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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

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

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

Hogan gets thumbs up from urban renewal for restaurant building

Rendering of proposed restaurant in Lower Bricktown   Hogan and his architect, Jason Wint with REES, presented a new design that takes away about 1,000-square-feet in favor of a wider walkway with a glass curtain wall on the building and a cantilevered roof. The new design calls for a 10,000-square-foot, single-tenant building, rather than the

Hogan presents redesigned building plans to Urban Renewal

Rendering of proposed restaurant in Lower Bricktown Initial plans called for the 10,000- to 11,000-square-foot building, situated between Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, and Earl’s Rib Palace, to have a south-facing front entrance.  OCURA commissioners said the restaurant, which will be affiliated with Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant, should interact with

Preliminary designs for downtown parking garage unveiled

The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority hired TAP Architecture this summer to design the $20 million, 750-space garage. The firm is working with Chicago-based Desman Associates. COTPA will own the garage, but it is slated for land south of city hall that is controlled by OCURA, and the parking lot of the neighboring Hightower

Hogan faces opposition on Lower Bricktown project

Hogan first presented plans to OCURA commissioners in April to build an 11,000-square-foot building to house two restaurants. The site is a grassy lot between Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill and Earl’s Rib Palace. Hogan and his architect, Jason Wint with REES, presented plans that included a main entrance on the south

Hogan plans building for Lower Bricktown

The Oklahoma County Assessor’s website also offers a hint as to the future tenant. The parcel owner’s detail lists the 0.3086-acre property as “Kevin Durant’s Restaurant (Proposed).” “We really don’t talk about tenants until all the I’s are dotted, the T’s are crossed and the lease is signed,” Hogan told Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Commissioners

Nefarious newcomers not welcome at MidTown project

In ongoing efforts by developer Gary Brooks through the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority for approval of the Edge, a proposed 252-unit residential project with about 8,400 square feet of retail space and 462 parking spaces, he has been sensitive to concerns of those residents in nearby historic neighborhoods. It is set for the block

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