New addition will provide meeting space for charitable organizations
OKLAHOMA CITY (May 3, 2017) – The Oklahoma City Community Foundation broke ground May 3 on a building expansion project that will provide more meeting space for charitable organizations in the community. Located in Oklahoma City’s historic Automobile Alley, the 15,000-square-foot addition will connect to the Community Foundation’s existing building at 1000 N. Broadway Ave.
“Since 1969, we have remained committed to the ideals of our founder, Mr. John Kirkpatrick, to serve the charitable needs of the community,” said Nancy B. Anthony, Oklahoma City Community Foundation President. “This expansion will strengthen our ability to grow philanthropy in the community, providing additional capacity for increased charitable programs and services.”
The three-floor structure will adjoin the south end of the existing building and expand the availability of meeting space for charitable organizations. Approximately six new meeting rooms, 10 offices and additional work space and storage will be housed in the first two floors, with the third floor remaining unfinished for future growth.
“Since moving into our current location in 2007, we have experienced tremendous growth,” Anthony said. “Community requests for our services and use of our space far exceeds our current building’s capacity.”
The building addition was designed by the architects of the original building, Hornbeek Blatt, and will be built by Lingo Construction.
“The new building addition is designed to complement, not duplicate the existing building aesthetics,” said Anthony Blatt, principal with Hornbeek Blatt Architects. “It is also a respectful neighbor to the surrounding nationally historic Automobile Alley District and a wonderful addition to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and the district as a whole.”
Construction on the approximately $4.1 million project is expected to be completed in May 2018.
About the Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works with donors throughout the state to create charitable funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future. To learn more about the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, including a list of available scholarships, visit www.occf.org.