The Edmond Planning Commission agreed to amend a planned unit development to allow an 82,000-square-foot Reasor’s grocery store and three other smaller buildings to be constructed at the Bridges of Spring Creek. The vote was 3-1 with Commission Chairman Barry Moore casting the no vote.
The former 2006 PUD indicated a department store would be at the location northwest of 15th and Bryant.
“We’ve added the Reasor’s at the southeast corner next to Turtle Creek,” said attorney Randel Shadid, representing applicant Sooner Land Company.
Sooner also agreed to a Community Connections meeting before the City Council discusses the item on Aug. 27. The Planning Commission will review the site plan on Aug. 21.
A drive-through window for the pharmacy would be on the southwest corner of the building, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.
“I’m very concerned it is a 24-hour operation, and that I’m so close to it and the noise level …,” said Darla Thomas, who said her condo unit will be closest to the site.
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.
Although Sooner Development would like the store open 24 hours a day, Shadid said his client would discuss whether the drive-through window would operate with the same hours.
The planned unit development 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.
“We’ve actually deleted the square footage of the building east of the tributary where the bridge is going to be built by 35,900 feet,” Shadid said. “So it’s a significant decrease in square footage of space.”
There will be an eastbound left turn into the main driveway, said Steve Spain, planning review specialist. Shadid said there are two lanes exiting onto 15th Street going west.
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