From humble beginnings with the Belle Isle Lake & Amusement Park and the Interurburban Trolley line passing along the fabled Graffiti Bridge on N. Western Ave., the new Classen Corridor represents one of Oklahoma City’s most vibrant and dynamic manifestations of new modernism and urban place making.
This vibrant and rapidly evolving commercial and residential corridor is home to Belle Isle Station shopping center, Deep Fork Creek office Park, Pearl’s Restaurant, Classen Curve retail center shops & restaurants, Whole Foods, The Triangle retail center, Nichols Hills Plaza, Trader Joe’s, Chesapeake Energy Corporate Campus, and several other new businesses and residential enclaves, which have made this corridor one of the most exciting and vibrant places in Oklahoma City, brimming with places for residents from all walks of life to live, work, shop, dine, exercise, and play.
Since the demolition of Graffiti Bridge on N. Western in the 1990’s to the eventual extension of Classen Blvd. from Classen Circle, from where it meanders alongside Belle Isle Station, Deep Fork Creek Office Park, Classen Curve, Whole Foods, The Triangle, Chesapeake Corporate Campus, across Grand Boulevard, North Western Avenue, and up to NW 63rd where it extends to its northern terminal point at Wilshire Boulevard, by Ballet Oklahoma’s state of the art practice facility, and several new and remodeled office complexes, the time has come to cap off this corridor with a well thought out and master planned, mixed-use commercial and residential community on 26 pristine and plateaued acres along the east side of Classen, just south of Wilshire Boulevard, only one block to the east of Nichols Hills.
Wilshire Point, a master planned and designed 26-acre enclave of high-end mostly masonry apartments, single-family town homes, garden offices, corporate offices, private executive garage storage condo facilities (“man caves”), together with natural walking paths, active, natural water effects, trees, ample native landscaping and other park elements, community resort pool and fitness center, pet park, coffee shop / breakfast bistro, deli / lunch café, casual indoor- outdoor restaurant and pub, limited retail and services, public meeting spaces for art shows, food trucks, live entertainment, farmers markets, etc., will be home to a diverse mix of Oklahoma Cityans, ranging from millennials to baby boomers looking for a vibrant, inclusive, sustainable and connected village-like community in which to live, work and play.
Wilshire Point has been painstakingly master planned to offer the finest urban amenities available in Oklahoma City to cap off the final extension of the burgeoning Classen Corridor.
Wilshire Point is being developed by Blackstone Commercial Property Advisors, LC, led by David Bohanon, a life-long Oklahoma City resident, actively engaged in Oklahoma City’s legal, commercial real estate brokerage and development community for over 20 years.
Blackstone and its strategic partners have successfully developed the Deep Fork Creek Office Park on North Classen Boulevard, Tower Lakes Office Park at the southeast corner of N. Kelley Ave. & E. Britton Rd., The Offices at Covell Village at the southwest corner of N. Kelly Ave. & Covell Village Blvd. in Edmond, and the Nichols Green Medical Office Park on North May Ave., just north of Wilshire Blvd. and east of the Lakehurst Residential subdivision.
Creating places is our mission for Wilshire Point, and by designing and developing a fully inclusive and connected 26-acre oasis combining all of the elements desired by both young and old today in 21st century modern urban communities, all with walkable access, Wilshire Point will indeed be a welcome enhancement to the vibrant growth experienced along the Classen Corridor and Nichols Hills areas, and will also complement the continuing development of Classen Curve, Triangle, Chesapeake campus, and Nichols Hills Plaza, as well as the numerous established restaurants, shops, businesses and other amenities along North Western Avenue, stretching from NW 36th to Wilshire Boulevard.
When completed, Wilshire Point will encompass a truly diverse and sustainable mixed-use village in a park-like atmosphere for any and all Oklahoma City residents to enjoy living, working and playing in a first class, yet market rate, affordable environment.
Wilshire Point is a prime example of place making and will provide a vital and desired development concept for the citizens of north Oklahoma City.
Notes: Please see the master site plan, as well as renderings for single family homes, apartments, garden offices, and executive storage garage condos (“man caves”).