Edmond neighbors oppose various developments

Edmond planning commissioners will consider three controversial, unrelated developments when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Neighbors are expected to be at the meeting to speak against the projects.
by Diana Baldwin Published: December 1, 2012
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The Hunts also mentioned the lighting, noise level and a possible drainage problem as a result of the market.

Summit Apartments

Homeowners in the Arbor Creek housing addition have signed petitions against rezoning property from commercial to multifamily to allow the building of apartments by Summit Property Development.

Arbor Creek is north of Second Street and south of Danforth Road along Saints Boulevard, just east of Interstate 35.

“People understood the zoning was commercial,” said Matt Burns, Arbor Creek homeowner. “If we knew it would change, we could have made a different decision when we bought our homes.”

Burns said he had been told there were medical officer planned on the property.

“We built our dream home in reliance upon the city's willingness to uphold the zoning as written, by changing it, they damage all Arbor Creek property owners by effectively devaluing the land, while benefiting only Summit,” Jay and Judy Smith, Arbor Creek residents, wrote city planner Bob Schiermeyer in an email. “This is poor policy.”

There are 163 homes and 78 townhomes in the Arbor Creek housing addition.

Mon Abri duplexes and offices

Ron and Ryan Walters, with R.W. Development, are asking to rezone property on the southeast corner of Covell Road and Broadway from single family to a planned unit development zoning district.

They want to construct no more than four office buildings and 87 duplexes that will cater to people 55 and older.

Schiermeyer said the residential buildings will be one story with garages.


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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