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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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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:

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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