Construction begins on Chisholm Creek development in Oklahoma City


By Brianna Bailey PUBLISHED: JUNE 26, 2014

Construction on the main roads and infrastructure for the 180-acre Chisholm Creek development has begun, and the developers expect additional retailers in the coming months to announce plans to locate at the site at Memorial Road and N Western. Developer Medallion Management hopes to have most of the road and infrastructure on the large-scale, mixed use development complete in the first quarter of 2015 if not sooner, said Whitney Rainbolt, a broker for Medallion.

“The interest from national and local potential tenants has been outstanding, and we will begin to roll out those announcements over the next several months,” Rainbolt said.

The developers want to give Chisholm Creek an urban feel in a suburban setting, Rainbolt said. Chisholm Creek also will include miles of running and bike trails and green space. Medallion is developing Chisholm Creek with Austin, Texas-based Retail Endeavors Group and Los Angeles-based Blue Ridge Fund. The international landscape architecture and planning firm Design Workshop has been tapped as master site planner. The most recent version of the plans shows a mix of retail and office tenants, as well as hotels, a music and event venue and some multifamily housing.

“There will truly be something for everyone at Chisholm Creek,” Rainbolt said.

Golf venue Topgolf International Inc., one of the first retailers who announced plans to locate in Chisholm Creek in January, said Wednesday it plans to break ground in Oklahoma City in July and open in 2015. Texas-based Topgolf plans to build a 65,000 square-foot, golf-themed entertainment venue in the Chisholm Creek development, just southwest of North Western Avenue and the John Kilpatrick Turnpike. The Oklahoma City Topgolf will have 102 hitting bays as well as a full-service restaurant and bars.

“We are shooting for spring 2015,” Topgolf spokeswoman Adrienne Chance said. “Our site builds typically take approximately nine to 12 months.”

Indoor archery range Outdoor retailer Cabela's said earlier this month that it anticipated opening a 80,000-square-foot store in Chisholm Creek in fall 2015 that will include an indoor archery range and wildlife exhibits among other features. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

“After the recent announcement of Cabela's there is so much excitement in the community, which just confirms our vision,” Rainbolt said.