Johnson & Associates has had the privilege to work on the community of Chisholm Creek, which will center around the concept of “Live, Work, Play.” Chisholm Creek will provide a place to live with a diverse mix of residential options, work with quality local employment options that can be reached without the need for a car, and play at entertainment and public gathering options that provide a place to unwind or simply meet with neighbors. Johnson & Associates provided discretionary services, including creating the zoning document which will govern the development. This document incorporates an idea unique to the Oklahoma City area, the idea being that the development of residential units is an integral part of the project’s commercial and office development. Partially situated in an Employment Reservation Area, Johnson & Associates negotiated an agreement with the City of Oklahoma City to permit residential development based on the concurrent establishment of commercial and office uses. Also integral to the zoning document and project as a whole is the idea of Chisholm Creek being a major employment center, aiming to address the current lack of Class A office space within the Oklahoma City area. With the potential for up to one million square feet of new, quality office space, Chisholm Creek seeks to provide an urban-style setting that will allow employees to commute without a car. In addition to the discretionary services offered, Johnson & Associates provided survey services, public works assistance (in the form of project drainage and regional detention design), and traffic impact analysis.
As part of this project, Johnson & Associates conducted traffic studies and designed a new diamond interchange signalization at Memorial Road & Pawnee Drive, a signal modification & the addition of an eastbound right-turn lane at Memorial Road & Western Avenue, a new signal design at Western Avenue & Pawnee Drive, and a signal modification at Pennsylvania Avenue & Highland Park Drive that changes it from a T-intersection to a 4-way intersection. All of these intersection improvements included bringing them up to code on the latest requirements for pedestrian crossings.