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Work underway for Osage Nation campus remodel

Phase 1 of the Osage National Master Campus Plan is in full swing as evidenced by the demolition of the former two-story Osage Nation Counseling Center located at 11th and Grandview.

Estimated cost for construction of Phase 1 is $23 million dollars.

The design will feature three buildings. The first will hold a Welcome Center which will establish the entrance to the Osage Nation campus. The building will also house Constituent Services, Osage News, Tax Commission, Human Resources, CDIB and Membership offices, and the Office of Strategic Planning and Grants.

“The current design includes numerous windows to allow natural lighting into each building,” said Bruce Cass, director of the Osage Nation Tribal Development & Land Acquisition. “The windows are triple glazed systems that provide the necessary thermal break for Oklahoma weather.”

The design also incorporates terra cotta tile with a stone base.

The second building will have space for the Treasury Department, ON Police, Emergency Management and the Attorney General.

Construction of the first two buildings is espected to begin in the next two weeks.

This is the third demolition in preparation for the new campus. The first was the former golf pro house followed by a house north of the counseling center.

Targeted completion date is March 10, 2015.

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