The Norman Transcript

Business

April 21, 2013

Northwest business development creates regional link

NORMAN — Business knows no boundaries. That’s why stretching Norman to its limits can fill in gaps of service and attract outside dollars from visitors and tourists. Entertainment and dining venues at Indian Hills Road west of Interstate 35 sit on the Norman side of the city’s border. Andy Alligator’s Fun Park and Water Park, Hey Day Family Fun with Double Dave’s Pizza Works, 405 Bicycles and Alpha Gymnastics provide a family-friendly atmosphere and create a regional draw.

Bob Moore Cadillac is the farthest north Norman business, sitting adjacent to Moore city limits.

These businesses link the Cleveland County communities of Norman, Moore and south Oklahoma City.

“I think they’re well suited in an area that’s going to see exceptional growth,” said Norman Chamber President John Woods.

Woods pointed to the easy interstate access. Brad Little, co-owner and manager of Hey Day, said customers come from Yukon, Guthrie and even Woodward to visit the family fun center.

“What I think they’ve created is the starting point of what is going to be an expanding retail, entertainment and housing area in the next decade,” Woods said. “You have the future widening of 36th Avenue in that area, which was on the last bond issue.”

In January, Norman and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation completed major improvements to 60th Avenue Northwest from Tecumseh Road to Indian Hills Road at a cost of approximately $7 million.

“These improvements included widening of the rural roadway from two lanes to four lanes with turning lanes at Tecumseh, Franklin and Indian Hills Road,” said Norman Public Works Director Shawn O’Leary. “A new traffic signal was installed at 60th Avenue Northwest and Indian Hills Road. Major storm water improvements were included in the project because this area is particularly flood prone due to the 10-mile Flat Creek and the Canadian River.”

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