What’s Coming to OKC?

Images of new activities and businesses coming to OKC.

What’s Coming to OKC?

February 16, 2023

As a highly-trusted homebuilder in the Oklahoma City area for over two decades now, it’s no surprise that our team at Homes by Taber is always on the lookout for what's new and exciting in our city. We know how important it is for homeowners to live in an area that is committed to furthering its options for growth and development, and this year, OKC is triumphing in this category by far.

If you’re like the Taber team and are constantly seeking out the latest and greatest in the area, we have some great news for you: there are a host of fantastic new developments on the horizon that are sure to get you fired up about all that's happening in OKC. From new businesses and restaurants to entertainment options that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this is shaping up to be an unforgettable year for our city filled with thrilling new developments that all types of residents can enjoy. Whether you're a long-time Oklahoma Citian or just passing through, you're going to want to keep reading to discover all the amazing things that are in store for Oklahoma City in the months ahead. Grab a drink, get comfortable, and let's dive into all the excitement that's just around the corner for OKC. 

Puppy love and good drinks—all in one spot

Celebrating its grand opening at the beginning of February, Bar K is a vibrant, fun-filled addition to OKC that both four-legged and two-legged creatures will love. With its massive outdoor dog park, live music, food trucks, events, drinks and games for both people and pups, Bar K offers a truly unique experience for dog owners. Whether you're looking for a place to relax with your furry friend or want to socialize with other dog owners, Bar K has everything you need and more. Located at 901 SE Fifth Street, enjoy a dog's day out and explore the electric ambiance that this one-of-a-kind bar exudes! 

Play, sip and strike

Expanding into OKC after having a successful location in Tulsa, Andy B’s is sure to be a hit in this bustling city. Andy B's is a family-friendly entertainment center that offers a wide range of activities, from bowling and arcade games to delicious eats and treats. With state-of-the-art technology and modern designs, you'll be able to enjoy a unique and thrilling experience every time you visit. Whether you're looking for a fun night out with friends or a family-friendly day of activities, Andy B's has something for everyone. Heritage Lanes at NW 122nd and Penn will be transformed into this new-and-improved adventure hub and will open in the fall of 2023, so be sure to mark your calendars now for this grand opening! 

A relaxing resort right in the heart of OKC

Set to open sometime in 2024, the OKANA Resort is a fantastic way for tourists and residents alike to find their own piece of paradise. The $300 million project, which is placed adjacent to the First Americans Museum, will include a luxurious riverfront hotel, a beautiful spa, an outdoor adventure lagoon, an amphitheater, an indoor waterpark, an aquarium, multiple restaurants, a Native American marketplace and retail outlets. This will pay homage to Oklahoma City’s rich Native American history and dynamic culture, while also providing immense employment opportunities, economic growth and entertainment options for the city’s residents.  

Science in action

Also set to open in 2024, a new $8 million planetarium, called Love’s Planetarium, is coming to Science Museum Oklahoma, and people of all ages should be ecstatic about this project. Predicted to be one of the best planetariums in the world, this exciting addition will be equipped with innovative, top-quality digital technology paired with extensive databases to create an experience unlike any other. Visitors will be able to discover the wonders of the universe and immerse themselves in the cosmos with breathtaking shows and interactive exhibits at the planetarium. So, if you’re an OKC resident wanting to get a closer look at the stars above, you won’t have to go as far as you think once this new development opens. 

Abundant new cuisine

If you're a foodie looking for your next culinary adventure, you're in luck: Oklahoma City is about to get a whole lot tastier with a slew of exciting new restaurants on the horizon. From farm-to-table establishments to trendy eateries, there's something to satisfy every craving. CAVA, MOD Pizza, Yonutz, Neighborhood JAM, Pollo Campero and Pub W are all joining the Mustang and Yukon community, and the downtown OKC food scene is sure to be more lively than ever with its new additions. Truck Yard Dallas, Glamour OKC, Dave’s Hot Chicken, The Grove Bar, Backyard Vineyards, Sauced on Paseo and Velvet Taco are all fresh, delicious arrivals around the metropolitan area. Additionally, for the cat lovers who are looking for a feline-friendly destination to match the new Bar K, Don’t Stress Meowt will serve as the city’s first-ever cat cafe. These are all just a handful of many new restaurants and bars entering OKC this year, so gather your friends, fire up your taste buds, and get ready to discover the latest and greatest in Oklahoma City's culinary landscape.

A fresh twist on dining and shopping

A new development that will bring with it an array of restaurants, shopping destinations, residential buildings and entertainment options, OAK OKC is an upcoming project that puts everything you need, all in one spot. Providing evidence as to why OKC is being recognized as a city on the rise, this modern, 20-acre dining and shopping experience is set to elevate the local scene with its unique blend of food, drinks and fun. Off Interstate 44 and Lake Hefner Parkway, dozens of shops and eateries will line more than 2 miles of walkable sidewalks around the stunning green space in the center of this development, including Restoration Hardware, ARHAUS and Capital Grille. Project site work began last summer and vertical construction is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2023, so there’s no better time than now to get ready for a whole new level of dining and entertainment at OAK OKC. 

Experience OKC in a top-quality Taber home

The new and up-and-coming places above are just a few of the abundant things to look forward to in OKC, and Homes by Taber is beyond proud to build in such a flourishing, prosperous area that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for its residents. Our team knows that the area you live in is just as important as the home and community, and the phenomenal city of OKC is sure to exceed your expectations for things to do, see and explore. From Mustang to Piedmont and Moore to Edmond, there’s truly no other place we’d rather place our widely-recognized communities and proudly-overbuilt homes, and we’re so excited to see everything that’s to come in this spectacular city.

To experience OKC in all its glory in your very own Taber home, be sure to wander through our selection of quick move-in homes in our communities throughout the Oklahoma City area, as well as our options in the nearby city of Tulsa. For more information about our mission and trusted expertise, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (405) 984-1185 in OKC and (918) 393-4149 in Tulsa, or fill out our online form today.

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