As the downtown Oklahoma City market continues to fill in vacant real estate and renovate existing buildings, developers have started to look to the outer rims of downtown. One area seeing extensive revitalization is west of downtown.
The west side is garnering some much-needed attention, coinciding with the 21C Museum Hotel development. The 134-room hotel is under construction and will feature a contemporary art museum. It is going into the old Fred Jones assembly plant with a major interior face-lift.
The renovation of the Fred Jones building has paved a path for other projects and corresponding construction is springing up around the building. The west-side development continues on Main Street with the construction of the new Oklahoma City police headquarters and renovations beginning on the Main Street Arcade Building.
Development in the area was spurred after the completion of the Devon tower and new businesses on Film Row. There is also up-and-coming interest for retail on Classen Boulevard, just west of the future hotel...
Read the full article here in the June 3rd edition of The Journal Record.