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Officials urge talks between Edmond property owners, developer

Arbor Creek residents oppose the building of 285 apartments near Second Street and Saints Boulevard in Edmond. The developer wants the property rezoned so he can build the apartments.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: April 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm •  Published: April 4, 2013
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The Arbor Creek housing addition is still growing and has space for 166 single-family homes and 78 townhomes.

Nearby property owners also are concerned because Saints Boulevard, which intersects with Second Street, would be the only way in or out of the housing addition and the apartment complex.

Kelly Work, an Oklahoma City attorney representing the homeowners, called the situation unreasonable.

“In case of an evacuation, there is a safety issue,” Burns said.

There is a verbal agreement between Summit Property Development and the owner of 40 acres to the north that when the northern property is developed there would be a road to Danforth for connectivity, McKinnis said.

The developer's traffic study, required by the city, shows Saints Boulevard and Second Street can handle the traffic from the houses and the proposed apartments, McKinnis said.

Summit Property Development is asking to rezone 22.59 acres from a planned unit development to a C-3 high-density multifamily residential.

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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