EDMOND — 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Boulevard will not be heard by the planning commission Tuesday as scheduled because the rezoning request has been withdrawn.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.
Homeowners said they were 100 percent against the apartments.
On the agenda for the planning commission meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 20 S Littler Ave., is a request for a specific use permit for an addition to the Islamic Society of Edmond's property.
The society wants to build a two-story, 8,307-square-foot activity building on their property at 525 N University Drive, across from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Plans are to tear down a house and construct a 34-foot tall building with a 14-foot dome.
Several nearby residents concerned about the parking and the height of the building and have written letters in opposition to the project, Schiermeyer said.