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MAPS 20th Anniversary Legacy - What's Next?

by Steve Lackmeyer Published: December 9, 2013
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I’ve written and produced an incredible amount of material for this weekend’s special coverage of the upcoming MAPS 20th anniversary (Dec. 14). But are the newsroom gods content? Heck no! Richard Hall, the NewsOK overlord, wants a rundown of what’s next.
OK. So let’s look ahead.
We know of some projects coming up but we don’t have any specific details yet. The biggest such project is a high-rise set to be built on the Stage Center property.
But for most, we have renderings. So let’s do a run-down, shall we?

GE Oil and Gas Research Center, NE 10 and I-235, $110 million. Construction starts spring, 2014.
GE Oil and Gas Research Center, NE 10 and I-235, $110 million. Construction starts spring, 2014.

The future "reading room" for the OCU Law School at the old Central High. Renovations underway. Several hundred students and faculty will make the move to Midtown when the law school opens up in a year.
The future "reading room" for the OCU Law School at the old Central High. Renovations underway. Several hundred students and faculty will make the move to Midtown when the law school opens up in a year.

Foundation settings are well underway for the Mosaic being built at NE 3 and Oklahoma.
Foundation settings are well underway for the Mosaic being built at NE 3 and Oklahoma.
"Firehouse" home set to be built by Ron Walters on NE 1 in Deep Deuce.
"Firehouse" home set to be built by Ron Walters on NE 1 in Deep Deuce.
The two existing 1930s era service stations will be incorporated into a retail facade that will face Walnut Avenue as part of the second phase of the Maywood Apartments at NE 4 and Walnut.
The two existing 1930s era service stations will be incorporated into a retail facade that will face Walnut Avenue as part of the second phase of the Maywood Apartments at NE 4 and Walnut.
The long vacant, boarded up Rock Island Plow building at Reno and Oklahoma is set to be renovated into offices next year.
The long vacant, boarded up Rock Island Plow building at Reno and Oklahoma is set to be renovated into offices next year.

The Steel Yard apartments, E Sheridan Avenue in Bricktown. Construction set to start next year.
The Steel Yard apartments, E Sheridan Avenue in Bricktown. Construction set to start next year.

Site plan for the Steel Yard.
Site plan for the Steel Yard.

The Edge, NW 13 and Walker, under construction.
The Edge, NW 13 and Walker, under construction.

Renovation of Century Center, 100 W Main, now under construction, will be the future home of The Oklahoman.
Renovation of Century Center, 100 W Main, now under construction, will be the future home of The Oklahoman.

Apartments to be built at NW 12 and Frances by Midtown Renaissance.
Apartments to be built at NW 12 and Frances by Midtown Renaissance.

Heritage Trust renovation of Journal Record building, start not yet scheduled.
Heritage Trust renovation of Journal Record building, start not yet scheduled.

Planned Journal Record Garage.
Planned Journal Record Garage.
Apartments to be built next year at NW 11 and Shartel by Indianapolis based Milhaus Development.
Apartments to be built next year at NW 11 and Shartel by Indianapolis based Milhaus Development.
House of Bedlam set to be built next year along the Bricktown Canal just west of the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
House of Bedlam set to be built next year along the Bricktown Canal just west of the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

RENDERING: The design for a proposed Bricktown Holiday Inn Express is shown in this drawing. DRAWING PROVIDED BY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN GROUP        ORG XMIT: 1301222152523176
RENDERING: The design for a proposed Bricktown Holiday Inn Express is shown in this drawing. DRAWING PROVIDED BY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN GROUP ORG XMIT: 1301222152523176

SandRidge Parkside Building now under construction.
SandRidge Parkside Building now under construction.

Fassler Hall, now under construction at NW 6 and Harvey.
Fassler Hall, now under construction at NW 6 and Harvey.

Guess what? This list isn’t done. But it’s what I’ve got for you right now….

by Steve Lackmeyer
Reporter Sr.
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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