El Reno City Planner Dustin Downey has compiled a list of commercial, residential and industrial projects that are under construction or in the planning phases. He said more projects are expected to be announced later.
“El Reno’s last six months of development have been unprecedented,” said Downey.
He said city staff along with members of the Municipal Planning Commission and the city council “are hard at work reviewing propositions for land use changes throughout the city.”
Downey said the fact development is happening simultaneously in all three areas speaks volumes about El Reno’s future.
“The most exciting thing about this growth pattern is seeing new housing, industry and commercial businesses come to El Reno, all at once. Balancing residential growth with commercial and industrial development is critical to the future of a community.
“El Reno is poised to add more rooftops, jobs and sales tax generators in tandem. This ensures that as people move to El Reno, there are jobs available to them and places to eat, play, shop and experience all the community offers. It also ensures that new businesses have employees and a market in which to sell.”
The following are projects listed by Downey:
The Ridgeview Heights project is a senior living center with 48 residential duplex units, a clubhouse and an outdoor common area with a pavilion. There will be one- and two-bedroom units, each with front and rear porches. Ridgeview Heights is currently under construction directly east of the Country Club Apartments, and new streets will connect the development to South Country Club Road.
Love’s Travel Stops
Love’s Travel Stops has been issued a building permit for 3900 S. Radio Road, directly south of I-40 and Radio Road.
The new location will include a Carl’s Jr. restaurant and fueling stations for both passenger vehicles and semis.
The existing Love’s at Highway 66 and Highway 81 anticipates adding a Godfather’s Pizza to their current operation. The Subway at that location will remain open.
The Crossroads Pointe development, located at the northeast corner of I-40 and Highway 81, will include a travel plaza.
The developers have requested a variance for relief from sign height requirements in the area to place a sign for the new travel plaza. City staff has not received a building permit application for the travel plaza.
A final plat has been submitted to the city for Phase II of Settler’s Crossing. Phase II will expand the current residential area to the north, adding 44 residential lots for single-family development. Settler’s Crossing is located west of South Country Club Road and south of Redlands Community College. After review by the city, the developers will complete road, water and sewer infrastructure improvements to the area, and the final plat will be brought to city council for acceptance prior to building houses.
Wessex Section 3
Site work has begun to bring infrastructure to Wessex Addition Section 3. This phase adds 19 new single-family lots to the south end of the addition, located on the south side of West Elm Street east of South Country Club Road.
After the street, water and sewer improvements are made, the final plat will be brought to city council for acceptance prior to building houses.
The city has received building permit applications for four new industrial campuses along SH 66, all within half a mile of Radio Road. Site work is beginning at two of the sites already.
Construction on the new Brenntag building is under way. Brenntag will be located at 2200 S. Radio Road, north of Highway 66.