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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

Expert Q&A

What is the current state of the housing market? JP: Oklahoma City is the leading housing indicator for Oklahoma, with the lowest unemployment and the most population growth. It is also rated highly for new positions for skilled and educated labor. This year is continuing the trend of higher closed and pending sales, lower days

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

Developers plan new apartment projects Downtown

Eric Schmid, with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and Richard McKown with a sample of the exterior of Mosaic, an apartment project McKown is developing Downtown. Photo by Kelley Chambers Marva Ellard renovated the 1920s Sieber Hotel, 1305 N. Hudson, into 38 apartments, which has been full since it opened in 2009. Richard McKown developed Level,

Scan man

But as Rotelli readily will tell you, through chaos comes order. And his Business Imaging Systems company has been specializing in that for more than 25 years. Quite simply, BIS takes a company’s information and makes it more accessible. Much of that is accomplished by helping companies transition from paper to electronic records. Another part

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

Commercial Real Estate

OKLAHOMA COUNTY Shaz Investment Group LLC purchased 156 acres of agricultural land at N. May and N.W. 192nd for $3.72 million from Arcadia Farm LLC. RRE Park Forest Holdings LLC purchased the 216-unit Park Forest Apartments, 4328 S.E. 46th, for $2 million from MLMT 2005 CIP1 Complex at 46th LLC. It was built in 1974.

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

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