NORMAN — Construction of Legacy Park is on schedule now that the city has received the deed for the donated land.
Developers of the University North Park Addition signed over a deed to the city for about seven acres in September, City Attorney Jeff Bryant said. The addition is east of Interstate 35 on 24th Avenue NW, between Robinson Street and Tecumseh Road.
Bryant said bids for the park will be let in November, with a contract to be awarded in December. Construction should start in January, and the park will take about a year to build.
Bryant updated city council members on the park during a Tuesday conference. The park will feature a man-made lake, amphitheater, public art, walks and an area for restaurants around the lake.
Improvements to the intersection of 24th Avenue NW and Legacy Park Drive are almost complete, Bryant said, and this paves the way for park construction to begin.
The park is expected to be the focal point of the University North Park Addition, which features a retail district on the south end and a manufacturing center and business park on the north end.
One 30-acre tract on the north end already has been purchased from the city by the Norman Economic Development Coalition for the business park. The council is expected to consider selling an adjacent 30-acre tract to the coalition by next month for use as a manufacturing center.
In a business meeting Tuesday after the conference, council members approved a preliminary plat for Harvest Church on the west side of 36th Avenue NW, just north of Indian Hills Road. The church plans to build a parking lot and playing fields next to the church.