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Parking planned near Bricktown Canal to be less visible

Developer Chris Johnson is preparing to change designs for property he owns on both sides of the waterway.
by Steve Lackmeyer Published: June 13, 2013

Johnson said he wants to turn the expanded development on the east side of the canal into a family entertainment center similar to Dave & Buster's.

“I feel it's a better project,” Johnson said. “I'm ready to go forward … I've got to go forward.”

Johnson said he has a building permit for his previously approved project, but will be seeking the approval of the Bricktown Urban Design Committee for his amended plans next month.

“I think this is an improvement over what you had before,” Committee Member Tom Wilson said. “The parking is more hidden than it was before. I'm not sure I'm still personally comfortable with land use, but that's not an issue here. Generally speaking, I think you're moving in the right direction.”

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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