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Rubble rousers

Deidre Ebrey, Moore’s economic development and marketing director, estimates 1,100 homes and 40 businesses were completely destroyed within the city’s 22 square miles. The Moore Medical Center and Briarwood and Plaza Towers elementary schools were heavily damaged in the storm that left 25 dead (one woman died of her injuries three months later) and 377

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Lofty opening

  “We think Aloft is positioned to be ideal for residential, leisure and business,” Thompson says. “It’s directly across from Level (apartments) and in walking distance of hundreds of other residences in Deep Deuce. We’re also right across the Walnut Street bridge from Bricktown and only two blocks west of Broadway.” Aloft will be the first hotel in the Deep Deuce

Shake, rattle, insure

In 2011, Doak stood in front of a room full of angry and shaken Lincoln County residents and could offer little more than apologies. It was shortly after a record 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled more than just nerves that the state’s top insurance agent was there, hat in hand, with little more than comforting words. Of

TIF Tally

Oklahoma City has eight TIF districts. The program is a local redevelopment technique authorized under the state constitution for municipalities to fund public and private economic development improvements, and then capture the increased property tax from those projects in formerly blighted areas. State law says a TIF district can exist for 25 years. The first

Record time

Wood’s agency submitted its grant application to the U.S. Economic Development Administration just in time. And as luck would have it, EDA Regional Director Pedro Garza was in town and available for an afternoon walk-through of the proposed infrastructure project at University North Park. “I’ve done other EDA grants, and you had to make phone

Patron Saints

Plans for MidTown are working through the Downtown Design Review Committee. Joe Hodges, regional president for SSM Healthcare, the owner of St. Anthony, says the expansion is the largest in the hospital’s history. In the last decade, after deciding to remain in MidTown rather than moving to the suburbs, he says the hospital has invested

$18 million Holiday Inn Express planned for Bricktown

J.C. Witcher, with ADG, shows a rendering for a 124-room Holiday Inn Express in Bricktown to members of the Bricktown Urban Design Committee Jan. 22. Photo by Kelley Chambers   Scott Dedmon and J.C. Witcher, with architecture firm ADG, presented the plan to the Bricktown Urban Design Committee Jan. 22 for approval, on behalf of

Thunder prepares to debut new suites, restaurant

More options are available at Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo by Urbanative “As our season ticket base has grown pretty significantly over the last couple of years, we’ve literally run out of inventory,” said Thunder Senior Vice President Brian Byrnes. “So we’ve been challenged with continuing to find new revenue streams for

MAPping expectations

The park seems to be on track, but other MAPS projects have faced cutbacks even before they began. Despite voters approving a $280 million convention center when MAPS 3 passed in 2009, the project received a haircut last year when the City Council members voted to put $30 million of those funds into a contingency

Brooks breaks ground at the Edge

Rendering of Gary Brooks’ Edge in MidTown   Bordered by N.W. 12 and N.W. 13 streets, and Walker and Dewey, the former home of Mercy Hospital is set for 250 apartments. Brooks has not had an office in Downtown in nearly a decade, and admitted he was unfamiliar with the area when his friend and

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