Saturday, March 13, 2010

Boathouse District Construction Update

Chesapeake Finish Line Tower Site - mobilization and construction to commence next week with March 2011 completion - more details coming soon
Devon Boathouse "Bow" - Devon Boathouse, Home of OCU Rowing scheduled for completion October, 2010. 34,500 Square Feet
The Devon Boathouse rises with a view toward future event center
Boats will launch to the east into the Devon Boathouse inlet that is now being filled
A view toward the entrance of the Devon Boathouse; The entry will feature a view of the world's first dynamic propulsion tank (temporary wooden railing surrounding the tank location); The boathouse will also feature an endless pool on the second floor for swimming and hydrotherapy, a state of the art training center, and a hypoxic room for high altitude training.
A view of the University of Oklahoma Boathouse site with "prow" nearing completion; OU and UCO Boathouse construction details to be announced. UCO "prow" to begin construction next week.
Another view of the Devon Boathouse future event facilities - the event space will feature two levels with panoramic views of the finish line area of the race course

Additional construction details:
Reconstruction of 6th Street - phase one: Completion in September 2010
Development of Boathouse District parking lots - phase one: summer
Shoreline contouring, sodding, and completion of sidewalks - June 1 completion
South side boat ramp and parking lot (west of Lincoln Bridge) - construction underway, phase 1 completion in April
Transmission line removal - phase one (swing out from Boathouse District to 6th Street) - late March 2010 completion; Phase two - complete removal from north bank (including Chesapeake Boathouse area) - 2011

Upcoming events:
Big XII Rowing Championship - May 1-2
Central Youth Rowing Championship - May 8-9
American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship - May 22-23
USA Canoe/Kayak National Championship - August 26-29
OCU Head of the Oklahoma/ OGE NightSprints - October 8-10

Staging and viewing areas for events will be identified and prepared within Boathouse District construction area.

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