Because there will likely be 1000’s more higher than average income home owners being built in the NW Norman area in the next 10 to 20 years…… I would have much rather seen high end retail built on this corner property. Because this corner will now not be retail of any type many Norman residents who move to this area will be more likely to make the much shorter trip to Moore to spend their sales tax money. Many already do this anyway.
The apartments are much better IMHO and on that point the residents did have a significant impact. So I guess you could say it’s not an entire loss for the current residents of the area.
Other apartments are going up and apparently others are on the drawing boards for Northwest Norman.