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Norman Forward Senior Center location and funding approved

In a momentous step for the Norman Forward Senior Center, Norman City Council passed a resolution at its May 14 meeting naming Reaves Park as the location for the facility and appropriating $7.6 million for its design and construction.
The resolution solidified the southwest corner of Reaves Park, where the old Reaves Center building is located, as the site for a freestanding Senior Center. The Senior Center Ad Hoc Committee, the Reaves Park Ad Hoc Committee, the Norman Senior Association, and representatives of the Medieval Fair have endorsed this location.  
The resolution also re-programmed $7.6 million from the Norman Forward Griffin Park project to the Senior Center. These savings were due to the agreement with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for a long-term lease of Griffin Park instead of a land purchase.
City staff will begin interviewing design firms in early June and anticipate bringing a contract to Council in late June. The public input and design process is expected to be completed in 2020 with construction beginning as early as 2021.
For more information about this and other Norman Forward Projects, visit http://www.normanok.gov/cm/norman-forward. 

In a momentous step for the Norman Forward Senior Center, Norman City Council passed a resolution at its May 14 meeting naming Reaves Park as the location for the facility and appropriating $7.6 million for its design and construction.

The resolution solidified the southwest corner of Reaves Park, where the old Reaves Center building is located, as the site for a freestanding Senior Center. The Senior Center Ad Hoc Committee, the Reaves Park Ad Hoc Committee, the Norman Senior Association, and representatives of the Medieval Fair have endorsed this location.  

The resolution also re-programmed $7.6 million from the Norman Forward Griffin Park project to the Senior Center. These savings were due to the agreement with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for a long-term lease of Griffin Park instead of a land purchase.

City staff will begin interviewing design firms in early June and anticipate bringing a contract to Council in late June. The public input and design process is expected to be completed in 2020 with construction beginning as early as 2021.

For more information about this and other Norman Forward Projects, visit http://www.normanok.gov/cm/norman-forward.