Norman expected to unveil plan for $1B entertainment district

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Norman leaders expected to unveil plan for entertainment district

An official announcement is set for 8 a.m. Wednesday

FILED. WELL, HERE AT HOME, $1 BILLION, THAT’S HOW MUCH NORMAN OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING TO SPEND ON A NEW ENTERTAIN DISTRICT. SO HAPPENING TODAY, NORMAN, LEADERS ARE EXPECTED TO REVEAL MORE DETAILS HERE. KOCO, SHELBY MONTGOMERY, LIVE THERE IN NORMAN WITH A LOOK AT WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR. SHELBY, GOOD MORNING. THIS MORNING, WE DO EXPECT TO HEAR FROM THE NORMAN MAYOR AS WELL AS THE PRESIDENT OF OU, SOME COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND SEVERAL OTHER CITY LEADERS TODAY. SO NOT MANY DETAILS HAVE BEEN RELEASED ABOUT THIS ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT, BUT THEY ARE WAITING FOR THAT ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR. IT WILL BE A MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT. IT WOULD INCLUDE A MULTI-PURPOSE PERFORMANCE VENUE FOR MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTING EVENTS. IT WILL ALSO HAVE RETAIL SHOPS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, OFFICES, A HOTEL AND HOUSING FOR THOUSANDS. WE DO KNOW, AGAIN, IT’S EXPECTED TO COST ABOUT $1 BILLION AND WE HOPE TO LEARN THE LOCATION OF THAT, AS WELL AS SEVERAL OTHER DETAILS DURING THAT ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY THAT TAKES PLACE AT 8:00 THIS MORNING

Norman leaders expected to unveil plan for entertainment district

An official announcement is set for 8 a.m. Wednesday

Norman leaders on Wednesday are expected to reveal details about a new $1 billion entertainment district.Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking here.City officials have released a few details but are waiting until the announcement at 8 a.m. Wednesday to give the latest on the big plans for Norman.So far, they’ve said the district will be a mixed-use development that will include a multi-purpose performance venue for major entertainment and sporting events. It’ll also have retail shops, restaurants, bars, offices, a hotel and housing for thousands.>> Download the KOCO 5 AppAmong those who will be at the announcement will be Norman Mayor Larry Heikkila, University of Oklahoma President Joseph Harroz Jr., commissioners and several others. Top HeadlinesWATCH: 100-year-old African tortoise reunited with family after being rescued from canal, officials sayOSBI investigates body found behind Walmart in ChandlerRossen Reports: Cash in on these rewards for recycling your old stuffPerson dead, suspect in custody after shooting in GuthrieRecent robbery in Oklahoma City has business owner going cashless

Norman leaders on Wednesday are expected to reveal details about a new $1 billion entertainment district.

Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking here.

City officials have released a few details but are waiting until the announcement at 8 a.m. Wednesday to give the latest on the big plans for Norman.

So far, they’ve said the district will be a mixed-use development that will include a multi-purpose performance venue for major entertainment and sporting events. It’ll also have retail shops, restaurants, bars, offices, a hotel and housing for thousands.

>> Download the KOCO 5 App

Among those who will be at the announcement will be Norman Mayor Larry Heikkila, University of Oklahoma President Joseph Harroz Jr., commissioners and several others.

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