Oklahoma City’s Adventure District is set to witness a remarkable development. Block 405, a visionary project with a budget of over $30 million, is poised to establish a stunning resort near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Northeast 36th, presenting an enticing prospect for both adventure enthusiasts and economic growth in the area.
The expansive project boasts an array of captivating amenities that promise an unforgettable experience for visitors.
Among its impressive offerings are 200 RV slips, 45 charming cabins, four train cars, six treehouses, and an expansive 13,000 square feet of retail space that will showcase local artisans and vendors.
Complementing these features, the resort will also house a state-of-the-art welcome center, an event center, a restaurant offering culinary delights, and sprawling outdoor recreation facilities that cater to the diverse interests of adventure-seekers.
This bold venture has garnered immense support, with the TIF Review Committee recommending funding approval during its recent session.
Joanna McSpadden with Oklahoma City’s Economic Development Program, has highlighted the upcoming steps in this journey.
Following the TIF Review Committee’s recommendation, the Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust will deliberate upon the project’s merits, a crucial stage set to take place during its forthcoming meeting scheduled for July 18th.
Should the Trust provide its endorsement, the project will subsequently progress to the city council for further evaluation, paving the way for potential negotiation and approval of a contract.
As the resort edges closer to realization, its implications for the local economy become increasingly evident.
The development holds tremendous promise in driving economic growth within the Adventure District and its surroundings.
Beyond creating employment opportunities, the resort’s retail spaces will provide a platform for local businesses, artisans, and entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services, amplifying their reach and fostering a vibrant commercial ecosystem.
The increased footfall generated by this new attraction is expected to have a ripple effect, benefiting neighboring establishments, eateries, and attractions in the process.
For private campground owners and operators in Oklahoma, this development ushers in a new era of potential growth and collaboration.
The influx of visitors drawn to Block 405’s myriad offerings presents an exciting opportunity to expand its customer base and enhance services, ensuring an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking outdoor adventures.
By aligning their offerings with the resort’s thematic focus on exploration and recreation, these campground owners can tap into a larger market and cultivate long-term partnerships that thrive on shared values.