News from Moore

  • Traffic Impact Study for 19th Street

    Traffic Engineering Consultants, Inc. (TEC) was asked by the City of Moore to update a traffic study completed in 2008. Major development has and is occurring in an area both north and south of SW 19th Street. The recent tornado, while destructive, afforded the opportunity for additional redevelopment. The update to the 2008 study includes an expanded study area and a more detailed analysis of the traffic impacts of additional development to the roadway system.

  • Odd-Even Watering Measure in Effect

    Moore is joining Oklahoma City and has implemented Progressive Water Conservation Stages. Mandatory odd/even watering (Stage 1) is now permanently in effect. If the drought worsens, additional conservation measures will take effect. To Learn More click here. 

  • Parks Improvement Projects

    March 2015 Status Report

    Central Park

    • Aquatic Park is under construction - underground work is in progress for pool and pipes.
    • Recreation Center - Framing is being completed on the building.
    • Farmers Market and Amphitheater - under construction

    Buck Thomas Park

  • SBA Honors Outstanding Disaster Recovery Efforts

    ~~WASHINGTON – A city manager who coordinated the rebuilding of Moore, Oklahoma in the aftermath of a tornado that nearly destroyed the city, a Long Island restaurateur who helped those struggling after Hurricane Sandy, and a New York City café owner who rebuilt two locations that were nearly destroyed after Hurricane Sandy were each presented with a Phoenix Award today during a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) National Small Business Week event.

  • Devon Energy to Help Rebuild Moore's Little River Park

    Nearly one year after a tornado devastated communities throughout the state, a city park serving Moore’s Plaza Towers neighborhood received a boost from Devon Energy. The City of Moore today announced a $200,000 gift from Devon that will help the city complete the reconstruction of Little River Park and provide a place of enjoyment for hundreds of families.

  • Central Park Plans Revealed and Groundbreaking

    On December 11, 2013 the design team from Oklahoma based TAP Architecture unveiled the designs for the new Moore Recreation Center and Aquatic Facility that will be located at a new park located along Broadway Ave in the heart of Moore. Ground was broken at a public ceremony on May 9, 2014.

    The facility will cover approximately 107,000 square feet. The Recreation Center will be 52,311sf, Recreation Center/Aquatics Support building is 7,415sf, and the Aquatics Facility is 47,229sf.  We estimate that these projects will be completed in the Fall of 2015 or early 2016.
     

  • May 2013 Tornadoes and Floods Disaster Recovery Report: One Year Update

    United Way of Central Oklahoma is compelled to support disaster response and recovery efforts as part of our Community Preparedness focus area. The donors who contributed to United Way’s annual fall campaign allowed our Partner Agencies to be prepared to immediately respond and meet the needs of those affected by the May 2013 tornadoes and floods.United Way Partner Agencies were on the front lines when the May storms struck central Oklahoma and will continue to participate in the long term recovery efforts meeting the needs of disaster survivors.

  • City Adopts New Building Codes, First in the Nation

    MOORE, Okla (March 17, 2014). – Homeowners in Moore will have a better chance against the fury of Mother Nature thanks to the City’s adoption of new residential building codes. The Moore City Council voted unanimously Monday night to adopt the new codes based on research and proven engineering technology proposed by civil engineers Chris Ramseyer and Lisa Holliday. The new building codes mark the City of Moore as the first city in the nation to adopt building codes that focus on the tornadic impact on homes.

  • Install. Inspect. Protect.

    More than 3,000 people die in home fires each year in the United States; most of whom are in homes without a working smoke alarm. To prevent these deaths, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), a division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sponsoring a nationwide Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign designed to raise awareness about how working, properly installed smoke alarms can lower a person’s chances of dying in a fire. Moore Fire Department is supporting this critical effort to reduce injuries and the loss of life.

  • Forum to Address Tornado Claims & Tax Issues

    Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:30pm

    Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is offering tornado survivors the opportunity to get help with their insurance claim and learn what tax deductions they may be eligible for during a Feb. 20 forum in Moore. The forum will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Rooms A & B of the Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard Ave.