Apartments, town homes and retail are being built in once impoverished Oklahoma City neighborhood

Published Saturday, March 3, 2018
by Steve Lackmeyer

The largest single influx of new development in Classen-10-Penn is starting up along a four-block stretch of NW 10 just west of downtown.

The raw land was acquired by the city and cleared of homes as part of a $4.5 million reconstruction of NW 10 that turned a narrow two-lane blacktop with steep hills and dangerous intersections into a four-lane divided boulevard.

That street project required the city to acquire and raze about 50 homes. The land has remained empty ever since, but is now an active construction zone with the start of site work by Aaron Dodson and Venice Development.

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