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« Reply #135 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....

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« Reply #136 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 

This is something we should have enacted long ago.
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« Reply #137 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

                    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.








                    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



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« Reply #138 on: January 12, 2021, 06:05:34 pm »


  
BancFirst Renovation, Oklahoma City

  
      BancFirst $70 million renovation reaching new heights on the tower's north side
Pic via OKCTalk.com
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« Reply #139 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

   

         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

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« Reply #140 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).



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



Read more at OKCTalk.com  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



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« Reply #141 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)







Pics via OKCTalk.com

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« Reply #142 on: January 15, 2021, 05:58:32 pm »



Oklahoma City Testing and Immunization Center





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.


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.



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« Reply #143 on: January 16, 2021, 02:18:47 pm »


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

      

                                                    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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« Reply #144 on: January 17, 2021, 02:08:43 pm »


Oklahoma City convention center pics via OKCTalk.com


                                             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.

                                                   Ground crews continue work on the land & streetscape that surrounds the convention center.
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« Reply #145 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.


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]




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

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« Reply #146 on: January 19, 2021, 12:13:33 pm »

Best of luck, Oklahoma strong in 2021


Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas represent 2.4 million people; over half of the state's estimated 4 million population.

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.



Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC



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.


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.
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« Reply #147 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.





The Guardian Statue sits atop the Oklahoma State Capitol Building.



  House Chamber

  Senate Chamber



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« Reply #148 on: January 19, 2021, 06:25:39 pm »



OMNI OKLAHOMA CITY CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL.



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

PRESS RELEASE:

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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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« Reply #149 on: January 22, 2021, 10:20:57 am »

Oklahoma City Mick Cornett Drive


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.




Pics via The Oklahoman and OKCTalk.com
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