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Workshops to focus on building in historic neighborhoods in Norman, Oklahoma City

Property owners interested in building or adding on to existing buildings or homes in historic neighborhoods can register for workshops being offered in Norman and Oklahoma City.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 29, 2013

Property owners seeking advice on how to design, build or add on to homes or commercial buildings in historic areas are invited to attend one of two free infill development workshops offered by the cities of Norman and Oklahoma City.

Norman's workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Municipal Building, 201 W Gray St.

Oklahoma City's presentation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Civic Center Music Hall's Joel Levine Rehearsal Hall, 201 N Walker.

Featured speakers Lynn Taylor and Ron Frantz will make presentations at both events.

Taylor, owner of Taylor Made Plans in Nashville, Tenn., is an expert in new house designs that preserve the historic integrity of neighborhoods while offering modern amenities.

Frantz is the American Institute of Architects director of the Great Plains Studio of the Institute for Quality Communities at the University of Oklahoma. Frantz brings experience in commercial revitalization from his years as architect for the Oklahoma Main Street Center.

“The workshops are geared for anyone considering an addition to a historic or older home or commercial building, or anyone interested in new construction in an older commercial district,” said Susan Atkinson, historic preservation officer in Norman.

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