The Edmond Sun

July 23, 2013

Developer working out lot size issue for new addition

James Coburn
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Planning Commission accepted a request recently by attorney Todd McKinnis to continue a variance request for his client D&M Development LLC, for aerobic systems on 26,000-square-foot lots, proposed to be south of Waterloo Road, on the east side of Broadway.

Wayne Sadeghy has submitted a PUD Master Plan for his development that states he will provide city water, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner. Sadeghy wants to develop Single-Family Residential homes on 26,000 square foot lots, rather than the required 60,000 square feet, Schiermeyer said.

“Mr. Sadeghy has plans to build 220 lots with aerobic systems,” Schiermeyer said. “Until a variance is approved for the above section of Title 21, it is not appropriate to include such a variance in a Planned Unit Development type zoning.”

Existing aerobic systems in Edmond are not on 22,000 square foot lots, Schiermeyer said. The standard for private water wells and septic tanks for more than 15 years has been 60,000 square feet, he said.

Area residents argued that the soil on the site is not conducive for aerobic systems and would pose a health risk for the residents with chemical exposure.

Planning Commissioners will consider the item Aug. 20.