahoma. From advanced cardiac care to orthopedic services and more, University of Oklahoma Medical Center patients benefit from healthcare based on the latest research and advances in medicine.


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        OU Patient Tower


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OU Health Partners $15 million renovation project

The Hudson College of Public Health offers both professional and graduate degrees, as well as several certificates.

                                Professional

Professional degrees, the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Master of Health Administration (MHA), are considered practice degrees. The intent of the public health professional degree programs is to
     academically train public health professional practitioners to enter and eventually lead the public health workforce.  Professional degrees at the master’s level    
     incorporate a practicum experience (MPH)
     or an internship (MHA), giving the professional student the opportunity to gain work experience in the chosen field of concentration.

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Hope Lodge, American Cancer Society, credited Paycom CEO Chad Richison with a $5 million donation.

     Every year, approximately 3,700 cancer patients travel 40 miles or more to Oklahoma City to one of five large, rural health care systems that specialize in    
     cancer care. With treatments lasting from weeks to months, the cost of travel and lodging for these patients can be overwhelming. Patients often chose to
     skip or forgo treatment altogether due to the mounting costs associated with travel.

     The three-story Hope Lodge, designed by Miles Associates, will include a dining area, courtyard, and 34 suites with bathrooms and small living areas.  The Hope
     Lodge is set to be free to all cancer patients, compared to existing hospitality homes that often are at capacity and charge a fee.

     Because of this, the University of Oklahoma and the American Cancer Society have teamed up with the medical community and various civic-minded individuals
     to correct this tragedy. We hope to build an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facility in Oklahoma City, a free home away from home for cancer patients
     who cannot afford lodging expenses associated with treatment.

     For many cancer patients with limited means, the Hope Lodge facility will be the only way they can access the lifesaving treatment they need. Oklahoma City’s
     five health systems cover Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas. The existing hospitality homes are often at capacity and charge a fee. The Hope
     Lodge facility will not only be free to all cancer patients, but it will become a system of support. Patients can help each other with meal preparation, running
     errands, grocery shopping, and moral support.





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 07, 2021, 03:54:26 pm


Oklahoma City's Paycom plans to add 5th Office Structure.


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Paycom Headquarters, 7501 W Memorial Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73142

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Additional jobs will be added to the Oklahoma City Paycom campus as work from home employees will return.

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The theater at 7541 West Memorial Road would be the first new drive-in to open in the city in the past half century.

Paycom, one of Oklahoma City’s largest employers, is planning to build a drive-in theater and food truck court adjoining its campus.


 
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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 07, 2021, 05:09:54 pm


Oklahoma City's Iconic First National Center

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The $275 million First National Center renovation will house 193 apartments and 146 hotel rooms as a Marriott Autograph property.  The 89-year-old bank building will house 193 apartments and 146 hotel rooms as a Marriott Autograph property.

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The Great Banking Hall will serve as an event lobby for the residents as an extensive restoration rebrands the First National Center.





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 08, 2021, 12:55:37 pm
    


                              Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport

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            Press release:

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Major Changes on the Horizon for Retail and Concessions at WRWA
Will Rogers World Airport and Paradies Lagardčre introduce new retail store and restaurant plan, offering both local and national icons

Oklahoma City, February 8, 2021 - Will Rogers World Airport and award-winning airport concessionaire Paradies Lagardčre, with approval of the Oklahoma City Airport Trust, announce plans to redefine the traveler experience with an array of new retail stores and restaurants. The vision for this effort, originally unveiled through a competitive request for proposals, will deliver 17 new concepts that offer travelers iconic national brands and also established local favorites from the community.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the timeline to unveil the full program will be altered across different phases proportionate to returning passenger levels. Each location will be assessed and executed in a responsible and sustainable manner.

“With this exciting new concession program, nationally recognized brands are expected to come online close to the opening of the Terminal Expansion later this year. Local brands will become available as air travel recovers,” said Mark Kranenburg, Director of Airports. “With the implementation of this new program, we are confident that retail and dining at WRWA will be better than it’s ever been.”

Currently at WRWA, Paradies Lagardčre is operating several proprietary brands. Tuk Tuk Go is a unique and decorative concept offering a fresh, wide assortment of grab and go offerings. Two full-service restaurant/bar concepts are also available, The Grill at OKC and OKC Flight Cantina.

This summer expect the opening of a Tripadvisor retail store, transforming the world’s largest travel website into an energetic travel essentials location. Vino Volo Craft will showcase the airport wine brand’s evolution by offering its award-winning wine program alongside a new selection of inspired craft cocktails.

The iconic Starbucks is planned to open in the Fall as will Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steak Burgers, which has dozens of popular locations across Oklahoma City and was voted to Forbes’ 2019 “America’s Best Franchises” list.

As travel returns, the airport and Paradies Lagardčre, with its business partners Kamber’s at the Airport, LLC, and Plenty Mercantile, LLC, look forward to properly scheduling the remaining lineup of eclectic, exciting locations:

Restaurants
Elemental Coffee Café, the popular community-driven, small-batch roastery and cafe
Hatch, Oklahoma City’s next-level breakfast destination
Osteria, the restaurant and craft bar dedicated classic Italian cuisine
Tropical Smoothie Café, serving incredible smoothies and wholesome food options

Retail Stores
Plenty Mercantile, the local gift store that champions sustainability and hospitality
Tin Lizzie’s, offering a crafted selection of Oklahoma-owned boutiques, artisans and makers
Oklahoma’s Own News 9 Travel Essentials, showcasing the iconic KWTV News 9
Corsa featuring Brighton and SPANX, offers top fashion and accessories for any traveler
iStore Express, the quick stop for the best tech accessories on the market

“The improvements at Will Rogers have been nothing short of extraordinary the last two decades, and the vision presented here by Paradies Lagardčre reflects that evolution,” said Mayor David Holt. “We’re America’s 25th-largest city, we have unique retail, drink and food options, and they deserve to be highlighted at our airport, which is our city’s front door. From the very beginning of this process, Paradies Lagardčre prioritized the concept of highlighting unique local offerings, and I’m delighted with the work they’ve put into it. The concession plan they are advancing will be a love letter to Oklahoma City, and that’s exactly what we deserve. We look forward to this partnership.”

“We greatly appreciate our long-standing partnership with Will Rogers World Airport and applaud their forward-thinking efforts in evolving their overall concessions program to reflect the new reality of today and the future,” said Gregg Paradies, President and CEO of Paradies Lagardčre. “We are confident that our offering of exciting local and national concepts will exceed the expectations of OKC travelers.”

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                                                       Press Release and subsequent pics via OKCTalk.com


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 12, 2021, 01:36:41 pm



Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel Summary

OKCTalk.com https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=34292 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=34292)

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The 605 room Omni Oklahoma City recently opened it doors; Oklahoma City now boast 3,819 downtown hotel rooms.
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The 133 Room Fairfield Inn & Suites and The 255 room Hilton Garden Inn have added to the hotel expansion in the OKC core.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 14, 2021, 03:55:11 pm


3 startups reveal what makes Oklahoma home


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ArborXR founders Brad Scoggin, Jordan Williams and Will Stackable launched their company after selling their previous venture, SpringboardVR. [Oklahoman, PROVIDED]
Oklahoma isn't Silicon Valley, and it sure isn't Austin. But a number of business owners are recognizing the state's growing reputation as a legit hub for tech entrepreneurs.  For more on this story, subscribe or pick up a copy of The Oklahoma's  Valentine's Day issue:  http://digital.newsok.com/Olive/ODN/Oklahoman/default.aspx (http://digital.newsok.com/Olive/ODN/Oklahoman/default.aspx)



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 20, 2021, 11:33:54 am
          Former Chelino’s in Bricktown sells...

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Chelino's once used all three patios overlooking the canal, as shown in this 2003 photo. The restaurant disclosed its sale Saturday. [PHOTO BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN]

The former Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant building in Bricktown — a victim of the coronavirus and related business shutdowns and slowdowns — is in new hands.

Shervin Dardashti paid Richard Bricktown LLC $1,188,000 for the 12,725-square-foot building at 15 East California in a transaction by broker Allison Barta Bailey with Price Edwards & Co. County records also show Rose Hill Builders LLC as a new part owner of the two-story property, which dates to 1906.--Oklahoman, 02/20/2021


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: swake on February 20, 2021, 01:11:54 pm
        Former Chelino’s in Bricktown sells...

The former Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant building in Bricktown — a victim of the coronavirus and related business shutdowns and slowdowns — is in new hands.

Shervin Dardashti paid Richard Bricktown LLC $1,188,000 for the 12,725-square-foot building at 15 East California in a transaction by broker Allison Barta Bailey with Price Edwards & Co. County records also show Rose Hill Builders LLC as a new part owner of the two-story property, which dates to 1906.--Oklahoman, 02/20/2020

Were they psychic? The former building sold in February 2020, not 2021. And I looked it up, you say the restaurant was "a victim of the coronavirus" when it closed on 2/2/19?

Come on man, you are just making crap up.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 20, 2021, 01:17:45 pm
Were they psychic? The former building sold in February 2020, not 2021. And I looked it up, you say the restaurant was "a victim of the coronavirus" when it closed on 2/2/19?

Come on man, you are just making crap up.

This was a cut & paste taken from Today's Oklahoman, February 20, 2021...  As for the sale and the actually close on the sale, just pasted what the Oklahoman reported.

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The former Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant building, 15 E California in Bricktown, has been sold. [PROVIDED/PRICE EDWARDS & CO.]
Shervin Dardashti paid Richard Bricktown LLC $1,188,000 for the 12,725-square-foot building at 15 E California in a transaction by broker Allison Barta Bailey with Price Edwards & Co. County records also show Rose Hill Builders LLC as a new part owner of the two-story property, which dates to 1906.

The new owners’ exact plans for the building could not immediately be determined. Neither Dardashti nor anyone with Rose Hill Builders could be reached on Friday.

“This unique property has four patio spaces that we expect to be back in use following a renovation from the new owner,” Price Edwards said. The firm had no information on timing.


Thanks for following Oklahoma City Developments, The Burbs on Tulsa Now; also appreciate your contributions to OKCTalk.com forum.  Especially, your political views #86 https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=45615&page=5&p=1157766#post1157766 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=45615&page=5&p=1157766#post1157766).  


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 20, 2021, 01:56:36 pm

Oklahoma City Convention Center Garage

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This pic, reported by OKCTalk.com shows the glass murals to be completed.
The new 1,100 space Oklahoma City Convention Center Garage can be expanded to accommodate 1400 vehicles.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 21, 2021, 07:17:38 pm



Scissortail Park & Myriad Gardens snow pics


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Credit these pics via OKCTalk.com



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 23, 2021, 05:57:00 pm

Registration open to tour Oklahoma City’s new $288 million Convention Center



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KFOR https://kfor.com/news/local/registration-open-to-tour-oklahoma-citys-new-288-million-convention-center/ (https://kfor.com/news/local/registration-open-to-tour-oklahoma-citys-new-288-million-convention-center/)



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 24, 2021, 12:21:45 pm

Rother Shrine and 2,000 seat Oklahoma City Basilica

One Church, Many Disciples campaign https://archokc.org/campaign (https://archokc.org/campaign)

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Project cost:  $40 million

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Matthew 16:18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this ...

Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means 'rock'), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.

The shrine, which will include a 2,000-seat church, will benefit area parishes that already serve large crowds, especially in the Hispanic community. The shrine will feature a chapel where Rother will be entombed, an education building, event space and several areas designated for devotion.

Understand that steel is going up at this site (Pic November 2020); reported by our friends at OKCTalk.com, they will update pics.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 24, 2021, 12:40:33 pm

Oklahoma City Blessed Stanley Rother Shine & Basilica

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Live construction cam:  https://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aPublicWebcam.embed&WebcamPublicEmbedUID=94BCCE88-AE07-4F31-A958-474BE766DA40&width=700&height=400&background=black (https://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aPublicWebcam.embed&WebcamPublicEmbedUID=94BCCE88-AE07-4F31-A958-474BE766DA40&width=700&height=400&background=black)
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Update from OKCTalk.com  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=43561&page=10&p=1158158#post1158158 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=43561&page=10&p=1158158#post1158158)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 03, 2021, 10:41:37 pm




BancFirst Tower's $70 million glass reskin

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The bank’s retail operations will extend into The Underground where Chase last operated teller counters and kept safe deposit boxes for customers.

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The Underground Level at BancFirst Tower is also undergoing an extensive renovation.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 08, 2021, 06:24:42 pm


Bricktown Marriott Hotel update

($10 million project, tallest structure in Bricktown)


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The Marriott location will house a full Starbucks with inside and outside seating.
Pic via OKCTalk.com




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 11, 2021, 03:05:36 pm

Oklahoma City's Strawberry Fields.

               Global firm to help develop offices, housing, retail west of Oklahoma City's Scissortail Park

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The five-story, 55,000-square-foot office building is 50% leased, Salame said, and has two anchor tenants, MA+ Architecture and GE Johnson Construction, which will occupy the second and third floors. The first floor is slated to be space for a restaurant and the building design also envisions a rooftop bar.


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A global real estate firm is joining up with local investors hoping to build a mix of housing, offices, restaurants and retail on dozens of blighted blocks west of Scissortail Park.

Chicago-based JLL has offices in 80 countries and in addition to design and development, the firm also represents institutional and retail investors and high income clients.



Link: https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/2021/03/11/scissortail-park-neighborhood-include-housing-retail-hotels-and-offices-downtown-okc/6928909002/ (https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/2021/03/11/scissortail-park-neighborhood-include-housing-retail-hotels-and-offices-downtown-okc/6928909002/)

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 12, 2021, 12:40:36 pm



Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport Expansion

Roughly $89 million terminal expansion underway

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YMCA MILITARY WELCOME CENTER - Will Rogers World Airport:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYYId-7831o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYYId-7831o)

Airports in Oklahoma

Oklahoma state currently has only 4 airports with scheduled daily flights, with Oklahoma City Airport and Tulsa Airport handling the majority of traffic. As for the remaining two, American Eagle is the only carrier operating at them. Since some passengers may choose to fly into airport in other state when traveling to Oklahoma, we’ve included a table of airports in other, nearby states. Make sure to check the map of Oklahoma airports at the end of the post.

List of airports

Will Rogers World Airport – IATA Code – OKC (~ 4 M Passengers)

Will Rogers Airport or Oklahoma City Airport is a small-hub US airport serving the greater Oklahoma City area. Located 8 km NW of the city center, it serves domestic routes, mostly via Southwest Airlines. The Embark public bus system has buses departing from the airport regularly. There are also vans, shuttles and taxis as an alternative.

Tulsa International Airport – IATA Code – TUL (~ 3 M Passengers)

Tulsa Airport is Oklahoma’s second largest airport. All the major US airlines have year round flights to Tulsa. Statistically, Dallas leads the way as the top connected destination. Apart from Tulsa, the airport is convenient when traveling to nearby locations, such as Broken Arrow and Muskogee.

Lawton–Fort Sill Regional Airport – IATA Code – LAW

    Nearby city(s): Lawton (3.5 km)
    Airline(s): American Eagle

Stillwater Regional Airport – IATA Code – SWO

    Nearby city(s): Stillwater (5 km)
    Airline(s): American Eagle





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 14, 2021, 10:24:34 am
Oklahoma City Convention Center

   A glimpse into the $288 million project funded by MAPS 3.


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 Pics via OKCTalk.com, join the discussion:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=26179&page=265&p=1160297#post1160297 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=26179&page=265&p=1160297#post1160297)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 14, 2021, 09:27:44 pm
                                            OKC Producers COOP-MILL site, an unresolved future development link

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The Convention Center Complex as seen by an OKCTalk.com pic with the controversial Producers' COOP MILL site (Lower middle) building damaged by fire.   The recent completion of the massive Oklahoma City Convention Center, Fairfield Inn & Suite by Marriott, Convention Center Garage and Omni Oklahoma City Luxury hotel can be seen at the left with the Chesapeake Energy Arena in the middle.

The COOP MILL site will require extensive and expensive environmental quality clean-up.  

The 40 acre COOP MILL site has been repeatedly mentioned as a possible site for the MAPS 4 Multi-Purpose Stadium, also earlier plans for a Marcuracci hotel complex.

There aren't any definitive answers as to what will happen to this site or if it's safe for any future development.

Overview of EPA's Brownfields Program: https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/overview-epas-brownfields-program (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/overview-epas-brownfields-program)

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Funk Jr. said a num[/b]ber of hurdles remain including feasibility and environmental studies before plans for full-scale urban lifestyle development for the riverfront property can be defined. He did say the prime land has high potential for a landmark project seamlessly connecting the boathouse district on the Oklahoma River with the MAPS 3 Downtown Convention Center and Downtown Park projects.
 

We do know the the nearly $3 million per acre asking price did not get any offers.   Bob Funk Sr., & Jr., withdrew their initial offer to purchase the site for the Energy's new soccer stadium that was tied to MAPS 4 stadium initiative.

Stay tuned...  



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 16, 2021, 02:54:40 pm



Will Rogers World Airport prepares to open expansion


The expansion is on track to be complete later this summer. The areas of renovation will continue after we open the new space.

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Velocity https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/will-rogers-world-airport-prepares-to-open-expansion/?utm_source=ChamberT&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=IntDevelopment&utm_content=WRWAExpansion3_16_21 (https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/will-rogers-world-airport-prepares-to-open-expansion/?utm_source=ChamberT&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=IntDevelopment&utm_content=WRWAExpansion3_16_21)

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 21, 2021, 03:44:46 pm

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Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine Site Cam https://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aPublicWebcam.embed&WebcamPublicEmbedUID=94BCCE88-AE07-4F31-A958-474BE766DA40&width=700&height=400&background=black (https://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aPublicWebcam.embed&WebcamPublicEmbedUID=94BCCE88-AE07-4F31-A958-474BE766DA40&width=700&height=400&background=black)

Hope to get you an update pic soon.  The Steel Frame appears to be up. When I passed the area Saturday, you can see the steel frame portion (towers topped out) of the Basilica right before you reach 89th Street traveling I-35 South.  The webcam (Above) shows the height of the steel structures.

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 26, 2021, 12:26:55 pm

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A total of 150 WPX Energy employees in Tulsa have accepted offers to work at Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy as part of the companies’ recently completed merger, a spokesman said.

A total of 76% of local WPX employees who were willing to relocate received offers, WPX spokesman Kelly Swan said. Two-hundred fifty WPX workers will be leaving the company in 2021, he said.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 26, 2021, 12:59:38 pm


Shrine to the only American beatified by the Catholic church is one step closer to being finished.


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Stanley Rother Museum and Pilgrim Center
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                                                                                       $40 million Basilica structural steel frame topped out
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Final beam...



 Oklahoma's News 4 KFOR:  https://kfor.com/news/local/final-beam-lifted-into-place-in-shrine-honoring-oklahoma-martyr/ (https://kfor.com/news/local/final-beam-lifted-into-place-in-shrine-honoring-oklahoma-martyr/)






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 29, 2021, 12:17:49 pm

                    The Ellison

     Oklahoma's first Tribute Hotel coming to Classen Curve area:  https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=655-Oklahoma-s-first-Tribute-Hotel-coming-to-Classen-Curve-area (https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=655-Oklahoma-s-first-Tribute-Hotel-coming-to-Classen-Curve-area)


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The boutique hotel will feature 120 rooms with a high level of service, a rooftop swimming pool and bar, meeting space, a lounge, and a restaurant operated by Chris Lower (Pizzeria Gusto) and Joseph Royer (Saturn Grill).

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                                        Pics and story link via OKCTalk.com


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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 31, 2021, 02:33:16 pm



Future of Oklahoma City's Historic Gold Dome

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 Gold Dome may become music venue

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Historic Gold Dome in Oklahoma City - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swTbcNh5MH0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swTbcNh5MH0)


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OKCTalk.com news: Gold Dome https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=728-Gold-Dome-may-become-music-venue (https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=728-Gold-Dome-may-become-music-venue)


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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 04, 2021, 03:02:59 pm


OU Health Science Center Complex, Oklahoma City

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Trauma One Center, at both OU Medical Center and The Children's Hospital, was designated as Oklahoma's only Level 1 Trauma Center,
                                             the highest national ranking a trauma center can receive.

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The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in USA!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkGLd66zkeQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkGLd66zkeQ)

A Journey for Miles-The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osb1nRVg-yg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osb1nRVg-yg)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 04, 2021, 04:33:37 pm

Oklahoma City's BancFirst Tower

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Pic via OKCTalk.com (North side of Tower)
                             A look inside the newly-renovated BancFirst Tower - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt--aXJmpuY&t=98s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt--aXJmpuY&t=98s)

                                       Work has started silmulateously on the exterior east and west sides of the Tower.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 07, 2021, 10:24:00 pm



New Oklahoma City film studio one step closer to full production inside old convention center



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                   “This is California meets Oklahoma. That’s what Prairie Surf is all about,” said Prairie Surf, Co-CEO Rachel Cannon.

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - https://kfor.com/news/local/new-oklahoma-city-film-studio-one-step-closer-to-full-production-inside-old-convention-center/ (https://kfor.com/news/local/new-oklahoma-city-film-studio-one-step-closer-to-full-production-inside-old-convention-center/)



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 11, 2021, 05:19:20 am

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TOUR: New Oklahoma medical facility opens during global pandemic https://kfor.com/digital-first/tour-new-oklahoma-medical-facility-opens-during-global-pandemic/ (https://kfor.com/digital-first/tour-new-oklahoma-medical-facility-opens-during-global-pandemic/)

It includes more than 140 additional beds and the latest in medical technology.

At more than 450,000 square feet, the North Tower is the largest hospital expansion project in Oklahoma history...  ...“There will be two floors dedicated to cancer to support our Stephenson Cancer Center, a surgical oncology floor and then a floor for hematology-oncology patients and bone marrow transplant, stem cell therapy, and then there will be the medical ICU floor, that is Covid at this point in time, and we will have a cardiovascular institute,” said Gose. “So those will be all of our growth areas, but it also allows us to then take other service lines like neurosciences, orthopedics, geriatric trauma and grow and expand them in our current tower, our South Tower.”

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Over the past decade more than $400 million has been committed to support the development of the Stephenson Cancer Center, making it the largest public-private biomedical partnership in state history.


                    OU Medical Center Patient Tower Project cost:  $364 million

Eight stories make up the new addition, with the ability to build four more in the future. The facility’s fruition comes right in the middle of a global pandemic.


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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 12, 2021, 03:32:29 pm

Noun Hotel, Norman

University of Oklahoma Campus


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Plans for the Noun Hotel, led by developer Scott Lambert, include a 75,000 square-foot building that will be built at 542 S. University Boulevard will feature a 4 story 92 guest room boutique hotel.   The project is estimated to cost $25 million.  An official groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m., April 22.

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 19, 2021, 09:00:19 pm


New seats being installed at OKC Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

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  Pics via OKCTalk.com

City of Oklahoma City spent $1.583 million to replace all the seats at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark including those underneath the advertising tarps.






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 20, 2021, 11:08:34 am



Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena's naming rights to be terminated early.

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Chesapeake Energy Arena

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Ford Center

The ‘Peake, as it affectionately is called, was initially christened the Ford Center when Oklahoma City cut the ribbon and opened the arena for public use in June 2003 through an agreement reached between SMG, the contractor hired to run the facility, and the automotive giant.


Chesapeake, which recently emerged from bankruptcy, had a 12-year agreement worth $34 million for the naming rights beginning in 2011.

There will be a new name on the building where the Oklahoma City Thunder play their home games, but it's not clear what that name will be or when the change will take place.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 21, 2021, 03:41:59 pm


Oklahoma City metro would gain legislative seats under redistricting proposal

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Proposed redistricting maps for Oklahoma's 149 legislative districts that GOP state lawmakers unveiled Wednesday show the Oklahoma City metro area gaining one Senate seat and one House seat.

In the past 10 years, population in Oklahoma, Cleveland and Canadian counties grew by about 140,000 people, said Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting.

Redistricting occurs every decade following the Census. Oklahoma’s constitution requires state lawmakers to pass new legislative districts by the end of the 2021 legislative session, which must conclude by 5 p.m. on May 28.

State lawmakers will undertake congressional redistricting in a special session likely in October. The Census Bureau said redistricting data will be delivered to states by September 30.

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The Oklahoma City metro area is slated to gain Senate District 18 and House District 36 as a result of population gains.

Senate District 18, which currently covers parts of Cherokee, Mayes, Muskogee, Tulsa and Wagoner counties, is currently represented by Senate Majority Leader Kim David, who will be term limited out of office in 2022.

The House plan retains a majority Hispanic district in Oklahoma City and three majority African American districts, two of which are in Oklahoma City and one in Tulsa.

Legislative district maps will have to be approved through the typical legislative process. Maps will be introduced next week in the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting and the House State and Federal Redistricting Committee.

Excerpts from the Oklahoman, April 21, 2021.






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 28, 2021, 04:07:23 pm


Omni Oklahoma City


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Omni Oklahoma City Hotel & Convention Center https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/oklahoma-city (https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/oklahoma-city)

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Oklahoma City Convention Center

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                                                                                  $288 million Oklahoma City Convention Center

                                                  $236 million Omni Oklahoma City Hotel  & Convention Center

                                                  $  24 million Convention Center & Hotel Parking Garage 1,100







Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 02, 2021, 12:13:25 pm



Oklahoma City's First National Center Garage Update


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Part of FNC $275 million renovation development




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 02, 2021, 05:41:21 pm


Oklahoma City Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine & Basilica

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The structure can be seen from I-35 south at the vicinity of 89the right before you enter Moore.  

Upon completion of construction, the Basilica will be the largest Roman Catholic Church in Oklahoma with pews to accommode 2,000.
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Bessed Stanley Rother Museum and Pilgrim Center

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Soon to be named--Basilica

Project construction cost:  $40 million


What's left of Blessed Stanley Rother's remains will be moved for Resurrection Memorial Cemetery to its final resting place on the grounds of the Basilica.

The martyred priest's body was then placed in a new casket with golden vestments, along with a document signed by those in attendance. A ribbon was wrapped around the casket, sealed with the archdiocese's seal in wax.

The Salve Regina was sung as the casket was re-interred, and a prayer service followed.

“It was a holy day. Father Rother’s presence was felt by many, and we are blessed as the Catholic Church in Oklahoma to present Father Rother’s life to the world,” Archbishop Coakley commented.

A temporary sign now marks Fr. Rother's original gravesite in Okarche, located about 40 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, where the original vault and casket have been re-buried, and a permanent memorial marker is planned.


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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 03, 2021, 10:48:48 am



First Americans Museum (FAM), Oklahoma City


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Pic via OKCTalk.com

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Oklahoma soon to dedicate the  Indigenous art in new $175 million First Americans Museum.

More than 25 years in the planning, First Americans Museum will open in September 2021 with new commissions and objects from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American. Indian.
      
     $  9 million - City of Oklahoma City
     $31 million - Private Donations
     $25 million Bonds - State of Oklahoma
     $65 million of dedicated funds

     $  2 million - annual operation losses for 7 years - Chickasaw Tribe will cover.
     $ 65 million will be underwritten as a portion of the completing construction.
 

The FAM will tell the stories of Oklahoma’s 39 tribal nations through song, dance and art; through food; through the latest in interactive exhibits; and through its very location, at the spot where cultures come together.

The museum is located in Oklahoma City - 659 First Americans Boulevard (Off South Eastern Avenue/Crossing Oklahoma River), the confluence on Interstates 35, 40, 235 and 44 will make it accessible as a tourist attraction.


WINIKO: LIFE OF AN OBJECT - Mezzanine Gallery

This exhibit will feature approximately 140 objects on a long-term loan from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Many of these objects were collected in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from tribes in Oklahoma. The material culture of all 39 tribal nations in Oklahoma will be represented in this exhibition.

Each one of these cultural items has a unique story to tell. Many of these objects will be reunited with descendent family members of their original makers.

The First Americans Museum will be massive, with more than 175,000 square feet for exhibits, a theater, a gift shop and other interactive amenities including an adult and kids climbing room modeled after a pop-up storybook.

Chickasaw Nation closed on the acquisition of more than 100 acres of the undeveloped land surrounding the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.  The parties’ completing the real estate transaction pursuant to their agreement of August 2017 marks an important step forward in construction of the First Americans Museum.

The 100 acres of undeveloped land was apart of the agreement between the Chickasaw Tribe and City of Oklahoma City to finish the museum.

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 05, 2021, 11:37:00 am




Oklahoma City's Unique Districts & Character.

Paseo Arts District

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Midtown District

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Plaza 16th Street District

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Asian District

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Stockyard City (Packingtown)

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  NW 39th Street LGBiT District

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 07, 2021, 07:53:33 pm
  
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                                  Pic via OKCTalk.com


Devon Energy Tower continues with replacement of windows that were damaged two years ago with the malfunctioning of a window washing basket.

Devon spokesperson Lisa Adams did not detail how many windows are left to be replaced.  "I don't have an end date for the work to be replaced, Adams said.  The window replacement process on this building is complicated and the work is done whenever the conditions are right and the work can be done safely."--Oklahoman, Thursday, May 6, 2021








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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 09, 2021, 01:53:41 pm
  
Oklahoma City's historic Colcord Hotel sold

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Local developers Mark Beffort and Andy Burnett who previously teamed up a decade ago, co-developed West Village, a mix of apartments and retail along Film Row, and restored the 1910 Pioneer Building at 103 Dean A. McGee Avenue near Sandridge Tower.  Among the more recent noteworthy projects in their portfolio include Heartland Headquarters.  They purchased the unfinished Aloft Hotel (3111 Highland Park).

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Interviewed by the Oklahoman, “We plan to continue the rich tradition that Colcord has established as the most iconic, boutique, full-service hotel in Oklahoma City," Beffort said. "Since it is in our backyard, we believe it is a strong addition to our portfolio of downtown OKC property."


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Mark Beffort  is also the lead partner in the ownership of Leadership Square, City Place Tower, Oklahoma Tower and Corporate Tower.


  
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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 09, 2021, 07:26:49 pm
 


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Amazon is planning to open its first 4-Star store in Oklahoma at Classen Curve.

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View & join the discussion  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46302&p=1166371#post1166371 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46302&p=1166371#post1166371)



 


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 13, 2021, 11:37:19 am



Aerospace industry producing $11.6 billion impact in Oklahoma City region


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The $3.4 billion in direct labor income paid to workers in the aerospace sector likewise generates substantial ripple effects as the income is earned and recirculated within the regional economy. An additional $2.4 billion in labor income is earned by workers in other industries statewide, or a total earnings impact of $5.8 billion in the region.


Oklahoma City Velocity Link:  https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/economy/aerospace-industry-producing-11.6-billion-impact-in-oklahoma-city-region/ (https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/economy/aerospace-industry-producing-11.6-billion-impact-in-oklahoma-city-region/)


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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 13, 2021, 11:59:52 am


Oklahoma City's BancFirst Update via OKCTalk.com

  Ambitious $70 million project will impact skyline


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Construction of BancFirst exterior glass on the north side

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Work is being done silmataneously on the east and west sides
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Glass is being installed on the lower south entry where the structure was reinforced


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As pictured above, the crown will be the final piece to this project.

      View the discussion at OKCTalk.com  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=19447&page=65&p=1166913#post1166913 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=19447&page=65&p=1166913#post1166913)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 14, 2021, 01:50:33 am


Oklahoma City's ever growing and expanding Wheeler District

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This unique district nestled inside an old airport--brings the area new life.

What was once a hideout and haven for vagrants drinking themselves into a stupor; this once blighted area in now home to a community of families with an expanding source of amenities inside this 90 acre development.  The former Downtown Air Park now houses the once infamous Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel.  The Wheeler District offers security and
an organized neighborhood watch that bonds this miniature city inside a large city.

 

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New Townhouses and Condos show an impressive new development

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New charter school construction.
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Big Friendly Brewery, provides an outlet to quince the neighborhood thirst.
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The new mixed-use building is one of several exciting construction projects underway in the district.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 19, 2021, 06:27:10 pm


Oklahoma City Sales Tax Revenue Getting Back On Track . . .

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Sales tax summary

General Fund sales tax collections for March were about $20.5 million. That’s around $1.3 million (6.6%) above the projection and $870,000 (4.4%) above the same month last year.

General Fund sales tax revenue is about 4.9% (about $8.8 million) above the fiscal year-to-date projection and 3.3% (about $6.5 million) below this point last year.

Use tax summary

General Fund use tax collections, which typically fluctuate more than sales tax collections, were about $4.7 million for March. That’s around $1.8 million (38%) above the projection and $1.7 million (36.5%) above the same month last year.

Oklahoma City’s March sales and use tax summary:  https://www.okc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/3811/18 (https://www.okc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/3811/18)

Good news for Oklahoma City's ambitious MAPS 4 $978 million initiative being collected over over eight years:

MAPS 4 includes 16 projects:

    Parks ($140 million)
    Youth Centers ($110 million)
    Senior Wellness Centers ($30 million)
    Mental Health and Addiction ($40 million)
    Family Justice Center operated by Palomar ($38 million)
    Transit ($87 million)
    Sidewalks, bike lanes, trails and streetlights ($87 million)
    Homelessness ($50 million)
    Chesapeake Energy Arena and related facilities ($115 million)
    Animal Shelter ($38 million)
    Fairgrounds Coliseum ($63 million)
    Diversion Hub ($17 million)
    Innovation District ($71 million)
    Freedom Center and Clara Luper Civil Rights Center ($25 million)
    Beautification ($30 million)
    Multipurpose Stadium ($37 million)

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 29, 2021, 02:24:24 pm


Oklahoma City Skyline Pic via OKCTalk.com

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More skyline pics - OKCTalk.com https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=31534&page=40&p=1168700#post1168700 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=31534&page=40&p=1168700#post1168700)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on June 05, 2021, 05:38:56 pm


Oklahoma City mall gets sold for $6.5 million. Plans for the property to be revealed at a later date



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Crossroads, the first multilevel regional mall in Oklahoma City, first opened in 1974 and is slightly bigger than the city's other large indoor shopping centers, Quail Springs and Penn Square Malls.


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The property formerly known as Crossroads Mall and Plaza Mayor has been sold after years of uncertainty about the future of the indoor shopping center.

The 800,070-square-foot property consists of the in-line mall, and the former JC Penney and Dillard’s spaces at 7000 Crossroads Bouleward.

Price Edwards handled the transaction, which saw Linn's Crossroads Plaza LLC pay $6.5 million to CRM Properties Group LLC for the once struggling mall, which sits on 60 acres of land near where Interstates 35 and 240 meet in southeast Oklahoma City.--Oklahoman, June 5, 2021



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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on June 10, 2021, 11:24:19 am


Former Sandridge Energy Headquarters to be renamed Strata Tower.

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Oklahoman, June 10, 2021




      Link:   https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/2021/06/10/former-sandridge-energy-headquarters-renamed-strata-tower/7619601002/ (https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/2021/06/10/former-sandridge-energy-headquarters-renamed-strata-tower/7619601002/)



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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on June 11, 2021, 01:25:40 pm

OKCTalk.com release Paycom expansion development

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                                             Oklahoma City Paycom expansion

View the full development at OKCTalk.com:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=10035&page=16&p=1170049#post1170049 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=10035&page=16&p=1170049#post1170049)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on June 15, 2021, 07:10:55 am

Oklahoma City development update pics via OKCTalk.com

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Parking Garage part of the First National's massive $275 million renovation

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/marriott061421a.jpg)
Bricktown Marriott Renaissance



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on June 15, 2021, 11:33:42 am


Oklahoma City Alley's End Affordable Housing Project


According to OKCTalk.com OCURA will vote tomorrow (Tuesday, June 16) to approve the final plans for this project.

Here are a few selected pics:

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Phase 1 will have 168 total apartment units spread over two five-story buildings.  

Phase 2 will include the construction of another five-story building abutting 4th Street. It will incorporate 110 additional units. Phase 2 will also be a mixed-income development, with 70 affordable units and 40 market rate apartments. Additionally, more parking will likely be constructed to accommodate additional site parking needs.

View more pics at OKCTalk.com https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=38885&page=33&p=1170397#post1170397 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=38885&page=33&p=1170397#post1170397)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on June 16, 2021, 06:46:03 pm


Oklahoma City Residences at Classen Curve


(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/residences061321a.jpg)

The Residences at Classen Curve will be a five-story multifamily project with 325 for-rent units and will be Hines’ first multifamily project in Oklahoma. The project will be situated immediately adjacent to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s within a vibrant high-end lifestyle retail center. The Residences at Classen Curve will be the only Class A community in Oklahoma City with walkability to a grocery store, and it will also be walkable to over 15 restaurants and multiple fitness concepts.

Units will average roughly 900 square feet and the project will feature resort-style amenities including: a private fitness center, private amenity courtyards, pool, club room, coworking lounge, dog run, package facilities and significant bicycle storage to take advantage of adjacency to the Lake Hefner bike trail.

Construction on The Residences at Classen Curve is slated to begin in 2020 with occupancy in late 2021.--OKCTalk.com

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on June 17, 2021, 06:50:42 pm



Renovation has started on Bricktown's Old Spaghetti Factory




(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/spaghetti061421a.jpg)

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  (https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/spaghetti9.jpg)
 Pics via OKCTalk.com




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on June 21, 2021, 11:02:17 am


Oklahoma City's BancFirst Update via OKCTalk.com

  Ambitious $70 million project will impact skyline

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst061421a.jpg)

West Facade
(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst062021b.jpg)
East Facade


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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on June 21, 2021, 11:16:10 am

OKC’s warehouse and distribution sector thriving, e-commerce playing pivotal role

(https://www.velocityokc.com/clientuploads/directory/super_blog/Amazon_construction_and_facility-6111.jpg)

If you have driven along Interstate-44 just south of Will Rogers World Airport recently, you cannot help but notice Amazon’s new fulfillment center expansion going up just north of their current facility that opened in 2019. When it opens later this year, the new facility should nearly double Amazon’s warehouse space here to 1.6 million square feet and add another 500 jobs to the Oklahoma City metro...

...The health of the Oklahoma City metro’s warehouse and distribution sector is reflected in recent data published by labor market analytics firm Emsi that shows between 2010 and 2020, the number of jobs within the sector grew by 56% or 10,000 jobs. That growth rate even outpaced the state and nation, which saw jobs grow at a rate of 33% and 21%, respectively. If you compare Oklahoma City’s job growth to the state and nation within the last five years (2015-2020), it is even more pronounced.

Read the full story at Velocity:  https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/economy/okc-s-warehouse-and-distribution-sector-thriving-e-commerce-playing-pivotal-role/ (https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/economy/okc-s-warehouse-and-distribution-sector-thriving-e-commerce-playing-pivotal-role/)


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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 02, 2021, 04:31:10 pm



Oklahoma City's BancFirst Update via OKCTalk.com


  Ambitious $70 million project impacts skyline

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst070221b.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst070221c.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst070221d.jpg)
East facade pics of BancFirst Tower




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 05, 2021, 10:52:08 am
A land swap between the Oklahoma Industries Authority and the Commissioners of the Land Office is expected to add $1.3 million in annual distributions to schools while providing Oklahoma City 577 acres to lure new industry.

                              (https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/07/02/NOKL/d7723e22-d140-47d7-9a37-8dd5ac7f70fa-reserve-01.jpg?width=300&height=318&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp)

The revenue generated by the office buildings and retail center will increase the agency’s contribution to schools, currently $6.1 million, by another $1.3 million.

The land acquired by the Industries Authority has easy access to I-240 and I-35 and the Santa Fe rail yard and has Oklahoma City utilities and electric and natural gas service.


Winsupply under construction...

                         (https://www.phcppros.com/ext/resources/NEWS/April-2021/Winsupplyto-Open-New-Regional-Distribution-Center-in-Oklahoma-City-2.jpg?t=1619020239&width=1080)

Winsupply to Open New Regional Distribution Center in Oklahoma City:  https://www.phcppros.com/articles/13243-winsupply-to-open-new-regional-distribution-center-in-oklahoma-city (https://www.phcppros.com/articles/13243-winsupply-to-open-new-regional-distribution-center-in-oklahoma-city)







Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 08, 2021, 03:07:35 pm



Chesapeake Energy Arena to undergo changes

Naming rights

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/chkarena070821a.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/chkarena070821b.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/chkarena070821c.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/chkarena070821d.jpg)


Naming Rights pics via OKCTalk.com


MAPS 4 - $104 million Renovation

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/arena122820d.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/arena122820e.jpg)

MAPS 4 pics via OKCTalk.com






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 09, 2021, 11:42:48 am


Oklahoma City's First Americans Museum

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Updated pics via OKCTalk.com

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/fam070821a.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/fam070821c.jpg)

Project value:  $125 million




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 09, 2021, 08:58:55 pm


(https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/prairetail-Night-exterior.jpeg?w=681&h=383&crop=1)

With Hollywood Production in Overdrive, the Soundstage Is a Hot Commodity

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TBA:  The City agreed to relocate the G-League Blue within Oklahoma City
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100,000 sf exhibition hall & 16,000 sf ballroom provides room in the expansive studio.

              There is one going up in Buffalo, and another planned for Missoula. The South Side of Chicago is getting one, and so are Seattle and
              Spokane. Oklahoma City just opened one, and Los Angeles is getting at least a half-dozen more.

Wall Street Journal:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/with-hollywood-production-in-overdrive-the-soundstage-is-a-hot-commodity-11625833268?mod=e2tw (https://www.wsj.com/articles/with-hollywood-production-in-overdrive-the-soundstage-is-a-hot-commodity-11625833268?mod=e2tw)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 10, 2021, 12:13:53 pm


Oklahoma City Skyline Expansion...


Three Towers residential & hotels planned for lower Bricktown, Oklahoma City

Project developers:  Randy and Brad Hogan

Tower 1 - Residences 150 units 520,000 sq. ft. Height:  300 feet
Tower 2 - Hotel A  200 rooms,  200,000 sq. ft. Height:  250 feet
Tower 3 - Hotel B  174 rooms,  150,000 sq. ft. Height:  250 feet

(https://www.okctalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16941)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/uhaul070821a.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/uhaul070821c.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/uhaul070821e.jpg)

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(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/uhaul070821h.jpg)

All above pics & images via OKCTalk.com

Parking:  Development of the 550 space parking lot won’t hurt parking supply in the entertainment district because it includes a proposed garage and is close to the city’s new 1,100-space convention center garage; also this development has plans for a parking garage; it will service the residences (302), two hotels (178) and 300 public spaces included in the 780 new spaces of underground covered parking.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 13, 2021, 07:04:33 pm



United Dynamics to Open New Office in Oklahoma City

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Flanked by state and federal officials, executives for aerospace company United Dynamics on Tuesday held a ribbon-cutting event for their new office space inside Leadership Square.

“We are excited to see Oklahoma’s own United Dynamics grow their presence in our state with the addition of an office in downtown Oklahoma City,” said Geoff Camp, State Director of Aerospace and Defense, Oklahoma Department of Commerce. “This is a great opportunity for the company to find and capitalize on new opportunities.”

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Link:  https://www.okcommerce.gov/shawnee-business-announces-new-downtown-office-in-oklahoma-city/ (https://www.okcommerce.gov/shawnee-business-announces-new-downtown-office-in-oklahoma-city/)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 13, 2021, 07:50:58 pm


News 9 will move offices to downtown Oklahoma City

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Griffin Communications announced Monday an agreement to purchase the Century Center building in Oklahoma City.

The media organization will move its News 9 studios, newsroom and corporate headquarters into the space, and will be spending more than $26 million, including $10 million in renovations, to buy the building.  In addition to News 9, the company owns News On 6 and The Tulsa CW in Tulsa.





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 15, 2021, 05:57:58 pm



New arena naming rights will be announced next week.


Chesapeake Energy Arena will be renamed...

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Signage being removed
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According to an unnamed source, we should hear a brief report by the Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer sometime next week that a new arena name has been secured.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 18, 2021, 01:23:41 pm


Oklahoma City's BancFirst Update via OKCTalk.com

  Ambitious $70 million project will impact skyline

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst071821c.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst071821a.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst071821b.jpg)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 18, 2021, 04:03:04 pm

New drug manufacturer, hotel to anchor $240M OKC innovation district development

(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/07/12/NOKL/e84e1e00-8c47-46d7-a1bb-25c63bfb5981-wheeler_bio.jpg?width=660&height=371&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp)

Wheeler Bio is part of a growing vision for innovation district.

A start-up pharmaceutical manufacturer with a reported potential to employ thousands is set to anchor a $240 million mixed-use development being built next year at the gateway to Oklahoma City’s innovation district.--Excerpt from Oklahoman, July 18, 2021

Note:  This is an envisioned proposal that includes a lot of moving parts--the biggest piece--financial backing.  Oklahoma City does have funds being generated in its recently passed MAPS 4, 16 project development that targets $71 million for the Innovation District.



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 21, 2021, 08:54:52 am


Oklahoma City Skyline Expansion pic update...


Three Towers residential & hotels planned for lower Bricktown, Oklahoma City

Project developers:  Randy and Brad Hogan

Tower 1 - Residences 150 units 520,000 sq. ft. Height:  300 feet
Tower 2 - Hotel A  200 rooms,  200,000 sq. ft. Height:  250 feet
Tower 3 - Hotel B  174 rooms,  150,000 sq. ft. Height:  250 feet

(https://i.imgur.com/D48Q2jA.jpg)

Pictured model of the towers shows the
stripped signage of the Peake on the left; awaits new naming rights partner.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 22, 2021, 02:08:35 pm


Tinker expansion plan to enhance safety,
create opportunities for future mission growth


(https://wanderingisite.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/TinkerAFB_OK1995.jpg)

(https://www.velocityokc.com/clientuploads/directory/super_blog/Tinker.jpg)

Tinker AFB is the center of the aviation industry in Oklahoma City, and the industry is a primary driver of diversification beyond oil and gas. There are more than 26,000 people employed on the base, and the annual economic impact on the region is approximately $4.83 billion. Job growth in the last 10 years has been responsible for growing population and average incomes in the region, according to a study recently released by the Chamber.

Velocity link:  https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/economy/tinker-expansion-plan-to-enhance-safety-create-opportunities-for-future-mission-growth/?back=super_blog (https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/economy/tinker-expansion-plan-to-enhance-safety-create-opportunities-for-future-mission-growth/?back=super_blog)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 24, 2021, 10:02:13 am


EightTwenty, a solar energy company proposes new headquarters in Oklahoma City's Bricktown

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(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/solar072421a.jpg)

(https://renewepi.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Solar-Roof-Industrial-Warehouse-Office.jpg)
A placeholder of what EightTwenty's model might look like.


A 20,000-square-foot warehouse would be built next to the office building. The EightTwenty plan proposes a building constructed of architectural concrete and glass with exterior solar protection via architectural shading and an iconic facade facing west toward downtown and I-235.

Our Company

Light travels from the sun at 670 million miles per hour, taking eight minutes and twenty seconds to reach the earth. In that journey, every aspect of life is powered.

EightTwenty exists because we believe our greatest resource, the sun, is underutilized— that responsible, advanced stewardship of the sun’s power can lift up our communities for generations to come.

We provide products and services that empower individuals and communities to harness solar energy for their own independence; instilling trust in all that we do.

                          Site financing & construction:  Spring 2022



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 24, 2021, 11:04:10 am


Finishing up Aloft North, Oklahoma City

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/aloft013021a.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/aloft072121a.jpg)

These pics via OKCTalk.com shows that work has restarted on  Oklahoma City's Aloft North, a 120 room hotel at 13111 Highland Park Boulevard.  It is the second Aloft Hotel in OKC joining the first one built in Downtown-Bricktown, Oklahoma City that has 130 room hotel accommodations.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 26, 2021, 09:32:38 am


Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City

Four years into development, the Air Force is starting to
reveal more about the B-21 bomber.


(https://www.airforcemag.com/app/uploads/2019/11/Comparing-stealth-bombers.png)

(https://wanderingisite.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/TinkerAFB_OK1995.jpg)

USAF - https://www.airforcemag.com/article/the-raider-takes-shape/ (https://www.airforcemag.com/article/the-raider-takes-shape/)






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 26, 2021, 10:07:00 pm


Chesapeake Energy Arena
Naming rights

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_banners/128383988/1623279118/1080x360)

(https://clearforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/KFOR_News_4.png)
(https://i0.wp.com/thefranchiseok.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/DylanBuckingham.jpg)Dylan Buckingham
@DylanBuckinghampt
9:47 PM · Jul 26, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

BREAKING: Sources tell me Paycom has secured the naming rights to what was Chesapeake Energy Arena. I’m told an official announcement is expected this week.

https://twitter.com/DylanBuckingham/status/1419851791991246849 (https://twitter.com/DylanBuckingham/status/1419851791991246849)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 27, 2021, 06:52:52 am



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7TOBJjXsAQgyMT?format=jpg&name=900x900)
The Thunder and Paycom announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a 15-year naming rights partnership.
Terms of the deal were not released.--Oklahoman, July 27, 2021


Thunder Insider - https://www.nba.com/thunder/news/release-paycom-210727?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=210727PartnerAnnouncement (https://www.nba.com/thunder/news/release-paycom-210727?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=210727PartnerAnnouncement)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 27, 2021, 09:00:48 am



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Chad Richison, Paycom’s founder and CEO, said, “Oklahoma City is home to thousands of our employees, and I am happy that Paycom Center will be the home of the Thunder. We are committed to our community and remain focused on the future as we support the home team.”

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 27, 2021, 11:21:20 pm



Oklahoma City's Paycom Center

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(https://g.foolcdn.com/image/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fg.foolcdn.com%2Feditorial%2Fimages%2F570365%2Fpaycom-logo.png&w=700)

(https://hips.hearstapps.com/vidthumb/90c2b67e-c160-4118-ab36-61d4836846ec/90c2b67e-c160-4118-ab36-61d4836846ec_image.jpg?crop=1xw%3A1.0xh%3Bcenter%2Ctop&resize=810%3A*&quality=70)

(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/07/27/NOKL/9c968c1c-06f4-41d4-9f1d-bc7519375514-m.JPG?width=640)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 03, 2021, 12:39:19 pm
  


Dome for south Oklahoma City Basilica

(https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/20256/pictures/2018/7/headerLogo_03.png)

(https://img5.localprayers.com/766/011/4590340207660119.jpg)  
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRmMY52DCtG-4rJbFYXBDF5zElnSM3wSwZkfQ&usqp=CAU) (https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ6rmNvEOovc-sSrps-hn19u6EQ5VytGzQVEw&usqp=CAU)

  Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine & Basilica
700 S. E. 89th Street, can be seen from I-35/89th Street traveling south
Project price tag:  $40 million



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 04, 2021, 09:34:35 pm



The Official ULTIMATE GUIDE to Oklahoma City


(https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzLzUyYWE0ZWZjLWIwNjEtNGI5My04M2QzLWY1NmYwMjc4ZGYxNzAzMDdiNjlkN2M4ZTUwMDFlY19JTUdfNDE2MS5qcGciXSxbInAiLCJ0aHVtYiIsIjU4MHg1ODAjIl0sWyJwIiwiY29udmVydCIsIi1xdWFsaXR5IDgxIC1hdXRvLW9yaWVudCJdXQ/IMG_4161.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcKihgO3_Jw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcKihgO3_Jw)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 04, 2021, 11:12:38 pm



Stanley Rother Shrine & Basilica, Oklahoma City

                                       https://i.imgur.com/u8QC1Yd.jpeg







Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 07, 2021, 02:10:52 pm


Expedition Africa, Oklahoma City Zoo 2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivIqJAKbnok (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivIqJAKbnok)

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Meet Kioni! Oklahoma City Zoo announces name for baby giraffe: https://www.koco.com/article/meet-kioni-oklahoma-city-zoo-announces-name-for-baby-giraffe/37081561 (https://www.koco.com/article/meet-kioni-oklahoma-city-zoo-announces-name-for-baby-giraffe/37081561)

Oklahoma City Zoo - https://www.okczoo.org/ (https://www.okczoo.org/)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 08, 2021, 01:34:25 pm


BancFirst Tower's West & East facades first two pics
and South Plaza below.


(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst080821a.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst080821c.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst080821b.jpg)

Via OKCTalk.com:
  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=19447&page=68&p=1176585#post1176585 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=19447&page=68&p=1176585#post1176585)

BancFirst's North facade glass work has reached the top beneath the crown.

The South glass work will be the last to be completed; then the new LED crown with top off the project.








Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 10, 2021, 11:11:12 am

A Menagerie of a Partnership.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7pw8uGWUAEZXoF?format=jpg&name=900x900)

I would assume (hope) the Paycom logos will come off the sidelines.  

If you dislike the Love's NBA patch, well, here's a patch quilt for the floor you probably won't like.   A menagerie of a partnership.:D    

I think it looks great.   Go Paycom, Go Thunder.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 11, 2021, 01:23:35 pm


(https://www.nba.com/thunder/sites/thunder/files/11-210727_beeker_pc_055.jpg?cw=700&ch=500&w=700&h=1041&x=0&y=166)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 12, 2021, 08:33:24 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/WaFIeIg.jpg)
Oklahoma City is one of 14 cities nationwide that experienced a growth of 100,000+ in the last decade.

The cities with the largest population increases — listed in alphabetical order by state, not by the size of the increase — were:

         Phoenix

         Los Angeles

         Denver

         Jacksonville, Fla.

         New York

         Charlotte, N.C.

         Columbus, Ohio

         Oklahoma City

         Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, Texas

         Seattle

OKC’s population increased from 579,999 in 2010 to 681,054 in the newest census data – that’s an increase of 101,055!

                         (https://www.okctalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17043&d=1628811932)

Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area 1,425,695 (+172,708 / 13.8%)

Oklahoma - total population (2020): 3,959,353.  Oklahoma saw a population increase of 208,000, bringing the state’s total population to just under 4 million and making it the 28th most populous state.

United States Census:  https://www.census.gov/en.html (https://www.census.gov/en.html)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 13, 2021, 02:56:52 am

Oklahoma City's Rother Shrine & Basilica


Impressive Basilica Crowned

(https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2021/08/Rother-Shrine_1.jpg?resize=1536,1022)

https://www.okctalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17040&d=1628804362

https://www.okctalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17041&d=1628804511

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    Pics of dome being lifted into place above the church

Project cost estimate:  $40 million.

On Thursday, construction crews lifted the dome onto the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine.

“This was a momentous moment in construction of the shrine that will become a visible beacon of faith for thousands of people from around the world. They will come to visit our state and city, and come to learn about our ordinary priest from Okarche who lived an extraordinary life,” said Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City. “I am grateful for everyone who has played a part in this project and look forward to the dedication next year.”--Sooner Catholic



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 13, 2021, 09:23:32 am


(https://okcconventioncenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Oklahoma-City-Convention-Center-Ballroom-IV.jpg)

New Convention Center and Hotel Launch OKC Meetings
https://www.meetingsnet.com/destination-venue-news/new-convention-center-and-hotel-launch-okc-meetings (https://www.meetingsnet.com/destination-venue-news/new-convention-center-and-hotel-launch-okc-meetings)

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Construction is finished on the $288 million Oklahoma City Convention Center, but grand opening celebrations will have to wait for what is the most expensive capital project in city history.

The convention center, designed by Populous and GSB, spans 500,000 square feet, including 275,000 square feet of space divided into an exhibit hall, meeting space and ballrooms.

About 45,000 square feet of meeting spaces are on all levels of the building, and many have operable walls to make the spaces flexible. The rooms can be configured to provide up to 27 meeting spaces, allowing the city to host multiple conventions simultaneously.

Mayor David Holt said the convention center is part of an “unparalleled synergy” shared with Scissortail Park, the Omni, Chesapeake Energy Arena and the Oklahoma City streetcar.

(https://www.omnihotels.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/1000x700_okcdtn_rendering_exterior_3-571x400.jpg)
The 17-story Omni Oklahoma City Hotel features 605 guest rooms, including 29 suites with well-appointed furnishings and regional design influences that take inspiration from the pastoral landscape of the Oklahoma terrain. Hotel guests are welcomed with touches of elegant tradition paired with a sophisticated mix of contemporary and approachable comfort. The hotel’s design pays homage to the state and weaves in the rustic, earthy tones of the landscape into each space.

(https://www.velocityokc.com/clientuploads/directory/super_blog/art_on_conv_ctr_garage_small.jpg)
The garage can be expanded to park 1,400 cars if needed. The first floor will be home to the new operations office for EMBARK’s parking system.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 13, 2021, 03:08:09 pm


Oklahoma City Integris Baptist Hospital Expansion

(https://integrisok.com/-/media/news/2021/heartexpsmall.ashx?revision=7a481e27-09df-463a-b5c1-8f246278ff10&la=en&hash=7E819136F85B8FDE3900E0BB197B788D2B016AD5)

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INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a 511-bed hospital offering a full range of surgical, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services.

State-of-the-art Heart and ICU Hospital Expansion
INTEGRIS Health has made it our mission to partner with people to live healthier lives, and in keeping with that promise we are excited to announce the construction of a state-of-the-art Heart and ICU Hospital expansion at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Northwest Expressway campus.

The Heart and ICU Hospital expansion on the INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Northwest campus will keep to the promise of INTEGRIS Health’s Mission to partner with people to live healthier lives. The expansion includes a 209,000 square foot building and will have 64 ICU beds, multiple cardiac catheterization labs, cardiovascular operating rooms, hybrid operating rooms, electrophysiology heart labs, and convenient cardiac diagnostic testing areas. The new space is designed with the patient in mind, making navigating the hospital and clinics as easy as it has ever been in one convenient location. Construction begins immediately and will be completed in 2024.

INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center has long been known as Oklahoma’s leader in caring for the most complicated medical needs—from the state’s only Burn Center to the hospital that performs the most solid organ transplants. The new Heart and ICU Hospital expansion at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center will help Oklahomans for many generations to come!

The new 209,000 square foot building will have 64 ICU beds, multiple cardiac catheterization labs, cardiovascular operating rooms, hybrid operating rooms, electrophysiology heart labs, and convenient cardiac diagnostic testing areas. The new space is designed with the patient in mind, making navigating the hospital and clinics as easy as it has ever been in one convenient location.   

Construction begins immediately and will be completed in 2024. “INTEGRIS Health is a not-for-profit, community health system, which means it is governed by Oklahomans for the benefit of Oklahomans,” said Timothy Pehrson, President and CEO of INTEGRIS Health. Pehrson continued, “when the project was presented to the Board, they were delighted with the concept of continuing INTEGRIS Health’s legacy of being the most trusted partner for health in Oklahoma. The new Heart and ICU Hospital expansion at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center will help Oklahomans for many generations to come.”





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 14, 2021, 02:31:51 pm

            
Oklahoma City First National Center Renovation update


(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/fnc061321a.jpg)
This garage is part of First National Center renovation; total cost north of $275 million—do little to explain what the renewal and rebirth of the First National Center into housing, apartments, retail and dining actually means to OKC.  Largest private renovation investment in the State of Oklahoma.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/images.skyscrapercenter.com/thumbs/82173_500x650.jpg)(https://www.okhistory.org/images/hillerman/21412.BH519.jpg)




Top pic via OKCTalk.com  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=9355&page=139&p=1177369#post1177369 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=9355&page=139&p=1177369#post1177369)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 15, 2021, 02:44:34 pm

The Basilica will be dedicated to an ordinary martyr

Father Stanley Rother's remains will have a permanent resting place

The $40 million shrine is the highest profile project undertaken as part of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City's first capital campaign.

Besides a chapel, the site will include a 2,000-seat church where the priest's body will be entombed, an education building, an event space, and several areas designated for shrines and devotion. The site will be developed over time, the archdiocese said.--The Pilot.


(https://www.thebostonpilot.com/news/20210813/images/700x450_CNSPhoto_1506229.jpg)

Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine & Basilica

Video feed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFV-TA-Ph6U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFV-TA-Ph6U)

(https://www.thebostonpilot.com/news/20210813/images/700x450_CNSPhoto_1506228.jpg)

(https://www.thebostonpilot.com/news/20210813/images/700x450_CNSPhoto_1506227.jpg)

(https://www.thebostonpilot.com/news/20210813/images/700x450_CNSPhoto_1506226.jpg)

https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/religion/2021/08/15/new-dome-topper-installed-catholic-blessed-stanley-rother-shrine-okc/8100081002/ (https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/religion/2021/08/15/new-dome-topper-installed-catholic-blessed-stanley-rother-shrine-okc/8100081002/)

Project Cost:  $40 million




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 19, 2021, 07:52:33 pm
  


      
BancFirst Tower, Oklahoma City

     (https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst081821a.jpg)

     (https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst081821b.jpg)

                               $70 million project, Interior & Exterior Renovations/Reskin
                                     Pics via OKCTalk.com:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=19447&page=68&p=1177820#post1177820 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=19447&page=68&p=1177820#post1177820)



                


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 22, 2021, 12:02:35 pm


Oklahoma City Aloft North Hotel

November 2021 opening


Aloft Oklahoma City Quail Springs
13111 Highland Park Boulevard.


(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/aloft082121a.jpg)

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 24, 2021, 03:46:23 pm
  
Oklahoma City's Boulevard Place

    Luxury Apartment Complex

(https://images.news9.com/kwtv/production/2021/August/24/boulevard-place.1629825937740.jpeg?w=1050&h=590.617&fit=crop)


The 265 unit Boulevard Place will be located at the southeast corner or E.K. Gaylord and Oklahoma City Boulevard near the new convention center and the Omni hotel.

“We called it a big league building for a big league city,” said Steven Watts, CEO of Rose Rock Development Partners.

Boulevard Place will be eight stories tall and 260,000 square feet. There will also be 5,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor.

9 Oklahoma's Own--Tuesday, August 24th 2021, 12:22 pm  By: Karl Torp

Project construction cost:  $71 million


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 25, 2021, 05:24:11 pm
The Oak, proposed 322 apartment unit near Penn Square Mall.

First phase of construction at The Oak


(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/08/24/NOKL/37b96e38-f63d-48a9-99f8-11441490b935-oak.jpg?width=1320&height=548&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp)
The application to the Oklahoma City Planning Department indicates construction will start first with 322 apartments, a pool and courtyard and garage parking that will be fronted by 20,848 square feet of retail.

The designs submitted to the city are schematic and could change.--Oklahoman, Lackmeyer, August 25, 2021

  
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Subsequent phrases of The Oak (Office & Retail) to follow.



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 25, 2021, 05:56:35 pm


(https://catholicreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/20210813T0945-ROTHER-SHRINE-DOME-1506229-768x512.jpg)

Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine & Basilica cam:  https://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aPublicWebcam.embed&WebcamPublicEmbedUID=94BCCE88-AE07-4F31-A958-474BE766DA40&width=700&height=400&background=black (https://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aPublicWebcam.embed&WebcamPublicEmbedUID=94BCCE88-AE07-4F31-A958-474BE766DA40&width=700&height=400&background=black)

All the dome caps (or whatever they are called) appear to have been lifted.  Great view from I-35 south @ 89th Street--caution:  KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD.  You can exist off N.W. 12th Street, drive north to S. E. 89th Street to the construction site--it's impressive.

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 27, 2021, 11:01:24 am


Awesome view of the Basilica as you travel south on I-35. Can get a glimpse of the project.  All domes are in place see construction cam:   https://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aPublicWebcam.embed&WebcamPublicEmbedUID=94BCCE88-AE07-4F31-A958-474BE766DA40&width=700&height=400&background=black (https://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aPublicWebcam.embed&WebcamPublicEmbedUID=94BCCE88-AE07-4F31-A958-474BE766DA40&width=700&height=400&background=black)

Should be able to see more of this project filed in November--interior construction will speed up in the winter months.  Construction target 2022 for the Basilica.

The Pilgrim Center is apart of this project.

                  (https://archokc.org/pictures/2019/3/Camera4.jpg)
                                                            A Place of Pilgrimage

Standing as a beacon of faith and a visible sign of the Church’s presence in Oklahoma, the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine will be a resource for the entire archdiocese. The Shrine will welcome pilgrims from throughout Oklahoma, the United States and beyond.

The Shrine Church will be designed in the Spanish mission style, mirroring Blessed Stanley’s church in Santiago Atitlán.

                                            (https://cdn2.civitatis.com/guatemala/antigua-guatemala/galeria/santiago-atitlan-iglesia.jpg)








Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 29, 2021, 01:36:35 pm




Oklahoma City BancFirst renovation updates via OKCTalk.com


(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst082621a.jpg)

(https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst082121a.jpg)

More updates upon completion of the West & East Facades.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 30, 2021, 02:49:05 pm



                       (https://image1.apartmentfinder.com/i2/42I7haDm_4AxN4wxlu4WBJzkDeNN1IQVt_0iBiSFEo4/118/the-presley-apartments-oklahoma-city-ok-presley-tower.jpg)

    The Presley (formerly Lincoln Plaza)

  (https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/presley083021j.jpg)

  (https://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/presley083021f.jpg)

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       Project cost estimated $19 million





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 30, 2021, 07:26:57 pm


Town Center at Remington Park updated:

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This is a placeholder . . .

With the popularity of the WCWS and the proximity of Remington Park whose parking lot is used for WCWS parking, you would have thought that a developer-investor or The Tribe itself would have taken advantage of this parcel.  

The Universities of Oklahoma & Texas move to the Southeastern Conference could result in the SEC softball tournament being moved from Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa to USA Hall of Fame Stadium in OKC.  

Having one or two nice hotels (200 - 400 rooms with expansion possibilities) on site would benefit Remington Park & Casino along with the annual WCWS and possibly the Southeastern Conference annual softball tournament being moved to Oklahoma City as a prelude to the WCWS tournament.

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The SEC softball tournament is played in Tuscaloosa (Capacity: 3,940) vs a much larger off campus neutral site USA Hall of Fame Stadium (Capacity: 11,500 - 12,600).  This on campus facility favors the University of Alabama.

 
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Imagine the benefits of a hotel or two in The Adventure District.  Patrons could spend the night at Remington Park (especially those having mixed drinks) without having to leave the premises after an evening or night of drinking.  The teams and fans of the SEC and WCWS could shorten their drive and be within walking distance of Hall of Fame Stadium.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on August 31, 2021, 07:59:38 pm


Oklahoma City's First Americans Museum

A Smithsonian Museum

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(https://www.velocityokc.com/clientuploads/directory/super_blog/OK_Tourism_-_FAM_4.jpg)
   
(https://okhumane.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/NEWS9.jpg)

Video feed--link below:

https://www.news9.com/story/612d68481d84c60bef6d6af8/first-americans-museum-in-se-okc-gives-news-9-an-exclusive-tour-ahead-of-its-opening-weekend (https://www.news9.com/story/612d68481d84c60bef6d6af8/first-americans-museum-in-se-okc-gives-news-9-an-exclusive-tour-ahead-of-its-opening-weekend)


Throughout the building are design elements that are meaningful to the 39 tribes represented in the state of Oklahoma. Their stories are told in several galleries beginning with the history of how the tribes arrived in Oklahoma...

...The Smithsonian Museum has also loaned 140 objects that can be seen on the museum's second floor. Many of the artifacts belonged to Oklahoma families, generations ago.

Visitors will be able to take in the visuals, try Native American cuisine in the restaurant and visit one of two theaters beginning on September 18 and 19. The museum staff expects thousands of visitors to walk through the doors opening weekend.

Tickets for opening weekend are on sale for $5. There will be native dancers outside and entertainment for all ages.--News 9 Oklahoma's Own.


                                                                                      Project Cost:  $175 million






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 02, 2021, 10:34:12 pm


Oklahoma City's Chisholm Creek

Domain, new project to feature 240 Luxury Apartments

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Red Arrow on September 02, 2021, 11:16:00 pm


Oklahoma City's Chisholm Creek

Domain, new project to feature 240 Luxury Apartments

(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/authoring/2021/03/03/NOKL/ghnewsok-OK-5683466-65f5e86e.jpeg?width=650&height=325&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp)


WOW! But So-What


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 03, 2021, 09:39:47 pm
WOW! But So-What


Forgive me for not completing this project with information...

The building permit application for this project was filed on May 7, 2021.  The new construction will add substantially to living options at Chisholm Creek, joining the 287 units at the Argon Apartments, 13600 North Blackwelder Avenue.  Adding to the 180 acre development with more projects planned for the future.

                    (https://www.nationalcorporatehousing.com/sites/default/files/styles/768x500/public/properties/argon.jpg?itok=Rbl_nsLk)

Chisholm Creek will have 587 luxury apartments with Chisholm Creek comprised of the really upscale establishments in Uncle Julio's, Red Solo Pub, Cabela's, COSTCO, TopGolf and an Events Center.  Concerts at the Creek feature live music every Thursday and Friday night and Coffee & Cars happens the first Saturday of every month. Special events like Battle of the Brews and a Halloween party for kids are just examples of the types of activities Chisholm Creek offers.

Chisholm Creek has rolled with the punches and has actually expanded its square footage with its newest addition, The Shops at Market Street, and added several new concepts to its dining and retail offerings.

The Shops at Market Street is a new strip of boutique retailers at Chisholm Creek. The new addition opened in March and features an impressive mix of local flair and new-to-market national brands. Established local retailers like Plenty Mercantile, Shop Good, OKC Soda and Apple Tree Chocolate have opened locations there as well as national-restaurant chain Chicken Salad Chick.

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Graphics by Marcus Elwell  Velocity / Development / October 14, 2020

Developments like these which are under constructions, being planned with solid financial footing has helped boost Oklahoma City's growth in the last 10 years.  

Mayor David Holt reacted, 'One is not usually surprised by Census data, but today’s news was a bombshell for those of us who follow this topic.  The official 2020 count exceeded the most recent estimate by 18,740 people.'

OKC's 2020 growth estimate was 662,314; adjusted to a final count of 681,054.







Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 05, 2021, 10:58:34 pm


Updates of Blessed Father Stanley Francis Rother Shrine.

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    The official designation as 'Basilica' will be proclaimed by Pope Francis when the Supreme Pontiff with the title of minor basilica, thereby signifying their particular link with the Roman Church and the Supreme Pontiff.
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The site will be developed over time, along with the Spanish colonial-style church, an additional element will be a $5 million pilgrim center and museum will be added over time.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 07, 2021, 11:42:58 am



The new Amazon Non Sort Facility will handle large items.

Furniture, Appliances & Machines.

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Now Open and taking applications...

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Public Incentive Assistance:  City of Oklahoma City $1.7 million - 500 - 900 employees.

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Graphic picks from OKCTalk.com




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 08, 2021, 01:55:32 pm


OKC's Page-Woodson Housing Development

Former Northeast OKC school redeveloped for affordable housing.

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Former site of Historic Douglass High School (5th & High) before being moved to the Oklahoma State Fairground at 10th & Eastern (Now MLK Jr.,Blvd) the site now offers affordable housing for the elderly.  Once a vibrant area where Safeway, TG&Y, Grady's Hamburgers (8th & Kelley), Bulter's BBQ and the Fifth Street Diner (My mother owned), the historic site which includes an auditorium and gymnasium provides senior citizens a quiet space that includes reopening of the school indoor pool and lots of workout equipment for its patrons.

The old historic 3,500 seat Page Stadium on the site of Booker T. Washington Park was demolished in the late 70s.  The park has since been upgraded thru OKC's MAPS Initiative to provide space for Little League football (Page Stadium) with seating to accommodate 500.  Washington Park no longer provides outdoor Swimming (large pool & toddler pool) on the site.

Two Videos: The Douglass at Page-Woodson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLQHRx3G0Tw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLQHRx3G0Tw)  

https://vimeo.com/embed-redirect/216108994?embedded=true&source=vimeo_logo&owner=66258197







Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 10, 2021, 06:24:31 pm



OKC's Will Rogers World Airport


Selected update pics via OKCTalk.com

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          Expanded 133,022 sq. ft. to the existing 410,000 sq. ft., airport terminal.
          Four additional gates.
          New security checkpoint lanes.
          Non-ticketed observation: Friends & family of travelers can watch aviation
          activity.
          High-tech improvements.
          Expanded shopping and dining amenities.
          Commissioned artwork by Matt Goad viewable from the public mezzanine.


                                            Terminal Expansion & Renovation Cost:  $89 million




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 13, 2021, 05:56:37 pm

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OKC Will Rogers World Airport Terminal Expansion.

Will be fully operational September 22, 2021

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Press release:

***********

New Terminal and Checkpoint Opens This Week!
Allow for more time to find the right checkpoint for your ticket as we make this transition

OKLAHOMA CITY, September 13, 2021 –Travelers will start seeing some changes this week when they arrive to check-in for their flight. The long-awaited new terminal checkpoint will start processing passengers beginning Wednesday, September 15.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint will be moving to their new location on the East side of the terminal from the current position in the West terminal, but it will take a few days to fully transition. TSA is asking the public to allow for ample time to check-in and to navigate their way to the new terminal checkpoint area as they make this change from the old to the new.

The new checkpoint will allow for three (3) standard lanes and one (1) Precheck lane. By September 22, passengers will see two precheck lanes and four standard lanes to further expedite the screening process.

The checkpoint movement will begin Tuesday, below is the transition schedule and outlines where passengers will need to go.

Tuesday, (9/14) - The Annex checkpoint (overflow) will be closed for good.
Wednesday (9/15) – Precheck and standard passengers will use the current (old) checkpoint. All Delta, Frontier and Southwest Airlines passengers will use the new checkpoint.
Thursday (9/16) – All standard passengers will use the new checkpoint and all precheck passengers will use the current (West) checkpoint.
Friday (9/17) – All standard and precheck passengers will use the new checkpoint. The current checkpoint (old) will be closed for renovation to make way for a new meter greeter lobby.

Passengers can ask for directions at the Traveler’s Aide information booths and ticket counter agents are available to help. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and flyokc.com for updates.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 15, 2021, 06:34:27 pm


Oklahoma City's Mercy Hospital Complex Continued Growth

Expanded addition will increase hospital licensed bed total to 422


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 4300 West Memorial Road

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The Love Family Women’s Center will be a 175,000-square-foot, four-story building on the campus of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City. It will feature an obstetrics emergency department staffed by obstetricians.

Forty percent of the $98 million project is funded through generous local donors. When construction is complete in fall 2023, Mercy will have a total of 73 patient rooms to serve women in the new center, increasing the capacity for deliveries by 40%.

A large portion of this project was generously funded through Mercy Health Foundation Oklahoma City. It is the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Mercy.

  
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The family of Tom and Judy Love gave a $10 million lead donation to this project. Cathy Keating a co-chair with Judy Love led the way in raising more than $30 million toward the $40 million fundraising goal.

                                                                               Project estimated cost:  $98 million




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 17, 2021, 02:06:38 pm

Oklahoma City's Innovation Plaza


Building permit applications have been filed for a hotel, office and parking structure.

Project estimated cost:  $71 million

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Developers:  Robinson Park (Mark Beffort's group) and Gardner Tanenbaum.

Source:  OKCTalk.com visit the site at: https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46098&page=7 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46098&page=7)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 20, 2021, 09:58:42 pm


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Video feed:  https://www.news9.com/story/6145260fc755166ccd7212d7/indigenous-artifacts-returned-to-native-families- (https://www.news9.com/story/6145260fc755166ccd7212d7/indigenous-artifacts-returned-to-native-families-)



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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 21, 2021, 10:04:55 am



Leonardo DiCaprio pays surprise visit to the recently opened First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City.
 

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DiCaprio (left) is pictured with James P. Henry (Center) and OKC Mayor David Holt far right, who hosted DiCaprio.--Photo credit: FAM museum.

Leonardo DiCaprio toured the museum as 'Killers of the Flower Moon' filming wraps up in Oklahoma.  DiCaprio visited the museum as its team of Native American filmmakers was installing the video elements into the Origins Theater, which shows animated short films telling the genesis stories of four tribes: the Caddo, Pawnee, Yuchi and Otoe-Missouria.

Over the past few months, DiCaprio showed up in several Oklahoma museums' as he visited various state landmarks, sometimes with his "Killers of the Flower Moon" (the epic Martin Scorsese Western) with some castmates and crew.  The prolific actor also toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 21, 2021, 11:22:47 am


Oklahoma City's 4th Street Experience

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Mick Cornett Drive




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 23, 2021, 10:33:21 pm

Oklahoma City Strawberry Fields Development

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Pics via OKCTalk.com, view the full thread:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=41983&page=18 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=41983&page=18)






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: swake on September 23, 2021, 10:59:56 pm
That's some serious vaporware. None of that is a real plan.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 24, 2021, 10:47:12 am
                                                                      


Oklahoma City's Bricktown Marriott

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                                                                                        Pic update via OKCTalk.com

      $10 million project




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 24, 2021, 10:57:00 am



BancFirst Tower update via OKCTalk.com


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Appears to be the west side of BancFirst Tower, crews are preparing to begin work on the south side of the tower.

$70 million renovation project




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 27, 2021, 08:08:16 pm


  Boulevard Place mixed-use development approved by OCURA.

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     An 8-story development to include 265 residential units and 22,000 square feet of ground floor retail space as well as other amenities.

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   Luxury Apartment Complex To Be Built In Downtown OKC:  https://www.news9.com/story/61252c437e78e90bf3dfde96/luxury-apartment-complex-to-be-built-in-downtown-okc (https://www.news9.com/story/61252c437e78e90bf3dfde96/luxury-apartment-complex-to-be-built-in-downtown-okc)

$71 million Project





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on September 27, 2021, 08:45:15 pm


QuikTrip planning first OKC location

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OKCTalk.com reports:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46549 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46549)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 03, 2021, 06:13:48 pm

Ground broken on two OKC Industrial Park Developments


                                                                Access to I-35 - I-240 Corridor taking shape


                    
Blue Road Investments Breaks Ground on New Class-A Industrial Park in Oklahoma City

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          https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210923005765/en/Blue-Road-Investments-Breaks-Ground-on-New-Class-A-Industrial-Park-in-Oklahoma-City (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210923005765/en/Blue-Road-Investments-Breaks-Ground-on-New-Class-A-Industrial-Park-in-Oklahoma-City)
                                 

  
Sites accessible to Tinker AFB and Will Rogers World Airport

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           https://www.costar.com/article/343595150/dallas-firm-makes-foray-into-oklahoma-city-with-groundbreaking-of-three-building-industrial-park (https://www.costar.com/article/343595150/dallas-firm-makes-foray-into-oklahoma-city-with-groundbreaking-of-three-building-industrial-park)

  Dallas Firm Makes Foray Into Oklahoma City With Groundbreaking of Three-Building Industrial Park


    


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 16, 2021, 03:38:41 pm


Oklahoma City Scissortail Park

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       Pic via OKCTalk.com




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 16, 2021, 03:56:46 pm


Former Nuway Cleaners sold, converted to office & retail

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Project Estimate:  $2.5 million, pics via OKCTalk.com







Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 19, 2021, 01:13:27 pm



Oklahoma City's Distribution Sector Continues Growth

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The health of the Oklahoma City metro’s warehouse and distribution sector is reflected in recent data published by labor market analytics firm Emsi that shows between 2010 and 2020, the number of jobs within the sector grew by 56% or 10,000 jobs. That growth rate even outpaced the state and nation, which saw jobs grow at a rate of 33% and 21%, respectively. If you compare Oklahoma City’s job growth to the state and nation within the last five years (2015-2020), it is even more pronounced.

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Read the full story @ Velocity:  https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/economy/okc-s-warehouse-and-distribution-sector-thriving-e-commerce-playing-pivotal-role/ (https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/economy/okc-s-warehouse-and-distribution-sector-thriving-e-commerce-playing-pivotal-role/)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 20, 2021, 12:19:09 pm


UCO Stadium Expansion & Rename

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Richison's $10 million gift will boost capacity to 12,000 seats

UCO Press Release:

UCO Football Stadium Renamed Chad Richison Stadium


The University of Central Oklahoma ushered in a new era for Broncho athletics Wednesday, announcing its football facility will be renamed Chad Richison Stadium and unveiling extensive stadium improvements funded by the new namesake.

Chad Richison, founder and CEO of Paycom, a 1993 graduate of Central, announced an additional $10 million gift for the stadium improvements, bringing his total investment in the university to $25 million and continuing his legacy as the largest donor in UCO history.  

“I am passionate about higher education and collegiate athletics,” Richison said. “I appreciated the experience I had at UCO and hope this gift inspires others to accomplish something they may not have dreamed possible.”

The university celebrated Richison and his previous investments in UCO with a private ceremony Tuesday night atop the Sports Performance Center (SPC) overlooking the football stadium that bears his name. The SPC, its annex, the Hamilton Field House addition and baseball stadium upgrades, were all completed over the last few years thanks to generous donations from Richison.

UCO President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar added, "We could not provide the fullest measure of opportunity for our student athletes without Chad’s tremendous support. As the stadium’s seating and service capacity is increased by this gift, so too is our capacity for envisioning the future."

The university also announced it will designate its athletics facilities as the Chad Richison Sports Complex, with signage planned for five prominent locations.

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"Chad's multiple investments in our athletics facilities bolster our belief that UCO is a special place and Broncho athletic teams are uniquely positioned to win,” said Stan Wagnon, UCO athletic director. “His generosity, and moreso his confidence in our institution, give us a great sense of pride in representing Central. Chad's story and support of UCO inspires our coaches and students to reach higher and be assured that great things can be achieved in life, and it can all start here at UCO."

The Chad Richison Stadium improvement and expansion project includes extensive landscaping to the south end. Several hundred boulders will surround a new waterfall feature with new trees and an upgraded video board installed on the south hill. On the east side of the stadium, new stands with more than 1,900 seats will be added, increasing capacity to almost 12,000. The upper level will include new seating with a concourse including restrooms and concessions, as well as a new ticket office. New turf also will be installed on the football field.

Blatt Architects and Lingo Construction have been selected for the project. Work is expected to be completed for the beginning of the 2022 UCO football season.

Richison will be recognized at halftime of Saturday’s homecoming football game. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Previous investments by Richison have changed the landscape of the UCO campus.

In 2018, Central opened the Sports Performance Center, a 45,000-plus square feet, three-story building just north of the football field, which includes an academic center, nutrition area, theatre, two-story strength and conditioning area, as well as football locker room and offices for coaches and administrators.

Also, the UCO baseball field underwent significant improvements, including new artificial turf and a new exterior wall. Lights were installed to allow the Bronchos to play night games for the first time in school history. UCO also built a new clubhouse that includes coaches' offices, a high-tech spacious locker room, as well as concessions and restrooms.

An addition to the north side of Hamilton Field House opened in 2019 and includes one of the largest wrestling rooms in the country, a practice gymnasium, locker rooms and student-athlete lounges for wrestling, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, tennis, volleyball and soccer.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 21, 2021, 04:34:53 am

   Update on OKC's First QuikTrips
Southwest Corner of Hefner & I-35
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24 ft., tall sign to highlight new store; location will have access to Turner Turnpike
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Update & Pics via OKCTalk.com

The Brown family sold all 7-Eleven Oklahoma Stores to Corporate 7-Elevens (Dallas).  The convenience & travel store market continues its building boom with new or renovated stores planned by OnCue, 7-Eleven, Casey's, Circle K, & Love's Travel Stops penetrating the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 21, 2021, 11:09:43 am



Chickasaw Nation plans $300 million Resort on 100 acres near FAM Museum

Chickasaw Nation unveils plans for development of an expansive resort-style destination development adjacent to First Americans Museum in OKC

The resort-hotel will feature an 11-story, 404-room hotel, providing guests with luxurious accommodations, riverfront and lagoon views and proximity to the heart of Oklahoma City and the Boathouse District.

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     The Chickasaw Nation Press Release:
          Release Date: October 21, 2021
          by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

      OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 21, 2021) – Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby today unveiled plans for a major resort-style development
      to be located adjacent to the newly-opened First Americans Museum. Situated along the Oklahoma River near downtown Oklahoma City,
      OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark will be a $300+ million tourist destination designed to continue the momentum of economic development
      in Oklahoma City.

     “Strong partnerships and diligent effort among city and state officials and private entities have been integral to the launch of the First
      Americans    Museum,” said Gov. Anoatubby. "With this world-class First Americans Museum now in operation, we are ready to turn our focus
      to what we believe will be another significant tourism and hospitality venue. It is our vision that the OKANA Resort will enhance the experience
      for visitors from not only our region, but across North America and around the world.

     “OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark has been designed to complement the First Americans Museum’s focus on cultural experience as well as  
     connect visitors to other entertainment experiences along this established and vibrant part of the Oklahoma River.”

     Plans announced detailed the first phase of the project, which is scheduled to develop approximately 40 acres of the total 140 acres held by
     AICCM Land Development, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation.

     The resort-hotel will feature an 11-story, 404-room hotel, providing guests with luxurious accommodations, riverfront and lagoon views and              
     proximity to the heart of Oklahoma City and the Boathouse District. A five-acre outdoor adventure lagoon designed for relaxation and play
     will sit at the center of the property and will be comprised of one main body of water and two smaller bodies of water – all lined with sandy
     beaches. A pedestrian bridge will stretch across the main body of water, allowing guests to easily move throughout the property. The resort
     also will feature a 33,000 square-foot family entertainment center, over 100,000 square-foot indoor waterpark, 39,000 square-feet of conference
     center space, spa and golf simulator, and multiple retail outlets, and dining options.

     Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Commerce Bill Lance said that cooperation between local and state government and business leaders made this
     type of investment possible.

     “Undoubtedly, an entertainment and lodging complex of this magnitude will add significantly to the exciting progress going on in Oklahoma City.
      Initially, the resort is projected to employ 400 people and the annualized economic impact year one is projected to be $97 million. Additionally,
      estimates for the 10-year economic impact of this development are projected to exceed $1 billion, with full-time employment expanding to
      approximately 700-800.”

     The development also will feature a Native American Market and amphitheater. The market provides a space for First American artists to
     showcase works of art or other creations. The amphitheater and outdoor lawn will accommodate roughly 1,500 people. These venues are meant
     to augment the museum’s programming with local artist performances, festivals, lectures and similar events.

     Lance noted that the development will connect easily with the Boathouse District through a new Oklahoma River Cruises Ferry Landing funded
     through a $4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration. Additional access to the area will be available through the trails system from
     both the north and the south. With the property located directly on the Oklahoma River, visitors will have a front-row seat to the starting line for
     U.S. Rowing National High Performance Center’s 2000-meter course.

     Wynne/Jackson, a Dallas-based real estate development firm, is assisting in the development design for the entire project. New York-based
     Aquatic Development Group is the hotel developer, while Wisconsin-based ADCI is the hotel and waterpark architect. Benchmark Hospitality will
     operate the hotel and waterpark, which is expected to employ about 500 people in its operations. CallisonRTKL also is assisting in the master
     planning of the entire project and serving as architect for the Native American Marketplace and retail and dining components. Johnson &
     Associates from Oklahoma City assisted with site preparation and ongoing work.

     Project funding, including site remediation, infrastructure and development, will come from both private and public sources. Public funding will
     include tax increment funds, MAPS4, federal transportation grants and funds from existing general obligation bonds.

     The plans submitted today estimate a project completion in the late spring of 2024.

     City and business leaders commented on the announcement of OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark.

     “The caliber of this development is world-class and truly worthy of America’s 22nd-largest city,” said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. “FAM’s
     opening was just the first step in establishing this site’s potential for our community. The announcement of the development plan illustrates how
     Oklahoma City can emerge as an international destination for Native and Indigenous culture. This development helps to further create a place
     where Native and Indigenous people will come together, and a place where all people will experience that culture. On behalf of the people of
     Oklahoma City, we are so grateful to the Chickasaw Nation for its vision and its commitment to this project. Our mutual partnership is something
     that Oklahoma City deeply values.”

     “We are excited to see the area around the First Americans Museum (FAM) be developed with care and appreciation for the architectural integrity
     of the museum. Our new neighbors, the AICCM Land Development, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation, have been
     collaborative and inclusive with FAM as the project has been designed. The FAM team has played an advisory role throughout the process. FAM,
     as well as the surrounding communities, will greatly benefit from the presence of the conference hotel and water park,” said James Pepper Henry,
     First Americans Museum Director and CEO.

     Roy Williams, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President and CEO said, “The number of hospitality and lodging options available for OKC visitors
     of all types has exploded in the past few years. And, soon, the OKANA resort will bring an additional experience that complements our unique
     new museum. The economic impact of a commercial development of this magnitude, especially in proximity to the new park and the First
     Americans Museum, builds on the momentum achieved in our city in recent years. It is a tribute to the “can do” spirit of OKC public and private
     sector leaders, including especially our partners at the Chickasaw Nation.”

     Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau President Zac Craig said, “As the world emerges from the pandemic, we expect the competition in
     the convention space will be intense for several years. But I can say with confidence that OKC stands ready with world class attractions for both
     leisure travel and convention business to compete with any city in this region and beyond. The OKANA project is a welcome and exciting addition
     to OKC’s hospitality and entertainment portfolio and will further magnify the economic vitality of our city.”

     More pics linked to OKCTalk.com  https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=754-Huge-hotel-lagoon-and-waterpark-planned-for-OK-River (https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=754-Huge-hotel-lagoon-and-waterpark-planned-for-OK-River)

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Video response from Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnKlWvF_bWk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnKlWvF_bWk)

                                                                                 $300 million Project

 
    








Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: ComeOnBenjals on October 21, 2021, 02:43:55 pm
Wow, great for OKC... that water park resort is going to be phenomenal.. OKC momentum continues to challenge and create (I hope) motivation and inspiration in Tulsa. Definitely a good thing... Tulsa is going to have to keep the foot on the gas to stay within range of OKC at this rate.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 21, 2021, 05:58:40 pm
Wow, great for OKC... that water park resort is going to be phenomenal.. OKC momentum continues to challenge and create (I hope) motivation and inspiration in Tulsa. Definitely a good thing... Tulsa is going to have to keep the foot on the gas to stay within range of OKC at this rate.

This is certainly good news for OKC and Oklahoma, especially considering the FAM Museum almost didn't get completed.  Thanks to the Chickasaw Nation Tribe to make all of this possible.   Fingers crossed that this $300 million resort will come to fruition in full without being downsized.

Good luck Tulsa, got a feeling there's something big in store for T-town's future.
 


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 21, 2021, 06:48:01 pm


OKCTalk.com reports: Texas-based Truck Yard planned for Bricktown

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Report from OKCTalk.com:

A large bar, live music venue and food truck park is being planned for an empty lot along the Bricktown canal.

The Truck Yard is a popular 'adult playground' in the Lower Greenville area of Dallas. They also have locations in Houston and The Colony, Texas.

It consists of a large indoor/outdoor beer garden, live music venue and food truck park.

The Dallas location has at least three rotating food trucks every day and live music multiple times a week. They also showcase custom trucks and operate from 11 AM to midnight every day.

Truck Yard is family- and dog-friendly but transitions to 21+ after 9 PM.

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The sculptures standing on the site cost $6.2 million (45 life-sized pieces) is one of the largest bronze sculptures in the world.

The location in Oklahoma City would be next to the Oklahoma Land Run Monument, which features 45 oversized bronze sculptures at the south end of the Bricktown Canal. The location is just south of Bass Pro Shops and adjacent to a large parking lot to the east.

Plans show the intent to start work in June of next year and open the following spring.

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This should boost activity on the south end of the Bricktown Canal.  This is the turnaround for the boats on the Bricktown Canal where you can
board the Riverboats.

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Bricktown Water Taxi & Riverboats
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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 24, 2021, 12:10:46 pm


Coming to Oklahoma City in 2024


OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark

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     Video animation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3RtCoDZMZM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3RtCoDZMZM)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 25, 2021, 03:34:55 pm


Oklahoma City Myriad Gardens

        Crystal Bridge Renovations

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          https://youtu.be/qXzUdkb46K4 (https://youtu.be/qXzUdkb46K4)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on October 29, 2021, 06:05:25 pm

Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust - 10/26/2021

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYHi4-qGQHw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYHi4-qGQHw)

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 01, 2021, 03:47:37 pm



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Demolition of old Oklahoma City Municipal Courts and Police Headquarters complex:  https://kfor.com/news/local/demolition-of-old-oklahoma-city-municipal-courts-and-police-headquarters-complex-to-begin-monday/ (https://kfor.com/news/local/demolition-of-old-oklahoma-city-municipal-courts-and-police-headquarters-complex-to-begin-monday/)







Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: tulsabug on November 01, 2021, 04:51:18 pm
Demolition of old Oklahoma City Municipal Courts and Police Headquarters complex:  https://kfor.com/news/local/demolition-of-old-oklahoma-city-municipal-courts-and-police-headquarters-complex-to-begin-monday/ (https://kfor.com/news/local/demolition-of-old-oklahoma-city-municipal-courts-and-police-headquarters-complex-to-begin-monday/)

Kinda surprised they wouldn't try to repurpose it in some way instead of a tear-down for a parking lot.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 10, 2021, 04:43:07 am


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Team selected for development of $500 million industrial park

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Site work is expected to begin by spring on what will be a $500 million mix of industrial, office and retail space on an industrial reserve set up by the Oklahoma Industries Authority (OIC).

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 10, 2021, 07:20:43 pm

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   OKCTalk reports...

Chic Dream Hotels announce plans for two Bricktown towers

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Project Cost Estimate:  $275 million.

Press release:

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Dream Hotel Group Sets Its Sights On Oklahoma City

NEW YORK, NY – Celebrated hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group today announced plans to open two new Dream Hotel and Unscripted Hotel locations in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2024. Designed by Miami-based CUBE3 Architects and built by general contractor Hensel Phelps, the 220-room Dream Hotel and 174-room Unscripted Hotel will be the centerpiece of a large mixed-use development project with California-based Matteson Capital LLC.

Located at the corner of East Reno Street and Oklahoma Avenue, the 14-story Dream Hotel will feature 220 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites, five dynamic dining and nightlife venues, including an expansive rooftop pool deck, bar and grille with sweeping views skyline view, state-of-the-art health and wellness facilities and 11,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. Next door, the 14-story Unscripted hotel will feature 174 well-appointed guest rooms and two signature food and beverage offerings, including a lower-level rooftop bar.

When complete, the $275 million development will add two new lifestyle hotels, 394 guest rooms and suites, seven restaurants and bars, and 150 private residences to Oklahoma City’s growing downtown district. Its proximity to Chickasaw Ballpark, Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, PayCom Arena, and historic Bricktown Canal will establish the complex as a fully-amenitized destination, attracting local Oklahomans and travelers to experience the city’s emerging Bricktown Entertainment District.

“We found a great partner in Scot Matteson,” said Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein. “Oklahoma City is an incredible destination to launch our brands and we’re fortunate to collaborate with visionary developers like the team at Matteson Capital who share our ambitions to grow and develop our brands in Oklahoma City and other established and emerging markets across the country.”

Scot Matteson, CEO of California-based Matteson Capital LLC commented, “We are very excited to announce this strategic partnership with Dream Hotel Group. Dream and Unscripted are the centerpiece of this landmark development and the ideal catalyst to help transform Oklahoma City and infuse new energy into an already exciting area of Bricktown.”

Matteson Capital’s local partners, Brad Hogan and Randy Hogan, whose firm was the original developer of Oklahoma City’s Lower Bricktown District added, “This mixed-use development, anchored by Dream and Unscripted, will draw locals Oklahomans and out of town guests to new culinary experiences, live entertainment and one-of-a-kind hospitality that’s unlike anything else in the area. We are grateful for Dream Hotel Group and Matteson Capital’s commitment to bringing this project to life in downtown Oklahoma City.”

Christian Glauser Benz, Vice President of Development for Dream Hotel Group said, “Oklahoma City had been on our radar for quite some time. Following the success of Dream Nashville, we recognized other midsize cities in the Midwest that were ripe for this type of product. Matteson Capital ‘s vision for Oklahoma City embodies the potential that this market represents, and we are honored to partner with them.”

Located east of Oklahoma City’s downtown business district, Bricktown isthe city’s original warehouse and distribution center turned entertainment district. Founded days after the Land Run of 1889, Bricktown was, and still is, a central hub connecting not only railroads and highways, but local citizens and visitors. The thriving urban district is now home to more than 50 restaurants, bars, and retail shops, and a plethora of family-friendly attractions and public art, museums galleries, even an urban beach for summer fun. And when the sun goes down, the party gets started. The canal that runs throughout Bricktown is sprinkled with live music venues and clubs offering a variety of musical stylings every day of the week. The diversity of businesses, educational institutions, housing, and leisure activities make it a true 24/7 destination, and one of the most distinct and historic in Oklahoma City.

Underwritten by a design philosophy that is both surreal and contemporarily chic, Dream Hotels are individually curated properties that together comprise a unique narrative. With locations in the United States and abroad, the design and experience of each property is informed by its locale and taken to Dream status by a pool of world-renowned architects and interior designers. The result is a stay experience well-suited to the discerning traveler who seeks comfort in a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Powered by a philosophy that travel should be an adventure and not a routine, Unscripted the perfect backdrop to discover and celebrate your inner explorer. Every city has a story to tell, and Unscripted adapts to each location, offering beautifully designed, highly activated spaces that meet the needs of both its guests and its home cities. Through hyperlocal food and beverage, thoughtful design, and a culture of friendly service, Unscripted offers the best of the best in ways that are approachable to all.

With 16 hotels in its portfolio today and another 20 locations in various stages of development across the globe, Dream Hotel Group remains one of the fastest growing independent lifestyle hotel companies in the world. Today’s announcement signals another exciting milestone in the continued growth and evolution of the company and its portfolio of lifestyle brands.

Dream Hotels
Our upper upscale lifestyle brand, Dream Hotels was created for global travelers who crave exceptional service and built- in nightlife as part of their stay. Dream boasts ultra-modern properties that invite guests to discover the other side of themselves – one that is equal parts playful and practical.

Unscripted™ Hotels
Unscripted Hotels is a new hospitality brand and lifestyle concept for the progressive, creative traveler. Every city has a story to tell, and Unscripted adapts to each location, offering beautifully designed, highly activated spaces that meet the needs of both its guests and its home cities.

Dream Hotel Group is a hotel brand and management company with a rich, 30-year history of managing properties in some of the world"s most highly competitive hotel environments. Home to its Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels brands, Dream Hotel Group encompasses three business lines: Proprietary Brands, Hotel Management and Dining & Nightlife. The Company is committed to the philosophy that forward-thinking design, service and guest experiences should be available across market segments. Dream Hotel Group is dedicated to offering travelers an authentic connection to their chosen destination through a truly original approach. For more information, please visit www.dreamhotelgroup.com and follow @dreamhotelgroup on Twitter.


OKCTalk.com reports:  https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=758-Hotel-group-announces-plans-for-two-Bricktown-Hotels (https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=758-Hotel-group-announces-plans-for-two-Bricktown-Hotels)

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 18, 2021, 12:42:02 pm


OKCTalk.com reports:  Part of Crossroads Mall to become Asian Plaza

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Recently, a building permit was filed to construct an Asian “Friendship Gate” in the northwest parking area of Crossroads by the same architect that built a nearly identical structure at the Salt Lake City complex.

Link:  https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=762-Part-of-Crossroads-Mall-to-become-Asian-Plaza (https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=762-Part-of-Crossroads-Mall-to-become-Asian-Plaza)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 24, 2021, 06:00:08 pm

Rother Shrine and yet-to-be (Papal brief), Basilica updates...


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      Updated pics via the Oklahoman of exterior (above) and interior (below)

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700 SE 89th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73149

Project construction cost:  $40 million


          Source:  Oklahoman, November 22, 2021




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 25, 2021, 05:36:04 am


Bricktown set for $275 million construction project

Dream Hotel and Unscripted will tower over Bricktown starting in 2024.

Lower Bricktown and the FAM area to see $600 million in hotels and condominium development


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KOCO-TV 5 Reports https://www.koco.com/article/two-new-hotels-coming-to-bricktown-in-2024/38215701 (https://www.koco.com/article/two-new-hotels-coming-to-bricktown-in-2024/38215701)

Developers say they’re set to start construction next spring on two 14-story hotels that, along with a planned 18-story condominium tower, will extend the downtown skyline south toward the Oklahoma River.--Oklahoman, November 25, 2021

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This area from Lower Bricktown to the First Americans Museum (FAM) will see two impressive developments starting construction in 2022 with the Chickasaw Tribes $300 million OKANA Resort, it will to include a 400-room hotel, an indoor/outdoor water park, retail, dining and conference facilities.

Now the Dream Hotel group has added to that stretch of development.






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 27, 2021, 03:10:12 pm


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Project cost: $175 million




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on November 30, 2021, 01:15:40 am
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Okana Resort reveal more details on $300 million Hotel & Indoor Waterpark  . . .          . . . OKCTalk.com report on additional details.


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Link to OKCTalk.com  Additional details revealed for $300 million resort https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=763-Details-revealed-for-300-million-resort (https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=763-Details-revealed-for-300-million-resort)


'A May 21 economic study commissioned by the Chickasaw Nation reports the resort is expected to have a 10-year combined resort and visitor spending impact of $1.3 billion.'--Steve Lackmeyer, Oklahoman, October 25, 2021





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 03, 2021, 02:18:03 pm



    Colcord Hotel Oklahoma, Curio Collection by Hilton

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      Over 100 years of history in OKC

In the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, our historical hotel is directly across from Myriad Botanical Gardens. Paycom Center and Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum are within walking distance. Enjoy panoramic views over the city from the top of Devon Tower, as well as from our on-site restaurant and 4,950 sq. ft. of event space.


108 Luxury Hotel Rooms






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 07, 2021, 01:14:58 pm
Consumer Cellular Arizona carrier to open customer service center in Oklahoma City

December 07, 2021 01:41 PM Eastern Standard Time
OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)
--Top rated wireless carrier Consumer Cellular today announced it will bring more than 300 full-time and part-time jobs to Oklahoma City in the coming months.

The average full-time employee will make around $54,000 per year, and is provided full insurance benefits. Additional benefits include flexible schedules and working from home options. Employees are also eligible for tuition reimbursement and other incentives.

The move to Oklahoma City marks the first time in the company’s 25 year history it has expanded outside of its headquarters in Arizona or Oregon offices.

Consumer Cellular CEO Ed Evans said Oklahoma City is strategically located in the center of the country, which makes the location perfect for this expansion.

“As our company continues to grow, it is vital to expand our footprint to remain competitive,” Evans said. “Oklahoma City is the perfect location to serve our customers located in the middle of the country. I appreciate the support from our team, as well as all of our partners in the state who helped make this possible. With this move, we look forward to bettering our award winning service, while being a community partner in Oklahoma City.”

Consumer Cellular has been ranked number one by J.D. Power 11 times in a row for best customer service. The company is 100% based in the United States, where it serves over 4 million customers.

“It is an honor to welcome Consumer Cellular to Oklahoma City,” Congresswoman Stephanie Bice said. “This company has a distinct track record of success, and we are happy to see them expand their business by opening an office here in the Sooner State. Oklahoma is a top destination for business development and expansion, with a low cost of living, and high quality of life.”

The Oklahoma City office will be located at the former Baker Hughes building, located at 12701 N. Santa Fe Ave. The company is looking to hire supervisors, IT support staff, call center representatives and more.

“I am proud to be one of the first to welcome Consumer Cellular to Oklahoma City,” Oklahoma City Chamber President and CEO Roy Williams said. “This is growing company with a strong track record for employee engagement and community partnership. We look forward to working with them as they continue to grow.”

While the company is continuously recruiting, classes are capped at 30 to 50 individuals per training to ensure hands-on instruction. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit www.consumercellular.com/careers, or be on the lookout for hiring events in the area.

“Consumer Cellular is a proven and trusted company that is investing heavily in Oklahoma City and we are proud to have them here,” said Oklahoma Employment Securities Commission Director Shelley Zumwalt. “We are also excited to work with them to find high quality candidates to fill roles vital to their stellar team. I appreciate their partnership and dedication to brining jobs to Oklahoma City.”

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The company plans to lease two floors of the Baker Hughes building at 12701 N Santa Fe Avenue at the Kilpatrick Turnpike.


Video link:  https://www.news9.com/story/61abcce926b30e0bf781d562/the-hot-seat:-consumer-cellular-moves-to-oklahoma (https://www.news9.com/story/61abcce926b30e0bf781d562/the-hot-seat:-consumer-cellular-moves-to-oklahoma)


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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 13, 2021, 07:47:38 pm


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Updated pic via OKCTalk.com  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=39133&page=3&p=1189229#post1189229 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=39133&page=3&p=1189229#post1189229)

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  Hyatt Place, Bricktown, Oklahoma City

       132 Rooms

20 Russell M. Perry Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104

Whether you’re visiting for business, leisure, or a little of both, you’ll love our convenient downtown location near Paycom Center Arena, Prairie Surf Media Studio, Bricktown Entertainment District, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City Community College and many other Oklahoma City attractions.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 14, 2021, 03:26:20 pm


Oklahoma City's First National Center Updates via OKCTalk.com

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          Hotel accommodations, the 146-room hotel will open on March 1st and be known as The National, part of the exclusive Autograph
          Collection by Marriott.

   
The Historic Great Banking Hall

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              Beautiful Art Decor and restored lighting


New owners and developers Gary Brooks, Oklahoma City & Charlie Nicholas, Texas Contractor


Iconic First National Center set to reopen:  https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=766-Iconic-First-National-Center-set-to-reopen (https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=766-Iconic-First-National-Center-set-to-reopen)

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 22, 2021, 04:23:59 am
Oklahoma City Welcomes Quik Trips

City Council Approves Zoning Request for Quik Trips

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In October of 2021, the Oklahoma City Planning Commission approved application for the city's first Quik Trips Convenience Store.

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday has approved a zoning request to allow construction of a Quik Trips convenience store franchise at 4000 E Hefner Road, with the property planned along the the nearby I-35 Service Road near Frontier City Amusement Park.

The Tulsa based company has 900 QT locations throughout the country with 81 located inside the Sooner State.

Stillwater based On-Cue has multiple locations throughout Oklahoma City as more quality convenience stores continue to infiltrate the metropolitan area.

The Brown Family recently sold its 112 independent chain of 7-Eleven stores in the metropolitan to Dallas based 7 Eleven Corporation out of Irving, Texas.

It hasn't been revealed as to when construction of the city's first store will begin.





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 22, 2021, 02:42:20 pm


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$40 million expansion project


The new facility will help Carvana address increased demand, and bring a projected 350 new jobs to Oklahoma City. The 190,000-square-foot facility will be part of the company’s nationwide logistics network.

Carvana, the fastest-growing auto retailer in the U.S., will invest $40 million to open an Inspection and Reconditioning Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

The new facility will help Carvana address increased demand, and bring a projected 350 new jobs to Oklahoma City. The 190,000-square-foot facility will be part of the company’s nationwide logistics network.

Recent update thru OKCTalk;  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46103&page=2&p=1190170#post1190170 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46103&page=2&p=1190170#post1190170)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 22, 2021, 05:31:02 pm

Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine & 2,000 seat church


Blessed Stanley Rother Shine webcam:  https://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aPublicWebcam.embed&WebcamPublicEmbedUID=94BCCE88-AE07-4F31-A958-474BE766DA40&width=700&height=400&background=black (https://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aPublicWebcam.embed&WebcamPublicEmbedUID=94BCCE88-AE07-4F31-A958-474BE766DA40&width=700&height=400&background=black)


Update on Rother Shrine & proposed Basilica style church

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Aerial drone pic via OKCTalk.com


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Project construction costs:  $40 million



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on December 30, 2021, 11:46:47 am

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Good news about Amazon from OKCTalk.com


...And the jobs keep on coming


Amazon has filed plans to build another facility in Oklahoma City.

This will be 535,790 square feet (vs. 300,000 at the older facility) and likely employ hundreds. The site plan shows almost 500 employee parking spaces.--OKCTalk.com, December 30, 2021

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Amazon will have eight facilities in Oklahoma City totaling 4,945,546 square feet.  The new sortation facility (see Graph Image above ^ will employ 400 at 8832 S.W. 15th Street bringing Amazon's employment total will exceed 4,000 employees in Oklahoma City.


For more information visit OKCTalk.com https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46696&p=1190771#post1190771 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46696&p=1190771#post1190771)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 01, 2022, 11:39:38 pm




BancFirst Tower crown cover and updates

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  Above pics via OKCTalk.com

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               Pic via Velocity

BancFirst is excited to be making such a substantial investment in downtown. David Harlow, CEO of BancFirst Corporation, said the company was out of room at its building at 101 N. Broadway and was leasing a floor in the tower.

“Our investment was both out of necessity and a desire to remain downtown,” he said. “The tower is good long-term solution for us and our ownership of the tower is certainly a great outcome for downtown. Corporate headquarters are important for cities. We are here for the long haul and excited about the prospects for BancFirst Tower, its role in our company’s future, and its place in the ongoing redevelopment and renaissance of downtown Oklahoma City.”

Outside, people will notice the ongoing glasswork, which is expected to be done in January 2022. The glass is being installed one floor at a time, going around the building from north, east, south then west.--Excerpts from OKC Velocity

Full story link - OKC Velocity https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/longtime-downtown-anchor-bancfirst-expands-presence-prominence-on-skyline/?back=super_blog (https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/longtime-downtown-anchor-bancfirst-expands-presence-prominence-on-skyline/?back=super_blog)



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 04, 2022, 04:47:23 am


Quik Trips Coming To Moore . . .

All business impacted by this are in favor of the development.

2nd QT anticipates development in Metro OKC.


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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 04, 2022, 01:51:35 pm


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Costco Call Center Approved by Oklahoma City Council.

     . . . Allocates Care Act money as the jobs keep on coming

The $3 million incentive, promises over 1,000 jobs, median salary $60,000 a year.

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Costco call center design shown above at the former Hertz Reservation Center.
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The current Costco Northwest Oklahoma City Warehouse



Oklahoma City Free Press https://freepressokc.com/council-approves-costco-incentive-allocates-cares-act-money/ (https://freepressokc.com/council-approves-costco-incentive-allocates-cares-act-money/)






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 11, 2022, 03:59:10 pm

BancFirst Tower Pic updated via OKCTalk.com

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on January 16, 2022, 02:12:50 pm


Quik Trips Coming To Moore . . .

All business impacted by this are in favor of the development.

2nd QT anticipates development in Metro OKC.


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I would still take OnCue over QT - if nothing else, just for the fountain drinks!   OnCue and Kum & Go both have better drinks!!   By a lot!






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 16, 2022, 07:48:14 pm
              
Chickasaw Nation unveils plans for development of an expansive resort-style destination development adjacent to First Americans Museum in OKC

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                               Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby today unveiled plans for a major
                               resort-style development to be located adjacent to the newly-opened First
                               Americans Museum. Situated along the Oklahoma River near downtown
                               Oklahoma City, OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark will be a $300+ million tourist
                               destination designed to continue the momentum of economic development in
                               Oklahoma City.

                               “Strong partnerships and diligent effort among city and state officials
                                and private entities have been integral to the launch of the First
                                Americans Museum,” said Gov. Anoatubby. "With this world-lass
                                First Americans Museum now in operation, we are ready to turn
                                our focus to what we believe will be another significant tourism
                                and hospitality venue. It is our vision that the OKANA Resort
                                will enhance the experience for visitors from not only our region,
                                but across North America and around the world.”
                              
                               “OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark has been designed to complement
                               the First Americans Museum’s focus on cultural experience as well as
                               connect visitors to other entertainment experiences along this established
                               and vibrant part of the Oklahoma River.”

                               Plans announced detailed the first phase of the project, which is scheduled to
                               develop approximately 40 acres of the total 140 acres held by AICCM Land
                               Development, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation.

                               The resort-hotel will feature an 11-story, 404-room hotel, providing guests with
                               luxurious accommodations, riverfront and lagoon views and proximity to the heart
                               of Oklahoma City and the Boathouse District. A five-acre outdoor adventure lagoon
                               designed for relaxation and play will sit at the center of the property and will be
                               comprised of one main body of water and two smaller bodies of water – all lined
                               with sandy beaches. A pedestrian bridge will stretch across the main body of water,
                               allowing guests to easily move throughout the property. The resort also will feature
                               a 33,000 square-foot family entertainment center, over 100,000 square-feet indoor
                               waterpark, 39,000 square-feet of conference center space, spa and golf simulator,
                               and multiple retail outlets, and dining options.

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                               Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Commerce Bill Lance said that cooperation between local
                               and state government and business leaders made this type of investment possible.
                               “Undoubtedly, an entertainment and lodging complex of this magnitude will add significantly
                               to the exciting progress going on in Oklahoma City. Initially, the resort is projected to employ
                               400 people and the annualized economic impact year one is projected to be $97 million.
                               Additionally, estimates for the 10-year economic impact of this development are projected
                               to exceed $1 billion, with full-time employment expanding to approximately 700-800.”

                               The development also will feature a Native American Market and amphitheater. The market
                               provides a space for First American artists to showcase works of art or other creations.
                               The amphitheater and outdoor lawn will accommodate roughly 1,500 people. These venues
                               are meant to augment the museum’s programming with local artist performances, festivals,
                               lectures and similar events.

                               Lance noted that the development will connect easily with the Boathouse District through a
                               new Oklahoma River Cruises Ferry Landing funded through a $4 million grant from the Federal
                               Transit Administration. Additional access to the area will be available through the trails system
                               from both the north and the south. With the property located directly on the Oklahoma River,
                               visitors will have a front-row seat to the starting line for U.S. Rowing National High Performance
                               Center’s 2000-meter course.

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                               Wynne/Jackson, a Dallas-based real estate development firm, is assisting in the development
                               design for the entire project. New York-based Aquatic Development Group is the hotel developer,
                               while Wisconsin-based ADCI is the hotel and waterpark architect. Benchmark Hospitality will
                               operate the hotel and waterpark, which is expected to employ about 500 people in its operations.
                               CallisonRTKL also is assisting in the master planning of the entire project and serving as architect
                               for the Native American Marketplace and retail and dining components. Johnson & Associates
                               from Oklahoma City assisted with site preparation and ongoing work.

                               Project funding, including site remediation, infrastructure and development, will come from both
                               private and public sources. Public funding will include tax increment funds, MAPS4, federal
                               transportation grants and funds from existing general obligation bonds.

                               The plans submitted today estimate a project completion in the late spring of 2024.

                               City and business leaders commented on the announcement of OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark.

                               “The caliber of this development is world-class and truly worthy of America’s 22nd-largest city,”
                               said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. “FAM’s opening was just the first step in establishing this
                               site’s potential for our community. The announcement of the development plan illustrates how
                               Oklahoma City can emerge as an international destination for Native and Indigenous culture.
                               This development helps to further create a place where Native and Indigenous people will come
                               together, and a place where all people will experience that culture. On behalf of the people of
                               Oklahoma City, we are so grateful to the Chickasaw Nation for its vision and its commitment to
                               this project. Our mutual partnership is something that Oklahoma City deeply values.”

                               “We are excited to see the area around the First Americans Museum (FAM) be developed with
                               care and appreciation for the architectural integrity of the museum. Our new neighbors, the
                               AICCM Land Development, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation, have been
                               collaborative and inclusive with FAM as the project has been designed. The FAM team has played
                               an advisory role throughout the process. FAM, as well as the surrounding communities, will greatly
                               benefit from the presence of the conference hotel and water park,” said James Pepper Henry,
                               First Americans Museum Director and CEO.

                               Roy Williams, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President and CEO said, “The number of hospitality
                               and lodging options available for OKC visitors of all types has exploded in the past few years.
                               And, soon, the OKANA resort will bring an additional experience that complements our unique new
                               museum. The economic impact of a commercial development of this magnitude, especially in
                               proximity to the new park and the First Americans Museum, builds on the momentum achieved in
                               our city in recent years.  It is a tribute to the “can do” spirit of OKC public and private sector leaders,
                               including especially our partners at the Chickasaw Nation.”

                               Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau President Zac Craig said, “As the world emerges from
                               the pandemic, we expect the competition in the convention space will be intense for several years.
                               But I can say with confidence that OKC stands ready with world class attractions for both leisure
                               travel and convention business to compete with any city in this region and beyond. The OKANA project
                               is a welcome and exciting addition to OKC’s hospitality and entertainment portfolio and will further
                               magnify the economic vitality of our city.”

                SOURCE:   VELOCITY By Staff Reports / Development / October 21, 2021









Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 19, 2022, 01:05:05 pm


Oklahoma City Innovation District

MAPS 4 Innovation Hall

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                                          Oklahoma City Council approved the Master Development Agreement for Convergence to build MAPS 4 Innovation Hall!
                                          The development is set to be constructed in parallel with Convergence’s office tower, a 107-key hotel, underground
                                          parking and public green space.

 
$10 Million in funding awarded for this project







Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 19, 2022, 05:53:40 pm


Oklahoma City Innovation District

MAPS 4 matching $10 million funds for Innovation Hall


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The $180 million Convergence development includes more than $10 million for the construction of Innovation Hall.

The development also includes an office tower with 50,000 square feet of lab space and subterranean parking, a full-service hotel and a public space that includes the Beacon of Hope monument.

The location of the future Innovation Hall – one of the city’s MAPS 4 projects – is seen on this map of the Convergence development in near northeast Oklahoma City. (Courtesy of Oklahoma City)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Construction is set to begin this spring on a MAPS 4 project expected to create jobs and encourage more diversification of the local economy.

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved a master development agreement with the Oklahoma City Redevelopment Authority and BT Development LLC for the construction and development of the MAPS 4 Innovation Hall.

Activities at Innovation Hall could include learning academies like coding training for all ages; versatile space for meetings and events related to innovation and entrepreneurship; and pop-up spaces for entrepreneurs to showcase new ideas and build connections.

It will be part of the Convergence development – a joint venture of Robinson Park and Gardner Tanenbaum – in the heart of the Oklahoma City Innovation District. The 2.7-acre site lies between the University of Oklahoma Research Park and Oklahoma State University’s Hamm Institute for American Energy.

“It’s really connecting the universities together and providing a place where the universities will work together to provide new innovation and new job opportunities for all Oklahomans,” said Mark Beffort with Robinson Park.

The $180 million Convergence development includes more than $10 million for the construction of Innovation Hall included in the recent passage of MAPS 4.

The development includes an office tower with 50,000 square feet of lab space and subterranean parking, a full-service hotel and a public space that includes the Beacon of Hope monument.

Oklahoma City Redevelopment Authority said the agreement approved Tuesday spells out a way that $10 million in MAPS 4 funds can be provided to this project according to Cathy O'Connor.

“Innovation Hall always was intended to be a private-public partnership constructed with $10 million from MAPS to match $10 million from non-MAPS sources, O’Connor said.

Mayor David Holt said the $10 million match was pushed by the council and the MAPS 4 development process.

“Our hope was to get $10 million obviously out of it and we’re getting a $180 million project, so I think that’s money well spent,” Holt said.

The developer’s $10 million will go for land cost, infrastructure,  90 spaces in a parking garage dedicated to Innovation Hall.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for  April 2022 and the grand opening two years later in March 2024.

“This project will go under construction all at once – so the hotel, the office, the lab space, all the public realm improvements will all happen at the same time,” O'Connor said.

The city has approval of the conceptual design for Innovation Hall. The developer will construct, operate and maintain the facility and will convey the title for the surface of the land where hall is built to the Oklahoma City Redevelopment Authority.

“When we are talking about the operation of Innovation Hall we are talking about the physical building, not the operator who will provide the services and programming that the city will fund through MAPS 4,”  replied O’Connor.


Project Cost Estimate:  $180 million





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 21, 2022, 10:16:00 pm

     Oklahoma City New Residential Development

          West Shores of Lake Overholser

                     OKCTalk reports...

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/23overholser1.jpg)

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/23overholser2.jpg)

Appears to have 500 plots for homes.

View discussion at OKCTalk.com - https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46724&p=1193496#post1193496 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46724&p=1193496#post1193496)

 




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 22, 2022, 03:33:34 pm

Chickasaw Nation's Okana Resort site work begins

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Reports from our friends at OKCTalk.com

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                  Images via OKCTalk.com
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Oklahoma City Council will vote on Tuesday, February 1, whether to exempt this project from the areas' design and review.

Site work will involve getting the site ready for foundation and for utility infrrastructure to provide access to tilities and setting up infrastructure for broadband for internet services.

The 404 room hotel and convention center will rise eleven stories in height.  The resort will add a luxury hotel  along the hotel corridor development on Reno Avenue to downtown as you travel west into the core of Oklahoma City.

The resort will occupy 40 of the 100 acres the city gave to the Chickasaw Nation for completion of the First Americans Museum.


Project cost:  $300 million


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 25, 2022, 05:01:00 am


Oklahoma City's KWTV - News 9 reports:

  https://www.news9.com/story/61ee2c6a1bd6570c0d1a3f9b/work-begins-on-chickasaw-resort-planned-for-downtown-okc (https://www.news9.com/story/61ee2c6a1bd6570c0d1a3f9b/work-begins-on-chickasaw-resort-planned-for-downtown-okc)
Site work begins on Chickasaw Nation's Okana Resort

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        $300 Million Project




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 26, 2022, 09:16:29 pm


   
6100 Grand


Brownstones development, Oklahoma City

      OKCTalk.com reports on construction update

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Pics via OKCTalk.com
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According to OKCTalk.com, permits have been filed to construct adjoining projects on each side. 


                         These residences range between 3,300 and 6,000 square feet, a private elevator will accompany each with two or three car garages.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on January 27, 2022, 01:26:52 pm
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(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/11/22/NOKL/9d280459-db8d-4985-9eff-6bd6ef0e7f62-_LX12205.jpg?width=640)

     Blessed Stanley Rother Shine webcam: https://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aPublicWebcam.embed&WebcamPublicEmbedUID=94BCCE88-AE07-4F31-A958-474BE766DA40&width=700&height=400&background=black (https://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=aPublicWebcam.embed&WebcamPublicEmbedUID=94BCCE88-AE07-4F31-A958-474BE766DA40&width=700&height=400&background=black)

     Passed thru the area Tuesday, January 23, lots of interior construction going on judging by the personal vehicles on site.

     From I-35 at 89th Street, impressive glance from the expressway of this Shrine rising...


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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 02, 2022, 04:45:24 am

Okana Resort project allowed to move forward . . .

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February 1, 2022 - Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Council voted to allow the Okana Resort project to continue to move forward on their $300 million development planned on the 100 acre site given them by the City in an agreement that involved millions to finish the FAM museum.

The OKC Planning commission had made the recommendation to exempt the Chickasaw Nation's development from the design & review process which would have slowed the project to moved quickly without having to present plans before the scenic river overlay committee.  The OKC council was the final hurdle with 'unanimous approval' to allow the development to move forward.

Last week, site preparation work started as the land was being 'prepped' in the area for ground breaking scheduled for March 2022 in hopes to maintain a timeline to finish the first phase of the project scheduled for the first quarter of 2024.  

The Okana project will map out close to 35-40 acres of the 100 acre site located next to the First Americans Museum.  The eventual plans by the
Chickasaw Nation is to add residential and mixed use projects on the site.



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 07, 2022, 09:47:31 pm

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     Rother Shrine Dedication
Friday, November 4, 2022
Public Mass
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

700 SE 89th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73149




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 09, 2022, 04:21:17 am


Five-alarm fire, at the Luxury Canton Apartments on OKC's Classen Curve

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Pics via KFOR-TV 4, Oklahoma City
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Video image link via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deDWbzH6XQY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deDWbzH6XQY)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 13, 2022, 12:06:26 am

(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/10/20/NOKL/7a88b5cc-f193-4a65-b035-dbb3082ca908-OKANA_Hotel_View_10192021HR_1.jpg?crop=4274,3206,x982,y0&quality=50&width=640)

(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/PDXc1W55sSq.kVU67O8nDg--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTM5MA--/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/ACGE8FDj0So0RxxZ7aLEtQ--~B/aD0xMTA2O3c9MjAwMDthcHBpZD15dGFjaHlvbg--/https://media.zenfs.com/en/the-oklahoman/63a1548538cf4a3c1d22dbd248bc69e1)

Construction of a $300 million resort along the Oklahoma River will be allowed to proceed without being subjected to the city’s design review ordinance.

(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/10/20/NOKL/a252c4c1-a2ce-478c-b0c3-1d4e2212d088-OKANA_development_btn.jpg)

Future development around the west side of the museum could include housing, but if done, it would likely resemble multi-family housing developed downtown.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 13, 2022, 10:08:21 pm

 
Massive Oklahoma City Industrial Park

OKC Logistics Park
Southwest 29th Street & Council Road


     (http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/flint1.jpg)           
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       Above pics via OKCTalk.com

                                                                   An overview of the park

Oklahoma City Logisitcs Park is a new industrial park located in the southwest area of Oklahoma City just two miles south of I-40,
1 ˝ miles north of Highway 152, less than five miles from Will Rogers World Airport; some large surrounding companies include:
Amazon, FedEx, Hobby Lobby, Rexel and Wal-Mart.

The park will be developed in two phases:

     Phase I - includes two buildings totaling 1,006,931 square feet on 58 acres ±.
     Estimated completion is Fourth Quarter 2022.

     Phase II includes a 56 acre track that will house two buildings totaling 595,756 square feet.

TRANSPORTATION

     AIRPORT:  Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport
     RAIL:  D and M Distribution Services, Inc., Oklahoma City

          View more on this at OKCTalk.com  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46775 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46775)


 
     
     



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on February 18, 2022, 12:13:10 pm


FNC's $275 million renovation

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Oklahoma City First National Center
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Above pics via OKCTalk.com
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List of tallest buildings in Oklahoma City https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Oklahoma_City (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Oklahoma_City)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 03, 2022, 08:53:40 pm



Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine

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                         2,000 seat church under construction, dedication Friday, November 4, 2022
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     OKC News 9 video update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HalM3XBVDps (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HalM3XBVDps)

   $40 million project will include a Pilgrim Center & Gift Shop

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 09, 2022, 09:59:53 pm

  BLESSED STANLEY ROTHER SHRINE SHRINE WILL DRAW PEOPLE TO OKLAHOMA CITY FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE

                    (https://www.velocityokc.com/clientuploads/directory/super_blog/Rother_Shrine_1.jpg)

            In addition to the shrine, a 2,000-seat church is also under construction on the site. Once completed, the church, which is being
               built in Spanish colonial-style architecture, will be the largest Catholic church in Oklahoma and will include a pipe organ with 3,600
               pipes, ranging from extremely large to as small as an eraser on the end of a pencil. The church will hold religious services every day
               to accommodate the growing Hispanic population in Oklahoma City.
 

     OKC VeloCity:  https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/blessed-stanley-rother-shrine-will-draw-people-to-okc-from-across-the-globe/?back=super_blog (https://www.velocityokc.com/blog/development/blessed-stanley-rother-shrine-will-draw-people-to-okc-from-across-the-globe/?back=super_blog)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 16, 2022, 09:55:25 pm


     Oklahoma City Zoo Sets New Attendance Records For 2021

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 The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden ended 2021 on an exciting note with the success of two attendance records including an incredible 1,088,599 visitors for the 2021 calendar year as well as a new monthly attendance record for December with 115,028 total guests visiting the Zoo between December 1 and 31, 2021.  




Oklahoma City Zoo new administration building  http://www.chrispritchardarch.com/okc-zoo (http://www.chrispritchardarch.com/okc-zoo)

Link:  https://www.visitokc.com/articles/post/okc-zoo-sets-new-attendance-records-for-2021/ (https://www.visitokc.com/articles/post/okc-zoo-sets-new-attendance-records-for-2021/)


    


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 18, 2022, 09:28:13 pm


Paycom Headquarters To Build New Multi-level Parking Garage

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Image links via OKCTalk.com
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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 23, 2022, 04:56:49 pm

First National Center

Update via OKCTalk.com*

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(https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2022/02/Screen-Shot-2022-02-18-at-5.32.15-PM.png?resize=876,483)


          FNC Video Link with Owner-developer Gary Brooks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt_MHPXtA50 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt_MHPXtA50)

    
     *First National Center is ready for its closeup (Published on 03-22-2022) https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=776-First-National-Center-is-ready-for-its-closeup (https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=776-First-National-Center-is-ready-for-its-closeup)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 24, 2022, 06:39:54 pm

OKANA RESORT TO RECEIVE A RECORD BREAKING $102.2 MILLION  IN TIF GRANT FUNDS

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            This is an enormous amount in TIF funds for a project on non tribal casino lands.  The 100 acres given given to The Chickasaw
            Tribe for completion of the FAM Museum of which $14 million was contributed by the CN to complete this $175 million FAM Museum.

            The latest estimate for the OKANA RESORT is estimated to be slightly over $325 million accounting for 40 of the 100 acres for Phase 1.  

            The two projects (Museum & Resort) total $500 million.  

            This area east of Downtown OKC (I-35/I-40 Junction) will attract investors-developers eager to develop land around the Museum-Resort.    
            Look for future zoning requests for residential and multi-use projects within the next decade.

            Also within the period of 2022-2026 look for many of the $978 million OKC MAPS 4 Initiative 16 projects to begin ground breaking and
            construction.





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 26, 2022, 05:51:04 pm



Chickasaw Nation Wants to Expand OKANA RESORT

     Resort may include an Aquarium & MAPS 4 Multipurpose Stadium

(https://journalrecord.com/files/2019/05/Aquarium_03.jpg)

(https://journalrecord.com/files/2019/12/maps-4-stadium.jpg)

                                                       The Chickasaw Nation is in communication with Oklahoma City about the Zoo building an aquarium
                                                                     and the tribe also is interested in whether a future phase of the OKANA resort could include a
                                                                     MAPS 4 $37 million funded multi-purpose stadium.


                                                       The Tribe included plans to include an Aquarian in its subsequent phases. There could be a plan to
                                                                     involve a partnership to building both venues.  The stadium could serve outdoor concert needs.



                                
Estimate OKANA Project Cost: $342.1 million with Aquarian & Stadium $480 million.






Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 28, 2022, 02:37:33 pm
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The demand for online digital shopping has given life to a new speculative warehouse development project about the size of 35 football fields which will be a boost to Oklahoma City's Industrial park space.  

It will be located at 2800 South Council Road which was part of the Will Rogers Industrial Park which already has 1 million square feet.  Total park space will approach 2.4 million square feet  owned by Bulk Industrial, based in Prairie Village, Kansas.

Big Industrial bought the shuttered Bridgestone/Firestone Dayton tire plant back in 2007.  They divided it in two sections, named it Will Rogers Business Park, and offered it for lease to industrial users.

It will be an expansion of Will Rogers Industrial Park in south Oklahoma City.







Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on March 30, 2022, 06:28:23 am




Chickasaw Nation's Plans to Expand OKANA RESORT

     Resort may include an Aquarium partnership & Multipurpose Stadium

Resort would receive $102.1 million in TIF money needs final approval
from Oklahoma City Economic Development Committee and the Oklahoma City Council.


(https://journalrecord.com/files/2019/01/Oklahoma-Aquarium-1_RIP.jpg)
OKC Zoo contemplated plans for a World Class $100 million downtown Aquarium in 2020

(https://journalrecord.com/files/2019/12/jfs-maps-4-horiz.jpg)
MAPS 4 Multipurpose Stadium was approved by voters in 2019

                                                       The Chickasaw Nation is in communication with Oklahoma City about the OKC Zoo building a world class
                                                                     aquarium on the OKANA RESORT property and the tribe also is interested in a subsequent phase
                                                                     of the resort may include the MAPS 4 $37 million Multipurpose Stadium.
                               


                                                       The Tribe would like to include the OKC Zoo Aquarian that was planned for downtown in its subsequent
                                                                     phases. There could be a plan to involve a partnership to building both venues.  The stadium 
                                                                     could also serve larger outdoor concert needs.



                                                          Estimate OKANA Project Cost: $342.1 million.
 
                                                      OKC Zoo Aquarian & Stadium estimated at $137 million.
                                   The $37 million stadium currently apart of MAPS 4 debt free collections.



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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 12, 2022, 11:55:06 am
The Citizen
(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/citizen041122i.jpg)
12 story structure will be built on the corner of N.W. 5th & Robinson, next to the old Journal Record Building.
$65 million project

      OKCTalk.com reports:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46879 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46879)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 14, 2022, 08:25:52 pm


 
Oklahoma City's 700 West Development


A 255-unit housing project dubbed 700 West; design by Butzer Gardner for a group of local investors with some out-of-state money as well.

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/700west040322a.jpg)

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/700west041022a.jpg)

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/700west041022b.jpg)

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/700west8.jpg)

All above pics via OKCTalk.com



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 17, 2022, 11:37:43 am


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(https://wp.en.aleteia.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/08/WEB-NATIONAL-SHRINE-ST-MAXIMILIAN-KOLBE-MARYTOWN-INTERIOR-ADORATION-CHAPEL-FACEBOOK-WITH-PERMISSION.jpg?w=300&h=169&crop=1) (https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/20256/pictures/2022/2/Rother%20Shrine%202.jpg)

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Thomas Thimons recently joined the shrine team to manage the shrine’s development office. Tom brings 15 years of development experience to the shrine.
He recently enjoyed a tour of the shrine grounds and beautiful Oklahoma City.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 19, 2022, 09:51:31 pm

OKCTalk.com reports on 1204 North Hudson office infill

Four story office & retail structure

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/11hudson041922a.jpg)

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/11hudson041922e.jpg)

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/11hudson041922d.jpg)


Full story link at OKCTalk.com https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=44977&page=4&p=1201062#post1201062 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=44977&page=4&p=1201062#post1201062)



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on April 21, 2022, 10:26:20 am


Another Apartment Complex planned for Downtown Oklahoma City

       Affordable housing units to be built by Denver firm

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/4thfrancis11.jpg)

          247 units will be next to the 371 units being built
below at 700 West


(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/700west061620a.jpg)


     OKCTalk.com reports:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46896&p=1201200#post1201200 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46896&p=1201200#post1201200)





Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 11, 2022, 08:31:58 pm
Oklahoma City Council Approved $102,200,000 TIF Funds
For Okana Resort & Indoor Water Park.


     (https://press.chickasaw.net/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=f45c931b-efe0-4a8a-9278-41e899a4612c)

The $342 million Okana Resort & Indoor Water Park received a boost from the
City of Oklahoma City at Tuesday's May 10th council meeting with the approval of
a massive TIF funding package.  Those funds represent slightly under 30% of the
estimated cost of the resort.

The planned hotel style resort will tower 11 floors with 404 rooms includes a
100,000 sq. ft., indoor water park.

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The 100 acre site was apart of an oil field; the Chickasaw Tribe started site preparations in March and they plan to
spend $34 million to clean up the area of toxins.

The resort will be on the site of the recently opened First Americans Museum (FAM).  The Tribe spent $14 million to
complete the $175 million museum and to cover operating losses of up to $2 million per year for seven years.



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 16, 2022, 04:44:23 pm


Brazilian steakhouse coming to Oklahoma City's Bricktown

     (http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/rodiziogrill8.jpg)

OKCTalk Reports on Rodizio Grill  https://www.rodiziogrill.com/ (https://www.rodiziogrill.com/)

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/rodiziogrill1.jpg)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: swake on May 16, 2022, 05:30:56 pm


Another Apartment Complex planned for Downtown Oklahoma City

       Affordable housing units to be built by Denver firm

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/4thfrancis11.jpg)

          247 units will be next to the 371 units being built
below at 700 West


(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/700west061620a.jpg)


     OKCTalk.com reports:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46896&p=1201200#post1201200 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46896&p=1201200#post1201200)




Uh, your top photo on this post is of NOMA. Here's the uncropped version of that rendering.

(https://npr.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/93fecd4/2147483647/strip/true/crop/5114x3150+243+0/resize/880x542!/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnpr-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fcf%2F25%2Fdacc78d3482499e45fb602cd3949%2Fnoma-aerial.jpg)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: tulsabug on May 16, 2022, 07:52:59 pm


Another Apartment Complex planned for Downtown Oklahoma City

       Affordable housing units to be built by Denver firm

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/4thfrancis11.jpg)

          247 units will be next to the 371 units being built
below at 700 West


(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/700west061620a.jpg)


     OKCTalk.com reports:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46896&p=1201200#post1201200 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46896&p=1201200#post1201200)




It's telling that they're both so generic no one can tell what city they're in.  ;D


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: swake on May 16, 2022, 08:48:37 pm
NOMA has casement windows, balconies and brick vs blank walls of EIFS. It's a far better building.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: tulsabug on May 17, 2022, 06:23:13 am
NOMA has casement windows, balconies and brick vs blank walls of EIFS. It's a far better building.

Better doesn't mean it's still not utterly forgettable. They both look like someone gave the Borg a Lego set. Is the problem some terrible city codes that block creativity like was the problem in Santa Monica - https://la.curbed.com/2017/10/27/15999658/boxy-buildings-santa-monica-new-rules

or do the architects just suck?

Or - you know -

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSlS5cMiEVA7YzGEwVDMADGjVw-hUvzGML4ChNYMNXuMfOiOvyBNtAaxqjHz4VkuFwPTtk&usqp=CAU)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 19, 2022, 03:07:43 pm
     (http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/uco051522b.jpg)
     Construction has started on the expansion project of University of Central Oklahoma's Richardson Stadium.
       Finished 12,000 seat stadium pictured will look below v

     (http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/uco102021a.jpg)

               Chad Richardson Stadium on the UCO Campus can be expanded by 10,000+ more seats increasing capacity to 22,000 - 25,000
                   making it the 2nd largest stadium venue behind OU Gaylord Family  Memorial Stadium and ahead of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
                   in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area.


               Credit above pics thru OKCTalk.com

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 24, 2022, 09:40:09 am

Oklahoma River future construction to complement amenities.


(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2022/03/24/NOKL/d669136d-7c04-4c45-9383-774b70795187-OKANA-development2.jpg?width=552&height=531&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp)  

The development will pay 100% of the resorts estimated $1.5 million in yearly hotel room taxes to the city, which then goes to the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote conventions, tourism and events at the fairgrounds--it benefits the new coliseum funded by room taxes.



(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/submarine1.jpg)


(https://www.louisianatravel.com/sites/default/files/styles/listing_slideshow/public/listing_images/profile/5468/uss%20kidd%20riverfront.jpg?itok=RfJMBRYi)
A replica will include most of the decommissioned USS Oklahoma City submarine ships' bow with a reconstruction of the submarine.

(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/authoring/2013/10/05/NOKL/ghnewsok_gallery-OK-6029213-bb060104.jpeg?width=600&height=902&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp)
Spectators at 2013 Regatta Festival at Finish Line on the Oklahoma River
(https://d1pk12b7bb81je.cloudfront.net/generated/adaptive-fit-in/800x800/okdataengine/appmedia/images/55/55761/river9.jpg)


(https://www.okcchamber.com/clientuploads/News%20Releases/MAPS_Rapids_0316_0010.jpg)
Riversport Rapids to host International Events.   Mike Knopp, executive director for Riversport, estimated the economic impact of the races announced through 2025 will top $10 million. Each of the world competitions is expected to draw 400 to 800 athletes from more than 60 countries
during pre-event training weeks and during competition.

The Canoe Super Sprint Cup is returning to Oklahoma City along with the 2022 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Cup after the competitions were relocated from Moscow in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Recent announcements include the 2022 Pan American Canoe Slalom Championships; the 2022 Red Bull Rapids; 2022 Swiftwater Rescue Championship Games; the 2024 ICF Freestyle World Cup; the 2024 ICF Canoe Slalom Super Cup; the 2024 ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup; the 2024 Pan American Canoe Slalom Championships; and the 2026 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships.



 


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 24, 2022, 10:21:20 am
Press release:

***************

The International Canoe Federation (ICF) today announced that the 2022 Canoe Sprint Super Cup and the 2022 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Cup previously awarded to Moscow, Russia, will be relocated to Oklahoma City, OK, USA.

The events will occur in August, and the final dates will be announced in early April. The move comes in response to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) directive to move international competition out of Russia in the wake of the Russian invasion and the war in Ukraine.

“The ICF and paddlesports family are fortunate and immensely grateful to our friends at the ACA and RIVERSPORT in Oklahoma City, USA, who offered to organize a high-level competition on short notice in these difficult times for the sports in the wake of the war in Ukraine," ICF President, Thomas Konietzko, said.

"RIVERSPORT hosted the 2021 ICF Super Cup event and has the infrastructure and community support to host the 2022 event successfully. We are thrilled to be able to return to this very exciting venue."

The ICF reached out to the American Canoe Association (ACA) late last week to explore the possibility of moving both events to Oklahoma City.

“Even before the ICF approached us, we were exploring options to help Ukrainian athletes. Reallocation of events from Russia to the USA is equally a challenge and an opportunity, and we look forward to welcoming our Ukrainian friends and other international athletes in Oklahoma City this summer,” said Rok Sribar, ACA General Manager High-Performance Programs.

“When we were approached about stepping up to host the displaced events, it was a resounding yes from everyone involved,” said RIVERSPORT Foundation Board Chairman Michael Ming.

“Everyone from the governor of the State of Oklahoma to David Holt, the mayor of Oklahoma City to our board members and staff wants to exemplify the Olympic ideal of using sport to build a better world.”

In 2021 following the Olympic Games in Tokyo, athletes from more than a dozen countries traveled to Oklahoma for the internationally televised Canoe Sprint Super Cup event held on the Oklahoma River. It was the first time for the event to be held at night under the stadium lights on the river.

“The Oklahoma River is the only sanctioned racecourse in the world to have permanent lighting for night racing,” explained RIVERSPORT Executive Director Mike Knopp.

“The athletes and spectators worldwide were enthusiastic about the unique racing experience. It just adds another level of excitement to an already adrenaline-fueled event.”

Previous ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cups have been held in Barnaul, Russia, Linyi, China, and Oklahoma City, USA. The events offer sprint and distance racing for top canoe sprint paddlers worldwide.

The ICF organized two world-class SUP competitions in 2020 and 2021, including impressively staged world championships in Balatonfured, Hungary. The ICF is reinforcing its commitment to SUP with three World Cup races in addition to its world championships in 2022. In early May, the world cups will be held in Thun, Switzerland, in Budapest, Hungary, in mid-June, and Oklahoma City in August.

“We’re fortunate that both our racecourse and our racing facilities are large enough to accommodate both events throughout one weekend,” said Knopp. “We’re still working to establish the exact date, but it will be sometime in late August.”

RIVERSPORT’s board of directors will be working with state and city officials and the business community to provide funding and hospitality for the event.

“We look forward to hosting athletes and international federations for both events. I know the people of Oklahoma will show them the kind of hospitality we’re known for around the world,” Knopp said.



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 24, 2022, 10:25:19 am

Oklahoma River future construction to complement amenities.


(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2022/03/24/NOKL/d669136d-7c04-4c45-9383-774b70795187-OKANA-development2.jpg?width=552&height=531&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp)  

The development will pay 100% of the resorts estimated $1.5 million in yearly hotel room taxes to the city, which then goes to the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote conventions, tourism and events at the fairgrounds--it benefits the new coliseum funded by room taxes.

(https://gregdisch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Centennial-Land-Run-Monument-Oklahoma-City-20160206-_MG_3249-HDR.jpg)
Oklahoma Centennial Land Run Monument
(https://manhattanconstructiongroup.com/manhattan-construction-company/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2021/09/ManhattanConstruction_FirstAmericansMuseum_10.jpg)
First Americans Museum (FAM), Oklahoma City

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/submarine1.jpg)


(https://www.louisianatravel.com/sites/default/files/styles/listing_slideshow/public/listing_images/profile/5468/uss%20kidd%20riverfront.jpg?itok=RfJMBRYi)
A replica will include most of the decommissioned USS Oklahoma City submarine ships' bow with a reconstruction of the submarine.

(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/authoring/2013/10/05/NOKL/ghnewsok_gallery-OK-6029213-bb060104.jpeg?width=600&height=902&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp)
Spectators at 2013 Regatta Festival at Finish Line on the Oklahoma River
(https://d1pk12b7bb81je.cloudfront.net/generated/adaptive-fit-in/800x800/okdataengine/appmedia/images/55/55761/river9.jpg)


(https://www.okcchamber.com/clientuploads/News%20Releases/MAPS_Rapids_0316_0010.jpg)
Riversport Rapids to host International Events.   Mike Knopp, executive director for Riversport, estimated the economic impact of the races announced through 2025 will top $10 million. Each of the world competitions is expected to draw 400 to 800 athletes from more than 60 countries
during pre-event training weeks and during competition.

The Canoe Super Sprint Cup is returning to Oklahoma City along with the 2022 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Cup after the competitions were relocated from Moscow in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Recent announcements include the 2022 Pan American Canoe Slalom Championships; the 2022 Red Bull Rapids; 2022 Swiftwater Rescue Championship Games; the 2024 ICF Freestyle World Cup; the 2024 ICF Canoe Slalom Super Cup; the 2024 ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup; the 2024 Pan American Canoe Slalom Championships; and the 2026 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 24, 2022, 10:51:57 am


(https://www.velocityokc.com/clientuploads/directory/super_blog/OK_Tourism_-_FAM_4.jpg)
First Americans Museum (FAM), Oklahoma City



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on May 24, 2022, 05:44:51 pm
                                                    Explore OKC's Urban Core

          (https://images.ctfassets.net/7n7vfqlomamo/1mmof9XEgxbkLIQ8vS4plX/e9d84147f687e8a29fe5eec2d1197a24/38481af4128aad131f62945c0d08804.png)

                            Link:  https://www.verbode.com/urbancoreguide (https://www.verbode.com/urbancoreguide)

(https://api.curaytor.io/sites/2193/media/1606331/IMG_4639.JPG?w=610)
Midtown

(https://api.curaytor.io/sites/2193/media/1340516/IMG_2766.jpg?w=610)
Bricktown District

(https://api.curaytor.io/sites/2193/media/1497329/IMG_1265.jpg?w=610)
Paseo

(https://api.curaytor.io/sites/2193/media/1482580/IMG_6598.jpg?w=610)
Strawberry Fields

(https://api.curaytor.io/sites/2193/media/1303997/IMG_1284-2.jpg?w=610)
Asian District

(https://api.curaytor.io/sites/2193/media/1501937/DJI_0199-2%20copy.jpg?w=610)
Wheeler

(https://api.curaytor.io/sites/2193/media/1388270/river9.jpg?w=610)
Boathouse District




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on June 14, 2022, 09:34:25 am

Oklahoma City's Iconic First National Center Tower

(https://cdn0.weddingwire.com/vendor/060160/3_2/960/jpg/fnc-aerial-with-spire_51_2061060-163837723958141.webp)

(https://courynetwork.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/07/first-national-okc-1.jpg)

(https://firstnationalokc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/FNC_TheNational02-700x394.jpg)

First National Center is currently the 3rd tallest building in Oklahoma City, after the Devon & BancFirst Towers, respectively.

(https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2022/02/Screen-Shot-2022-02-18-at-5.32.15-PM.png?w=900)

(https://s3-media0.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/9PREPXCwEemdgf2ATQ0EMA/258s.jpg)  (https://img.geocaching.com/waymarking/display/f9d1a508-c7ed-491f-87a0-56eed825e383.jpg)  (https://journalrecord.com/files/2022/04/km-first-national-2-towers-above-downdown.jpg)


Video link featuring Gary Brooks:  https://youtu.be/6xpY6hrUXeI (https://youtu.be/6xpY6hrUXeI)




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 03, 2022, 04:57:42 pm


OKCTalk.com reports on BancFirst
     (http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst070222a.jpg)
 The crown on three sides of BancFirst Tower will complete the exterior remodel.

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/bancfirst013022b.jpg)

  



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 15, 2022, 08:40:05 am

Oklahoma City Mayor Holt hints 'It's time for a new NBA arena.'


Oklahoma City Thunder is putting its Thunder Alley development on hold as Mayor David Holt wants to pause $70 million in MAPS 4 upgrades as the NBA
Thunder and the City  begin talks on whether to build a new and more modern NBA arena to replace the current 20 year old Paycom Center.

The Oklahoman reported:   The Thunder is currently in a 15-year contract at Paycom Center that expires in 2023. Mayor David Holt announced at Thursday’s State of The City address that the team has agreed to a three-year extension.

“Obviously we want a long-term relationship with professional sports in this city,” Holt said. “And to do that, you have to have facilities that are current and competitive.”

“A lot of people think of arenas in terms of the seats,” Holt said. “That’s only part of the experience that drives revenue for sports teams and concerts alike. You have to have all this other room for all the other elements of user experience. And our square footage (586,000 square feet), is the smallest in all of the NBA — and not by a little.”

(https://cdn.nba.com/teams/legacy/www.nba.com/thunder/sites/thunder/files/760-211002_beeker_plt_005.jpg)
Oklahoma City Paycom Center Arena
(https://aviewfrommyseat.com/medium/frank-20211014224018.jpg)


The original cost to build OKC downtown arena was financed thru MAPS I debt free $89 million budget.   After the devastation of Hurricane
Katrina to New Orleans Arena, the NBA Hornets made Oklahoma City their temporary home for both the entire 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons.

The trail run as it was referred to back then, allowed OKC to test its market for an NBA franchise.  In 2005-06 the team averaged 18,168 and in 17,833 in 2006-07.

The success of the Hornets in OKC, caught the eye of former Mayor Ron Norick and Clay Bennett who had attempted to lure an NHL expansion
franchise back in 1997.

A group of businessmen led by Clay Bennett purchased the NBA Supersonics for $350 million in 2007 and relocated the franchise to Oklahoma City rebranded as the Thunder to begin 2008 season.   

When the City was awarded the relocation of the NBA Supersonics in 2008, the NBA stipulated that The Ford Center needed upgrades and an NBA practice facility.  A subsequent extension vote 'MAPS for HOOPS' was passed in 2010 that provided $120 million to cover $100 million upgrades to the Ford Center and $20 million for a new NBA practice facility.   The teams' temporary practice facility in Edmond is now home to the Oklahoma City Blue formerly the Tulsa 66ers.




Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 16, 2022, 08:43:23 am

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/arena071522a.jpg)
Via OKCTalk.com

Pete's assessment (Post #2321) on the current super block Cox Convention Center/Old Myriad site (top center) now home to Prairie Surf Studios (2020 five year lease) appears to be the most economical option. The four block site used for construction the Myriad Convention Center in 1969 was financed by a bond issue. The city currently owns this site.

It seems more economical to demolish the old Cox Convention Center site, salvage the underground parking. The site has more than enough room to build a new NBA/NHL regulation arena.

The Cox Convention Center's arena still has 11 miles of pipe used for ice making equipment still underneath and 900 cover underground parking spaces.  This site is close to the new Oklahoma City Convention Center 1200 space parking garage.

The old Myriad/Cox site is bounded by Norick, Reno, Sheridan & Oklahoma avenues.

View the discussion at OKCTalk.com https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=23863&page=117&p=1208845#post1208845 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=23863&page=117&p=1208845#post1208845)



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: dbacksfan 2.0 on July 16, 2022, 09:29:54 am

(http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/arena071522a.jpg)
Via OKCTalk.com

Pete's assessment (Post #2321) on the current super block Cox Convention Center/Old Myriad site (top center) now home to Prairie Surf Studios (2020 five year lease) appears to be the most economical option. The four block site used for construction the Myriad Convention Center in 1969 was financed by a bond issue. The city currently owns this site.

It seems more economical to demolish the old Cox Convention Center site, salvage the underground parking. The site has more than enough room to build a new NBA/NHL regulation arena.

The Cox Convention Center's arena still has 11 miles of pipe used for ice making equipment still underneath and 900 cover underground parking spaces.  This site is close to the new Oklahoma City Convention Center 1200 space parking garage.

The old Myriad/Cox site is bounded by Norick, Reno, Sheridan & Oklahoma avenues.

View the discussion at OKCTalk.com https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=23863&page=117&p=1208845#post1208845 (https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=23863&page=117&p=1208845#post1208845)



This is where the problems come from between cities and pro sports teams. Teams want bigger better stadiums/arenas/ball parks and they don't want to foot the bill, or they want to pay as little as possible for a new venue.

The Phoenix Suns played for years at the Veterans Coliseum on the Maricopa County Fairgrounds until they built what was then America West Arena (now the Footprint Center) in downtown Phoenix in 1992. The arena has gone through a number of names, and has been improved and changed over the 30 years that it has been in existence, and from all appearances will continue to be the home of the Suns.

The arena was originally designed for basketball. In the design, there is an over hang on one end of the arena where removeable stands sits for concert events. When Phoenix originally got the Coyotes NHL team they played at this arena, but with a configuration for basketball and an ice rink being larger, the overhang created a blocked area that you could not see the ice and the goal at that end of the arena.

The Coyotes pushed for and finally got there own arena after a battle between several cities in the area, and moved into what was at the time the Glendale Arena. This eventually grew into the Westgate area that is home to what is now the Gila River Arena and State Farm Stadium for the Cardinals along with residential, commercial, entertainment, hotel and dining area.

The Coyotes had a good relationship from 2004 I believe until the last almost ten years where there have been rent/tax/revenue issues between the arena and the Coyotes. The team is now trying to put together a new venue in Tempe because of the toxic relationship with the Gila tribe and the city of Glendale. The new venue they are trying to put together is meeting with opposition not only from the people of Tempe, but also the FAA because the arena would be in proximity to the final approach to the airport and height restrictions imposed by the FAA.

The Diamondbacks have reached a new agreement for their ballpark which is 25 years old this year, to keep the team at Bank One/Chase Field for the foreseeable future.

The one team, that has truly committed to the valley is the Cardinals. When Cardinal Stadium/University of Phoenix Stadium/State Farm Stadium was built, the team bought the land that the stadium sits on for ~$20million, paid ~$109million of the construction, and the citizens of the state approved a tourism tax based on hotel/motel/resort lodging adding an additional tax, and a rental car tax to pay the balance of the cost of the stadium. The additional taxes were approximately 0.5% on each.



Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 16, 2022, 04:39:44 pm
Good post & valid points dbacksfan 2.0

This is something you want to avoid, especially when cities get too big and the growth of a city reaches a point of over-saturation and the
developers all want in on the action.   For some cities, it's a nice problem to have and for others it can reach nightmare proportions.

IMO, don't think OKC is looking at a $1 billion arena--others on our OKCTalk forum have different opinions.  Land acquisition in DT
OKC has skyrocketed since we built the first MAPS projects.  The 4 square block former Cox Convention Center site across from
Paycom Center appears to be the best possible site for a new arena; build one comparable to the exterior of Tulsa BOK Center which
blows our present Paycom Center off the map by a long shot.

You (Tulsa) did things the right way with strategic plan when you built your beautiful downtown arena.  Our city at the time threw up
something that didn't fit--it was originally designed to obtain an NHL franchise in 1996--hen converted after OKC hosted the New Orleans
Hornets for 2 years in which attendance was off the charts and OKC realized it too could become an NBA city and move on past the NHL.

OKC businessmen invested $350 million in 2006; purchased the troubled Seattle Supersonics franchise and eventually fought thru
the courts to get the franchise relocated to OKC.  The NBA at the time told OKC that the then named Ford Center needed significant
upgrades to keep the franchise in our city.  A MAPS for Hoops extension of an existing MAPS initiative was passed by voters that
included $100 million in upgrades to the arena and $20 million for an NBA team practice facility.  Now we're seeing the price of how hastily
the project was put together.

Now it's evident that a new arena is needed.

IMO OKC can put together a new arena on the present 4-square block Cox Convention Center site (Old Myriad) that will have to be demoed
to make room for a new arena.  The City owned this property.

Just my opinion, look for the costs to be $450-$500 million with all the bells and whistles Paycom Arena doesn't have.  It would surprise me
if a new arena exceeds $500 million.

The 4 square block Cox Convention Center site (now occupied by Prairie Surf Media Studios) could be demolished to make room for a
new arena.  It would be the most economically viable option for OKC since the City owns this site.

Now some are saying the Thunder should be temporarily moved to Tulsa for two years or however long until the new arena is built. 
Personally I don't think that's an option--unless OKC is ready to demolish the Paycom Center; keep the franchise here until the new
arena is built and devote enough funds to replace the seats and retrofit the arena for 'AA' hockey once the new arena is replaced.

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Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: dbacksfan 2.0 on July 17, 2022, 11:26:00 pm
I think you are pretty close on the price tag. The price for the new Tempe Center including the arena is $2.1billion.

https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/tempe-arizona-coyotes-new-arena-entertainment-district (https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/tempe-arizona-coyotes-new-arena-entertainment-district)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-3kitkY-9c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-3kitkY-9c)


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 18, 2022, 01:18:16 pm
There are so many unknown variables at this stage.

Glad we are having this conversation--will be nice to see what the city comes up with in vision, terms and scope for a new arena. Doubt if it will be built on the cheap; also feel they will look at the Cox (4-square blocks) site's enormous potential--with 900+ underground parking spaces with 1,200 spaces in the new convention center garage.

There's a $105 million being collected in MAPS 4 for the Paycom Center upgrades.   Those funds (you would think) can be shifted to cover the new arena since MAPS funds are put in a capital improvements account.


Title: Re: Oklahoma City Developments, Real Estates and Updates
Post by: Laramie on July 26, 2022, 12:48:55 pm

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Northeast Oklahoma City could get its first hotel in decades with developers of Eastpoint on NE 23 preparing to build a $26 million 77 room boutique operation with a restaurant, bar, event space and retail.

Sandino Thompson developed Eastpoint, is applying for $3,880,000 in tax increment financing (TIF) for the development.