The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Featured Story

November 13, 2012

Clay Hall project dominates $4.3 million in building permits

ENID, Okla. — A former Phillips University dormitory that will be refurbished provided the bulk of the dollar value of building permits city of Enid issued in October.

In October, there were more than $4 million in additions and remodels to local business property, and another $86,216 in residential remodels, according to a building permit report from the city of Enid. Total of building permits for commercial property is $4,389,600, for nine addition/remodel jobs.

The largest permit was $3 million for Construction Technologies LLC to renovate historic Clay Hall at Northern Oklahoma College. School officials sold the building, which will become senior apartments upon completion.

Clay Hall was closed in 1989 by Phillips University after decades of use as a dormitory. NOC sold the building to Construction Technologies, which will use tax credits to build affordable apartments for seniors age 62 and older. The sale included about two acres of land.

NOC Regent Lynn Smith told Enid city commissioners in June 2011 the buyer would have to totally redo the building, including all electrical, plumbing and mechanical work.

Clay Hall has four floors, including a basement, which was used as a laundry area and cafeteria when it was a dormitory. Smith said the ground, second and third floors will be remodeled into apartments. The basement could be used as a meeting room for residents and as a laundry. It also must be equipped with an elevator.

Other large permits included $194,000 for Henson Construction Co. at 214 W. Randolph, and $117,000 at 915 E. Garriott, requested by Roland and John Remodeling.

There were five residential remodeling permits: at 1509 Chickasaw by Michael E. Reed for $19,000; 3602 W. Purdue by Steve R. Purdue for $40,000; 2802 Pine by Michael J. Martinez for $5,000; 1013 Coventry by Four Seasons Sunrooms for $20,466; and 1910 E. Locust by Jesus Hernandez for $1,750.

One building permit was issued for construction of a new single-family home at 4117 Ritchie by Ely Weldon, totaling $250,000.

One commercial storage request at 814 Commercial Circle was filed by CJ’s Construction Inc., totaling $100,000. One residential storage request at 1417 Cansler was requested by Joyce P. Watson, totaling $20,000.

There also were nine requests for storm shelters during the month, totaling $34,585. Residential storm shelters were requested at 1116 N. Oakwood, 4529 Alama, 325 Sooner Trail, 2101 W. Cherokee, 916 Brookside, 4017 Oakcrest, 1509 Vinita, 605 Florence and 1518 Wynona.

Enid officials have previously said the strength in the economy is due to the Mississippi Lime oil play north of Enid, construction of the state’s largest wind farm northwest of town as well as a number of local businesses expanding.

City Manager Eric Benson also credited the construction associated with Enid Renaissance Project, which includes renovation of historic Convention Hall and construction of Enid Event Center. Convention Hall officially opens this week, and the event center will be completed in the spring of 2013.�

1
Text Only
Featured Story
  • flood watch.tiff UPDATED: Garfield County under flash flood watch

    Rainfall chances start in earnest tonight, with an 80 percent chance after 2 a.m. that increases to 90 percent Wednesday and Wednesday night. Flooding in streets, ditches and low-lying areas could be possible.

    July 29, 2014 7 Photos

  • storm_W.jpg Storm victims face dilemma: accept loans or reject them

    The tornadoes, flooding and hail that struck Oklahoma last year left hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage, causing many home and business owners to seek help in the form of low-interest federal loans.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Quilts_4_BH_W.jpg History of an art form

    Woven amongst the fabric, patterns and stitches in the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s newest special exhibit are stories of past generations.

    July 27, 2014 3 Photos

  • Academy.jpg State prisons expand their reach to train new officers

    On a recent day, a class in the McAlester program was filled with the sounds of bodies thudding onto thick, rainbow-colored pads held together by duct tape, along with heavy breathing and tapping as cadets indicated they’d successfully been subdued.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • FortStillFacility.jpg FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids

    Con artists use private information about the children to contact their family members and demand payment for bogus processing and travel expenses needed to reunite the kids with their relatives. Families with migrants in Texas and Oklahoma have been targeted.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo 4 Stories

  • Child Tax Credit_Hass.jpg House votes to boost child tax credit for some

    With nearly all Republicans voting in favor and most Democrats opposed, the bill cleared the House by a vote of 237-173. The White House threatened to veto the bill, though the Democratic-controlled Senate is unlikely to pass it.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Oil-Covered Owls_1_JN.jpg Caretaker: One of 2 oil-covered owls has died

    Jean Neal and her husband, Jim, of Fairview, have been caring for the owls since Tuesday, July 22, 2014, when they received them from Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, which is investigating the incident and the death of several other birds found at a neglected oil field tank site.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Virginia Storm_Hass.jpg 2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground

    "All hell broke loose. We got an emergency message on a cellphone and within 30 seconds, the thing hit and it blew down 40, 50 trees in the park." — Joe Colony, who has been coming to the campground for 30 years

    July 24, 2014 7 Photos

  • money.jpg Affordable Care Act 80/20 rule will provide refunds to many Oklahomans

    According to Alex Kotran, spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Oklahoma residents will get $6.7 million in refunds from health insurance companies this summer.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Oil Drilling Earthqua_Hass.jpg Oil company geologist to talk Okla. earthquakes

    Continental Resources' Vice President of Geology Glen Brown will deliver a luncheon address Wednesday to members of the Oklahoma Geological Society.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
NDN Video
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Two women barely avoid being hit by train Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth
House Ads
Facebook