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Preliminary plans approved for 1,100-space garage

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The view of the future convention center garage is shown as it will appear from E.K. Gaylord looking north. The Boulevard Place apartments and retail are shown at the northeast corner of the garage. [Renderings by TAP Architecture]
The view of the future convention center garage is shown as it will appear from E.K. Gaylord looking north. The Boulevard Place apartments and retail are shown at the northeast corner of the garage. [Renderings by TAP Architecture]

Preliminary plans for an 1,100-space garage that is key to development of the convention center, Omni Hotel and a mix of housing and retail won approval Thursday by a review committee with the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority.

The plans, at 60 percent completion by TAP Architecture, come in at an estimated cost of almost $28 million. Construction bids are expected to go out this summer, with a completion date set for autumn 2020.

No decisions on colors, lighting and other materials have been finalized. But the plans do include using public art to be a part of the exterior aesthetics adding dimension and style using 4-inch-square colored glass tiles.

The six-story garage, plus a basement, will include an eight-story wrap of apartments and retail, Boulevard Place, that is expected to start construction in early 2020. The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority, meanwhile, is preparing to start demolition of a former OGE Energy data center at the site, Oklahoma City Boulevard and E.K. Gaylord, within the next few weeks.

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<strong>The proximity of the 1,100-space garage to the convention center, Omni Hotel, Boulevard Place and Scissortail Park is shown in this site map.</strong>

The proximity of the 1,100-space garage to the convention center, Omni Hotel, Boulevard Place and Scissortail Park is shown in this site map.

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d88f84be36a4639524c23aa9d649468e.jpg" alt="Photo - The proximity of the 1,100-space garage to the convention center, Omni Hotel, Boulevard Place and Scissortail Park is shown in this site map. " title=" The proximity of the 1,100-space garage to the convention center, Omni Hotel, Boulevard Place and Scissortail Park is shown in this site map. "><figcaption> The proximity of the 1,100-space garage to the convention center, Omni Hotel, Boulevard Place and Scissortail Park is shown in this site map. </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e515e11f871359ae1de308602a8f05ed.jpg" alt="Photo - The view of the future convention center garage is shown as it will appear from E.K. Gaylord looking north. The Boulevard Place apartments and retail are shown at the northeast corner of the garage. [Renderings by TAP Architecture] " title=" The view of the future convention center garage is shown as it will appear from E.K. Gaylord looking north. The Boulevard Place apartments and retail are shown at the northeast corner of the garage. [Renderings by TAP Architecture] "><figcaption> The view of the future convention center garage is shown as it will appear from E.K. Gaylord looking north. The Boulevard Place apartments and retail are shown at the northeast corner of the garage. [Renderings by TAP Architecture] </figcaption></figure>
Steve Lackmeyer

Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter, columnist and author 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... Read more ›

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