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  • Cathy O'Connor

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Bricktown is in the heart of Oklahoma City’s entertainment district and is experiencing new and continuing development. In April, Bricktown unveiled its new logo, which will be displayed on light poles, maps, brochures and on the district’s website. The new logo replaces the old logo used for the past 12 years.

The Bricktown Canal, sidewalks and streets will also get a face-lift. Through tax increment financing, the city was able to provide $1.4 million for repairs. Bricktown serves as a corridor to other parts of Oklahoma City and the repairs and renovations will provide a fresh look for visitors.

The expected influx of tourists will cater to the hotel industry. Not one, but two 150-room hotels are slated for the Steelyards area, with an investment valued at $45 million. Texas-based NewcrestImage recently completed the Holiday Inn Express & Suites and will develop the two new hotels, an AC Hotel and Hyatt Place, at the northeast corner of Joe Carter and Sheridan avenues.

Not only will hotel offerings increase, Bricktown will host its first apartment complex. Still in the early stages of construction, the Steelyard Apartments will provide housing in the thick of all the development and will aid downtown residential growth...

Read the full article here in the May 6th edition of The Journal Record.

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