The Moore American

Local News

December 26, 2012

Moore continues to development

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MOORE —

“Oklahoma Fidelity Bank is a new bank for us here in town,” Eddy said.

Oklahoma Fidelity is a division of Fidelity Bank out of Wichita, Kan. Other locations include Oklahoma City and Edmond.

“There are several buildings around town under construction and quite a bit of commercial development occurring,” Eddy said. “And there are a couple of big projects that are going to start construction soon. Hemispheres Furniture is going to build a new building. That’s new business. It’s a part of the Hobby Lobby group.

“Life Church is going to build a huge church on the Interstate near Gordmans. That’s a huge building that will bring a lot of folks to town,” he said.

In addition to commercial development, the city is expanding its public safety and community facilities.

The new Moore Public Safety Center, on the northeast corner of Main Street and Broadway in Old Town is currently under construction. The Public Safety Center will house a new police station, emergency operations center and municipal court.

“We’re shooting for Aug. 2013 to be complete,” Eddy said. “It’s getting paid for with general revenue using a loan the city got a few years ago. The loan will be repaid with general revenue funds.”

Eddy said the total cost including engineering and design will run around $12 million for the approximately 50,500 square foot facility.

The current police facility is housed in the old health department. This will give Moore Police three times the amount of space,” Eddy said.

In November, Moore voters authorized $25.1 million in general obligation bonds to fund a major destination park.

This park will be home to a new aquatic facility, a new community/recreation center, a farmer’s market/ multi-purpose building, an outdoor amphitheater/stage, and a 2-mile multi-purpose trail in central Moore. The first bond will be issued in early 2013.

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