Let’s begin with one point to make clear: nobody is suggesting that the Academy of Contemporary Music being launched by UCO in cooperation with the London-based academy should open anywhere but in Bricktown. It’s set to open next year in Bricktown’s Oklahoma Hardware Building. This discussion is about a permanent, long-time home for the school once it outgrows Bricktown, which is expected to happen.
Film Row is a popular target amongst downtown advocates. The competition? The empty Lincoln Plaza Hotel at NW 45th and Lincoln, shown above. The property is self-contained and is part of no community other than a sprawling state bureaucracy that fills up the remainder of the Lincoln Boulevard corridor. AND TO BE CLEAR, THIS PROPERTY IS NOT MY SUGGESTION – ITS BEING CONSIDERED BY PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH THE PROJECT.