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Plutonic Panda
10-21-2016, 06:22 PM
New research labs being built.


STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University will break ground on a new laboratory building that’s funded in part by an anonymous donation of $1 million.

The university says the gift and a matching $1 million contribution from the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology will allow them to begin work for the new engineering and technology lab for undergraduate students.

OSU says enrollment in engineering programs has doubled at the university in the past decade and the funding allows for the development of modern laboratories that provide hands-on education at the school.

The building will house 14 undergraduate research labs, a lecture hall and student-project space.

The university plans to break ground on the project Saturday.

- http://kfor.com/2016/10/21/osu-to-break-ground-on-new-undergraduate-lab-building/

Bunty
04-01-2017, 05:00 PM
Construction is well along on the new OSU Spears School of Business building. It's size and style hard to miss.

Upper photo is the west side. Lower photo is the east side.

http://okie.world/photos/osubusinesswest.jpg

http://okie.world/photos/osubusiness.jpg

Bunty
07-19-2017, 12:11 PM
http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/raising-cane-s-breaks-ground-targets-november-for-stillwater-opening/article_313ef2c2-6c9e-11e7-82b4-976d97d1ecf8.html

Bunty
09-25-2017, 04:37 PM
Time for new project photos.

OSU McKnight Center for the Performing Arts https://statemagazine.okstate.edu/McKnight_Center
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01554.jpg

Some years ago, plans called for extending 3rd Ave. to the strip. But OSU nixed that with their new McKnight Center(shown) and new parking garage(not shown). On the far left, the brick front is where the Hideaway used to be, now a coffee shop.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01551.jpg

Wesley Foundation, located on the north end of the strip. http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/tulsa-architect-has-his-heart-in-osu-wesley-foundation-project/article_6da8ec4f-1bd2-5de7-ab81-933a3c07c7e5.html
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01558.jpg

OSU Undergraduate Lab for the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01566.jpg

How it will look when finished.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01567.jpg

College of Human Sciences expansion building. Out front it's called the Sonic Plaza.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01568.jpg

OSU's new power plant https://news.okstate.edu/articles/osu-breaks-ground-new-central-plant
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01584.jpg

Updated picture on how the highly noticeable new Spears business building looks now as of Sept. 25, 2017. It may be ready to open in time for the winter semester. https://statemagazine.okstate.edu/New_Business_Building
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01565.jpg

More to come to solely concentrate on Stillwater projects.

Plutonic Panda
09-25-2017, 05:38 PM
Thanks!

Bunty
09-25-2017, 06:05 PM
Thanks!

You're welcome. Don't you love how beautiful the new Spears business building is?

Plutonic Panda
09-25-2017, 06:38 PM
You're welcome. Don't you love how beautiful the new Spears business building is?

Yes it is very nice looking! How is the residential project in downtown coming along?

SOONER8693
09-25-2017, 07:37 PM
LOTS of awesome building going on on campus in both Stillwater and Norman.

Bunty
09-25-2017, 09:27 PM
Yes it is very nice looking! How is the residential project in downtown coming along?
It's not. Block 34 is still being discussed. I wish they could sell it to a proven successful private developer, rather than continue to agonize over how it should be publicly developed.

Bunty
09-25-2017, 10:22 PM
Projects in the city of Stillwater:

On the Strip, the State Room of Willies got a mural over the upper front.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01562.jpg

As seen from Willies, at the heart of the Strip, mid rise apartments are still under construction hardly a block away.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01559.jpg

A closer look. Who knows how much real estate values have gone up around here during the past several years.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01560.jpg

Off the beaten path for non locals, a look at the first of three recently completed buildings on Stillwater Regional Medical Center's new south campus on W. 12th.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01573.jpg

Medical services the above building, the biggest one, offers.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01581.jpg

Total Aquatics Fitness Center
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01572.jpg

Cimarron Medical Services.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01579.jpg

At Stillwater Regional Hospital, Stillwater Cancer Center is under construction on W. 6th. https://www.ocsri.org/breaking-new-ground-smc-celebrates-cancer-center-expansion/
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01591.jpg

Now to the opposite side of town, the new Wendy's near N. Perkins Rd. and Lakeview is about ready to open. The nearly 40 year old Wendy's on W. 6th will be torn down and replaced on site with a new one.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01599.jpg

New Wendy's drive-in view. Near there to the south, not pictured, a new dentist office is under construction. Also nearby, not pictured, is the Academy Sports & Outdoors and next to it Wal-Mart Neighborhood Center. Both opened not too long ago.

http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01598.jpg

The new Pizza Hut. It was torn down and replaced by a new one last summer.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01602.jpg

Construction of the new Raising Cane is well along on N. Perkins Rd. It's into chicken. It rose up in the same place Applebee's was torn down. Interesting they would locate across the street from Chick-Fil-a. In the same area but not pictured, remodeling the building for Five Guys Burgers is finally under way.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01605.jpg

Construction of a new building for Northern Oklahoma College's Stillwater branch campus has started. It's across the street from the north edge of OSU.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01588.jpg

Stillwater Islam and Mosque Center. Opened last year. It's also across from the north edge of the OSU campus.
http://okie.world/projectphotos/DSC01587.jpg

More pictures to come, perhaps in a few days. Several of downtown will be in the works.

Bunty
09-30-2017, 02:15 PM
No doubt, Stan Clark, owner of Eskimo Joe's, loves news of another new apartment complex near him. Most people should love it that it isn't going to be on N. Perkins Rd. Hopefully, the developer has a good reputation for quality construction. At least one plan for an apartment complex has been rejected before in part due to the developer having poor feedback in other towns it was in.
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Seven-story apartment complex heads to Planning Commission
http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/seven-story-apartment-complex-heads-to-planning-commission/article_e68c2d88-a58e-11e7-a880-0f07ff986895.html

_Cramer_
10-02-2017, 11:31 AM
Thanks for posting all the updates.

I really need to get out of my office and take photos more often.

It will be interesting to see if the planning commission approves the new apartment complex. We really need to encourage the owners on The Strip, Campus Corner and down Knoblock to bring in more businesses. Retail and restaurantsare needed in this area.

onthestrip
10-02-2017, 02:20 PM
No doubt, Stan Clark, owner of Eskimo Joe's, loves news of another new apartment complex near him. Most people should love it that it isn't going to be on N. Perkins Rd. Hopefully, the developer has a good reputation for quality construction. At least one plan for an apartment complex has been rejected before in part due to the developer having poor feedback in other towns it was in.
.
Seven-story apartment complex heads to Planning Commission
http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/seven-story-apartment-complex-heads-to-planning-commission/article_e68c2d88-a58e-11e7-a880-0f07ff986895.html

Ugh, the comments on this article. I know, dont read the comments. Its like none of those who commented have ever heard of market forces or consumer demand. They also dont seem to get the fact that this apartment will bring in exponentially more ad valorem dollars than what is currently there.

HangryHippo
10-02-2017, 02:26 PM
Ugh, the comments on this article. I know, dont read the comments. Its like none of those who commented have ever heard of market forces or consumer demand. They also dont seem to get the fact that this apartment will bring in exponentially more ad valorem dollars than what is currently there.

The comments were mind-numbingly stupid.

Bunty
10-02-2017, 03:10 PM
Ugh, the comments on this article. I know, dont read the comments. Its like none of those who commented have ever heard of market forces or consumer demand. They also dont seem to get the fact that this apartment will bring in exponentially more ad valorem dollars than what is currently there.

Unfortunately, Stillwater has a number of people who want to keep the old as is. One elderly woman has been writing long winded commentaries in the local paper about the need to protect the residential neighborhood at 12th and Western from commercial rezoning. Earlier she helped lead a successful campaign to continue making do with keeping the old junior high downtown as the community center. Other people, including myself, thought it should be torn down and replaced with an actual community center, like they did in Enid. Probably not a too bad decision, though, because if a newly built community center required raising the city sales tax from a vote, citizens probably would have rejected it.

I don't mind the plans for the apartment complex, if it comes with a good developer. It simply comes with living in a college town and the after effect of OSU buying and clearing out a large ghetto area where mostly students lived. But would rather the developers construct the exterior of the parking garage to make it look like apartments, rather than an obvious eyesore of an ugly multi-level parking garage.

Bunty
10-02-2017, 05:11 PM
More pictures starting with downtown area:

This building at 9th & Lewis has needed a facelift for a long time. Looking for tenants as completion nears.
http://okie.world/photos/DSC01612.JPG

Across the street, another remodeling job has led to a coffee shop, book shop and lofts for the 2nd floor. Surely, needs an awning.
http://okie.world/photos/DSC01613.JPG

Remodeling halted on this building at 7th and Main in 2015. Near there, not pictured, the Tombstone Bar is preparing to open. Maybe it will open in time for Halloween.
http://okie.world/photos/DSC01616.JPG

Controversial Block 34 has its own sign. Formerly, it was the site of a lumber yard and a plumbing store. City of Stillwater bought and cleared it in case it was needed for a new community center. Those plans were nixed and months later the city still doesn't know what to do with it. The mayor looked at several plans to make it an outdoor gathering spot, but she couldn't find the wow factor she was looking for. The city council relieved itself of that problem by forming a committee to study it. I think a private developer would do a better job, while providing tax revenue. Apparently, none are interested in acquiring the block. Stillwater Community Center is in background to the right.
http://okie.world/photos/DSC01633.JPG

Another view of Block 34 as seen from the community center.
http://okie.world/photos/DSC01638.JPG

Stillwater Agra Center's new store building just opened to replace the old one. Owned by Stillwater Milling Co.
http://okie.world/photos/DSC01628.JPG

An attractive new office building at 5th and Duck.
http://okie.world/photos/DSC01619.JPG

Elsewhere, the W. 6th view of new apartment construction near the strip. On the far right, the old Wendy's has been cleared off for construction on a new one.
http://okie.world/photos/DSC01643.JPG

The west side of the OSU campus now has newly completed 4 lane access on Western St. to the south entrance of Stillwater Regional Airport along with a new traffic light at McElroy.
http://okie.world/photos/DSC01617.JPG

Bunty
10-02-2017, 05:35 PM
Thanks for posting all the updates.

I really need to get out of my office and take photos more often.

It will be interesting to see if the planning commission approves the new apartment complex. We really need to encourage the owners on The Strip, Campus Corner and down Knoblock to bring in more businesses. Retail and restaurantsare needed in this area.

Possibly real estate prices and leases have gone up so much in the areas, due to new apartment complex construction, that a lot of new businesses are going to be priced out of the market until prices come down. IGA got priced out of there. It would still be there, instead of Sprouts, if nothing new was going on. Not many businesses have the money Sprouts has.

_Cramer_
10-03-2017, 09:05 AM
I'm hoping for more retail on the ground floor of these apartment complexes. Not that we need another sandwich shop or nail salon, but you should be providing some sort of services. Especially with this so close to campus.

Bunty
10-04-2017, 10:25 PM
To the west side:

SpringHill Suites Hotel at Bourbon Street Square off W. 6th. Other picture is how it will look when finished.
http://okie.world/photos/DSC01650.JPG
http://stillwater.org/files/development-services/project-images/Springhill-Suites-Hotel-600.jpg

FFO store, also at Bourbon Street. Opened for around 6 months. It's kinda lonely here from much empty space left for more stores. Jimmie John's is supposed to start construction soon.
http://okie.world/photos/DSC01649.JPG

New St Francis Xavier Catholic Church under construction at N. Country Club Rd and McElroy. Other picture is when finished. Expected opening date is Feb. 4th.
http://okie.world/photos/DSC01652.JPG
http://stfrancisxavierstillwater.org/pictures/New%20Church%20Building/building%20plans/St%20Francis%20Perspective_reduced.jpg

Correction. New office building photo from a previous posting is at 4th and Duck, not 5th and Duck.

Bunty
10-06-2017, 02:03 PM
Word is that construction has halted midway on one of the apartment complexes near the strip with company considering walking away from it.

Meanwhile, the proposed 7 story apartment complex got approved by the city planning commission with final approval to go before the city council.

Bunty
10-09-2017, 10:51 PM
Raising Cane's announces opening date for Stillwater location. http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/raising-canes-announces-opening-date-for-stillwater-location/article_8f543236-3013-5795-a76b-be0b88830dd0.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

_Cramer_
10-11-2017, 10:02 AM
I can't wait! I may be the crazy person that goes early and waits in line to win free chicken for a year...

_Cramer_
10-11-2017, 10:20 AM
Word is that construction has halted midway on one of the apartment complexes near the strip with company considering walking away from it.

Meanwhile, the proposed 7 story apartment complex got approved by the city planning commission with final approval to go before the city council.

Attaching a submitted rendering for the 7-story complex. I was really hoping for retail on the first floor, especially since the largest side fronts Duck St. If land wasn't expensive and someone was smart they would add more retail on The Strip and Campus Corner. With ~1,500 more beds coming we need more restaurants and shopping.
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HangryHippo
12-01-2017, 11:04 AM
This isn't a Stillwater project, but it is related to Oklahoma State University and I didn't see a better thread, but this project looks awesome for Okmulgee:
https://osuit.edu/news/future-student-housing-downtown-okmulgee-moving-forward-renderings-shared

And a new article from the Journal Record today:
http://journalrecord.com/2017/11/30/old-post-office-becomes-student-housing-complex/

Bunty
01-04-2018, 09:57 PM
Historic Cordell Hall demolished to make room for more parking. http://www.ocolly.com/historic-cordell-hall-demolished-to-make-room-for-more-parking/article_7b340356-f185-11e7-9377-774fdbbe37f0.html

dankrutka
01-04-2018, 10:08 PM
Historic Cordell Hall demolished to make room for more parking. http://www.ocolly.com/historic-cordell-hall-demolished-to-make-room-for-more-parking/article_7b340356-f185-11e7-9377-774fdbbe37f0.html

Wow. That’s depressing.

HangryHippo
01-04-2018, 10:13 PM
Historic Cordell Hall demolished to make room for more parking. http://www.ocolly.com/historic-cordell-hall-demolished-to-make-room-for-more-parking/article_7b340356-f185-11e7-9377-774fdbbe37f0.html

Wow. That is extremely ****ty.

Plutonic Panda
01-04-2018, 10:43 PM
Boo!

Bunty
01-05-2018, 02:38 AM
Boo!

Cordell Hall looked out of place next to the stadium. Bennett Hall, which looks similar to Cordell is still around. Morrill Hall, built in 1906, is a magnificent old building I hope they never tear down.

Plutonic Panda
01-05-2018, 12:15 PM
Cordell Hall looked out of place next to the stadium. Bennett Hall, which looks similar to Cordell is still around. Morrill Hall, built in 1906, is a magnificent old building I hope they never tear down.
Perhaps once the time is right, they will build a larger structure here for housing or classrooms.

Eric
01-05-2018, 03:43 PM
Cordell Hall looked out of place next to the stadium. Bennett Hall, which looks similar to Cordell is still around. Morrill Hall, built in 1906, is a magnificent old building I hope they never tear down.

I always thought someone with a bit more imagination could have utilized Cordell in conjunction with BP Stadium. Instead of a building right next to it, it could be used as the Grand Entrance to a Fun Zone type of thing or something. And utilize the building as lodging. That seems to be the trendy thing now a days.

Bunty
02-13-2018, 03:17 AM
Grow, Granny, grow: Owner of popular breakfast spot opening steakhouse on Main Street: http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/grow-granny-grow-owner-of-popular-breakfast-spot-opening-steakhouse/article_f89b4739-df33-5a66-9c42-1d86e8c9db70.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

Bunty
02-20-2018, 12:26 AM
If Muskogee wants to get rid of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, then Stillwater will take it: http://www.stwnewspress.com/opinion/our-view-can-we-poach-a-hall-of-fame/article_ec746f46-1378-11e8-8573-2747bdf95e90.html

Bunty
03-20-2018, 05:02 PM
Investors foreclose on The Ranch retirement community http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/local_news/investors-foreclose-on-the-ranch-retirement-community/article_a7b58286-21c5-5115-8c7c-53d0973d4ba5.html

I could be wrong, but it's hard to see very many retired people wanting to live on the far north edge of town far apart from everything else. Who knows, maybe the complex will become a haven for college students and younger working people.

Plutonic Panda
04-13-2018, 08:13 AM
http://journalrecord.com/2018/04/12/new-osu-spears-school-building-open-for-business/

Bunty
07-11-2018, 09:33 PM
Exterior of McKnight Center nears completion. Still much interior work to do. http://www.ocolly.com/news/mcknight-center-exterior-construction-nears-completion/article_3ab1bccc-8494-11e8-8791-ab2d3e7198dc.html

Bunty
10-30-2018, 04:06 AM
Planet Fitness to open in Stillwater next year. 20,000 sq. ft. To go in the cleared off land across the street from the south side of Wal-Mart on Perkins Rd. Recently a newly built Spin City Laundry opened on the same cleared off land. That area, formerly of old run down houses has needed to move on to commercial development for a very long time.

https://www.stwnewspress.com/news/planet-fitness-to-open-stillwater-location/article_203bd816-c1b6-5961-93bc-73b727922a19.html#tncms-source=article-nav-next

gopokes88
10-30-2018, 02:46 PM
There's talk that once American affirms a permanent commitment to Stillwater air service, they'll begin exploring building a terminal with two gates.

Plutonic Panda
02-20-2019, 05:07 PM
http://www.news9.com/story/39996437/dollar60m-baseball-complex-coming-to-osu

Bunty
02-21-2019, 01:41 PM
OSU's new greenhouse learning center is well along in construction.
https://news.okstate.edu/articles/agricultural-sciences-natural-resources/2018/greenhouse_learning_center.html
http://okie.world/photos/osugreenhouse.jpg

jerrywall
02-21-2019, 02:14 PM
Going back to the first post on the thread, since my son is starting up at OSU in the fall as an engineering major, I've had the opportunity on a couple of occasions to tour and spend time in the new CEAT lab, which is called Endevour. It's absolutely incredible, and very unique among the colleges we visited. It was what finally pushed my son to commit to going to OSU next year. This isn't the type of resources I've seen provided to undergrads typically.

Bunty
03-21-2019, 02:35 PM
Warren Theater believed coming to downtown area of Stillwater.
https://www.stwnewspress.com/news/the-city-of-stillwater-warren-theatres-in-negotiations-for-movie/article_1856d730-4a77-11e9-bf90-07807e849a9a.html

Plutonic Panda
03-21-2019, 03:00 PM
Hopefully it will be an urban theatre with structured parking. Does Warren have any experience in this type of development?

dankrutka
03-21-2019, 09:46 PM
Hopefully it will be an urban theatre with structured parking. Does Warren have any experience in this type of development?

The Warren in Old Town Wichita has structured parking, but I suspect that the city built it. Wichita loves two things: the Shockers and free parking downtown. ;)

Plutonic Panda
03-21-2019, 10:28 PM
The Warren in Old Town Wichita has structured parking, but I suspect that the city built it. Wichita loves two things: the Shockers and free parking downtown. ;)
I need to check the it Wichita. It looks like a pretty cool town. I’ve been holding out for the extended Heartland Flyer(is that induced demand!?!? LOL ;) ) for a Wichita trip, but I make go ahead and take the off beaten path this summer.

dankrutka
03-22-2019, 12:21 AM
I loved living in Wichita. Old Town is fun (a lot like Bricktown), the river makes for a great run, and check out Wichita Brewing Co. and Pizzeria. That was our favorite spot outside downtown where we lived. It's a super easy 2 hour drive from OKC.

SEMIweather
03-24-2019, 09:38 AM
I've been to Wichita once, for an OU/Wichita State basketball game at the end of 2017, and was not super impressed, but would like to go back someday since it's an extremely quick trip (barely longer than OKC -> Tulsa). Dan, do you have any other restaurant recommendations besides Wichita Brewing Co?

Bunty
03-24-2019, 07:53 PM
Time for another update for what's new in projects at Stillwater and OSU:

Construction recently started at a new Planet Fitness Center--20,000 sq. ft.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC00146.JPG

Next to the Planet Fitness is the already completed Spin City Laundry. Both businesses are off E. Virginia across the street south of the Perkins Rd. Wal-Mart. That location was once a small ghetto area that needed cleared off for a long time.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC00147.JPG

Central Rural Electric Cooperative building, located at S. Perkins Rd. and S. Boomer Rd.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC00154.JPG

New Westwood Elementary School to replace the old one next to it.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC00157.JPG

Expansion project at Stillwater Regional Hospital to add 2nd floor to emergency wing.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC00159.JPG

Stillwater Cancer Center
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC00162.JPG

Construction on Beta Theta Pi house on W. University Ave.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC00169.JPG

Another Greek house under construction. It's at the corner of Jefferson St. and W. University, or across the street from Theta Pond.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC02252.JPG

OSU's new baseball stadium at N. Washington and W. McElroy in the Athletic Village. Its cost is $60 million.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC00171.JPG

Also at a cost of $60 million, OSU's McKnight Center for the Performing Arts will open this Fall. Excitement is building as OSU will have a bigger capacity auditorium than the one at Stillwater High School, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate the opening with performances on October 12 and 13th. The OSU Symphony Orchestra packs the house when it performs one of the great symphonies, such as Beethoven's 3rd, so this great place shouldn't be too big for OSU and Stillwater.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC02248.JPG

Another view of the McKnight Center.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC02246.JPG

OSU's new Spears School of Business is quite a sight. I wouldn't be surprised if some people think it rivals OSU's library for architectural beauty. It was dedicated April 2018.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC02256.JPG

The OSU Wesley Foundation has been complete since last summer. It's a gathering place for OSU students by the United Methodist campus ministry. Above the door is written, "HALL OF HOPE GROUNDED ON GRACE". It's located at the north end of the strip.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC02254.JPG

OSU's new Endeavor building opened last fall. It was mentioned by jerrywall above. Located on N. Hester St., it's just a short walk from the stadium. It's purpose is explained here: https://news.okstate.edu/articles/engineering-architecture-technology/2018/osu-on-leading-edge-of-learning-with-dedication-of-endeavor.html
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC02261.JPG

A closer look at sports car parked in front of the Endeavor building.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC02266.JPG

The car's explanation is below.
http://okie.world/photos2/DSC02265.JPG

dankrutka
03-25-2019, 01:26 AM
Dan, do you have any other restaurant recommendations besides Wichita Brewing Co?

I moved away in 2013 so take my recommendations with a grain of salt, but in addition to Wichita Brewing Co., we also liked Public (in Old Town), Wasabi sushi (Old Town), The Anchor (Old Town), Old Mill Tasty Shop (Douglas), and Monarch (Delano District). The Warren in Old Town is fantastic for a movie, Crown's Uptown Theatre is a classic dinner/theater spot, and Mort's is an intimate bar in Old Town.

And, it's true, Wichita is not going to blow you away, but it has charm. It's not a tourist destination so you can stay at the Ambassador downtown for pretty cheap. I highly recommend giving it a try.

dankrutka
03-25-2019, 01:29 AM
Wow that new business building is fantastic.

SEMIweather
03-26-2019, 08:49 PM
I moved away in 2013 so take my recommendations with a grain of salt, but in addition to Wichita Brewing Co., we also liked Public (in Old Town), Wasabi sushi (Old Town), The Anchor (Old Town), Old Mill Tasty Shop (Douglas), and Monarch (Delano District). The Warren in Old Town is fantastic for a movie, Crown's Uptown Theatre is a classic dinner/theater spot, and Mort's is an intimate bar in Old Town.

And, it's true, Wichita is not going to blow you away, but it has charm. It's not a tourist destination so you can stay at the Ambassador downtown for pretty cheap. I highly recommend giving it a try.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Eric
03-27-2019, 08:52 AM
So what will become of the Seretean Center?

Been over 12 years since I graduated and I feel like I barely recognize Stillwater anymore. Insane.

Bunty
03-27-2019, 05:22 PM
So what will become of the Seretean Center?

Been over 12 years since I graduated and I feel like I barely recognize Stillwater anymore. Insane.

The Seretean Center will become the home of the Theater Department.

Bunty
03-27-2019, 08:24 PM
A good look at construction progress at OSU's new baseball stadium located at the northeast corner of Washington and W. McElroy:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=56&v=VaYHYfJksoI

HangryHippo
03-28-2019, 08:20 AM
Bunty - I never make it to Stillwater, so I really appreciate you posting pictures.

Bunty
03-29-2019, 03:52 AM
Bunty - I never make it to Stillwater, so I really appreciate you posting pictures.

Thank you. There will soon be more to come, among them to show what is happening at the closed Hastings store.

Bunty
04-01-2019, 12:42 AM
Time for more pictures of projects at Stillwater and OSU, but mostly Stillwater.

The Exchange Bank, hq in Perry, bought the south 1/3 of the former Hastings, closed since 2016. It wants to consolidate its mortgage lending and provide space for other offices in a more centralized location. It's W. 6th location won't be effected. Building in background is Best Western Plus Cimarron Hotel & Suites.
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Front of former Hastings undergoing remodeling.
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North side of former Hastings being remodeled. One store is to be a dog bakery.
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An idea of how the former Hastings will look when remodeling work is done.
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Springhill Suites Hotel is finished. It's at 315 S. Cstar Blvd., off W. 6th.
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The Wilson car dealership is about ready to reopen in a new building at 4700 W. 6th.
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New O'Reilly auto parts store way out west on 5411 W. 6th.
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Several blocks north of 19th & Sangre there is a complex of 7 small office buildings. Some shown.
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Across the street from there is Meridian Technology's Center for Business Development to help new start up businesses, such as Billy Goat Ice Cream. https://www.meridiantech.edu/center-for-business-development/entrepreneurship-overview/
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The Stillwater branch of Northern Oklahoma College opens new building, located on the north side of OSU campus.
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New Greek house on W. University Ave.
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A mid rise apartment complex at 4th and Ramsey is finally about finished. The owner was willing to repave Ramsey St. with concrete between the garage and apartments. But 4th St. is a different story. It's remains in pretty bad shape. Another new mid rise near Eskimo Joe's is still far from started.
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New apartment building at 7th & Ramsey.
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A new eating place opened on the strip
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South of the eating place, a vacant lot is for sale. Due to heavy appreciation of real estate in the area, I would speculate the asking price is well over $200,000.
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Iron Monk Brewing Company, located downtown. There is a bar inside. It's been around for a few years. Its most popular beer is probably Stilly Wheat. Iron Monk means nothing other than what the two co-owners came up with when combining their two last names. In the 1960s, this building started out as Safeway grocery. Later AT&T had it.
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On McElroy Ave, Stillwater got a new Golden Chick, formerly Taco Mayo. It looks much better than Taco Mayo did.
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It looks like boomtown is coming back to northeast Stillwater on E. McElroy. Left over residential lots from the boom period of the 1960's and 1970's are finally being developed. That was when Stillwater grew in population from 23,965 to 38,268, largely thanks to successful efforts to attract manufacturing plants.
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City of Stillwater redoes the skate park, located at Strickland Park, or SE of N. Main and W. Hall of Fame.
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To wrap things up the Stillwater Strong Memorial just west of N. Main and W. Hall of Fame.
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dcsooner
04-01-2019, 07:44 AM
Really nice development at OSU and around Stillwater.

dankrutka
04-01-2019, 01:46 PM
There's a pattern here: Beautiful or interesting architecture is on or near campus; Generic or cheap architecture is located off campus. Not that that's anything new, but it's pretty evident in these updates.

Bunty
04-04-2019, 01:14 PM
Work has restarted on the Ranch, a large upscale retirement village located on 55 acres on the north side of Stillwater near Lakeside golf course thanks to a change in ownership after the project went through foreclosure. Started in 2016, work halted in 2018 when it was 80% complete. More: https://www.stwnewspress.com/news/local_news/new-owners-tour-the-ranch-as-construction-resumes/article_b53e0be7-ff84-5fde-bdb6-a39221659a43.html

2018 story with photo of complex: https://www.stwnewspress.com/news/local_news/investors-foreclose-on-the-ranch-retirement-community/article_a7b58286-21c5-5115-8c7c-53d0973d4ba5.html