AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - We've talked a lot about developing areas all over Amarillo, but city officials say the southwest part of Amarillo continues to be the biggest growing area in town.
"We get calls frequently about what's going on out there and what's going to be out there," said Amarillo's Planning Director, Kelley Shaw.
Construction continues at Town Square Village off of Soncy and Hillside that might be changing the face of Amarillo's southwest.
New tenants have already starting moving in to the new apartment complex, Northwest Texas Hospital is constructing a new ER center, and now entertainment is coming to that area.
Just north of the apartment complex, two big companies plan to break ground later on this year.
Cinergy, an entertainment corporation will build a $25 million movie theater with a bowling alley, laser tag and arcade. Then the company Air-U announced they will build a Trampoline park and restaurant.
"We work very closely with the developer on planning for the infrastructure because what they're wanting to do out there requires a lot of public infrastructure," said Shaw. "So, it's very important that we work together as far as planning for that and the timing of it because we want to make sure that we're able to help them when they need help."
New shops and restaurants underneath the apartment complex are on the way.
Shaw says it's exciting to see this part of Amarillo grow and that it just adds to the ongoing development happening all over town.
"The southwest and the northwest were really the growth centers, but now you see growth in south Amarillo, southeast Amarillo, north Amarillo, northwest Amarillo," said Shaw. "So, you're seeing growth throughout the city and I think that's very encouraging."