The Edmond City Council voted 5-0 recently to rezone from general agricultural to a single family district of 104 acres of land. An amendment to the Edmond plan was amended for mixed use business to single family.
Kyle Copeland requested the changes to the property located on the northwest corner of Air Depot and Danforth. The Sleepy Hollow addition is located to the west, and the Cross Timbers Municipal complex is located north of the property, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.
The Edmond Plan suggested in 2007 the land be used for a mixed use business park. The Edmond Planning Commission recommended approval of the amendment in May.
“It was a chance to allow at least some potential commercial where there are no utilities, because as you go north there are no water or sewer lines,” Schiermeyer said.
A complete drainage study will be performed for the site, said attorney Randel Shadid, representing the developer. The configuration of the lots and roadways will be based on what the study shows, Shadid said.
“We do hook to city water and sewer and so the lots will be smaller than Sleepy Hollow lots,” Shadid said.
The owner has agreed to leave some of the land on the northwest corner of Danforth and Air Depot for commercial use, Shadid said. Mayor Charles Lamb said the hard corner should be zoned simultaneously with whatever level of commercial is considered useful there.
“Otherwise, we are going to have a protest group when we do try to rezone it,” Lamb said.
Shadid said he does not have a problem filling a rezoning application for the corner. But he asked the council to complete the rezoning request and amendment to the Edmond plan before he comes back with a plat.
“I will affirm to you that in the next couple of weeks I will file a rezoning application on the hard corner for commercial use,” Shadid said.
Shadid said if it was his corner he would file it for the highest retail use the council would approve, which is a general commercial planned unit development.
“Well that makes future communication with future residents easier and straight forward,” said Elizabeth Waner, city councilwoman.
City Councilwoman Victoria Caldwell said the larger lots should be the nearest to Sleepy Hollow.
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