Oklahoma City

Engel & Volkers opens in Oklahoma City

Staff reportsEngel & Volkers North America, an operation of Hamburg, Germany-based luxury property brokerage Engel & Volkers, has opened an office at 1138 N Robinson Ave., led by co-owners and advisers Joy Baresel, president, and Sierra Snowden, managing broker.
"Oklahoma City is experiencing an exciting period of growth and evolution, and it's undoubtedly the right time for Engel & Volkers to enter this market that is rife with new opportunities and amenities that are attracting homebuyers today and will continue to do so in the future," said Anthony Hitt, president and CEO, Engel & Volkers Americas.Read more on NewsOK.com

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 1, 2019

Zeman Construction: 3510 Northwest Expressway, restaurant, add-on, $950,000.
Strategic Restaurant Concepts LLC: 6212 SW 3, restaurant, erect, $800,000.
Wheeler Construction LLC: 1801 Runway Blvd., residence, erect, $700,000.
Johnston Builders LLC: 809 NW 72, office, erect, $660,000.
Pahl Properties LLC: 3909 N Classen Blvd., office, remodel, $600,000.
Grant Willoughby: 1001 NW 71, shell building, erect, $575,000.
League Custom Homes Inc.: 10901 NW 25 Court, residence, erect, $565,000.
SWM & Sons Inc.: 13980 SW 89, residence, erect, $515,600.
Garrett & Co.Read more on NewsOK.com

Oklahoma City says warning sirens have been repaired

By William CrumOklahoma City officials say 18 nonworking warning sirens have been fixed.The 18 (of 182 total) likely were damaged in recent storms. Plans are to run the system-wide regular weekly test at noon Saturday.The city recommended previously that anyone who can usually hear a siren during a test, but doesn’t hear a siren during Saturday’s test, should call 231-2121 to report it.Sirens are tested audibly every Saturday, unless there is a severe weather threat.Read more on NewsOK.com

Navy week underway in Oklahoma City

Staff reportsNavy week celebrations are underway in Oklahoma City, complete with Blue Angels flyovers and brass band concerts.
On Thursday, sailors with the Navy Southwest’s 32nd Street Brass Band performed for visitors at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.Read more on NewsOK.com

OSU baseball regional moved to Oklahoma City

By Ryan AberOklahoma State had plenty of success last week at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.Now, they'll try for more after the previously announced regional at Stillwater's Allie P. Reynolds Stadium was moved to Oklahoma City.REGIONAL SITE CHANGEThe previously awarded Stillwater Regional will now be hosted in Oklahoma City at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.Read more on NewsOK.com

Oklahoma City swimming pools, spraygrounds open for 2019 season

By Robert MedleyStaff writer rmedley@oklahoman.comSwimming pools, spray grounds, splash pads and water slides are open again in Oklahoma City for the 2019 summer season.
There are two main aquatic centers that opened Saturday — Will Rogers and Earlywine aquatic centers.
Once there were numerous pools in neighborhoods across the city, but pools were closed and spray grounds opened over the last few decades.
Oklahoma City parks records show the first swimming pool the city opened was in 1910 when a wading pool opened at Winans Park, NW 22 and N Broadway Ave.
By 1939, the city had five pools.Read more on NewsOK.com

Urban design comes home to NE16 in Oklahoma City

By Richard Mize rmize@oklahoman.comTo say an old house has "good bones" means the most important elements are sound — foundation, infrastructure, layout, all wrapped in character — but there is room for improvement.
The idea can fit a neighborhood.Read more on NewsOK.com

ConocoPhillips settles Oklahoma City water pollution lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — ConocoPhillips has settled a lawsuit with homeowners in northwestern Oklahoma City who accused the energy company of polluting their water supply and soil to such a degree that no trees or flowers will grow.

The lawsuit, filed in Oklahoma City federal court in 2016, said ConocoPhillips didn't sufficiently dispose of saltwater overflow from the West Edmond Oil Field.

ConocoPhillips reached a confidential settlement with residents of more than 30 homes in the nearby Clifford Farms subdivision last week, The Oklahoman reported.

"(The) plaintiffs own and reside at (their) property for the purpose of enjoying the unique character of their homes," the lawsuit states.Read more on NewsOK.com

Oklahoma City population ranks 27th

By Chris CasteelStaff writerccasteel@oklahoman.comOklahoma City is the 27th largest city in the nation with a population nearing 650,000, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates of incorporated areas.
The city itself — not the seven-county metropolitan area — grew by nearly 6,000 residents between July 2017 and July 2018.Read more on NewsOK.com