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« Reply #270 on: September 24, 2021, 10:47:12 am »

                                                                      


Oklahoma City's Bricktown Marriott

                                                                      

                                                                                        Pic update via OKCTalk.com

      $10 million project


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« Reply #271 on: September 24, 2021, 10:57:00 am »




BancFirst Tower update via OKCTalk.com




Appears to be the west side of BancFirst Tower, crews are preparing to begin work on the south side of the tower.

$70 million renovation project


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« Reply #272 on: September 27, 2021, 08:08:16 pm »



  Boulevard Place mixed-use development approved by OCURA.

  

     An 8-story development to include 265 residential units and 22,000 square feet of ground floor retail space as well as other amenities.

    

   Luxury Apartment Complex To Be Built In Downtown OKC:  https://www.news9.com/story/61252c437e78e90bf3dfde96/luxury-apartment-complex-to-be-built-in-downtown-okc

$71 million Project



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« Reply #273 on: September 27, 2021, 08:45:15 pm »



QuikTrip planning first OKC location

   

OKCTalk.com reports:  https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=46549


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« Reply #274 on: October 03, 2021, 06:13:48 pm »


Ground broken on two OKC Industrial Park Developments


                                                                Access to I-35 - I-240 Corridor taking shape


                    
Blue Road Investments Breaks Ground on New Class-A Industrial Park in Oklahoma City



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  Dallas Firm Makes Foray Into Oklahoma City With Groundbreaking of Three-Building Industrial Park


    
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« Reply #275 on: October 16, 2021, 03:38:41 pm »



Oklahoma City Scissortail Park

   
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« Reply #276 on: October 16, 2021, 03:56:46 pm »



Former Nuway Cleaners sold, converted to office & retail









Project Estimate:  $2.5 million, pics via OKCTalk.com





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« Reply #277 on: October 19, 2021, 01:13:27 pm »




Oklahoma City's Distribution Sector Continues Growth

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



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


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« Reply #278 on: October 20, 2021, 12:19:09 pm »



UCO Stadium Expansion & Rename





Richison's $10 million gift will boost capacity to 12,000 seats

UCO Press Release:

UCO Football Stadium Renamed Chad Richison Stadium


The University of Central Oklahoma ushered in a new era for Broncho athletics Wednesday, announcing its football facility will be renamed Chad Richison Stadium and unveiling extensive stadium improvements funded by the new namesake.

Chad Richison, founder and CEO of Paycom, a 1993 graduate of Central, announced an additional $10 million gift for the stadium improvements, bringing his total investment in the university to $25 million and continuing his legacy as the largest donor in UCO history.  

“I am passionate about higher education and collegiate athletics,” Richison said. “I appreciated the experience I had at UCO and hope this gift inspires others to accomplish something they may not have dreamed possible.”

The university celebrated Richison and his previous investments in UCO with a private ceremony Tuesday night atop the Sports Performance Center (SPC) overlooking the football stadium that bears his name. The SPC, its annex, the Hamilton Field House addition and baseball stadium upgrades, were all completed over the last few years thanks to generous donations from Richison.

UCO President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar added, "We could not provide the fullest measure of opportunity for our student athletes without Chad’s tremendous support. As the stadium’s seating and service capacity is increased by this gift, so too is our capacity for envisioning the future."

The university also announced it will designate its athletics facilities as the Chad Richison Sports Complex, with signage planned for five prominent locations.

                                                          



"Chad's multiple investments in our athletics facilities bolster our belief that UCO is a special place and Broncho athletic teams are uniquely positioned to win,” said Stan Wagnon, UCO athletic director. “His generosity, and moreso his confidence in our institution, give us a great sense of pride in representing Central. Chad's story and support of UCO inspires our coaches and students to reach higher and be assured that great things can be achieved in life, and it can all start here at UCO."

The Chad Richison Stadium improvement and expansion project includes extensive landscaping to the south end. Several hundred boulders will surround a new waterfall feature with new trees and an upgraded video board installed on the south hill. On the east side of the stadium, new stands with more than 1,900 seats will be added, increasing capacity to almost 12,000. The upper level will include new seating with a concourse including restrooms and concessions, as well as a new ticket office. New turf also will be installed on the football field.

Blatt Architects and Lingo Construction have been selected for the project. Work is expected to be completed for the beginning of the 2022 UCO football season.

Richison will be recognized at halftime of Saturday’s homecoming football game. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Previous investments by Richison have changed the landscape of the UCO campus.

In 2018, Central opened the Sports Performance Center, a 45,000-plus square feet, three-story building just north of the football field, which includes an academic center, nutrition area, theatre, two-story strength and conditioning area, as well as football locker room and offices for coaches and administrators.

Also, the UCO baseball field underwent significant improvements, including new artificial turf and a new exterior wall. Lights were installed to allow the Bronchos to play night games for the first time in school history. UCO also built a new clubhouse that includes coaches' offices, a high-tech spacious locker room, as well as concessions and restrooms.

An addition to the north side of Hamilton Field House opened in 2019 and includes one of the largest wrestling rooms in the country, a practice gymnasium, locker rooms and student-athlete lounges for wrestling, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, tennis, volleyball and soccer.


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« Reply #279 on: October 21, 2021, 04:34:53 am »


   Update on OKC's First QuikTrips
Southwest Corner of Hefner & I-35



24 ft., tall sign to highlight new store; location will have access to Turner Turnpike


Update & Pics via OKCTalk.com

The Brown family sold all 7-Eleven Oklahoma Stores to Corporate 7-Elevens (Dallas).  The convenience & travel store market continues its building boom with new or renovated stores planned by OnCue, 7-Eleven, Casey's, Circle K, & Love's Travel Stops penetrating the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.



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« Reply #280 on: October 21, 2021, 11:09:43 am »




Chickasaw Nation plans $300 million Resort on 100 acres near FAM Museum

Chickasaw Nation unveils plans for development of an expansive resort-style destination development adjacent to First Americans Museum in OKC

The resort-hotel will feature an 11-story, 404-room hotel, providing guests with luxurious accommodations, riverfront and lagoon views and proximity to the heart of Oklahoma City and the Boathouse District.



     The Chickasaw Nation Press Release:
          Release Date: October 21, 2021
          by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

      OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 21, 2021) – Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby today unveiled plans for a major resort-style development
      to be located adjacent to the newly-opened First Americans Museum. Situated along the Oklahoma River near downtown Oklahoma City,
      OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark will be a $300+ million tourist destination designed to continue the momentum of economic development
      in Oklahoma City.

     “Strong partnerships and diligent effort among city and state officials and private entities have been integral to the launch of the First
      Americans    Museum,” said Gov. Anoatubby. "With this world-class First Americans Museum now in operation, we are ready to turn our focus
      to what we believe will be another significant tourism and hospitality venue. It is our vision that the OKANA Resort will enhance the experience
      for visitors from not only our region, but across North America and around the world.

     “OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark has been designed to complement the First Americans Museum’s focus on cultural experience as well as  
     connect visitors to other entertainment experiences along this established and vibrant part of the Oklahoma River.”

     Plans announced detailed the first phase of the project, which is scheduled to develop approximately 40 acres of the total 140 acres held by
     AICCM Land Development, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation.

     The resort-hotel will feature an 11-story, 404-room hotel, providing guests with luxurious accommodations, riverfront and lagoon views and              
     proximity to the heart of Oklahoma City and the Boathouse District. A five-acre outdoor adventure lagoon designed for relaxation and play
     will sit at the center of the property and will be comprised of one main body of water and two smaller bodies of water – all lined with sandy
     beaches. A pedestrian bridge will stretch across the main body of water, allowing guests to easily move throughout the property. The resort
     also will feature a 33,000 square-foot family entertainment center, over 100,000 square-foot indoor waterpark, 39,000 square-feet of conference
     center space, spa and golf simulator, and multiple retail outlets, and dining options.

     Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Commerce Bill Lance said that cooperation between local and state government and business leaders made this
     type of investment possible.

     “Undoubtedly, an entertainment and lodging complex of this magnitude will add significantly to the exciting progress going on in Oklahoma City.
      Initially, the resort is projected to employ 400 people and the annualized economic impact year one is projected to be $97 million. Additionally,
      estimates for the 10-year economic impact of this development are projected to exceed $1 billion, with full-time employment expanding to
      approximately 700-800.”

     The development also will feature a Native American Market and amphitheater. The market provides a space for First American artists to
     showcase works of art or other creations. The amphitheater and outdoor lawn will accommodate roughly 1,500 people. These venues are meant
     to augment the museum’s programming with local artist performances, festivals, lectures and similar events.

     Lance noted that the development will connect easily with the Boathouse District through a new Oklahoma River Cruises Ferry Landing funded
     through a $4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration. Additional access to the area will be available through the trails system from
     both the north and the south. With the property located directly on the Oklahoma River, visitors will have a front-row seat to the starting line for
     U.S. Rowing National High Performance Center’s 2000-meter course.

     Wynne/Jackson, a Dallas-based real estate development firm, is assisting in the development design for the entire project. New York-based
     Aquatic Development Group is the hotel developer, while Wisconsin-based ADCI is the hotel and waterpark architect. Benchmark Hospitality will
     operate the hotel and waterpark, which is expected to employ about 500 people in its operations. CallisonRTKL also is assisting in the master
     planning of the entire project and serving as architect for the Native American Marketplace and retail and dining components. Johnson &
     Associates from Oklahoma City assisted with site preparation and ongoing work.

     Project funding, including site remediation, infrastructure and development, will come from both private and public sources. Public funding will
     include tax increment funds, MAPS4, federal transportation grants and funds from existing general obligation bonds.

     The plans submitted today estimate a project completion in the late spring of 2024.

     City and business leaders commented on the announcement of OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark.

     “The caliber of this development is world-class and truly worthy of America’s 22nd-largest city,” said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. “FAM’s
     opening was just the first step in establishing this site’s potential for our community. The announcement of the development plan illustrates how
     Oklahoma City can emerge as an international destination for Native and Indigenous culture. This development helps to further create a place
     where Native and Indigenous people will come together, and a place where all people will experience that culture. On behalf of the people of
     Oklahoma City, we are so grateful to the Chickasaw Nation for its vision and its commitment to this project. Our mutual partnership is something
     that Oklahoma City deeply values.”

     “We are excited to see the area around the First Americans Museum (FAM) be developed with care and appreciation for the architectural integrity
     of the museum. Our new neighbors, the AICCM Land Development, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation, have been
     collaborative and inclusive with FAM as the project has been designed. The FAM team has played an advisory role throughout the process. FAM,
     as well as the surrounding communities, will greatly benefit from the presence of the conference hotel and water park,” said James Pepper Henry,
     First Americans Museum Director and CEO.

     Roy Williams, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President and CEO said, “The number of hospitality and lodging options available for OKC visitors
     of all types has exploded in the past few years. And, soon, the OKANA resort will bring an additional experience that complements our unique
     new museum. The economic impact of a commercial development of this magnitude, especially in proximity to the new park and the First
     Americans Museum, builds on the momentum achieved in our city in recent years. It is a tribute to the “can do” spirit of OKC public and private
     sector leaders, including especially our partners at the Chickasaw Nation.”

     Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau President Zac Craig said, “As the world emerges from the pandemic, we expect the competition in
     the convention space will be intense for several years. But I can say with confidence that OKC stands ready with world class attractions for both
     leisure travel and convention business to compete with any city in this region and beyond. The OKANA project is a welcome and exciting addition
     to OKC’s hospitality and entertainment portfolio and will further magnify the economic vitality of our city.”

     More pics linked to OKCTalk.com  https://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=754-Huge-hotel-lagoon-and-waterpark-planned-for-OK-River

                                    

Video response from Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnKlWvF_bWk

                                                                                 $300 million Project

 
    






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« Reply #281 on: October 21, 2021, 02:43:55 pm »

Wow, great for OKC... that water park resort is going to be phenomenal.. OKC momentum continues to challenge and create (I hope) motivation and inspiration in Tulsa. Definitely a good thing... Tulsa is going to have to keep the foot on the gas to stay within range of OKC at this rate.
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« Reply #282 on: October 21, 2021, 05:58:40 pm »

Wow, great for OKC... that water park resort is going to be phenomenal.. OKC momentum continues to challenge and create (I hope) motivation and inspiration in Tulsa. Definitely a good thing... Tulsa is going to have to keep the foot on the gas to stay within range of OKC at this rate.

This is certainly good news for OKC and Oklahoma, especially considering the FAM Museum almost didn't get completed.  Thanks to the Chickasaw Nation Tribe to make all of this possible.   Fingers crossed that this $300 million resort will come to fruition in full without being downsized.

Good luck Tulsa, got a feeling there's something big in store for T-town's future.
 
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« Reply #283 on: October 21, 2021, 06:48:01 pm »



OKCTalk.com reports: Texas-based Truck Yard planned for Bricktown





Report from OKCTalk.com:

A large bar, live music venue and food truck park is being planned for an empty lot along the Bricktown canal.

The Truck Yard is a popular 'adult playground' in the Lower Greenville area of Dallas. They also have locations in Houston and The Colony, Texas.

It consists of a large indoor/outdoor beer garden, live music venue and food truck park.

The Dallas location has at least three rotating food trucks every day and live music multiple times a week. They also showcase custom trucks and operate from 11 AM to midnight every day.

Truck Yard is family- and dog-friendly but transitions to 21+ after 9 PM.


The sculptures standing on the site cost $6.2 million (45 life-sized pieces) is one of the largest bronze sculptures in the world.

The location in Oklahoma City would be next to the Oklahoma Land Run Monument, which features 45 oversized bronze sculptures at the south end of the Bricktown Canal. The location is just south of Bass Pro Shops and adjacent to a large parking lot to the east.

Plans show the intent to start work in June of next year and open the following spring.

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This should boost activity on the south end of the Bricktown Canal.  This is the turnaround for the boats on the Bricktown Canal where you can
board the Riverboats.

 
Bricktown Water Taxi & Riverboats







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« Reply #284 on: October 24, 2021, 12:10:46 pm »



Coming to Oklahoma City in 2024


OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark

    

     Video animation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3RtCoDZMZM


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