EDMOND — EDITOR'S NOTE: This meeting has been postponed at the request of developer Sooner Land Co. See "Developer postpones tonight’s planned Bridges at Spring Creek public meeting" under Related Content, right.
A Community Connections meeting for the amendments to Bridges of Spring Creek is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Downtown Community Center, 28 E. Main St.
Sooner Land Co. representatives will meet nearby residents to answer questions regarding plans for an 82,000-square-foot Reasor’s grocery store and three other smaller buildings to be constructed at the Bridges of Spring Creek.
“I think it will be a good opportunity to discuss citizens’ concerns. As I understand, the management of Reasor’s is going to be present,” said Lydia Lee, representing the Edmond Neighborhood Alliance.
Planning Commissioners agreed earlier this month to amend a planned unit development to allow a Reasor’s grocery store to be located at the southeast corner of the PUD next to Turtle Creek. Bridges of Spring Creek is located on the northwest corner of 15th and Bryant.
“We really want to ask more questions about the design aspect and the movement of dirt,” Lee said. “I hope we can share some information both ways.”
The entire architectural area of Bridges of Spring Creek reflects a territorial style, Lee said. Residents favor the territorial look for the grocery store, Lee said. So far, Reasor’s has followed its own traditional design, said attorney Randel Shadid, representing the developer.
“Developments have spent a lot of money to maintain that look,” Lee said.
The PUD amendment also includes three additional buildings with a 25,000-square-foot store, a 10,000-square-foot store and to the west will be a 10,800-square-foot store, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.
A drive-through window for the pharmacy would be on the southwest corner of the building, Schiermeyer said.
Residents have complained that the store would a 24-hour operation. There will be an eastbound left turn into the main driveway and two lanes exiting onto 15th Street going west.
Tree preservation would be along the creek bank and is included in the landscape plan. Other trees would be transplanted when possible, Shadid said. So there will be no visibility from nearby residences to the site itself when including the trees and detention pond, he added. A stockade fence would also run behind the store.
The Planning Commission will review the plan on Sept. 4. The City Council is scheduled to review the site plan on Sept. 10.
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