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Plans unveiled for long-vacant Lincoln Plaza Hotel

Gardner Tanenbaum Group is considering converting the property near Oklahoma’s Capitol into housing.
by Brianna Bailey Modified: March 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm •  Published: March 25, 2014

Oklahoma City developer Gardner Tanenbaum Group is considering repurposing a portion of the long-shuttered Lincoln Plaza Hotel near the state Capitol as housing.

The Oklahoma Planning Commission on Thursday will consider plans to convert the seven-story hotel portion of the Lincoln Plaza complex at 5345 N Lincoln Blvd. into a multifamily housing complex.

Drawings submitted to the Planning Commission show the distinctive crescent-shaped 1960s-era hotel redeveloped into swank housing units with new balconies overlooking a pool.

Reached by phone Tuesday, Gardner Tanenbaum CEO Dick Tanenbaum said the housing plans before the Planning Commission are just one of several options being considered for the remainder of the property.

Remaining property

Gardner Tanenbaum paid $2.6 million for the two former hotel buildings on 18 acres on Lincoln Avenue in August 2011.

About $19 million has been spent renovating a three-story building on the property as the new headquarters of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. The project was recently completed, and the state agency now inhabits the renovated building.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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We bought the whole property, and now we’ve got to figure out what to do with the rest of it.”

Dick Tanenbaum,

Tanenbaum CEO


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