Rezoning issue returns to Edmond council, as neighbors' opposition continues

A proposed commercial and duplex development has nearby neighbors upset about the traffic. Plans for the development near Second Street and Oak Ridge Drive will be heard by the Edmond City Council on Monday.
by Diana Baldwin Published: March 23, 2013
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A controversial commercial and duplex development near Oak Ridge Drive and Second Street will go before the city council for the third time in two months Monday.

Council members meet at 5:30 p.m. at 20 S Littler Ave.

The latest delay was caused by a typographical error in a letter sent to nearby property owners, which required new notices to be mailed.

The Hanson Family Trust wants to change the zoning from restricted commercial to a planned unit development so it can build a 24,000-square-foot retail shopping center on 5.55 acres on the southern half of the property.

The developer also wants to build duplexes with 10 buildings and 20 units on 4.38 acres to the north in what is to be called Bradbury Station.

Opponents are concerned about the increased traffic onto Oak Ridge Drive. At the Jan. 28 meeting, 14 people addressed the council.

They all noted the width of Oak Ridge Drive is not constructed to city standards, and it is difficult for two vehicles to pass on the street. And they were concerned the increased traffic would cause additional problems.

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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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