Retirement community to open
SHAWNEE — Primrose Retirement Communities will open Primrose Retirement Community of Shawnee, 1905 N Bryan Ave., with a small ceremony Thursday at 3 p.m. followed by an open house until 6 p.m. Guided tours, refreshments and musical entertainment will be provided. The development has four townhome villas, 36 independent-living apartments and 40 assisted-living apartments.
The two-bedroom, two-bath villas have attached garages and sunrooms. One- and two-bedroom apartments come in several floor plans. Primrose also has three dining rooms, a bistro, a pub and billiards room, a chapel, library, movie theater, wellness center and an outdoor gazebo. Primrose Retirement Communities LLC is based in Aberdeen, S.D.
Lake Eufaula decision praised
EUFAULA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to rezone federal lands adjacent to Carlton Landing from “fish and wildlife conservation” to “high intensity recreation” affirms the vision of a community to enhance recreation on Lake Eufaula and bolster the local economy, founder Grant Humphreys said. The rezoning clears away any legal barriers to full development of Carlton Landing, he said.
With dozens of homes built and a public magnet elementary school in operation, “We plan to build several dozen more homes in the next year with businesses and restaurants to follow in the next two years,” Humphreys said. He said the next step is to secure a long-term ground lease of almost 700 acres of federal land, including 10 miles of shoreline surrounding the community. For more information about Carlton Landing, go to www.carltonlanding.com.
Architecture tour Saturday
The American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter will present the 12th annual Architecture Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The self-guided tour includes homes and commercial buildings. Tickets are $15 at any tour stop.
Tour locations are: Seven at Crown Heights, 1000 NW 37; Underground Loft, 3200 Sexton Drive in Norman; Woodland Residence, 1009 Woodland Drive in Norman; 430, 430 NW 12; Hiltgen Home, 1701 Woodhill Road in Edmond; WestTown Campus, 1729 NW 3; and Lingo Construction Services, 123 NW 8.
Guild opens Lawton branch
LAWTON — Guild Mortgage Co. has opened a branch at 1709 W Gore Blvd. in Lawton with Mike Chesser as branch manager. Chesser has worked in the mortgage business since 1988. Sharla Watson is senior loan officer and Tonia Chesser is senior processor. Guild Mortgage Co., based in San Diego, Calif., has 80 branches in 16 states and generated loan volume of $6 billion and servicing volume of $10 billion in 2012.