Oak Tree Developer Plans Scissortail Subdivision

by Paul Gatling ([email protected]) 255 views 

Oak Tree subdivision developer Robert David of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has another residential development in the works.

The proposed gated development is named Scissortail after the local bird with a long, forked tail, because “we both make an unmistakably elegant silhouette on the landscape around us and an unforgettable impression,” according to the development’s website. It is planned to go into a spot off Haxton Road in Rogers, about a mile south of Central Park Elementary School.

Scissortail Partners LLC, formed in March 2014, purchased 137 acres of rural farmland from Southwest Cattlemen’s Corp. (an entity controlled by Arvest Bank of Fayetteville) for $1.1 million the same month.

According to Benton County records, 84.7 acres is pasture and 52.6 is timberland. The land appraised for $27,650 in 2013.

In June 2014, Scissortail purchased 1 acre from Justin and Sarah Phillips for $45,000. The land appraised for $20,650 in 2011.

The subdivision will feature three neighborhoods with 263 total lots, said Julie Vaught, the Northwest Arkansas-based partner at Leadership Properties LLC, David’s company.

Eight builders will exclusively handle construction for the subdivision. Approved builders include Boulder Creek Homes, David Harris Homes, Lance Johnson Building Co., Melton Construction, Payne Construction, RSJ Property Management, Seay Construction and Tall Oaks Construction.

David said, if all goes as planned, home construction will start next year.