Lincoln Plaza Inn
After 2 years of planning, a vision known as the Lincoln Plaza, came to fruition in 1969. The 24-acre project originally was to include an office, motel and trade mart with underground parking for an estimated total cost of $15 million. The development along Lincoln Boulevard at NE 42nd Street was to be "ultra-modern" in design and concept and meant to revitalize the area. The office complex opened to great fanfare in 1969 with the hotel following the next year. The hotel featured 312 rooms, and the trade mart building included a dinner theater with a rotating stage, a 14,000-square-foot ballroom, and 17 meeting rooms.
During an era of when downtown's aging hotels were going bankrupt or being torn down by Urban Renewal, the Lincoln Plaza offered modern accommodations, ample meeting space and free parking. The Lincoln Plaza was one of the city’s premier hotels through the early 1980s, accommodating celebrities and dignitaries. such as Elvis Presley, Muhamad Ali and President Ronald Reagan. The former hotel and office buildings are being adapted for reuse as a luxury apartment complex with modern amenities.
Construction is scheduled for completion in 2021. PandDStudio wrote the Lincoln Plaza Historic District National Register nomination. The Studio is providing historic preservation consulting and preservation tax credits application preparation and management services for the project.
LOCATION: Oklahoma City, OK
STATUS: In Progress
CLIENT: Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings