Multiple towers planned for 
growing downtown

On Monday the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority voted unanimously and selected Clayco as the conditional developer for what is being referred to as the Reno-Hudson project just south of the future OG&E headquarters.


Clayco plans to develop the entire city block, which will include the new OG&E headquarters, two residential towers, an additional office building and structured parking. The two office buildings will overlook the Myriad Gardens and the eventual MAPS 3 downtown park.


The entire development would invest over $280 million in Oklahoma City and will add considerably to the downtown skyline. The OCURA Board of Commissioners sees this project as a great catalyst for downtown Oklahoma City.


The Edge brings new residents to Midtown

The Edge at Midtown recently had its grand opening ceremony and allowed residents to begin moving into the apartment complex on 13th and Walker, capping off a 20-year effort to redevelop the former Mercy Hospital complex. A crowd of more than 200 attended the grand opening and even got a glimpse of what is next to come for developer Gary Brooks, of Cornerstone Development.


The $36 million mixed-use housing project will add 250 apartments as well as 7,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Organic Squeeze, a local juice and smoothie bar, will be the first tenant to open its doors, with additional retail tenants announced later this year.


The Edge offers amenities not found anywhere else in the downtown area with a rooftop dog park, two courtyards and a clubhouse with high end finishes and furnishings. Over 400 spaces of structured parking were incorporated into the development that received $2.3 million in tax increment financing.


The Arts District Garage raises its gate

Relief has just come for some downtown employees as the Arts District Garage has opened to offer 802 additional parking spots for those who park on the west end of downtown's Business District.


This 10-story parking garage at 431 West Main, referred to as a work of art, also offers 18,500 square feet of retail space that will house a medical clinic serving city employees as well as a coffee shop for downtown workers and residents. Other tenants will be announced as they are confirmed.


This $24.5 million garage was the first new development for the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) in 20 years.


"Our goal was to have a garage that blended parking with office and retail in a highly pedestrian environment and also complemented the current architecture in the area," COTPA director Jason Ferbrache said. 

The Urban Renewal Authority assisted in assembling the land needed to build the garage and retained the air rights above it for future development.


Alliance project manager acquires
AICP certification

Last week, project manager Dustin Akers joined the ranks of AICP certified planners by passing a comprehensive exam administered by the American Planning Association.

The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is the American Planning Association's professional institute, providing recognized leadership nationwide in the certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice.

To become a certified planner, APA members must meet certain education and experience requirements and pass a written examination.
Page-Woodson Development Update
On November 4th, the OCURA Board of Commissioners met to review and choose a developer for the area known as Page-Woodson. Two firms competed for the project with New Page LLC of Oklahoma City chosen as the redeveloper of land surrounding the historic Page-Woodson high school in northeast Oklahoma City.

Ron Bradshaw, lead developer of New Page LLC, already owns the school with plans to convert it to housing and community space. His plans for the land around the school include building 400+ additional residences along NE 5th and Kelley Avenue.
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