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Rumble Lane not welcome in Edmond's Thunder Canyon

Streets in Thunder Canyon won't be named after Oklahoma City professional basketball players. Members of the Edmond City Council approved the preliminary plat without Rumble Lane, Westbrook Pass or Collison Court.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: April 9, 2013 at 10:33 pm •  Published: April 10, 2013

Another concern is a proposed two-lane road, leaving the addition to the north to Covell Road, which would run close to two homes — one facing Covell Road and another in Redbud Canyon.

“The road will be 37 feet from the edge of my home,” said Alan Franklin, 7712 E Covell Road.

Council members debated whether the proposed road would be an exit for all traffic, an emergency exit or allow for egress and ingress. They voted that the road would be used only as an egress.

“I don't like only one way out of a development this size,” Councilman Darrell Davis said.

Councilwoman Elizabeth Waner said she wanted an emergency exit only, a request of the opponents. She was the only council member to vote against the preliminary plat.

More details about the road will be discussed when council members review the final plat, Mayor Charles Lamb said.

Homeowners wanted a masonry fence along the proposed road, but the council did not include the fence in its motion. The developer agreed to build a stockade fence.

Floodplain divides

The development is divided by a floodplain that will need a bridge to connect the east and west sections.

Council members made it a requirement that the developer can't get building permits on the east side until the bridge is completed, a request of the opponents.

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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