EDMOND — City council members have approved rezoning 3.53 acres near 15th Street and Bryant Avenue for a new building to house Living Well at Spring Creek, a center for creating health awareness for families.
The office park will have three buildings on the north side of 15th Street, a quarter mile west of Bryant Avenue, including a 1,500-square-foot cafe that will be part of Dr. Michele Menzel's Energetic Wellness program.
Menzel, a natural health practitioner, now operates her business near Broadway and Rankin Street.
The 4-1 vote changed the zoning from D-O to D-1 to allow for the cafe or restaurant.
Council member Elizabeth Waner voted against the project as filed by Fisource Inc.
A 400-square-foot area also would be reserved for the sale of health supplements and food products.
Council members also amended the planning and zoning plan to change the zoning from office to a new planned unit development district.
Waner was concerned about the size of the property that backs up to the floodplain and the size of the project.
She had questions about drainage and landscaping requirements.
“I think this is maxed out,” Waner said. “I am not comfortable and I have concerns.”
Mayor Charles Lamb said he was concerned about the right turns into the property in an area where heavy traffic is common.
Ernie Isch, engineer for the project, said they would address the concerns in the site plan that generally goes only before the planning commission.
Site plans usually do not get forwarded to the city council unless the plan includes a variance.
Lamb and Waner wanted to see the site plan, which will detail how the project will be built on the property.
“It is pretty confining and difficult to develop,” Councilman Nick Massey said.
“It would be a good transition. I think it is worth consideration.”