Developer proposes Yukon Main Street office park

Complex could be build near grain elevator downtown

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Yukon's Best Flour Mill is on property near a proposed office park and future development. (Photo by Robert Medley)

A Dallas, Texas commercial developer with ties to Yukon has proposed an office park and apartments for Main Street downtown.
The development surrounds two historic buildings, Yukon’s Best Flour Mill and the MFC Farmers Co-Op Building along State Highway 66.
The plan for an office complex could change the look of Yukon’s historic Main Street. An online description from the David J. Jones Commercial Real Estate of Dallas states that the plan includes the land around the landmark flour mills.
The developer is in the early stages of the plan, a City of Yukon spokeswoman, Jenna Robertson said.
“There is not much that the city can say. There have not been any applications for permits we have received yet,” Robertson said. “It depends on what we receive before it would go to the planning commission and that process would take place as normal. Until then, there is not much we can release as a city,’ Robertson said.
The plans include a new, five-story, high end office park, apartment building, two multi-level parking garages, and a hotel and convention center on Main Street.
The developer of the project is David Jones, owner of David Jones Commercial Real Estate in Dallas. Jones is a graduate of Yukon High School and the University of Oklahoma.
Jones moved to Yukon in 1959 and graduated from Yukon High School in 1968. He graduated at OU in 1972.
He said the project will bring in excess of $100 million to Yukon.
Jones has had talks with the City of Yukon and with the Yukon Chamber of Commerce. There are no plans reported to demolish the grain elevators.
Jones said the land is under contract and a deal could close in October, with construction in the spring of 2022. The project will take 12-15 months to build.
Jones has had discussions with the Yukon Economic Development team, Robertson said.
Jones said he is “very aware of the historical significance of the area and its place along Route 66.”
MFC Farmer’s Co-Op owns the grain elevator on the north side of State Highway 66, Main Street in Yukon.
A plan online shows a proposal for a Yukon Technology Center to be built at 219 W. Main with 144,000 to 300,000 square feet of office retail space.
Phases will include multi-family, hotel/convention center, retail and museum space, two structured parking decks
Jones has had talks with the City of Yukon development team and with the Yukon Chamber of Commerce.
Jones said that he is “very aware of the historical significance of the area and its place along Route 66.”
Jones said he has the property under contract and is in an inspection period. An architect and developer are working on a plan to make sure the flour mill building remains intact.
Jones, 70, said a survey has been done on both sides of the highway on four acres on both sides of SH 66. “We’re trying to buy and put under contract other parcels and pads,” Jones said.
Jones said he wants the project to create jobs for Yukon. The economic impact could be $100 million to the City of Yukon, “If I am able to develop what I would like to develop,” Jones said.
He said Yukon’s historic significance is important.
“We are trying to save the integrity of the flour mill,” Jones said.
Phases include multi-family, hotel/convention center, retail and museum space, and two structured parking decks.
“I understand the concerns people have and I wouldn’t be doing this in Yukon, Oklahoma if I didn’t have a soft spot in my soul as it relates to Yukon, Oklahoma,” Jones said.
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