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Trail blazers

Formerly overweight and nutritionally challenged, Patton says he now is part of Oklahoma City’s movement to create a healthier population. Part of his healthy regimen includes running on the miles of multi-use trails that weave throughout the metro area. From Bluff Creek trails to the 9.5-mile loop trail around Lake Hefner, Patton says the trails

Lariat land

The property in southwest Oklahoma City has 8,100 total acres. On that land is the airport terminal, airplane hangers, maintenance facilities, runways, parking lots and garages. On the east side, along Portland Avenue, sits more than 1,000 acres of undeveloped land. The Oklahoma City Airport Trust and airport officials are working with the Federal Aviation

Amped up

The 75-year-old venue has been in the hands of Howard Pollack on and off since 1978. He says a lot of love and care, and the help of dedicated friends, helped him completely renovate the Zoo Amp, or as he liked to call it, “the People’s Place.” The success was a bittersweet one; a few

Hotel set for OU Health Sciences Center

The idea was first proposed in 2008 by Bob Howard, Mickey Clagg and Chris Fleming. The plan was presented to the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority, which controls that land. Due to economic conditions in the following years, the project was put on hold. Earlier this year, OCURA commissioners again gave the go-ahead after designs

Stage Center site set for new office tower

Bordered by the avenues of West Sheridan, West California, South Dewey and South Walker, the 3.15-acre property will include a parking garage. Kestrel, led by local developer Rainey Williams, plans to buy the building and property for $4.275 million from the Kirkpatrick Center Affiliated Fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.  Williams plans to raze

Place Makers

Perretti, owner of the successful Muebleria La Popular, 1334 S.W. 29th, is one of several merchants who are pushing for a Business Improvement District (BID) along S.W. 29th from May Avenue to Shields Boulevard. During the last 14 years, Perretti has witnessed his business grow from $200,000 in 1999 to a multimilliondollar enterprise, which coincides

Mid merit

  Having watched areas like Bricktown, Autombile Alley and the Plaza District become destination pockets within the city since being elected mayor in 2004, Cornett applauded the efforts in MidTown. “MidTown’s probably come further than any other area in that specific time frame,” he says. “I remember what it looked like not that long ago.”

Convention conundrum

For years, Mike Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, has said that a convention center hotel must open at the same time as the convention center or the city faces losing business. With construction on the $252 million project set to begin in 2016, a hotel developer needs to be identified

At a crossing

The bleak report came from commercial real estate firm Price Edwards & Co., which dropped the mall from its tracking report altogether in 2011. Opening in 1974, Crossroads was hit so hard by the economic crisis of 2008, it fell into foreclosure. In 2011, the mall was purchased for $3.5 million by Oklahoma City-based Raptor

Cottage care

    Brian Fitzsimmons, an architect who built his home at N.W. Seventh Street and Francis Avenue in 2005, needs only to begin mapping the neighborhood on a sheet of paper to tally the current number of homes in development. “There are 18 projects on somebody’s drawing board,” he says, looking at his sketch. Three