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April 25, 2014

Commission recommends east Edmond zoning change

EDMOND — The Edmond Planning Commission voted 5-0 this week to recommend the rezoning of a 13-acre tract from single family to restricted commercial purposes.

The proposed Covell Valley Plaza would be located on the south side of Covell Road and one-quarter of a mile east of Air Depot. This parcel is east of the proposed fourth Edmond high school site, according to City Planner Bob Schiermeyer’s office.

“At one time, it was projected for commercial. You still have commercial projected to the north,” Schiermeyer said.

Attorney Randel Shadid said restricted commercial zoning applied to the tract as part of the Edmond Plan when his client Aaron Dobson purchased it.

Restricted commercial zoning includes the possibility of retail sales and offices and a restaurant at its greatest use, Schiermeyer said.

“Otherwise it’s decorating stores, bookstores, beauty shops; that type of use,” Schiermeyer said.

Covell Road resident Chris Sooner asked about the potential of water run-off from the proposed plaza. This tract is not part of the planned detention for the housing on Covell.

“We will have to detain under city ordinance on this site so we’ll meet city code,” Shadid said.

This item will appear before the City Council on May 12, said Barry Moore, commission chairman.

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