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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.”

Compass

McKown received approval for the design March 21 by the Downtown Design Review Committee, for the four-story, 97-unit development. He says the budget is $12.5 million, and he plans to seek tax credits and TIF dollars for the project. With many units Downtown starting at about $900 per month, McKown says he has made an

Doomed Dome?

Situated at N.W. 23rd and Classen Boulevard, the building long has been recognized for its unique architecture; its quirky, mid-century look; and the sacred gold roof that, over the years, lost its glistening appearance. Meanwhile, David Box, owner of the former bank building, finds himself in an untenable position. Box, a developer and owner of

Market makeover

Organizers at Better Block OKC say Oklahoma City’s Farmers Public Market is primed to receive the same treatment. Allison Bailey, owner of retail consulting shop Barta Bailey, says it’s high time the venue that’s hosted the likes of Hank Williams Sr. and Count Basie had not only its past told, but its future defined. “Part

New restaurant concepts planned for Downtown, surrounding area

  Rick and David Haynes are opening a sports bar concept in Deep Deuce sometime in the late summer or early fall. The brothers are the owners of Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler and West Restaurant. Located at N.E. Second and Oklahoma, the yet-to-be-named sports bar will be in the Level Apartments business complex. Rick Haynes says

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

Commercial conquests

New residential projects include the 1212 apartments in Midtown that quickly sold out last summer, and planned work on Judy Hatfield’s Carnegie Centre. Developer Ron Bradshaw broke ground on the $15 million, 139-unit Maywood Apartments at N.E. Fourth and Oklahoma. The Hill, located at Russell M. Perry and N.E. Second in Deep Deuce, was approved

Osler overhaul

After selling the Colcord to Devon Energy in 2008, he is re-entering the Oklahoma City market with plans for a hotel in MidTown. This time, he plans to convert the seven-story, blond-brick Osler building, 1200 N. Walker, into one of his Ambassador-branded hotels. Coury closed the $2.5 million deal in early December. As chairman of

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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