THACKERVILLE, OKLA. – Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby was joined by tribal officials, local officials and dozens of area residents Wednesday Oct 17 for a ground breaking ceremony for a 252-unit apartment home complex.
These upscale apartment homes are the first phase of Central Park at WinStar Village. Subsequent phases of the 220 acre community near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Rogers Road in Love County will offer retail and dining options.
“These new apartments will help meet the growing need for affordable housing in the Thackerville area,” said Gov. Anoatubby. “Central Park at WinStar Village will offer attractive, convenient housing options for WinStar employees and other Love County residents. We believe our investment in this community will have a positive impact on the local economy by attracting other new businesses to the area.”
The apartment community will be comprised of several two-story buildings with one, two and three-bedroom options. Situated in the middle of the apartment homes will be a 9-acre park, Central Park clubhouse and pool.
Bill Lance, CEO of Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce, said the inspiration for the park concept came from Central Park in New York and Paris’ Place des Vosges, home of Victor Hugo. He said the international landmarks tie in the ‘world’ theme prevalent in the design of neighboring WinStar World Casino.
He also said the native stone used in architectural details in the design of WinStar Golf Course and Academy will be used in the apartment home design.
“The continuation of certain architectural and design elements will bring completeness to the neighboring properties and provide a cohesive look to all three properties,” said Lance.
Lance also said the general contractor will be Dallas-based Andres Construction, and the architect is Rick Brown with RBA, based in Cape Town, South Africa. More information about Central Park at WinStar Village can be found at www.CentralParkWinStar.com.
About the Chickasaw Nation
With more than 50,000 members, the Chickasaw Nation is the 13th largest federally-recognized Indian tribe in the United States. The Chickasaw Nation had an economic impact of more than $2.4 billion in Oklahoma in 2011. The tribe is the seventh largest employer in Oklahoma, with more than 11,500 employees. A democratic republic with executive, legislative and judicial departments, the tribe’s jurisdictional territory includes all or part of 13 counties in south central Oklahoma.