CALIFORNIA STYLE: This partial view shows the outstanding style and quality of the 46,500 square foot Plaza Del Sol, located at 101st Street and Mingo Road in south Tulsa. For an aerial view of the property, and for more information, please see the Web site at www.plazadelsol.com.
Several years ago developer Doug Collins noticed an open field at the northeast quadrant of 101st Street and Mingo Road in far south Tulsa. He thought the property would be excellent for an upscale shopping center, a type facility that would be acceptable to the standards of the residents living in the area.
After meetings with his partners at Blue Heron Development , and bank funding from Arvest Bank, Collins and his team closed on the property in 2007.
He explains his idea was to build something different for the area, away from the standard construction designs that had become so common to strip shopping centers throughout the nation.
What has evolved is the Plaza Del Sol, a new 46,500 square foot development of quality neighborhood shopping in an upscale setting.
This attractive, high-traffic location also provides quick and easy access to the Creek Nation Turnpike and Highway 169. Collins adds that 101st Street from County Line Road in Broken Arrow to Memorial Drive has been designated to become a primary arterial, which will bring additional traffic to the area.
Collins is proud of the center’s California Mission style architecture set among trees, flowers, music and fountains, which provides a customer-friendly shopping and dining atmosphere. He adds that available space at Plaza Del Sol ranges from 1,500 to 12,000 SF.
The first Plaza Del Sol tenant, which opened in November, is Three Palms Wine and Spirits, owned by long-time Tulsans Tom Williams and Mark Fairchild. A Senor Tequila restaurant is under construction and will open soon, as will Venetian Nails and Spa. An Italian Restaurant is also planned to open in the near future.
Collins explains that the demographics of the area are excellent for upscale business, noting the following:
• Over 12 Medical Parks and Hospitals are within 2 miles
• Over 20 subdivisions are within a 1-mile radius
• It is one-half mile from Cedar Ridge Elementary School
• Easy access 1/2 mile from the Creek Turnpike, Highway 169 and the BA South Loop
• Three new residential subdivisions are located one mile south on Mingo Road, with home prices ranging from $400,000 to $1 million.
• The area immediately surrounding Plaza Del Sol experienced 7 percent growth in 2006.
Leasing on the property is being handled by Bob Reppe at Walman Commercial Real Estate Services . He can be reached at (918) 481-8888.
For more information, visit the Web site at www.plazadelsoltulsa.com.