An effort to develop 250 apartments, a hotel and structured parking on the former site of Stewart Metal Fabricators in east Bricktown is a step closer to reality with the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority on Wednesday granting developer designation to Bricktown Apartments LLC.
Work will start on new housing
Construction is set to begin Oct. 17 on The Edge, a $36 million, 250-unit apartment complex. The project, which also includes 8,000 square feet of retail, will be built on the former home of Mercy Hospital at NW 13 and Walker in MidTown. Efforts to redevelop the block began shortly after the old abandoned hospital was razed in the late 1990s.
Developer Gary Brooks was the third developer chosen by the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority for the site after two previous efforts faltered. He is set to start construction little more than a year after his proposal was approved by Urban Renewal commissioners. NewsOK is exclusively airing an animated video of what the project will look like once it is complete.