Help us save and preserve the Brockway Center

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Save The Brockway Center!

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Combining Passion and Professionalism for historic preservation

Save The Brockway Center!

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Site Content

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Here you will find links to documents

Public Records:

County Assessor Documents stating historical  

CareCenter Position 

Jan 9th, 2019:  Incorrect information submitted to State to request Urban renewal funds.  Response: Demolision of the building will have an adverse effect on the Historical significance:  2019 Jan 9th Demolition of dilapidated building (the structure has never been deemed delapidated.)

Submitted Request for Demolition in Black History month to the City Council.  Outcome City stated 

Nov 10th 2010 Oklahoma Historical Society 

Nov 12 2010 SHPO Document Stating Gast Heights Culbertson Heights Historic Distric

Nov 12 2010 SHPO Stating eligible to be listed in National Registrer of Historic Places as a contributing resource


Additional documentation will be added....


Updates:

Send requests to the Governor to request eminate domain and landmark The Brockway Center.   https://www.governor.ok.gov/contact-us/request-help  



 The @carecenterokc Board has voted to move forward with the demolition of the historic Brockway Center. They were granted a permit for this by the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services' Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission despite the recommendation of the Citizen's Advisory Board and Northeast OKC's desire to preserve this important Black space. Additionally, there is an option for the Care Center to swap land with the OKC Urban Renewal Authority to build without destroying the Brockway Center, yet the consensus to demolish it was still made by the Care Center. -
The erasure of historic Black spaces in Oklahoma is a traumatic epidemic that has gone on for far too long. It is disturbing how the Commission did not make the general public's interest a priority over private property owner's interest, and is contributing to the annihilation of Black cultural assets in our city. Furthermore, it is highly unfortunate that an organization primarily ran by women would seek to demolish a culturally significant and relevant place dear to other women. -
It's still not too late for the Care Center to do the right thing and save the Brockway Center by taking the land swap option. -
Make your voices heard by contacting the Care Center's Board president, Scott Stemmons, at sstemmons@udtonline.com and cc: maroonhistory@gmail.com  and ask for the Care Center to take the land swap. Share this post so your friends are aware and use hashtag #backingbrockway.
#blackspacesmatter #thisplacematters 

Coming Soon


Important Dates

6/6/2019

CMZD Historic Preservation Meeting

4pm - 5pm

Estuary Park2401 N Lincoln STE 216

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6/6/2019

CMZD Historic Preservation Meeting

We were informed that The Brockway Center was left off the list for HP overlay.  We will be there to see why this happened.  

4pm - 5pm

Estuary Park2401 N Lincoln STE 216

5/30/2019

Backing Brockway

6pm - 7pm

Page Woodson Auditorium 600 N High Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73117

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5/30/2019

Backing Brockway

Page Woodson Auditorium 

Last Wednesday the new owners of the Brockway Center were granted a demolition permit by the Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission for their plans for a new construction build on the land - despite the recommendation of the Citizens Advisory Committee, Oklahoma City, State Historical Preservation Office to preserve the historical, cultural asset 

6pm - 7pm

Page Woodson Auditorium 600 N High Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Wed May 22, 2019

CMZD Committee Meeting Vote

8:15am - 9:30am

2401 N Lincoln ste 216

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Wed May 22, 2019

CMZD Committee Meeting Vote

The commission of the CMZD voted to approve the HP board to review then to approved to demolish the Brockway Center. 


8:15am - 9:30am

2401 N Lincoln ste 216

May 9th 2019

Recieved a Vote of NO to the request to demolish: Community Advisory Committee

7pm - 8:30pm

2401 N Lincoln Ste 216 Oklahoma City OK

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May 9th 2019

Recieved a Vote of NO to the request to demolish: Community Advisory Committee

Citizen's Advisory Voted No

Thank you for voicing your support for preserving our historical places.  Your voice matters. 

7pm - 8:30pm

2401 N Lincoln Ste 216 Oklahoma City OK

May 2nd

(Canceled) HP Board Meeting

7pm - 10pm

2401 N Lincoln

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May 2nd

(Canceled) HP Board Meeting

This meeting was not held due to quorum not met.  Documents were submitted to Committee to apply an HP overlay of The Brockway Center.  

7pm - 10pm

2401 N Lincoln

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About Us

National Recognition of our Past

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Our high priority project is The Brockway Center.  This historic building was home to the National Association of Colored Women Oklahoma Chapter for over 100 years.  This community building has served the African American and Native community in many ways.  Select below to view our journey to save it.  Sign our petition.  

Sign Petition to Preserve

Who Is in support of Preservation

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  We are a civic organization consisting of government agencies, owners, innovators, medical professionals, and voters working to provide opportunities to areas scheduled for growth. We accomplish this by preserving history and planning for the future.   We have followed the democratic process in preservation. African American History, Historical Preservation, Women's History

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Next Steps

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Send a letter of support in preserving the Brockway Center.  

 ben.davis@omes.ok.gov;  beverly.hicks@omes.ok.gov;  casey.jones@omes.ok.gov 

  

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Brockway Center


Our Community

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Who we are

 We are a collective civic group working to develop a framework for the social good of community, land development, and business.  

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Why

We share our knowledge of history through books, buildings, and conversation.    We must understand and honor our past to create a future we are all proud of.  

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OLD & NEW PLANS WORKING TOGETHER

We have designed, develope and created plans accross Oklahoma.  We have been able to enrich the communities we live in with thriving businesses that occupy historic spaces.  


Documents

The CMZD will continue to take letters of support.  


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In the News

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Support Us

After submitting multiple letters of support to keep The Brockway Center standing by City, State, Federal, and Community the Captial Medical Zoning Commission voted to demolish.  We now must take legal action to ensure the building remains standing.  

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