The Edmond Sun

January 31, 2013

Edmond City Council to vote on disputed rezoning

James Coburn
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond City Council this week voted to continue a rezoning effort by Hansen Properties for duplexes and offices on Oak Ridge Drive. This proposed development is north of Second Street about one-third of a mile west of Interstate 35.

Concerns about traffic on Oak Ridge, renting the duplexes, lacking green belt protection and fears of decreasing property values brought more than 20 residents from surrounding neighborhoods to protest the item.

To the north of this PUD is the Windsong addition and the west of the property is an undeveloped flood plain. The Ridge Pointe subdivision is to the east of tract.

The proposed zoning is a mixed use planned unit development on 4.38 acres of land. One of the tracts is already zoned for restricted retail commercial. It borders the front on Second Street and will be left alone for developing a 24,000-square-foot, brick veneer retail center, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.

The adjoining piece of land is proposed for the duplexes. Ten duplex lots totaling 20 dwelling units are proposed for a typical lot size of 85 feet by 120 feet, Schiermeyer said.

The council will consider the item on Feb. 11.

Sign variance approved

A sign variance was approved 4-0 by the City Council this week for an electronic message sign for gasoline pricing for Phillips 66, located on the southwest corner of Coltrane and Second Street.

“This is a case where they want to change a portion of the sign that has the pricing only,” Schiermeyer said of the existing 20-foot-tall sign.

This is the fifth time the council has approved a sign variance for electronic pricing. The Planning Commission recommended approval.

Council agrees to rezone property

The Edmond City Council agreed 4-0 this week to rezone 15 acres of land from general agricultural to rural estate dwelling on land located south of Sorghum Mill Road and west of Douglas. The Planning Commission had recommended approval of the item.

Developer Seth Koenig is planning for septic tanks and water wells, Schiermeyer said.

“There should be five to seven tracks and it will be a black top or concrete (private) road,” Koenig said.

Final plat approved for Living Well at Spring Creek

The final plat of Living Well at Spring Creek was approved 3-1 by the City Council this week. Dr. Michele Menzel will bring together her natuopathy practice, Energetic Wellness, with a small organic health foods restaurant.

Living Well at Spring Creek will be located north of 15th Street, west of the Spring Creek Village shopping center.  The 3.54-acre property is one-quarter mile to the east of Edmond Memorial High School and approximately 180 feet east of Pine Oak Drive.

Developer Jim Harlin will provide for one driveway on 15th. The driveway will be a right turn in, right turn out design to keep people from making left turns, Schiermeyer said. Councilwoman Elizabeth Waner cast the no vote with the concern that it will create too much traffic.

“They haven’s submitted a site plan yet and this complies with everything,” Schiermeyer said. | 341-2121