The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority recently released its 54th-annual report, and it verified what residents of the city have known for a long time – the city is making great progress. From new apartment complexes to renovated parking space and brand-new schools, OKC is experiencing a surge in growth and development.
In the Cultural District at 500 W. Sheridan Ave., John W. Rex Elementary School just began its second year of operation. This downtown public charter elementary school commenced in May of 2013 and opened for enrollment by August 2014. The school hosts pre-kindergarten through fourth grade and will add fifth- and sixth-grade classes over the next two years.
In the Midtown project area, the Edge at Midtown apartments were completed near NW 13th Street and N. Walker Avenue last December. The apartment complex features 250 contemporary units and includes a parking garage and 7,840 square feet of retail space – great for new businesses coming into Oklahoma City. The Edge’s location in Midtown puts residents close to the heart of the city and helps relieve high demand for downtown living.
On the corner of Couch Drive and N. Lee Avenue is another residential site that is currently under development, The Civic Centre Flats. This new addition to the OKC housing scene will include 34 spacious family units with single- and double-story options. The Civic will fill a vacant lot with high-quality living space for purchase, bringing new vibrancy to that community.
Read the full article here in the September 16th edition of The Journal Record.