Share “Edmond Exchange for July 11”

Edmond Exchange for July 11

Edmond Exchange, a wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond.
by Diana Baldwin Published: July 11, 2014

Edmond Exchange

Oak Tree housing plat gets recommendation

A preliminary plat to build 21 single family lots on 15.51 acres in Oak Tree housing addition was recommended for approval this week by the Edmond Planning Commission.

The property is on the east side of Santa Fe Avenue and south of Waterloo Road.

Developer Bryan Coon, with Huitt-Zollars Inc., asked planning commissioners to approve the plat and give him more time to determine if a $1 million house would fit on a limited lot near the 15th hole on Oak Tree National golf course.

Planning Chairman Barry Moore, who cast the single no vote, said he walked the area and doesn’t know how a house could be built on the lot, which might sell for between $300,000 and $400,000.

Coon promised concerned neighbors the alignment of the creek would not be changed.

U.S. Senior Open continues in Edmond

Oak Tree National in Edmond is the center of attention as the U.S. Senior Open Championship continues through the weekend.

Saturday and Sunday offer an increased level of excitement, when the 156-player field is reduced to the low 60 scorers and ties.

Players begin their rounds from the first tee, starting at about 8 a.m.

A trophy presentation to crown the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Champion will be held on the 18th green late Sunday afternoon.

Championship officials recommend spectators arrive early for the best view and best grandstand seats.

About a dozen people have sought medical attention for heat-related illnesses at the golf tournament since Tuesday.

EMSA and Edmond fire paramedics and a medical team from Integris Health Edmond are on hand. They are asking spectators to drink water before going to the golf course and continue to drink water throughout the day’s events. Drinking alcohol or other caffeinated drinks is strongly discouraged. They encourage people to seek shaded areas and wear light-colored clothing.

For more information, read The Oklahoman’s sports section or go to

Waterline work nears completion on street

Work to relocate the waterline at 33rd Street and Broadway is almost complete. This is the first step to add turn lanes at the intersection, the busiest one in Edmond. The project cost $500,000.

Planners approve 127-acre rezoning

A request to rezone 127 acres from general agricultural to single family west of Douglas Boulevard and north of Coffee Creek Road was approved this week by the planning commission.

Keith Beatty, of Isch and Associates Engineers, said city water and sewer services will be extended to the property where 168 lots are planned.

City council members will make a final decision on the rezoning on July 28.

The property could be developed with two-acre lots with private water wells and septic tanks.

Continue reading this story on the...

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...
+ show more


  1. 1
    OKC man arrested after allegedly trying to set up meeting to have sex with minor
  2. 2
    Hoping to become tourist haunt, Nevada town finds boost in spirits
  3. 3
    Violence not keeping away Americans: Mexico sees 25% spike in U.S. travelers
  4. 4
    Jimmy Carter: U.S. Is an 'Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery'
  5. 5
    'Voice of the Cowboys' Larry Reece says he's cancer free
+ show more


× Trending business Article