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Developer of Stage Center site prepares for demolition

Rainey Williams plans to build a 14-to-16-story office building on the site that will be a new headquarters for OGE Energy Corp.
by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: June 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm •  Published: June 4, 2014
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Perimeter fencing is set to go up around downtown’s Stage Center as developers near a timeline for starting demolition to make way for a new headquarters for OGE Energy Corp.

Developer Rainey Williams is preparing to build a 14-to-16-story office building, a garage and solicit a developer to build a second building of about a dozen stories for either a hotel or housing.

Stage Center, which was closed due to flooding in 2012, is the only building in Oklahoma City to win an international Gold Circle award from the American Institute of Architects and is the only city building featured in textbooks around the world. Williams won approval from the Downtown Design Review Committee to demolish the theater over protests by architects and preservationists.

Williams presented conceptual building site plans as part of the review. Williams hired Chicago-based Clayco to assist in planning. Clayco, founded in 1984, employs 1,000 people and reports it is currently working on, or has completed, major projects in 43 states and three countries.

“We are currently working to hire an architect, who will develop the site and building plans,” Williams said. “At this time, nothing has changed. We are working with Clayco as a consultant for predevelopment services and expect to announce the major contractors as they are hired.”

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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