Tuesday, August 1, 2017 5:00 am
Sooner Investment, one of central Oklahoma's largest commercial and retail developers, is working with broker Don Hayes on plans to convert the Producers Cooperative Cotton Mill south of Bricktown into a mix of housing, retail and offices.
Plans were filed this week with the Oklahoma City Planning Department to clear the 37-acre former cotton mill which has been a part of downtown since statehood. Redevelopment, meanwhile, could include extension of the Bricktown Canal.
“We are putting a master plan together, and we are planning to put it out in September,” Hayes said. “We will likely break it up into major pieces for development.”
The sprawling complex formerly housed the Cooperative's cottonseed processing operations dating to the early 1900s before the operations were relocated to Altus in 2015.
Austin Rose, CEO of the cotton cooperative, called the demolition application a “logical next step.”