By Jacob Sturm
Ownership of the Mustang Creek Crossing development are ready to make waves in the local community, with plenty of monumental changes coming to the rapidly growing portion of West OKC.
Perhaps no single portion of the development will make that impact as well as the newly announced 12,000 seat amphitheater called the Sunset, bringing high-quality performers into the venue anticipated to go between the Yukon and Mustang communities.
Carol Coury Hefner, the owner and agent of record on the sale, addressed the noise the venue could bring with it with reassurances.
“The noise will be abated, and will be turned away from the residential areas,” Hefner said. “And we will be adding economic impact through that particular, first-stated anchor that we’ve got now solidified and under contract.”
Hefner said the Coury’s, who are the Mustang Creek Crossing ownership group, emphasized family-oriented development ahead of making decisions for what would go into the development.
The Coury’s also own property across Mustang Road on the Northeast corner, as well as the 7/11 corner on the Southwest corner of Mustang Road and 15th street.
The amphitheater, which will be done by Notes Live, a hospitality and entertainment company, contacted Mustang Creek Crossing’s owners at the end of May and had a contract for the project within 21 days.
“It’s unheard of in the commercial markets, especially on a deal this big,” Hefner said. “That is rare and almost never is done, but we found, in Notes Live, a group that has common values, and just common principles. And we believe in family, and we believe in promoting the good things in life that can draw families together.”
Inside the sunset amphitheater, there will be a featured 120 eight-person VIP firepit suites. Those suites are worth $250,000 each, and Hefner said the group has seen 36 people commit to purchasing suites in the first eight hours following the announcement.
There are also 12 super suites, lower and upper bowl fixed seating and general admission lawn.
The 12,000-seat amphitheater, according to Hefner, is the largest of the Notes Live venues. Ample parking accommodations for the amphitheater will be to the north, while the location will be in the Mustang Creek Crossing development just off the John Kilpatrick Turnpike. Notes Live plans to break ground in early 2024 and open in time for Summer 2025 tours according to a press release from the company.
“It’s going to produce some great tourism from really great people coming in and seeking that level of multi-generational family-oriented type entertainment,” Hefner said. “We’re calling it a stay and play zone. So, they’ll come in and hopefully they’ll stay for a long period of time… Come in on a Wednesday, and not leave until Sunday or Monday and be able to do all sorts of fun things across Mustang.”
Hefner also said the development will also add businesses the residents nearby will like to have access to locally.
“We, as family who are bringing this development, could not be prouder to work hand-in-hand with Mustang, and leave a legacy and leave something to be proud of for the community and for our city and state,” Hefner said.