The Edmond Sun

October 4, 2012

Commission signs off on Sixth Street closure

James Coburn
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Planning Commission voted 4-0 this week in support of a request to close the unopened portion of Sixth Street. This segment is west of State Street and extends west to the Kelly Centre Shopping Center. This also includes half a block of Howard Street, south of Sixth Street.

“This street was never improved but the plat was recorded at the Oklahoma County Courthouse in 1909 or earlier,” City Planner Bob Schiermeyer noted in his report. “There are no improvements in the right-of-way, such as water lines, sewer lines, gas lines or electric lines.”

Applicant Mike Maiahy plans to build an office warehouse building west of State Street. Maiahy owns the property north of Sixth Street, west of State Street, east and west of Howard Street, Schiermeyer said. Maiahy is purchasing lots north of Sixth and west of State Street.

Schiermeyer said his office has received calls by residents of Seventh Street, supporting the block closure of Howard Street due to vehicles parked in the street.

Attorney Randel Shadid said the consolidation of the properties would allow a private driveway. Zoning issues will be discussed at a later date.

“This gets us started on a development plan,” Shadid said.

This item will go before the City Council on Oct. 22. | 341-2121