In other business, CNB Executive Vice President Chuck Garrett said that the first five homes in the new housing additions in both West Siloam Springs and Roland are almost finished.
said with the Oct. 28 unanimous approval of a 15-foot wide electrical easement for the Arkansas Valley Electric Co-operative, the first five Roland homes will be done within two weeks, while the West Siloam Springs houses are about 30 days out from completion.
CATOOSA, Okla. - During a Sept. 30 meeting, Cherokee Nation Businesses Executive Vice President Charles Garrett told the CNB board that Phase 1 of the Cherokee Springs Plaza retail development project in Tahlequah, which includes grading and drainage and utility installation, is on schedule.
"We're looking to have substantial completion by March 1, so that has gone very well.
Our general contractor, Ground Zero, has done a good job," he
"We've completed the three construction entrances on Willis (Road) and Hwy. 62, so those are under our belt, and we're now focused on finalizing our pad sites for Buffalo Wild Wings and Stuteville Ford.
We expect those to be completed by the end of this week.
hopes to have the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant done next spring and the Stuteville Ford dealership completed in the summer.
said plans are to have four to six business pads on highway frontage next to Hwy. 62, depending on the size of the businesses that agree to build on those pads.
Stuteville Ford, for instance, will require more pad space, and Buffalo Wild Wings is requesting more space for parking, Garrett
Cherokee Springs Plaza is expected to include restaurants, shopping, a convention center, hotel and a casino at an estimated cost of $170 million.
also updated CNB's other potential shopping area, Cherokee Outlets, which would be built west of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa.
said city and Rogers County officials are putting a package together for the project and Woodmont Outlets to support the construction of the proposed mall.
A year ago, CNB officials announced they had agreed to lease property to Woodmont Outlets, which plans to invest $80 million into premium outlet shops to be called Cherokee Outlets.
To complement the development, CNB
has plans to create an entertainment and dining zone called The District.
This zone would connect Cherokee Outlets directly to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and it would be 40,000- to 70,000-square-feet of restaurants, local retail and high-end entertainment offerings.
said Cherokee Outlets has competition.
Another company is looking at building an outlet mall in Jenks, and the city of Tulsa is supporting a potential outlet mall on 129th St., which is about three miles west of the casino.
"Let's just say it's a good old-fashioned site fight that you see in different markets.
We don't know who will win that yet.
We like our chances.
We like the fact that our site has the exchange at 193rd (Street) and (Interstate) 44," Garrett