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Dec 7, 2009

Traffic, tradesmen, Eleutian Spur East End

The Cody Enterprise - Bruce McCormack


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East Cody continues to be an ever busier place - with even more growth on the way.

Recently announced plans for Eleutian Technology to build its headquarters about two blocks southeast of Fremont Motors is sure to stimulate more commercial activity on Big Horn Avenue.

And above Eleutian on the hill, the new Sunset School will open in August.

Meanwhile, more general contractor and building trade businesses continue to locate on the east end of Big Horn. The latest are Sherwin Williams and Groathouse Construction, one of the biggest contractors in Wyoming.

And numerous residential housing starts continue north of Big Horn Avenue in a wide range of prices. Short term, this puts many people to work immediately and, long term, means permanent residences.

Underlying all of this, and spurring it along several years ago, is the rebuilt and re-lit Big Horn Avenue that seemed to immediately make this a busier and safer street than ever.

Add the Enterprise staff to the many other employees and residents on the “East Bank” who eagerly anticipate further commercial development - say, a bank branch, grocery store or major bar & grill restaurant. All would additionally benefit from the constantly growing Cody-Powell cross-county traffic that uses this route.

And all of this activity comes at the same time other commercial hubs have never been stronger. The top of the hill is growing and changing all the time, downtown remains dynamic and essential, and the west end certainly wins the awards for most growth and most improved.

Even as it sometimes appears to happen in fits and starts, for our economy to have the strength to support this kind of growth right through an historic recession speaks to much better times ahead.