View Full Version : SW corner of NW Exp and Portland

10-01-2012, 10:02 PM
Anyone know what is going on on the SW corner of NWX and Portland? Looks like a house demoed and their have been surveyors out there lately.

Larry OKC
10-02-2012, 12:52 PM
IIRC there is some sort of Dr. office going there...vaguely recall a Council meting where neighbors were protesting because of traffic concerns etc

10-02-2012, 09:37 PM
Anyone know what is going on on the SW corner of NWX and Portland? Looks like a house demoed and their have been surveyors out there lately.

It seems like that lot has been vacant forever. If a house was demoed it wasn't recently. And I don't think having doctor's office there will have any significant impact on traffic. A doctor's office doesn't operate like Walmart. If a car goes in or out more than once every five or ten minutes I would be greatly suprised.

Larry OKC
10-04-2012, 10:59 AM
There was a small building (presume it was residential) that had sat vacant for quite a while. Was torn down within the last year or so. Saw the Council meeting where they were trying to get it rezoned for office use...that was where the neighborhood protests came in. Someone on the Council pointed out that there had been plenty of opportunity for someone to buy it for residential, but there were no takers.

10-04-2012, 11:23 AM
It was a small 450SQ house built in 1955
3701 NW 62nd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112 - Zillow (

and pics:
Leonard Sullivan Oklahoma County Assessor Real Property Detail Sheet (
Oklahoma County Assessor Property Detail Breakdown (
Looks like the 17,000 sq lot was sold a few years ago for $70k

10-04-2012, 11:38 AM
It will be a medical clinic for Healthy Healing.

After a round with the planning commission, they scaled back the building size, oriented it more towards NW Expressway and added more landscaping.

This is what is being built:

10-04-2012, 11:45 AM
No ordinary clinic: Alternative medicine center expanding
By April Wilkerson
April is a reporter in Oklahoma City. Contact her at 278-2849.
Posted: 04:42 PM Tuesday, July 6, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY – For 15 years, Dr. Amit Gumman has built his alternative medicine practice in an Oklahoma City office space. Soon he’ll break ground on his new Harmony Healing Center, which he plans to be an oasis on the corner of a chaotic intersection.

Gumman, who practices acupuncture, naturopathy, ayurveda and other alternative medicine approaches, bought two lots on the southwest corner of N. Portland Avenue and Northwest Expressway. The three other corners of the intersection are commercial; Gumman envisions his space as a holistic haven for mind, body and spirit.

Gumman sees about 20 patients a day on the seventh floor of an office building nearby. His new center is designed with the same number of exam rooms, but with much more space for a kitchen, yoga area and other rooms where patients can learn a healthy lifestyle.

“We want to practice what we preach,” Gumman said. “It will be less clinical environment and more of a holistic healing environment. The building also will be eco-friendly.”

Gumman holds a doctor of medicine degree and an array of other degrees and training in alternative medicine. He earned his master of public health from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a doctorate of acupuncture in Sri Lanka. His interest in alternative medicine began when he was in high school and his grandmother reluctantly tried the approach after struggling with diabetes and having bypass surgery.

“In 40 days, she got off her insulin,” he said. “I thought that was pretty cool and was what I should do.”

When he established his private practice in Oklahoma City after working in India, Gumman initially found the work challenging. Acupuncture wasn’t nearly as well-known in Oklahoma 15 years ago, and people were skeptical. But his patients served as his advertising vehicle: as more people felt better after treatments, their word of mouth built his practice, he said. Physicians have increasingly referred patients to him, he said, and doctors come to him with their own medical issues.

Gumman also is bringing a partner into his practice in the next few weeks. Dr. Richaritha Gundlapalli is also a medical doctor who has infused her family medicine and pediatrics practice with alternative medicine. Their approach, she said, is not about choosing to treat only with alternative or conventional medicine, but combining the best of both.

“We believe in having the wisdom to know what works at the time,” she said. “It’s not only acupuncture, but how to integrate so the patient will benefit more with less side effects. It helps at the whole mind-body-spirit level. It’s not conventional medicine only or alternative medicine alone. It’s trying to put things together and having the wisdom to know which kind of medicine to use. The key is not to take sides, but to put it together.”

Acupuncture can be used to treat everything from pain and neurology problems to stroke rehabilitation and infertility issues. Last week alone, Gumman treated a woman with fertility problems, a pregnant woman who needed her labor induced and another pregnant woman with a breach baby. In each case, acupuncture can make a difference, he said.

They also practice naturopothy, or lifestyle medicine. Their new facility will give them the space to teach people how to prepare healthy foods, learn therapeutic yoga poses and avoid chemicals and environmental toxins. Naturopathy also includes using herbs to treat symptoms.

“We call it a ‘kitchen pharmacy,’” Gumman said. “We grew up with Indian spices like turmeric and ginger to take care of cough and colds.”

Kay Evans of Edmond is one of Gumman’s patients who has found help with several problems, including knee and lower back pain, stress and the symptoms of menopause. She said she simply arrived at a point in her life where traditional medicine wasn’t the answer.

“The concept that acupuncture treats the whole of a person was very attractive,” Evans said. “I was looking for a different direction and one that would allow some room for personal growth as well.”

For more information about Harmony Healing Center, visit Harmony Healing Center - , - Harmony Healing Center (

12-20-2012, 08:37 PM
The pad has been poured and structural steel is going up. The pad looks a lot smaller than the renderings and article above suggest.

Larry OKC
12-26-2012, 11:34 AM
The structural steel makes it look more like a taller "clock" tower (nothing like the renderings)...unless it is very preliminary and the "tower" is just the centermost part of the 3rd level cap????

Larry OKC
03-29-2013, 11:39 AM
My perception was skewed as to the initial framing structure as I was viewing it from the side (Portland) rather than the symmetrical "South Elevation" rendering pictured above.