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Changing Designs

by Steve Lackmeyer Published: November 15, 2012

For those interested in seeing how urban design review can change how a project is developed, consider the latest developments with a proposed Holiday Inn Express.
When the hotel was first proposed in 2008, it was a four-story, 95-room hotel with 41 percent synthetic stucco in the facade and columns unlike anything found in Bricktown.


The design was unanimously rejected by the Bricktown Urban Design Committee.
So then a new design was submitted that did away with the columns and the stucco and featured an all brick facade. The design was approved – though it didn’t draw much excitement.

With approval in hand, the project was scrapped due to the economic crash of 2009. Now the Bricktown hotel market is going full steam, and Holiday Inn Express is back on track with a new developer and new architect.
And on Wednesday, the Bricktown Urban Design Committee was thrilled to see a presentation of the newest designs by Architectural Design Group:
Future Holiday Inn Express, 101 E Main
Future Holiday Inn Express, 101 E Main
Photos of renderings by Steve Lackmeyer - use only with permission.
Photos of renderings by Steve Lackmeyer - use only with permission.
Photos of renderings by Steve Lackmeyer. Use only with permission.
Photos of renderings by Steve Lackmeyer. Use only with permission.

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by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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