The Osler is scheduled to be completed by late 2013. As for parking, there is a very large lot that is to the northeast of the Osler, east of the 1212 Building, and is open to the public but has not been well used because to date it was so isolated. I suspect that this situation will change with the surrounding buildings being redeveloped ... I am not hearing of any plans for any other garages in MidTown other than the one set to be built at NW 10 and Broadway.
Who are some of the civic leaders we should be following closely in terms of downtown development?
Good question. If I had to compile a list of downtown up and comers, it would include developer Richard McKown and architect Wade Scaramucci. Gary Brooks is almost certainly going to remain involved downtown. Andy Barnett is making quite the name for himself. Alison Bailey is a big player in urban core retail and marketing. Developer Steve Mason is almost too fun to follow! Keith and Heather Paul keep downtown's culinary scene interesting. I'll also add that we should include every major big name player on the Thunder with a big name as folks to keep our eyes on. I am tracking at least two other players contemplating downtown ventures in addition to the restaurant Kevin Durant is opening with the Hal Smith Restaurant Group.