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Construction to begin Aug. 3, take 90 days

Staff writer

Dollar General should be completed by early November as Tulsa developer Petrous Group Inc. has set a construction start date of Aug. 3 for the site near US-56.

Petrous Group got the green light Monday when city council approved a conditional-use permit that was seen as the final hurdle to clear before construction could commence.

Project administrator Krystle Peterson said though construction duration varies because of weather and other factors, projects typically take 90 days to complete.

In addition to the construction of the building itself, councilman Chad Adkins asked about moving a sign on that lot, which advertises businesses in the city’s industrial park.

Economic development director Terry Jones said the sign will be moved, but its solid construction will make doing so complicated.

He also said a sign advertising free lots will be removed, as it hasn’t attracted businesses to move to the area.

“When those signs were put up, nobody was interested in going out there and we missed a few things,” Mayor Todd Heitschmidt said. “We need to clean this up. Please don’t make any promises to anybody out there.”

Additionally, elementary principal Justin Wasmuth will apply for a grant to pay for trees to plant along a walking trail that will go along a retention pond created during construction.

Last modified July 8, 2015

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