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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

She said the rainfall that would recharge the groundwater supply would become runoff and be carried away by the city sewage and drainage systems if the proposed homes are built.

“Many Redbud Canyon residents have already had to drill a second well,” Greer said. “The Thunder Canyon development will make this bad situation even worse.”

Homeowner Shelly Thomas Tipps suggested that a study of drainage issues be completed.

Other property owners were concerned about an emergency exit road on the northeast portion of the property and near the homes on Covell Road.

“There are a lot of questions,” said planning Chairman Barry Moore, who suggested the community connection meeting.

Dwight Butler, with Anchor Engineering and representing Dodson Properties and Aaron Dodson, agreed to have the meeting. Butler said he wasn't aware of any opposition to the plans until the planning commission meeting, where more than 30 people against the proposed development turned out.

“I am happy to meet with anybody,” Butler said.

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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