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Nearby Edmond residents don't like proposed Thunder Canyon development

Redbud Canyon and Covell Road residents remain concerned about the proposed Thunder Canyon development, to be built near Covell Road and Midwest Boulevard in Edmond. Dodson Properties 2 is proposing 193 lots on 140 acres.
by Diana Baldwin Published: March 19, 2013
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Nearby residents continue to rally against the preliminary plat of Thunder Canyon, a proposed development of 193 lots on 140 acres that will go before the planning commission Tuesday.

The new housing addition, proposed by Dodson Properties 2, is planned to be built south of Covell Road and east of Midwest Boulevard. The planning commission meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at 20 S Littler Ave.

About 40 nearby residents, living in Red Canyon and along Covell Road, spent about an hour with the developer during a March 7 community connection meeting in hopes of getting their questions answered.

One of the biggest concerns is density, because of the number of houses. Developer Aaron Dodson said he is proposing the average lot at 10,000 square feet, while the property is zoned to allow 6,000-square-foot lots.

The homes will be a minimum of 2,000 square feet and will have city water and sewer. The houses will be brick with rock accents and no siding. There will be walking trails and a pool house.

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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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