On Wednesday, a committee charged with soliciting proposals for a convention hotel immediately north of the $288 million MAPS 3 convention center selected a team which proposed a 600-room Omni over another finalist that proposed a 600-room Marriott.
Not long after the City of Oklahoma City paid consultants for a series of recommendations on how to bring more life and retail to downtown's Park Avenue, a new restaurant and bar is set to start construction in one of the spaces that had been identified as key.
The City of Oklahoma City released the most recent renderings for the MAPS 3 convention center (see statement below) and OG&E has submitted paperwork to start the demolition process of the electric substation that must be relocated to make room for the $288 million facility.
The abandoned and dilapidated structures on NW 26th and Classen that were formerly home to Pipkin Camera would be demolished under a plan to construct a 3-level addition to the Golden Phoenix on Classen Boulevard.
The state fairgrounds board recently commissioned a study by consultants Populous to determine the feasibility of a new 10,000 seat multi-purpose facility on the site of the venerable Jim Norick Arena.
With the first Oklahoma location of Torchy's Tacos drawing long lines after last month's opening in Norman's University Town Center, the Austin-based chain has leased another location near Memorial and Penn in the Chisholm Creek complex.
The Midtown Renaissance group – developers of Fassler Hall, the Guardian, the Marion Hotel and scores of other high-quality projects – have submitted detailed plans for a 22-unit apartment complex at 509 NW 7th.
With the pending sale and massive renovation of the First National Center, one of the last remaining tenants in that complex – Cafe 7 – will soon relocate to the Century Center, just one block to the south.
A group of local business leaders and historians are teaming with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to implement the 89er Trail, a set of 28 historical markers to be placed around the central core to commemorate Oklahoma City's unique history.
The Apple store in Penn Square Mall has temporarily relocated while the existing space is expanded and receives a $2.5 million remodel, and in the process bring one of the first of Apple's new stores to Oklahoma City.
The owners of the Journal Record building -- rechristened The Heritage -- have formally applied to the Downtown Design Review Committee for renovation plans which include restoring the original front entrance and adding a new glass penthouse.
The popular vegan food truck the Loaded Bowl has filed plans to open a permanent location on SW 2nd Street, directly north of the Farmer's Market and will soon be joined by four other new business set to open very soon in the immediate area, with more in the planning stages.
The City of Oklahoma City has been approached by a promoter to enter into exclusive negotiations for the purpose of possibly conducting and hosting a Verizon IndyCar Series motorsports race event sometime in 2017 or 2018.
This week, the MAPS 3 committees charged with overseeing the development of the new 38-acre MAPS downtown park received a presentation from the city-paid consultants on what will likely be the final plans for the project.
At the March 22nd meeting of the MAPS Convention Center Committee, city-paid consultants Populous presented the latest conceptual plans for the sprawling complex to be built immediately east of the new MAPS 3 downtown park.
After the controversial demolition of downtown's Stage Center theater, OG&E subsequently announced in January the shelving of their plans for an ambitious new corporate headquarters and promised to “beautify and maintain the property until an appropriate development can be secured”.
In response to a citizen-led initiative to create a more pedestrian friendly Classen Boulevard between Reno and NW 23rd Street, a steering committee was created named A Better Classen, comprising of local residents and stakeholders.
After a run of just over two years in the Myriad Gardens, the Park House had it's last night as a full-time restaurant this Sunday and now will only be open for downtown special events and private parties.
After prior attempts were continued by the Downtown Design Review Committee, Midtown Renaissance is once again seeking demolition of a board-up apartment building but this time have included conceptual plans for a new apartment complex that would take its place.
The southwest corner of Oklahoma and Sheridan, one of the key intersections in Bricktown and one of the largest of the remaining surface parking lots, is set to be developed as a 7-story parking structure with retail on the ground level.
Formerly announced in the release today of the local podcast We Apologize for the Inconvenience, Ian and Hailey McDermid, proprietors of the popular Pump Bar, are planning a new bar just a few doors to the east in the Tower Theater: The Bunker Club.
Cornerstone Development filed building permit applications last week for a 277-unit, $45 million luxury apartment complex as part of the larger Chisholm Creek project on the southwest corner of Memorial and N. Western.