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Edmond homeowners' protest delays project

A proposed 193-lot housing addition near Redbud Canyon in Edmond brought nearby neighbors to planning commission to speak against the development.
by Diana Baldwin Published: February 6, 2013
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Redbud Canyon homeowners say they are opposed to a proposed 193-lot housing addition near their properties.

Edmond planners this week delayed a vote on the preliminary plat until the developer holds a meeting with the property owners.

Plans for the new housing addition, to be called Thunder Canyon, will be heard by planning commissioners March 5 after a community connection meeting is held between the developer and property owners in Redbud Canyon and along Covell Road.

No date for the community connection meeting has been scheduled.

Thunder Canyon is to be located near Covell Road and Midwest Boulevard. Dodson Properties 2 LLC is the developer.

Property owners said they don't like the density of the proposed development, which will be divided into two sections with the floodplain running down the middle and a bridge running from one side to the other.

“The density is four-to-one,” said homeowner Bill Wade. “I am worried I can't sell my house for what I have in it. The most dense part abuts to Redbud Canyon.”

Homeowner Karen Greer said, “The density of the Thunder Canyon development will create a large percentage of impermeable surface, that is, streets, driveways and rooftops, and will adversely impact Redbud Canyon's access to well water.”

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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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