Classen Curve eyes expansion of shopping center
The Ohio-based owner of Classen Curve has plans to expand the Oklahoma City shopping center, adding a new row of storefronts to the development.
Plans filed with the Oklahoma City Planning Commission show designs for shops on a vacant tract that now is surrounded by parking between NW 57 and Classen.
Classen Curve owner Washington Prime Group Inc. has filed an application with the city to alter the zoning of the area so it can be developed into more shops, said J.J. Chambless, planner for the city.
The area Washington Prime wants to develop currently straddles two zoning districts within the Classen Curve development.
"They just want to make the zoning consistent with the rest of the Classen Curve so they can develop it," Chambless said.
A hearing on the matter is set for Thursday at the Oklahoma City Planning Commission.
It's unclear what the square footage of the new row of Classen Curve storefronts will be from plans submitted to the city, but the designs appear to expand the shopping center by about a third of its current size.
Washington Prime, which recently changed its name from WP Glimcher, also owns the nearby Triangle at Classen Curve and Nichols Hills Plaza shopping centers.
The company's plans to expand the nearby Triangle at Classen Curve shopping center have been put on hold after an Oklahoma City woman filed a lawsuit challenging the development in 2015. The lawsuit is ongoing, court records show.
Washington Prime was reticent to share details about its expansion plans.
"We look forward to sharing any property updates in the near future," said David Allsbrooks, general manager of Classen Curve, The Triangle at Classen Curve and Nichols Hills Plaza, in a statement.