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Proposed $6 million housing complex would face Civic Center Music Hall

Civic Center Flats in downtown Oklahoma City is designed to consist of three-story buildings containing 16 one-bedroom units and 16 two-bedroom units.
by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: January 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm •  Published: January 18, 2014

A $6 million, 32-unit housing complex is being pitched for an Urban Renewal-owned parking lot immediately north of the Civic Center Music Hall.

The proposed Civic Center Flats consists of 16 one-bedroom units and 16 two-bedroom units that will either be for rent or sale. The three-story buildings would be on the northeast corner of Couch Drive and Lee Avenue between the Civic Center Music Hall and Sycamore Square.

The developers are Ron and Jason Bradshaw, whose other projects include the Maywood Apartments, Second Street Lofts and Brownstones at Maywood Park in Deep Deuce. The team also includes Butzer Gardner Architects and Lingo Construction.

Ron Bradshaw could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon. But in his proposal, he notes the area surrounding the Art Deco Civic Center campus — the music hall, City Hall and county courthouse — never met the full potential envisioned when it was drawn up as part of the 1931 Hare and Hare Plan for what was then a rail yard.

“This vision for a Civic Center, however, ignited the imagination of the Oklahoma City population such that they eagerly voted the track be removed to make way for what is now our city's most elegant district,” Bradshaw wrote in his proposal.

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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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