Slawson has hired Wichita’s Architectural Innovations to design a new mixed-use area that will include retail, restaurants and offices.
“They are working on what we are calling Oak Creek Village,” says Slawson’s Jerry Jones.
The 10-acre area will feature freestanding buildings with tile roofs and lots of masonry work.
“It’s not going to be a strip center,” Jones says. “It will be a series of buildings along a drive that meanders parallel to 21st Street.”
He calls it “kind of a cool concept.”
“It ties in with the estates that are being built in there.”
Brett Prather, president of Architectural Innovations, says there will be a lot of warmth to the development.
“It’s a European-style village concept where people will park and walk from shop to shop,” he says. “It’s a very unique concept for the Wichita area. . . . Really, it’s one of a kind.
“To us, it’s exciting enough that we . . . are entertaining the thought of moving our office to that location.”