The renovations are expected to be complete by the end of December.
In other city business, the council approved a request by the University of Oklahoma to close a block of Farmer Street between Jenkins Avenue and Lincoln Avenue that runs next to the newly constructed Headington Hall.
The university will make the former street a walkable, park-like area that will allow pedestrians and bicycles access.
The council also approved the following mayoral appointments to city boards and commissions:
· Board Of Adjustment — Todd Marple
· Environmental Control Advisory Board — Corson Hirschfeld, Linda Goeringer, Aaron Pilat
· Historic District Commission — Chesley Potts, Loy Macari, Scott Williams
· Public Arts Board — Jonathan Fowler