Midtown Renaissance gets award
The 16th Street Plaza District Association will honor Midtown Renaissance as the recipient of the 2014 Urban Pioneer Award at 11:30 a.m. June 4 in the Bill & Pam Shdeed Great Hall inside the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center at Oklahoma City University.
The Urban Pioneer Award, presented by Fowler Volkswagen of Norman, is given annually to individuals in the Oklahoma City community who exemplify Oklahoma’s pioneering spirit with their leadership and commitment to urban revitalization.
“With this award, we celebrate the vision, risks, and commitment of leaders who have played such a vital role in the progress of our inner city,” said Kristen Vails, executive director of the 16th Street Plaza District Association. “Through their passion for renovating historic properties, and creative vision for new development, Midtown has been revitalized into a thriving neighborhood where people live, work and play.”
Midtown Renaissance is a development firm led by Bob Howard, Mickey Clagg and Chris Fleming.
Since 2006, Midtown Renaissance has purchased and developed nearly 30 properties in the heart of Midtown, attracting an eclectic mix of restaurants, retail and residents to the area. Notable projects include: Plaza Court, the Twelve Twelve Building, The Guardian, Packard Building, and 430.
“Midtown Renaissance is more than a development company, they are community builders that have transformed Midtown into Oklahoma City’s most thoughtful and exciting urban neighborhood,” said Plaza District Board member Blair Humphreys. “Their combination of civic commitment, development expertise and ability to deliver great places is unmatched. They are truly urban pioneers!”
The event is the largest fundraiser each year for the Plaza District Association. Proceeds support ongoing neighborhood revitalization efforts.
Since 1997, the Plaza District Association has worked to develop the Plaza District as a vibrant commercial district where arts, local business and neighborhood community thrives. For more information, visit www.plazadistrict.org.