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September 22, 2013

Main Street interchange topic at luncheon

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

On Wednesday, O’Leary also highlighted the $6.2 million Legacy Park, just east of I-35 in the University North Park TIF development.

“I’ve never been involved in one of this size or this complexity or, really, this unique design,” O’Leary said as he highlighted an artist rendering of the park during his presentation.

O’Leary said the park should open in June 2014.

Fleske said Norman is beginning to experience a renaissance, with old properties turning over and new properties being developed.

“One of the things that is challenging, right now, is people are coming to Norman and there’s not options, so they’ll say, ‘I’ll come back next year,” Fleske said. “So, how do you provide that healthy supply for our community?”

Fleske said a parcel of land neighboring the Max Westheimer Airport could be developed and offer an opportunity to a business owner or company looking to relocate to central Oklahoma.

“One of the benefits of this site, in fact, is that it abuts the airport,” Fleske said. “There’s an option of you can land your private jet at your office and go to work.”

Senior Staff Writer Joy Hampton contributed to this article.

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