The mystery surrounding a new company coming to Oklahoma City’s Automobile Alley is starting to become a little more clear.
On Thursday, more details were released about the company planning to build its headquarters in the seven-store building running along the east side of Broadway between NW 6 and NW5. The project is being headed up by Andy and David Burnett and is located next to a proposed TownePlace Suites hotel and across the street from another office building, bringing new renovation to the entire block. Thursday’s presentation to the Downtown Design Review Committee by Andy Burnett did not identify the company, although he did confirm that it was a large international company in the process of relocating their North American headquarters to the spot. The company desired to be downtown and the spot was picked because of the 550-spot garage located directly behind the site, guaranteeing reasonably priced parking for employees.
Preliminary details of the relocation were announced in March when it was released that the new tenant would bring hundreds of jobs to the area. Although the industry has not been confirmed, Burnett did say it was not in the energy sector. During Thursday’s presentation, Burnett indicated that the company would likely release its identity later this summer. Architect Rand Elliott gave a hint when he said that the LED-lit arrow on the top of the building is a “reference” to the company.
Elliot released more architectural specifics to the committee, confirming that in addition to the office space, the design plans also boast 7,000 square feet of space for dining and retail offerings on Broadway. The space is also designed to be flexible depending on the preferences of the new tenant, boasting an open office format and versatility within the area.