Robert Coleman, City of Midwest City Director of Economic Development; Mayor Matt Dukes, City of Midwest City; Midwest City Chamber of Commerce President, Shane Willard; State Senator Brenda Stanley; Trey Eakin, Executive Vice-President, Accelerated Development; Vice-Mayor Pat Byrne, City of Midwest City; Ward 1 City Councilwoman Susan Eads, City of Midwest City; Assistant City Manager Vaughn Sullivan, City of Midwest City;
Accelerated Development Services, in partnership with California Gold Development Corp., kicked off the construction of the project by holding a Groundbreaking Ceremony for Center Marketplace, located at the southeast corner of 15th Street and Warren Drive in Midwest City Oklahoma. When complete, Center Marketplace will have a 14,000+/- square foot multi-tenant shops building as well as a separate out-parcel building fronting 15th Street. There are currently four retail tenants signed in the project with just a few spaces remaining.
“We had enough tenants signed to commence with construction pre-virus. Now we have two new tenants that have committed since the pandemic/lock-down started. One is Great Clips and the other is a national coffee user going on our out-parcel pad that will be announced soon. This will be their first site in Oklahoma, so we are excited about that,” said Trey Eakin, Executive Vice President of Accelerated Development Services.
Attendees at the groundbreaking ceremony included several members from the City of Midwest City including Mayor Matt Dukes, Vice-Mayor Pat Byrne, Assistant City Manager Vaughn Sullivan, Director of Economic Development Robert Coleman, and Ward 1 City Councilwoman Susan Eads. Additionally, in attendance was State Senator Brenda Stanley, and members of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce including President Shane Willard and Executive Director Bonnie Cheatwood.
“This development opportunity was brought to us by our Oklahoma broker partner, Dean Ingram with Sooner Investment Real Estate,” said Trey Eakin, Executive Vice President of Accelerated Development Services. “Dean was instrumental in finding Pearle Vision, Nashbird, The Baked Bear, and Smoothie King as our first signed tenants in the project. We continue to have significant tenant interest and expect to have more new tenant announcements in the near future,” he added.
Center Marketplace is an upscale retail project designed in a 1960’s retro mid-century modern motif. Everything from the building facade and signage will reflect this theme. The nature of the building design will create a cool atmosphere for shoppers and tenants alike making Center Marketplace THE place to be in Midwest City. “We wanted to do something unique design-wise in our first Oklahoma project and will also be honoring the B-52 bomber and military heritage of Tinker (Air Force Base) and Midwest City with a mural design that will be painted onto one side of the larger 14,000-square-foot retail building,” Eakin said. “We did spend extra time on the designs of both the building and signage to make the project have a more ‘specialty and unique’ feel to it — something that would really stand out in the community. By the way, the city of Midwest City has been great to work with.”
The new project has superior positioning at the regional intersection where the 400,000 square foot Sooner Town Center which includes multiple national retail tenants such as Warren Theatre, Hobby Lobby, Academy Sports, and Burlington to name a few. Rose State College and Tinker Air Force Base are all within the immediate trade area. Additionally, an established population and strong daytime employment make Center Marketplace an extremely desirable location for many retailers wishing to expand in the Midwest City area. Contact Dean Ingram for leasing information: O: 405-842-0456, C: 602-703-3326. Or for specifics about the development, Trey Eakin at Accelerated Development Services: 602-682-8188.