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ljbab728
10-11-2013, 11:07 PM
development
|category1=Midtown
|category2=Office Buildings
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|project=
|address=1232 N. Classen
|status=proposed
|owner=Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Inc
|cost=
|architect=Mass Architects
|start=Early 2015
|finish=Mid-2016
|contractor=Anderson & House, Inc
|height=2 stories
|sq. feet=33,680
|acreage=
|other=132 parking spaces
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|image=http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/catholicwiki1.jpg
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Information & Latest News
3/19/14: $5.6 building permit application
10/11/13: New Catholic Charities headquarters proposed for Oklahoma City's Midtown | News OK (http://newsok.com/new-catholic-charities-headquarters-proposed-for-oklahoma-citys-midtown/article/3892542)
Links
County Assessor Record 1 (http://www.oklahomacounty.org/assessor/Searches/AN-R.asp?ACCOUNTNO=R045803700)
County Assessor Record 2 (http://www.oklahomacounty.org/assessor/Searches/AN-R.asp?ACCOUNTNO=R045803450)
County Assessor Record 3 (http://www.oklahomacounty.org/assessor/Searches/AN-R.asp?ACCOUNTNO=R133462050)

Gallery

Teo9969
10-11-2013, 11:23 PM
New Catholic Charities headquarters proposed for Oklahoma City's Midtown | News OK (http://newsok.com/new-catholic-charities-headquarters-proposed-for-oklahoma-citys-midtown/article/3892542)

Really hope that happens.

BDK
10-12-2013, 08:31 AM
http://newsok.com/new-catholic-charities-headquarters-proposed-for-oklahoma-citys-midtown/article/3892542

BDK
10-12-2013, 08:32 AM
I didn't see an article on the new Catholic Charities headquarters proposed for midtown. I think this is way cool.

New Catholic Charities headquarters proposed for Oklahoma City's Midtown | News OK (http://newsok.com/new-catholic-charities-headquarters-proposed-for-oklahoma-citys-midtown/article/3892542)

Just the facts
10-12-2013, 08:39 AM
I like that it is bumped up against Classen, but what is the deal with every architect putting in these darn plazas? Just move the building north all the way to 12th St and put the massing at the intersection. The focal point should be the building - not the absence of the building. Other than that it looks pretty good.

bchris02
10-12-2013, 08:47 AM
New Catholic Charities headquarters proposed for Oklahoma City's Midtown | News OK (http://newsok.com/new-catholic-charities-headquarters-proposed-for-oklahoma-citys-midtown/article/3892542)

That won't stop bars from opening in Midtown will it? Would that be considered a church?

Pete
10-12-2013, 09:47 AM
That won't stop bars from opening in Midtown will it? Would that be considered a church?

No, just an office building.

Renderings:



http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/urban-development-buildings/4592d1381592486-catholic-charities-catholic.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/urban-development-buildings/4593d1381592837-catholic-charities-catholic8.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/urban-development-buildings/4591d1381592485-catholic-charities-catholic1.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/urban-development-buildings/4590d1381592484-catholic-charities-catholic2.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/urban-development-buildings/4589d1381592483-catholic-charities-catholic3.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/urban-development-buildings/4588d1381592482-catholic-charities-catholic4.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/urban-development-buildings/4587d1381592481-catholic-charities-catholic5.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/urban-development-buildings/4586d1381592480-catholic-charities-catholic6.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/urban-development-buildings/4585d1381592478-catholic-charities-catholic7.jpg

CCOKC
10-12-2013, 10:53 AM
I am excited about this project for a few reasons. The existing building has an inefficient layout for their purposes. I like the location and that they are committed to this part of town. I know that a few of their larger donors are in the far north side of town so it somewhat surprised me to see then move only 3 blocks away. I will be glad to see that empty lot used as well. I like the design but I am far from an expert in these matters. I do like how it fronts Classen. I am not too happy about the surface parking but I have had a hard time finding a parking space at their existing building so I know the need for parking is there.

catch22
10-12-2013, 11:15 AM
I think it looks good. This will be great for the area.

CuatrodeMayo
10-12-2013, 12:30 PM
Wasn't this the proposed site of Greg Banta's ill-fated Office Depot project?

Plutonic Panda
10-12-2013, 01:58 PM
This is awesome!!! Classen could really use a major reconstruction though, preferably in cement. Spruce up the landscaping in the median as well.

Pete
10-12-2013, 04:16 PM
Wasn't this the proposed site of Greg Banta's ill-fated Office Depot project?

Yes.

Spartan
10-12-2013, 04:37 PM
Impressive for a non-profit facility. I love how the curvature abuts Classen. Huge upgrade for the Classen corridor, which by the way if we can revitalize Classen between C2S and NW 23rd, we successfully tie together the urban core.

zookeeper
10-12-2013, 11:36 PM
Impressive for a non-profit facility. I love how the curvature abuts Classen. Huge upgrade for the Classen corridor, which by the way if we can revitalize Classen between C2S and NW 23rd, we successfully tie together the urban core.

Well said, Spartan. It does indeed look nice. And they do incredible work, too.

bluedogok
10-12-2013, 11:44 PM
The firm doing that is one of my former co-workers, he did good work when he was at Benham.

metro
10-13-2013, 12:46 AM
Score for OKC. Hope this carries through. Glad it has a zero lot line on the west side that faces Classen, and this will add some much needed infill on such a crucial lot. Now if we can get more infill of this quality or better, and not the cheap junk that city leaders have allowed along Classen.

HOT ROD
10-13-2013, 09:14 PM
totally agree, good for OKC and the inner city. I don't think the plaza is too bad, at least it has some architectural elements that are pleasing and could force other developments to higher standards.

CuatrodeMayo
10-13-2013, 10:20 PM
I like that it is bumped up against Classen, but what is the deal with every architect putting in these darn plazas? Just move the building north all the way to 12th St and put the massing at the intersection. The focal point should be the building - not the absence of the building. Other than that it looks pretty good.

The building is as far north as it will go. If you look closer, you will see it abuts the north and west property lines. The "plaza" is actually in the ROW.

Teo9969
10-13-2013, 11:08 PM
And furthermore, it just looks (and will feel) like a big sidewalk. A SIDwalk ;) [Paging sidburgess, Paging sidburgess]

Just the facts
10-14-2013, 09:24 PM
The building is as far north as it will go. If you look closer, you will see it abuts the north and west property lines. The "plaza" is actually in the ROW.

You're right. I withdraw my comment.

Pete
03-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Yesterday, they submitted an application for a $5.6 building permit.

It's labeled "preliminary review only", which usually means they are starting the process of getting feedback on the design before going much further.

But, this is a sign they are close to having the money together to start this project.

Spartan
03-22-2014, 08:00 AM
That's a big achievement for fund development in the non-profit sector even for an organization with nation-wide reach. This project will be a top-notch community center.

Spartan
03-22-2014, 08:05 AM
I like that it is bumped up against Classen, but what is the deal with every architect putting in these darn plazas? Just move the building north all the way to 12th St and put the massing at the intersection. The focal point should be the building - not the absence of the building. Other than that it looks pretty good.

I actually love the plaza concept here, which utilizes a canopy awning continued across through a corner cut-out anchored by a beam, fashioned in the manner of a cross.

The continued awning creates a structure that snugly defines the streetwall edge over a gateway that expresses openness to the corner.

shawnw
03-22-2014, 02:37 PM
That's a big achievement for fund development in the non-profit sector even for an organization with nation-wide reach. This project will be a top-notch community center.

Just speaking to the nation-wide reach thing... not sure how true that is in this case (but I don't know for sure)...

I don't know the funding source for this building, but otherwise, operationally, Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City doesn't get any national funding. It's essentially an independent local organization with a national affiliation (they pay dues to a national org in order to have the "Catholic Charities" in the name). Their operational budget (~$4M) is achieved through fundraising in the Archdiocese of OKC (half of which comes from the Green Tie Gala), and 90%+ of that goes directly back into the local community (basically one of the best places you can send your money in OKC to make sure it stays in OKC). Similar to the Catholic hospitals, they are not owned or operated by the Catholic Church, but are operated as a Catholic-supported organization with the blessing of the Archbishop of Oklahoma City.

shawnw
03-22-2014, 02:45 PM
That won't stop bars from opening in Midtown will it? Would that be considered a church?

Technically there's a chapel in the current building and they have regular masses there I think on Fridays at noon, but I doubt it would ever be considered a church per se.

UnFrSaKn
05-30-2014, 07:34 AM
Catholic Charities set to build new headquarters in Oklahoma City | NewsOK.com (http://m.newsok.com/catholic-charities-set-to-build-new-headquarters-in-oklahoma-city/article/4864652)

ABryant
05-30-2014, 07:52 AM
Even though I loathe their anti-contraceptive viewpoints (I know, wrong forum), I think it is a cool looking building and I hope they continue to help people in need.

swilki
05-30-2014, 09:32 AM
Just speaking to the nation-wide reach thing... not sure how true that is in this case (but I don't know for sure)...

I don't know the funding source for this building, but otherwise, operationally, Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City doesn't get any national funding. It's essentially an independent local organization with a national affiliation (they pay dues to a national org in order to have the "Catholic Charities" in the name). Their operational budget (~$4M) is achieved through fundraising in the Archdiocese of OKC (half of which comes from the Green Tie Gala), and 90%+ of that goes directly back into the local community (basically one of the best places you can send your money in OKC to make sure it stays in OKC). Similar to the Catholic hospitals, they are not owned or operated by the Catholic Church, but are operated as a Catholic-supported organization with the blessing of the Archbishop of Oklahoma City.

Just wanted to address a couple of points as we go public with this campaign. But first, thank you all for your kind words about this project and the organization. We love doing what we do and we do it because we are Catholic not because those whom we serve are Catholic. In fact, 90% of those who walk through our doors aren't Catholic and success to us is defined as getting people to a better place in life and strengthening families, not conversion. As Shawn pointed out, we are indeed a local 501(c)(3) with ties to the national organization (CCUSA). They provide us with training opportunities and advocacy on national level, but we receive very little funding (the exception being grants we may receive to assist with disaster recovery. Our primary source of funding (55% or so) comes through our Annual Appeal which is conducted each fall and really only through the Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese. That being said, we do receive support from corporations, foundations and government (only 6% through gov't). The Green Tie Gala, held annually in March, only supports our homeless services (Holy Family Home in Midwest City and the Sanctuary Women's Development Centers in Stockyards City and Norman). And yes, 90% of every dollar goes back into our programs to support those who come to us and is spent only in Oklahoma (we serve 46 counties in western and central Oklahoma). The final stat I'll throw out is that we serve about 19,000 individuals each year, 13,000 of which come to our main services building on Classen (which this campaign seeks to construct a new building for).

If you all want to see updated renderings and learn more about the campaign, head over to Crossbeams Capital Campaign - Building Our Community + Building Our Future - Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (http://www.crossbeams.org)

Other than that, thank you again for all the kind words and support the community provides us. If you have any questions about the project as we go forward, I'm happy to answer what I can.

Sonny Wilkinson
Senior Director for Mission Advancement
Catholic Charities OKC

metro
08-19-2014, 06:32 PM
Anyone know if this is about to break ground or the status? They did a ground breaking ceremony about a month ago or so, but nothing has been done since.

Pete
08-19-2014, 06:39 PM
The filed for a building permit a few months ago but it's yet to be issued.

swilki
08-20-2014, 02:51 AM
We are in the final stages of raising funds for the building. Everything is still very much a go for this project.


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Brett
08-20-2014, 04:41 AM
I like the updated renderings of the new building. My one complaint with the initial renderings were the arched windows of the chapel which looked odd. The new renderings have rectangular windows for the chapel which flows with the styling of the rest of the building. :Smiley199

_Cramer_
08-20-2014, 10:36 AM
I agree, the new squared design looks better. Also love that brick facade. Just adds to the area. The Catholic Cross Mural will look good on the end of the building too.

Pete
10-09-2014, 12:28 PM
$5.9 million building permit application for this project today.

They had previously submitted an application but that was labeled "preliminary only". This seems to be the real deal.


Could see dirt moving here soon.

okclee
10-09-2014, 02:21 PM
Pete do you know anything about, ... Who purchased the current Catholic Charities buildings and what are the future plans?

Buffalo Bill
12-01-2014, 10:03 AM
Looks like this project is up before the DDRC this Thursday. Should fly through.

http://www.okc.gov/AgendaPub/cache/2/2aa11i55olhgep3pj1h2kcrc/253809512012014110240952.PDF

ljbab728
12-17-2014, 11:18 PM
Construction to begin on Catholic Charities' new home in OKC | News OK (http://newsok.com/construction-to-begin-on-catholic-charities-new-home-in-okc/article/5376947)


Construction is set to start in the next few weeks on a $7 million new home for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

Supporters and dignitaries from across the state gathered Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the project’s start that included a blessing from Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and a ceremonial tree planting.

Plutonic Panda
12-17-2014, 11:20 PM
Construction to begin on Catholic Charities' new home in OKC | News OK (http://newsok.com/construction-to-begin-on-catholic-charities-new-home-in-okc/article/5376947)I was going to post that, then I remembered NewsOK is Ljbab's turf, so I didn't. :p

ljbab728
12-17-2014, 11:36 PM
I was going to post that, then I remembered NewsOK is Ljbab's turf, so I didn't. :p

And don't you forget it. LOL

Pete
12-18-2014, 04:26 AM
Pete do you know anything about, ... Who purchased the current Catholic Charities buildings and what are the future plans?

I suspect they won't sell -- if at all -- until their new home is ready for move-in, which won't be for a year or two.

Pete
01-14-2015, 08:27 AM
I uploaded a bunch of updated renderings to the article at the top of this page; they should be starting construction very soon.



http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/development-buildings/9982d1421249040-catholic-charities-catholicnew4.jpg

http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/development-buildings/9983d1421249041-catholic-charities-catholicnew5.jpg

http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/development-buildings/9984d1421249042-catholic-charities-catholicnew6.jpg

http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/development-buildings/9985d1421249043-catholic-charities-catholicnew7.jpg

http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/development-buildings/9986d1421249043-catholic-charities-catholicnew8.jpg

CuatrodeMayo
01-14-2015, 09:15 AM
I like this project overall, but there are parts that make me say "huh?"

Pete
01-14-2015, 09:25 AM
The facade along Classen is a big improvement IMO.

onthestrip
01-14-2015, 09:53 AM
I like this project overall, but there are parts that make me say "huh?"

The 90's model black Mitsubishi Eclipse?

ethansisson
01-21-2015, 03:49 PM
Are the older renderings still available somewhere? I'd like to compare.

ChrisHayes
01-21-2015, 04:49 PM
They've officially broke ground and are starting to clear the lot

bluedogok
01-21-2015, 08:01 PM
The 90's model black Mitsubishi Eclipse?
I have much newer and nicer vehicles that I use in renderings, like a 575 Maranello.

Plutonic Panda
01-21-2015, 10:25 PM
I have much newer and nicer vehicles that I use in renderings, like a 575 Maranello.You should use a 2002 Diablo!

metro
01-21-2015, 11:11 PM
They've officially broke ground and are starting to clear the lot Thanks for posting, I saw that on Monday but hadn't had a chance to log on site here in a week or so. Yeah they appear to be moving forward as I've seen them out there prepping dirt daily this week.

bluedogok
01-22-2015, 07:56 PM
You should use a 2002 Diablo!
I don't have any Lambos, more like a few Ferrari's, BMW's (including a Z4 like mine), Audi's and others. I have planes at work.

This is a quick render for a mall entry remodel in Euless. They ended up not going forward with the project or else I would have done a more complete render.
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Pete
04-30-2015, 08:25 AM
From their Twitter feed... As someone else mentioned, when you see this site in person only then can you appreciate what a big difference it will make in the immediate area:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CD2J2ffUsAAz7U2.jpg

David
06-08-2015, 08:39 PM
http://www.okctalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10922

http://www.okctalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10923

Pete
06-08-2015, 09:10 PM
Wow, thanks.

Really moving now. Will be cool to watch this take shape and create some much-needed mass along Classen.

David
06-09-2015, 07:14 AM
Is that probably LIFT in the background of the first picture? Didn't occur to me until just now but I should have swung around and taken a few shots of it, too. Then again, looking at its thread (thank you automatic wiki links), we have some recent pictures from Kerry from April.

Pete
06-09-2015, 07:28 AM
Yes, that's LIFT.

Also, The Frank is under construction directly east.

Pete
07-26-2015, 07:54 AM
Thanks to David for the photo:

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/catholic072515.jpg

Pete
08-31-2015, 06:54 AM
From https://twitter.com/TylerBHolmes:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNdghJjUAAAZ-yz.jpg

Pete
09-24-2015, 07:37 PM
This is really coming along:

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/catholic092415.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/catholic092415b.jpg

DoctorTaco
09-25-2015, 08:24 AM
It is surprising what a difference this building makes along Classen. By giving Classen a street wall it suddenly feels like you're still in Downtown.

After years of driving by a big empty lot (with sad Dollar Store) the impact of this building surprises me every time.

Urbanized
09-25-2015, 08:36 AM
^^^^^
Truth