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Sam's Club may be coming to Edmond

Sam's Club is proposing to build an Edmond store north of 15th Street and Interstate 35 in Edmond. The first issue before Edmond city officials is whether to grant a variance from the city code for a large ground sign.
by Diana Baldwin Published: September 11, 2012

Sam's Club may be coming to Edmond, with a proposed location on Interstate 35 just north of the Walmart Supercenter at 15th Street and the interstate.

The first issue before the city is a request for a 500-square-foot sign that is 70 feet from the ground, which is larger than Edmond's code allows.

“It is too tall and too big,” City Planner Bob Schiermeyer said.

The store and fuel station, to be located on 15 acres in the southwest corner of Fox Lake Plaza, would have a 90-foot frontage onto the interstate. The code allows a 25-foot tall sign that is 60 square feet.

“The property is way off the road, and they think they need that big of a sign,” Schiermeyer said.

Fox Lake Lane is west of the proposed 138,000-square-foot box building that is proposed to have different elevations and insets in the design.

Planning commission members are expected to consider the sign variance at their meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 20 S Littler Ave. City council members will make the final decision on the variance.

Zoning for the business on that property is already in place. A site plan for the building has not been turned into the city.

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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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