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Clearing the space

Demolition well underway in The District; $2 million in infrastructure next

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Drone of The District

An overhead view of The District shows demolition readying the property for retail development. 

ENID, Okla. — Demolition is well underway at The District.

While pieces of the long-standing neighborhood known until recently as Lahoma Courts still are waiting to be leveled, businesses already have signed on to the development, staking a claim in 18 acres of Enid's economic future.

Jiffy Trip and Colton's Steak House were the first, followed by Hideaway Pizza with its mid-July announcement.

A little under half of the whole lot has been set aside to accommodate a stand-alone movie theater, and the city is in talks with Apex Cinemas to fill it.

Pancaking the property is just the start. As part of its deal with the City of Enid to secure Lahoma Courts, The District developer agreed to install more than $2 million worth of infrastructure in the area, and that work comes next.

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Read Enid News & Eagle's comprehensive coverage of current and the history retail development at the southeast corner of Cleveland and Garriott.

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A city of Enid retail consultant is marketing the Lahoma Courts property, while an Oklahoma City company is no longer involved in efforts.

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Ahead of a Jan. 31 deadline to acquire properties in the Lahoma Courts addition, the city of Enid has demolished 17 homes to make way for plan…

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Enid City Commission awarded a contract to the lowest bidder, a Tulsa company, to demolish city-owned structures in the Lahoma Courts addition…

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Property owners spoke in favor of selling their properties for fair prices in the Lahoma Court Addition, ahead of an Enid City Commission decision Monday to authorize condemnation proceedings if the city could not reach agreements with owners.

Enid City Commission will consider a resolution to make way for condemning properties in the Lahoma Court Addition, as the city of Enid pursues acquiring the property for planned retail development.

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Willetts is education and city reporter for the Enid News & Eagle.
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