The steel beams of American Energy Partners LP founder Aubrey McClendon’s unfinished wine cellar in northwest Oklahoma City have come down and records show there are plans to build a day care center for AEP employees and a fitness center on the site.
Designs submitted to the Oklahoma City Planning Department show plans for a 18,000-square-foot American Energy Partners day care center on the southwest corner of NW 68 and Classen Boulevard.
Drawings submitted with the day care center plans also show an adjacent fitness center as part of a later project. The plans were submitted to the city by the Oklahoma City planning and civil engineering firm Johnson & Associates, which also worked on plans for the Chesapeake Energy Corp. campus.
On Tuesday, the arched steel frame of McClendon’s wine cellar already had been been taken down and crews from Smith & Pickel Construction were working on the site with an excavator and crane. Work halted at the wine cellar site sometime in 2008 and stacks of unused steel beams had sat untouched on the structure’s concrete slab until recently.
American Energy Partners and Johnson & Associates did not respond to inquiries about the building project on Tuesday.
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