Suites For Sale at Sunset Amphitheater in SW OKC

Developers hope to transform a piece of empty land off I-40 and the Kilpatrick Turnpike into large amphitheater, with many amenities.

Friday, September 22nd 2023, 6:30 pm

By: News 9

It hasn't been approved by the city council yet, but developers hoping to transform a piece of empty land off I-40 and the Kilpatrick Turnpike are offering an opportunity to make a lifetime investment at the proposed Sunset Amphitheater.

“This is going to be a getaway destination,” said Carol Hefner, Senior VP of Cedars Group Development. “This particular area will be created to bring families together; it will be an experience zone if you will.”

Carol Hefner has a grand plan for her father’s 260 thousand acres in southwest Oklahoma City. At no cost to taxpayers, the Mustang Creek Crossing development will surround the Kilpatrick Turnpike just north of SW 15 street between Mustang and Sara Roads.

“We are going to actually build something that benefits and compliments the families, the community and everything that needs to be here for a true quality of life,” she said.

The district will include roundabouts, water features, walking trails, parks, and dining. The plan also includes a hotel and sports complex.

“Just being around here you have a 7-11, a Dollar General so there's really not a whole lot of things to do out here so I think it would be really cool,” said Amber Davis, who lives near the development.

Hefner contracted with Notes Live to bring a 12,000-seat outdoor theater to the area and currently the company is selling 202 four or eight person suites, some with firepits. Deposits start at $100,000 and Hefner says 40 percent of them have already been sold.

“Those particular suites, so that people understand can be leased out by the owners,” she said. “They can lease them, they can sell tickets through a portal and it's going to be great because people will be able to sit in those suites without owning them.”

We walked through a neighborhood located just east of where the outdoor theater will be, and among those we spoke to, the reaction is mixed, but those against it are mostly concerned about traffic and noise.

“They've got incredible technology,” Hefner said of the company putting in the amphitheater. “It keeps noise contained, it keeps sound contained, keeps lighting contained.”

As for the traffic, there are plans to alleviate that too.

“The City of Oklahoma City is already contracted to come widen the roadways and we within Mustang Creek Crossing will be taking a lot of the load off of the school traffic pattern because it does make for a bottle neck for all of these neighborhoods when they're coming through,” Hefner said.

There will also be a tunnel that runs underneath the turnpike to connect the two sides.

“Being so close to the road, we already hear traffic and ambulances and everything else so it'd really be kind of more entertaining because you would get the different reactions sounds, and music,” Davis said.

Once the site development plan is complete, it will be filed with the city for approval.

“This district will be for everybody,” Hefner said. “It does not matter your household income or where you work or what you do who you are, we're creating this for everybody.”

If approved, developers hope to break ground early next year and open for business by the summer of 2025.


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