Mixed-use development coming south of 10th; Yukon traffic impact projected

OKC Council approves 29.97-acre PUD east of Cemetery Road

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Dotted lines surround the subject property where a mixed-use development will be built on the south side of N.W. 10th Street between Czech Hall Road and Cemetery Road in Oklahoma City limits. The Oklahoma City Council approved rezoning the 29.97-acre site at its March 1st meeting. (Image provided)

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

A mixed residential and commercial development on 29.97 acres is coming just south of Yukon – projected to increase traffic along 10th Street.

The Oklahoma City Council has voted 7-0 to approve a request from developer Wild Dawg Capital LLC to rezone 12600 N.W. 10th from agricultural district to allow a multi-use planned unit development (PUD).

The new development will be on the south side of N.W. 10th between Czech Hall Road and Cemetery Road in Oklahoma City limits. Access to Interstate 40 is about one-third mile to the east.

“The concept for this PUD is to provide for a commercial, medical and residential mixed-use development,” according to the master design statement.

“The proposed use of this property is in harmony with the surrounding zoning.”

There were no protestors at the Tuesday, March 1st Oklahoma City Council meeting.

Ward 3 Oklahoma City Council Member Barbara Young’s motion to approve the new PUD ordinance on final hearing was unanimously approved without discussion.

The PUD rezoning application lists John R. and Frances M. Kouba as the property owner. Attorney David M. Box represented the applicant during planning commission and city council public hearings.

The undeveloped site, in Oklahoma City’s Ward 3, is now farmland and has an oil well.

This PUD will be developed into two tracts containing 25.14 acres and 3.78 acres. Tract one will be C-3 general commercial district and tract two will be R-4 general residential district.

Adjacent land on the west has been platted for a new Joe Cooper auto dealership.

To the east is the Market at Czech Hall development, which includes a hotel, restaurants, retailers, and grocery store.

To the south is Trinity Baptist Church-Yukon and the Shire Lea Village-Phase 2 housing development.

The “Yukon side” north of 10th Street features a large commercial development with big-box stores, restaurants, a movie theater, gym, and other retailers.

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10TH STREET TRAFFIC STUDY

For several years, motorists have been dealing with vehicular traffic congestion along 10th Street on Yukon’s south border.

The Yukon City Council on Feb. 15 approved paying $6,800 to the city’s engineering firm for “traffic corridor master plan services” on N.W. 10th between Yukon Parkway and Garth Brooks Boulevard.

TEIM Design will provide these services because of the “extensive proposed development” on 10th Street, according to city engineer Joe Davis.

Engineers will evaluate proposed developments, review development traffic impact reports, and develop preliminary corridor cost options for proposed improvements.

N.W. 10th is the south dividing line between Yukon and Oklahoma City. The entire four-lane roadway is owned by the City of Yukon.

In recent years, traffic has increased on this east-west arterial street with new development adjacent to the well-traveled thoroughfare.

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