EDMOND — Rezoning for a flower shop and new home on 2.1 acres at 2625 W Danforth Road was recommended with restrictions by the planning commission this week.
Kris and Tammy Kloxin, owners of Designs by Tammy, want to build a new 1,800-square-foot house and renovate a two-story house on the property for their business.
The Kloxins have been in business for 17 years and need to move to a larger location, they said.
“We have four kids and they all work in the flower shop, and Lord willing, we will be there for a while,” Kris Kloxin said.
Planning commissioners recommended the property, west of the Homestead Shopping Center, be rezoned.
Kris Kloxin had already agreed with some of the neighbors not to build a restaurant on the property.
“I'll be living there,” Kris Kloxin said. “I understand there not being a restaurant.”
Planning commissioners went a step further and included in their motion a list of other businesses that cannot be built on the property. The list includes the categories of auto supply, bakery, specialty foods, liquor store, convenience or grocery story, car wash, pet store, pharmacy and musical instrument store.
Kris Kloxin agreed with the commissioner's recommendation.
“I don't want some of those things near my house,” he said.
City council members will make a final decision on the rezoning Sept. 24.
Kris Kloxin is also asking for a second drive into the property. City Engineer Steve Manek said the second drive doesn't meet a city code requiring drives to be a minimum of 325 feet apart. The city council would have to grant a variance from the city code to allow the second drive.
“There is light traffic in the area,” Manek said. “I don't know why we would need to do that.”