Tribe Buys Land For Building Project

Monday, November 19th 2007, 8:43 am
By: News On 6

DEWEY, Okla. (AP) -- The Delaware Tribe plans a building project on land it will purchase from the city of Dewey. The Dewey City Council has approved an economic development contract calling for the tribe to build a hotel, gas station, cultural center and office complex on 17.5 acres.

The tribe will purchase the land from the town and begin construction in March. The sale price was previously disclosed as $175,000.

The tribe and city first agreed to the deal in 2003. It was contingent on the tribe obtaining construction financing.

Delaware Chief Jerry Douglas says he's glad to see the project finally get under way.