Norman City Council members will consider park bids

Bids have come in for construction of Legacy Park in north Norman. City council members will discuss a construction plan during a conference at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: December 11, 2012
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City council members will discuss a construction plan for Legacy Park during a conference at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 201 W Gray St.

City Clerk Brenda Hall said bids have been received for the park in the University North Park Addition. The council is expected to award a contract later this month.

The seven-acre park is designed to be the focal point of the University North Park retail district east of Interstate 35 on 24th Avenue NW, between Robinson Street and Tecumseh Road.

The park will feature a man-made lake, amphitheater, public art, walks and an area for restaurants around the lake. If a contract is awarded this month, construction could start by January. The park will take about a year to build, officials said.

In the conference, council members also will discuss whether to call an election to increase the city's transient guest room tax. The current motel/hotel tax rate is 4 percent.

Following the conference, the council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers to conduct routine business.

On the agenda is the presentation of the annual Human Rights Award, which will honor Re-Run Junction this year. Re-Run Junction operates a thrift store and art gallery that benefits developmentally disabled adults.

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by Jane Glenn Cannon
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A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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