Ground has been broken on a new development of Pryor’s MidAmerica Industrial Park.
The former ammunition plant site that covers more than 9,000 acres will soon become a place where employees can not only work but live. It’s already home to such firms as Google which gets its electrical power from Oklahoma wind farms.
The industrial park is building a residential and shopping area that will include a 100-unit multi-story living complex, 100 homes, 10 acres of parks and outdoor spaces and 32,000 square feet of retail space according to the Tulsa World.
Cyntergy, a company based in Tulsa has designed the proposed project as the industrial park hopes to open hundreds of acres for new development. Those behind the effort eventually hope to create 2,000 new jobs.
Dave Stewart, chief administrative officer of the park said they hope to open the District in 2020.
“Experts will tell you, the ‘sense of place’ is now more important than ever as a key to success,’” he said. “Demographics of all ages are drawn to areas that provide the amenities of a big city but with the affordability and convenience of a community.”
Since its establishment in 1960 as the Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority, MidAmerica Industrial Park remains the largest of its kind in Oklahoma and among the largest in the nation.
The $6 million Armin Road expansion developed 300 new acres and was completed in 2018. MidAmerica will invest an additional $15 million over the next three years to create shovel-ready sites among 600 acres in the Igloo Valley Development and another 500 acres in the Ridgeline Development.