The NE 23rd Main Street Corridor in Oklahoma City has traditionally been the commercial and cultural hub for the African American community. However, the area has experienced a steady decline, beginning in the late 1970s, due to social and economic factors including a flight of wealth to suburbs. Pivot Project’s NE 23rd Street Corridor development aims to provide unique retail and restaurants, along with health services, that are lacking in this area of Oklahoma City.
Covering 2.7 acres and totaling 41,202 feet of building space, the development area sits along the 1700 block of NE 23rd. The western portion of the project will be anchored by Oklahoma City Clinic. The existing building at 1708 NE 23rd, has a great shell with a series of barrel vaulted roofs. The existing facade will be updated with new storefronts and a canopy, and services will be updated throughout the building.
The eastern portion of the project will provide retail, restaurants, and office services. Sixty-five percent of the available space on the eastern portion of the project has been pre-leased with key small business owners.
Project Type: Renovation, Office and Retail
Size: 41,202 square feet
Developer: Pivot Project
Architect: Gardner Architects – East Building, Miles Associates – West Building
Contractor: Lingo Construction