The Edmond Sun

January 22, 2014

OnCue store approved by Planning Commission

James Coburn
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Planning Commission agreed 3-0 this week to the site plan and preliminary plat for an OnCue Convenience Store. A sign variance was included in the agreement.

Plans are for the brick-veneer convenience store to be located on the northwest corner of Kelly Avenue and 33rd Street. Light industrial zoning is currently in place there, said Bob Schiermeyer, city attorney.

“The (City) Council did pass an ordinance to allow electronic signs based on some other standards, but this wouldn’t meet that because it’s too tall and too big in area,” Schiermeyer said.

One of the ground signs would be 20-feet tall and 72.04 square feet per side, according to the plan. A second sign would be 22.46-feet tall with a logo and electronic messaging with price changes.

“At this particular location on Kelly here, you’re allowed to have a 6-foot tall, 42-square-foot sign,”  Schiermeyer said. “You can have two signs that are 300 feet apart and this one is over 300 feet away.”

Randel Shadid, representing OnCue, pointed out that there is a 30-foot-tall Shell to the south of the property in Oklahoma City limits.

“We’d like to be able to compete with our neighbor across the street,” Shadid said.

The proposed 20-foot OnCue sign would be already be legal on 33rd Street if it would be placed between Boulevard and Broadway, Shadid said. Compressed natural gas will be sold at the station.

OnCue is planning for a 6,650-square-foot building with 40 parking spaces in a 92,399-square-foot lot. Bicycle parking is provided in the plan. The property does not have a sensitive border and meets landscape and lighting requirements.

Two drives on Kelly and two on 33rd Street will be shared with future development, Schiermeyer said. OnCue plans to extend the median on Kelly farther south to preserve traffic flow.

“They have agreed to extend that at their cost,” Schiermeyer said.

The item will be reviewed by the commission Feb. 10. | 341-2121