Country to Cosmopolitan

Jenks’ transformation from sleepy suburb and high school football mecca to full-on metro is picking up speed.
Developer Duane Phillips, owner of Oak Properties Development Company, Phillips Construction LLC and co-owner of Phillips Slaughter Rose LLC, along with public officials announced this month the Village on Main, an enormous complex that within a fast-paced construction time line of three years will completely change the face and scale of the city.
The $80 million development will sit sprawled across the once fairly nondescript riverfront entrance to the city, extending into Jenks as far as Seventh Street, and will include 150,000 SF of retail and restaurants, 100-plus units of residential, 120,000 SF of professional office space, a Hillcrest Utica Park Clinic health care facility and a 100-plus room hotel and community events center.
Demolition of the houses that once dotted the footprint has already begun, clearing space for the 22,000-SF clinic. Construction is expected to start by August.
Mayor Vic Vreeland sees the development as a much-needed step forward for the city.
“Our existing Main Street business owners will enjoy the 1,600-foot extension of Main Street commerce through increased pedestrian traffic and the linkage of the River Parks trail system, which will flow through the development,” Vreeland said. “Through collaborative efforts of Village on Main LLC, Jenks City Council, Jenks Planning Commission and community stakeholders, we are able to provide this one-of-a-kind destination on the west bank of the river.”

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