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SandRidge plans $100 million makeover

By Steve Lackmeyer Modified: January 28, 2010 at 3:25 pm •  Published: January 28, 2010
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SandRidge Energy Corp. unveiled plans today for what will be a $100 million makeover of its downtown headquarters.

Named SandRidge Commons, designers called the project unique in character and approach. The project spans two city blocks in the heart of downtown, will result in demolition of four older buildings surrounding the former Kerr-McGee tower, and construction of one new mid-rise and the reconstruction of Kerr Park.

Designs show landscaped plazas replacing the former Kermac and YMCA buildings that front the southwest corner of Robert S. Kerr Avenue and Robinson Avenue.

"We are excited to be a part of downtown Oklahoma City," said Tom Ward, SandRidge CEO. "This city is undergoing a rejuvenation unseen anywhere else in the country, which was initiated by the MAPS projects and is now continuing with the arrival of the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team and corporate participation including SandRidge Commons."

SandRidge bought the former Kerr-McGee headquarters at 123 Robert S Kerr in 2007, months after Kerr-McGee was acquired by Houston-based Anadarko Petroleum.


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