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Building boom

Building permit records in Oklahoma City show an increase of 31% for the first 10 months of 2012, compared to the same time period a year ago. October was the latest month that records were available as of press time. “That’s about 654 more permits,” says Kurt Dinnes, past president of the Central Oklahoma Home

City will host third park meeting Thursday

Construction is expected to begin later this year. The park will include a 40-acre upper section, and a 30-acre lower section, connected by the Skydance Bridge. “We are in the exciting final phases of the park’s master plan process,” MAPS Program Manager David Todd said. “Proposed park amenities include a great lawn for concerts and

$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

OCURA approves office space proposals atop Downtown garage

To add additional Downtown parking options, the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority hired TAP Architecture last year to design a $20 million, 750-space garage on OCURA land just south of city hall, including a parking lot that is part of the adjoining Hightower Building. The plans initially called for ground-floor retail, with eight parking

Coury courts DDRC with Ambassador design plan

  Chairman of the Ambassador Hotel Collection, Coury plans to open the hotel in the Osler building, 1200 N. Walker, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places this year. The first three floors were built in 1928, the second three in 1929, and the seventh floor was added in 1949. It was

Holiday Inn Express back on in Bricktown

Rendering of Holiday Inn Express in Bricktown   Witcher plans to return to the committee in January with a formal plan, but presented an overview and renderings of a five-story, brick, 124-room hotel to sit at 101 E. Main, home to the former Steffen Ice Cream building. A previous plan, by developer Alex Patel, called

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

KD’s to open in Lower Bricktown

Kevin Durant speaks at the groundbreaking of KD’s in Lower Bricktown. Photo by Shannon Cornman “Basketball has given me a great opportunity to go around the world and taste a lot of different foods,” Durant said. “Hopefully, I have some good taste buds, and hopefully, people enjoy what I like, as well.” In April, developer

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

Hat’s off

She purchased the former Downtown library in early 2008, with plans for lofts and retail space. For those not paying attention, 2008 was a bit of a tough year in the financial markets, and many projects, Carnegie included, ground to a halt. Now the only thing holding up the start of construction for the $7.4

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