Building updates around Ponca City

Ponca City Now - June 3, 2015 12:47 pm

Building projects continue around Ponca City, Development Services Director Chris Henderson said Tuesday night at the Planning Commission meeting.

A restaurant will take the place of Radio Shack on Prospect Avenue near 14th Street, he said. It will be called Sakura and will be a sushi and hibachi grill restaurant. A demolition permit has been issued to start the transformation.

Construction continues on the Rib Crib building just west of Head Country on Prospect. The exterior sheathing has been put up so the shape of the building is becoming apparent.

Crews continue working on the Atwood’s site further west on Prospect, with the parking lot being poured today. The exterior walls are nearly completed and the framework for the sign is in place on the front of the building.

Work also continues on the Hampton Inn project next door to the Holiday Inn Express.

Henderson told the Planning Commission that plans continue for a La Quinta Inn to go in south of the new Cannon Honda building. It will have 70 rooms and three stories, he said. A Technical Review Committee meeting is expected soon, he said.

He also confirmed a Golden Chick restaurant will go in the old Pizza Inn building at 14th and Bradley Avenue. He said a Dallas developer expects to open the restaurant by Oct. 1.

The Turkey Creek Bridge will be sodded today, Henderson said.

A plan to bring upscale downtown housing to the Community Building and former Moose Lodge Building on Third Street failed to get financing from the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency, Henderson said.

Houses at Hazel Avenue and Hampton are near completion and are now for sale, he said. A sign on the addition said prices start at $90,000.


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