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Downtown Design Review Committee

New High-Rise Condo And Bar Coming To Midtown

Mar 27, 2019
An artist’s conception shows The Elliott, a high-rise condominium planned for 1305 Classen Dr. in Oklahoma City.
(Elliott + Associates Architects)

A new eight-story condominium and a bar and grill are coming to Midtown, Oklahoma City. On this week's Business Intelligence Report, Journal Record editor Russell Ray discusses how the projects are part of Midtown's resurgence and how the condo's development has attracted some protest. 

Developer Marva Ellard on the campus of the former Villa Teresa School, 1216 Classen Dr. in Oklahoma City.
Emmy Verdin / Journal Record

The demand for owner-occupied residential housing in downtown Oklahoma City continues to grow, so developers are adding more housing to the area.

The Journal Record’s Molly Fleming told KGOU that those development include the Wheeler District south of the river, the former Villa Teresa school, 701 Hudson, The Bower and The Broadway Condominiums, among other projects.


An artist’s conception of a southwest view of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s new building.
The Journal Record

Early next year the Oklahoma City Community Foundation will start construction on a new facility.

It took the foundation two tries at city meetings to get the building approved by the Downtown Design Review Committee, The Journal Record’s Molly Fleming reports:

During the first meeting in October, architect David Hornbeek presented a building design that featured a glass front, capstone promenade columns and metal awnings.