Track 13: A New Way to Work

Track 13 is Oklahoma City’s first true-luxury office building, and the concept is brilliant. Amenities range from the extremely practical to the super-posh, and the entire space is jaw-dropping beautiful. But the spacious building on Northwest 13th, adjacent to the railroad tracks, had to wait many decades for its star turn.

Jason Thompson bought what was originally a root beer bottling factory, moved his corporate offices into it, and waited. He knew he wanted to open up the space, but the building had been remodeled and renovated so many times that it had become a web of catacombs. “It was hard to see what was behind all the sheetrock,” Thompson says. “It had eight-foot, dropped ceilings. When we lifted the tiles, it was like ‘Oh my goodness, there are windows!’”

As he continued to tear away walls, more beautiful details revealed themselves. “It was almost as though the building was talking to me as we worked on it. We removed walls in the loft and found a beautiful elevator door, stamped 1939. We cleaned out the shaft, added windows and we’re going to install high-power grow lights and plant bamboo, which you’ll be able to see from each floor.”

This is the building for people who need all of the amenities, but who don’t want to deal with all of the overhead.
— Jason Thompson

Modern details and amenities like polished concrete floors, state-of-the-art video- and teleconferencing equipment, lightning fast Wi-Fi, breathtakingly beautiful board rooms, a spa-level gym, a spin/yoga room, and even showers. “You can come, work out, and have a space where you can truly get ready for work. Or you can walk into the gym at lunch or after a full day and be able to clean up after your workout,” he says. 

Two well-equipped kitchens, two impressive conference rooms, optional parking in a climate-controlled garage, and common spaces which can be used for client events are all part of office life at Track 13. High-tech printers, postage machines and other office equipment are on-site, and the building is on the streetcar route.

“This is the building for people who need all of the amenities, but who don’t want to deal with all of the overhead,” Thompson says. “We do that for you.”  The street address of Track 13 is 14 NE 13th Street, and Aaron Diehl (405 651-3308, at Levinson Real Estate is handling the leasing.