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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2019, 12:08:43 pm »

Sapulpa has a refurbished retro gas station just off of its downtown that looks really sweet. It didn't look like much before the historical society got ahold of it and remodeled it to historic appearance. A bit of paint, stucco and some signage and you'd be surprised how much that corner could come alive. I still say I wouldn't have minded Baird's plans for it, but either way as long as it eventually comes back into being a public space someday.

Just drove through the area after lunch, WPX is indeed starting already. Lots of piers and foundations going in as we speak.

Davenport has jumped another level and has started on the next. Really starting to be noticeable now.

The GKFF project is just a dirt pit with no construction equipment on site at the moment. Maybe waiting for the next contractor to start?
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2019, 03:57:41 pm »

SXSW asks, and I provide  Grin. Expanded to include the area around ONEOK Field. Think it'll be fun to look at progress pictures every 3 months or so!

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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2019, 01:28:40 pm »

Awesome. Love seeing those surface parking lots go away!
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2019, 03:30:05 pm »

Awesome. Love seeing those surface parking lots go away!

Still some big ones left notably on Archer between Boston and Detroit, and the one on Main next to Coney Islander.

Are there any plans for the cool brick buildings next to The Gypsy at Cameron & Detroit?  Iíve always thought that would be a good spot for OSU to renovate and expand more into the Arts District.  Maybe something tech or research-related.  Its value definitely will increase once WPX is finished.
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2020, 03:31:54 pm »

Thought this deserved a place in this thread

Proposals for the TDA lot at Cameron & Main (NW Corner).  Does anyone have additional info on the applicants?  I prefer the first one but would be fine with either, I can't stand that eyesore of a block.



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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2020, 08:00:31 pm »

First design looks nice. Modern+brick with big windows is a pretty timeless combo.

Second design looks heavily inspired by the late 60's... and not in a good way. The street level is good, and I like the abundance of parking decks, but the upper floors look like an old budget motel.

Either way, it's super exciting to finally see this space filled. With the other developments, this is now a huge area of continuous street life and development.
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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2020, 08:21:17 pm »

The first one looks pretty great. I kinda hate the second one.
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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2020, 12:14:00 pm »

The first one looks pretty great. I kinda hate the second one.

I think you guys are crazy! That second one looks phenomenal, especially the building on the right with casement windows and a bit of streamline Art Deco style. That's the kind of bold architecture we need to make the Arts District have an even more unique flavor. That first photo looks about like any other downtown development anywhere in the country. Nice, but nothing memorable.

My favorite parts of OKC's downtown/midtown are in areas which have a bit of mid-century modern flair in the buildings, and that second design is a bit reminiscent of some of those. But it is probably the more expensive option and probably won't be built.
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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2020, 03:13:50 pm »

I think you guys are crazy! That second one looks phenomenal, especially the building on the right with casement windows and a bit of streamline Art Deco style. That's the kind of bold architecture we need to make the Arts District have an even more unique flavor. That first photo looks about like any other downtown development anywhere in the country. Nice, but nothing memorable.

My favorite parts of OKC's downtown/midtown are in areas which have a bit of mid-century modern flair in the buildings, and that second design is a bit reminiscent of some of those. But it is probably the more expensive option and probably won't be built.

The building on the right isn't the problem. The main building is stacked on a parking garage and has all the beauty of the of Cimarex building, but with brick!. It's terrible.
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