Squirrel Park container development going up in OKC

The Squirrel Park container development is making fast inroads in northwest OKC. Located in the Asian District on the southeast side of the intersection of 32nd and Classen, the development consists exclusively of container structures and was designed by the same Londdon-based firm that created the OKC SEA complex near Deep Deuce. Eventually, an artist’s rendering of the project dictates that it will look something like this:

Squirrel ParkFrom an archived post on OKCTalk.com from August 2015 (presumably made by Pete Schaffer, the developer):

Developer Peter Schaffer received approval yesterday from the Planning Commission to move forward with the project, which will feature four unique homes. The units at Squirrel Park will initially be for lease with the possibility of being sold as condominiums later.

The units will span two lots on the south side of NW 32nd just east of Classen and represents more urban infill where housing demand has surged in recent years.

The architect is AHMM of London, the same group that designed the recently-completed OKSea project, which was also formed out of containers.

AHMM continues to make an impact on urban Oklahoma City, having already designed Level, Mosaic, The Plow, Duncan Bindery, the American Energy Partners fitness center and the recently announced Bob Moore Headquarters.

Here’s a gallery of more images from that same archived post:

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Looks like it’s going to be a really sharp development. Given that permits were issued in 2015 and construction seems to be only about a month down the road, I feel a lot less bad about the fact that my single-unit home took two years to build from concept to move in.