- Cathy O'Connor
downtown oklahoma city continues to transform
Development is ongoing for many projects downtown. New towers are being added to the Oklahoma City skyline, housing and hotel amenities are increasing, and new space is coming to host major expos and events downtown.
The BOK Park Plaza building construction is underway and will house Bank of Oklahoma as its primary tenant. Devon Energy will lease a significant portion of the building, with other tenants joining them as well. Two new parking garages will provide space for the building’s employees while offering retail space along Sheridan Avenue and Main Street.
West of downtown, the 21c Museum Hotel recently had its grand opening. This major renovation of the historic Fred Jones Assembly building provides a fresh and unique hotel option to Oklahoma City residents and visitors. The full-service hotel features 135 rooms, 14,000 square feet of art exhibition space and a free contemporary art gallery that is open to the public. The hotel also offers a first-floor restaurant, Mary Eddy’s Kitchen and Lounge.
Also in west downtown, the Civic Centre Flats is a $6 million, 34-unit condominium project under construction immediately north of the Civic Center Music Hall. The project includes one- and two-bedroom flats and two-story condos. The area also boasts a new police headquarters building, and a new municipal courts building is under construction. Both of those projects were designed to complement the Art Deco style of architecture prominent among the historic buildings in the area.
Read the full article here in the June 16th edition of The Journal Record.