Oklahoma City-based developer Medallion Group continues construction on Chisholm Creek, the metro’s first mixed-use environment that will provide everything from entertainment and music venues to hotel and event space, office facilities, a collection of restaurants and shops, a fitness facility, residential apartments and running trails.
“We are creating something entirely new, an urbanlike atmosphere in the suburbs,” said Whitney Rainbolt, a representative for Chisholm Creek.
The development includes the construction of a 60,000-square-foot multi-level building named Tract 30 located on the east end of Chisholm Creek. It is expected to house an assortment of restaurants, retailers and office space with an additional parking structure for more than 130 cars. It is set to open in early 2016, according to a press release.
Rainbolt said that more than $120 million worth of new construction has been announced for the development. The complex’s first tenants include St. Anthony Healthplex North, Cabela’s Incorporated and TopGolf International. Rainbolt said that Medallion is still in discussions with numerous other potential national and local tenants.
Zach Shor, TopGolf’s vice president of Real Estate and the company’s connection to Chisholm Creek, said that TopGolf was exited to be involved with the development and it has the potential to change the face of northern OKC.
Based out of Dallas, TopGolf’s main draw is its courses where golf players hit golf balls containing a computer microchip that tracks each shot’s accuracy and distance, awarding them points accordingly. The 65,000-square-foot OKC location is set to include 102 driving bays, a full-service restaurant, bars, event space and a rooftop terrace.
Calbela’s, a large outdoor sporting goods store, specializes in hunting, fishing and outdoor gear. The stores are known for their expansive layout that surrounds customers with an outdoorlike experience. Like TopGolf, the chain is new to OKC with its first store clocking in at 80,000 square feet, including an archery range and archery tech room, gun library, fudge shop and more.
The St. Anthony Healthplex, the fourth campus of its kind in the OKC area, will include an array of health services — including a full-service emergency room, two x-ray suites, CT scanner, MRI and breast center with mammography and ultrasound — in its nearly 100,000-square-foot area. It is expected to open this month.
The three businesses are expected to create more than 800 full- and part-time jobs.
Construction for the development picked up steam two years ago, Rainbolt said.
“In 2013, we began developing the master plan for Chisholm Creek and since then have added another 10 acres to the development, nearly completed construction of the road infrastructure, celebrated the groundbreaking of the development, announced our first tenants and revealed the renderings for Tract 30,” Rainbolt said.
Access to the 190-acre development, located off of Memorial Road between Pennsylvania and Western avenues in Northwest OKC, will be provided by off ramps from the John Kilpatrick Turnpike. Additionally, the extensions of High Boulevard and Pawnee Drive will cross the site.
Medallion is developing the project with Texas-based Retail Endeavors Group. Design Workshop, an international landscape architecture and planning firm, serves as the master site planner.
Chisholm Creek, as a whole, has no set open date yet. Rainbolt stated that development will continue for the next several years with portions of the project opening in phases.