By Conrad Dudderar
A new 30-acre multi-use development has been proposed just south of N.W. 10th across from Yukon’s West End Pointe Addition.
The Oklahoma City Council on March 1 is due to consider an application by Wild Dawg Capital LLC to rezone 12600 N.W. 10th from AA (agricultural) district to PUD (planned unit development) district.
The 29.97-acre property, in Oklahoma City’s Ward 3, is on the south side of N.W. 10th between Cemetery Road and Interstate 40. The north side of the property line is Yukon.
The applicant is seeking PUD approval “to permit a mixed residential and commercial development”, according to an Oklahoma City planning staff report. The property is now farmland and has an oil well.
The Oklahoma City Planning Commission, at its Jan. 13th meeting, recommended approval by an 8-0 vote.
Attorney David M. Box, who represents the applicant, said the PUD would “break the site into two tracts” – commercial along N.W. 10th with multi-family residential behind.
The two tracts “would share vehicular access” from N.W. 10th and pedestrian paths are required between tracts, the city staff report indicates.
The site is adjacent on the west to a proposed new Joe Cooper auto dealership, on the Oklahoma City side of N.W. 10th.
‘GOOD USE FOR MULTI-FAMILY’
Just east of this newly proposed commercial/multi-family project is the Market at Czech Hall development near I-40 and Czech Hall Road, also in Oklahoma City limits.
“We think it’s a good use for multi-family when you look at the east – it’s a large ‘power’ center with large, big-box retailers (and) restaurants,” Box told planning commissioners.
The Market at Czech Hall features the Crest grocery store, Sleep Inn hotel, Academy Sports, Ross, Marshall’s, Petco, Burlington, Taco Casa, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Cheddar’s, among others.
“So, putting density here on the outskirts of the city to capture some sales tax hopefully, from Yukon, we think makes sense,” Box added.
Ward 3 Planning Commissioner Mary Coffey said this is a “pretty rapidly developing area” of commercial and mixed-use developments.
Oklahoma City Planning Commission Chairman Scott Cravens expressed his approval after hearing no opposition at the Jan. 13th meeting.
“Money for schools and sales tax on the fringe of somebody else’s city,” Cravens said. “This is wonderful.”
Yukon City Council Members Jeff Wootton said the continued growth of retail, restaurant and other spaces south of 10th Street does provide Yukon citizens with more options for their consumer habits.
However, Wootton believes it’s “unfortunate that these entities aren’t building or considering” having their developments in Yukon city limits on the north side of 10th.
“Throughout my time on the council, we’ve been lucky enough to attract several businesses to Yukon,” he said. “And I hope to continue doing so by evaluating how we can become competitive with Oklahoma City and surrounding communities, while also encouraging our citizens to support local businesses and support Yukon.”
The West End Pointe Addition – on the north side of N.W. 10th in Yukon city limits – features big-box retailers, restaurants and other commercial uses.
These include Atwood’s, Fuzzy’s Taco’s, Kohl’s, Staples, Lowe’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, AMC Theaters, Okie Express Car Wash, Hideaway Pizza, and Gold’s Gym.