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by Diana Baldwin Modified: September 4, 2013 at 7:58 pm •  Published: September 5, 2013
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Downtown plan up for vote

A $300,000 contract with a Fort Worth, Texas, consulting firm to create a downtown master plan will be considered by city council members when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at 20 S Littler Ave.

Wendy Shabay, associate urban planner with Freese and Nichols, gave a report during a recent city council workshop with the Central Edmond Urban Development Board about what her company would do for the city.

The urban board has revised plans made in a 1998 downtown master plan to outline future development of Broadway. The new master plan will include Broadway from Danforth Road to Fifth Street.

Shabay said planning is important to a city.

“Planning is when we get to choose your own destiny,” Shabay said. “We think planning the future is very important. We want to build on your successes.”

Fox Lake retail approved

Planning commissioners approved the final plat to build retail shops on 2.53 acres west of Interstate 35 and south of Fox Lake Lane.

The property is to the north of the Mercy Health Systems medical clinic and the new Sam's Club that is under construction and scheduled to open Oct. 3.

Developer Jim Tapp, with Fox Lake Investments, is proposing to build retail shops.

City Planner Bob Schiermeyer said the permits are being reviewed and there have been no problems.

Planning commissioners approved the final plat for Fox Lake Plaza, Section II, by a 5-0 vote. City council members will make a final decision Sept. 23.

Park Lane Estates night out

Residents of Park Lane Estates housing addition will celebrate National Night Out from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the neighborhood park.

National Night Out, “America's Night Out Against Crime,” started in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Park Lane Estates is one of a few neighborhoods in Edmond that annually recognize National Night Out.

This year there will be a snow cones and an egg roll truck. Edmond police officers and firefighters will be on hand.

LAYING A LINE

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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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