- Cathy O'Connor
business boom in bricktown
There are a number of new renovations taking place throughout Oklahoma City, and Bricktown is no exception to this trend. With plans for new office buildings and redevelopments of existing buildings, Bricktown is one of the fastest growing districts in the city.
The Rock Island Plow Building, 29 E. Reno Ave., has sat abandoned at the center of Bricktown for years. However, it is now undergoing redevelopment by Richard McKown, who recently installed new windows in the five-story building. Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects drafted the plans for the renovations, which will include internal and external updates. This building will be a valuable addition to the Bricktown office space scene.
Another recent renovation is the Mideke Building, which opened to tenants in early September. The 70,000-square-foot building is 94 years old and will provide space for 200 offices in Bricktown. The bottom floor of the Mideke Building houses the newest branch of All About Cha, a coffee and tea chain, which is set to open in January. This building will be multi-service providing space for multiple outlets.
Finally, plans are being made for a new 10-story office building, called the Cummins Building, located next to Bricktown Ballpark. The Cummins family enlisted Blackledge and Associates to design the Bricktown tower that will feature ground-floor and rooftop restaurants. The designers presented their proposal to the Bricktown Urban Design Committee in early September and progress will be moving forward.
Read the full article here in the September 30th edition of The Journal Record.