OKLAHOMA CITY - The first of what may be a wave of development south of Lower Bricktown is set to start later this year with renovations of a multistory, century-old building attached to a former grain elevator that is home to a rock-climbing gym.
Mark Ruffin, who bought the building and grain elevator at 200 SE 4 in 2003, estimates the structure has been empty for decades, possibly since the 1960s. Two-thirds of the building is two stories high, another section is three stories high, and a portion of the building is four stories high.
“It's going to be a cool project,” Ruffin said. “We're looking at about 10,000 square feet of office and commercial space. I do have an office tenant ready to take about half of that.”
Details of the property by designer Robert Newman with 3 Level Design indicate the four-story, south section was originally a grain silo that started on the second floor and rose to 65 feet to a machine room. It is in that area, Ruffin said, that a presentation room may be built out. Newman's report concludes the remainder of the two-story building was likely used as a warehouse.