New apartments set to open next week in Midtown

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Many Oklahomans are trading in the suburban life for a more urban scene.

Over the last nine years, properties have more than tripled in downtown Oklahoma City.

Right now, experts say there are more than 4,200 properties in the area.

To keep up with the demand, a $36 million residential project is set to open in Midtown next week.

"They're wanting to experience the energy, the experience, the connectivity, the walkability that you can get in a place like Midtown, Bricktown or Deep Deuce that you just can't get in the suburbs," said Gary Brooks, of Cornerstone Development.

That's why Brooks developed The Edge, located on the old Mercy Hospital grounds in Midtown.

"In a suburban project, you might have 20 acres,” Brooks said. “You can spread out and you're not in anyone's way. Down here, you have a little less than three acres. We're building 250 units. You've got traffic."

The project will not only provide a great atmosphere for residents, but also accessibility to retail shops.

"First of all, we want residents who bring energy to the area. Second of all, we wanted retailers that bring value to our residents and also, that the surrounding neighborhoods could enjoy and use."

The Edge is just one of many residential areas popping up.

"Oh, the energy is tremendous. There's so many people," said Meg Salyer, resident and city councilwoman. "There are people on the street almost any time of day or night. Families with kids, people on Spokies bikes, people walking their dogs, going to the movies or the art museum."

The Edge Apartments' grand opening is next Tuesday.

It will open in phases through the end of the year.

For more information visit the building's website.

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