Flurry of construction at Classen Curve to fulfill late energy tycoon's vision

Published Monday, October 19, 2020
by Steve Lackmeyer

A boutique hotel, ritzy townhouses and 326 upscale apartments are being built on the last undeveloped tracts of Classen Curve, fulfilling the vision of its founder, the late Aubrey McClendon.

All three projects started over the past few months, defying an economic downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Once completed, residents and guests will be in walking distance of the city’s only Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, more than 15 restaurants, and an array of retail, salons and fitness centers.

Ryan Slater, developer of the $30 million Ellison, began planning for the hotel after buying the property at 6201 N Western five years ago. Construction started in March just as the pandemic began hitting Oklahoma.

“We certainly lucked out having financing in place for our project and that it will be a nice size hotel,” said Slater, managing partner of Plains Management Group. “The apartments were another piece in the original plans and we’re all happy to be starting at the same time.”

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