The latest application to Bricktown Urban Design Committee has me pretty excited – many who have hoped to see windows restored and a complete renovation to the 110-year-old building at 27 E Sheridan Ave. may see even more improvement than most could have hoped for.
The application shows windows are to be restored on facade facing Sheridan Avenue and the restoration of red brick color to the nameplate atop the building (the last paint job inexplicably retained the yellow paint job left over from when the building was first partially renovated as the home of Windy City Pizza in 1994).
The application also shows a nice renovation planned for the even uglier north-side of the building.
If this renovation is realized, it will mark a complete transformation of the heart of Bricktown from the BNSF tracks to Central Avenue. It took a long time… but it’s finally about to become a reality. Next challenge – bring life to the upper floors of the Meidke Building, Spaghetti Warehouse, Hunzicker building and Melting Pot building.