Door closes on Edmond apartment rezoning issue

A proposal to build a 285-apartment project east of Interstate 35 near Second Street will not be heard by the Edmond planning commissioners. The multifamily rezoning request has been withdrawn. The project might be altered and refiled at a later time.
by Diana Baldwin Published: May 6, 2013
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A controversial proposal to build 285 apartments near Second Street and Saints Boulevard will not be heard by the planning commission Tuesday as scheduled because the rezoning request has been withdrawn.

More than 100 people from the Arbor Creek development had complained about the project proposed by Summit Property Development, which wanted to rezone the property to multifamily.

Developers plan to refile the zoning request as a planned unit development district, said City Planner Bob Schiermeyer.

“There is no indication when they will refile,” Schiermeyer said.

The nearby property owners were adamantly opposed to multifamily housing in their neighborhood during a planning commission meeting April 2.

Planning Commission Chairman Barry Moore wanted the two sides to meet again and work out their differences. The meeting never happened.

Planning commissioners earlier received petitions against the development signed by 94 percent of the 109 property owners. Many of them thought there would be commercial development near their homes.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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