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Revised plans for Kevin Durant restaurant in Oklahoma City's Lower Bricktown are set for review

The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority on Wednesday will be asked to approve revised renderings for what will be a restaurant in Lower Bricktown affiliated with Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant.
by Steve Lackmeyer Published: October 16, 2012

Urban Renewal commissioners at their last meeting appeared united in saying Hogan was going too far in developing his buildings so that they face the surface parking and not the canal.

The new renderings show Hogan's response to the alleyway concern was to create an additional 18½-foot-wide pedestrian corridor just to the west of the east wall, inside the building, that then leads to a new main entrance that will face the canal instead of the surface parking.

The plans also show that the Durant restaurant will occupy the entire 10,000-square-foot building.

Hogan was the first designated developer for the city-owned land in 1997 and paid $3 million for the entire area, the proceeds of which were used to build walkways and bridges to accommodate his project.

The Urban Renewal Authority has design and development control of the area.

Durant last spring confirmed he has an agreement with the Hal Smith Restaurant Group to open a restaurant and bar in the new building.

“I want to start construction as soon as I can,” Hogan said. “I think we can get it done in 10 months.”

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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The more we got into it and restudied it, the more I realized there were some very good points raised. We went back to the drawing boards and hopefully came up with something that works. I like the building more than I did before.”

Randy Hogan



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