NORMAN — A $39 million high-rise apartment complex planned for east Norman will have some unusual amenities, including a bike sharing program, a hammock lawn and a neighborhood park.
The Millennium will be a five-story brick and stucco building on the southeast corner of Lindsey Street and Classen Boulevard that is expected to attract primarily University of Oklahoma students.
“But it is open to anyone, not just students. I think there are many age groups or types of people who would be attracted to this community,” said Sean Rieger, attorney for the Houston-based developer.
Norman City Council members approved land use and zoning changes Tuesday to allow for construction of the complex that will offer for rent 197 one- and two-bedroom apartments with a maximum number of beds set at 705, Rieger said.
“This is a project that we are very proud of. We've worked closely with city staff to design something that is pretty immaculate and stunning,” he said.
“And this particular developer has a very strong affinity to a culture of bicycles,” Rieger said.
“So included in the design is what they are calling a bicycle garden, which is a bicycle sharing program.”
Features at gated complex
Sean Rieger, attorney for the Houston-based developer, said the Millennium — a gated community on an almost seven-acre piece of property — will feature these amenities:
• A 100-foot lap pool with water volleyball and basketball areas
• A spa
• A gym
• An outdoor fireplace
• Two outdoor kitchens
• An indoor cafe
• A hammock lawn
• A sand volleyball lot
• Basketball court
• Lawn space for croquet or boccie ball