Elmer Smith Oil Company, owner of the Domino Express gas station at Kickapoo Spur, is wrapping up construction on a second station at the northeast corner of Harrison and 45th St.
Several more businesses on the site are soon to follow — in the form of Domino Plaza Addition, along Harrison Street between 45th and Interstate 40.
Because some aspects of the $4.5 million project require installation of public-use items, such as an added traffic signal, shared access roads and a privately managed — but public-use — dog park, the city is helping with that burden — up to $785,000 over a seven-year span, which will not begin until the second structure has been built and filed for its occupancy permit.
The proposed Domino Plaza Addition project plans to place at least five commercial developments along the east side of Harrison Street in the strip between 45th St. and Bruton Drive — starting with the gas station just across the street from Sonic Drive-In.
Space for two hotels and up to four restaurants are slated for the remaining lots, though no specific businesses are being named at this time.
Three common areas will be included on the nearly 15 acres, where detention ponds and a 1.17-acre dog park — privately maintained, but for public-use — would be, as well as walking trails, lighting, landscaping, benches, picnic area, a footbridge, and small and large breed dog partitions.
The project is planned to be constructed in phases.
Because the proposed development will undoubtedly increase traffic and congestion along Harrison north of 45th St., the city commissioned Traffic Engineering Consultants (TEC) to conduct a traffic impact study and have recommended that the development would need at least need to include an additional westbound lane along 45th St. and an additional signalized intersection on Harrison.
Because of the study, it was recommended that the development locate the new signalized intersection at Harrison and Burton Drive (the Gordon Cooper Technology Center entrance on Harrison).
• The company’s headquarters is in Clinton and is family-owned and operated.
• Domino has multiple stores in more than a dozen Oklahoma cities –– all west of Interstate 35:
Texhoma; Woodward; Seiling; Blackwell; Watonga; Blanchard; Yukon; El Reno; Binger; Weatherford; Clinton; Canute; and Elk City.
• From a zero-start business that began April 1, 1955, the company has gradually been built into a three-state petroleum and food products distribution chain.