The Edmond Sun

October 11, 2012

Council approves plan for Inspirada addition

James Coburn
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond City Council agreed 4-0 to the final plat of the Inspirada addition this week.

This addition of 62 family lots on 15 acres would be north of Covell Road, east of the Autumn Ridge addition and west of Asheford Oaks, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.

 Not everyone was pleased with the Council’s decision.

 Scott Barrett, a resident of Asheford Oaks, said it would be disruptive to have a bore pit placed beside his home. Barrett said the hole would be 50 feet long and 30 feet wide.

In order to develop the addition, Titan Development Partners President Martin Teuscher would need to extend off-site to boar through Barrett’s yard, cut the fencing of six yards, trench and disturb landscaping for sanitary sewer linkage, he said.

Councilman Nick Massey asked why the trench could not go north through undeveloped property.

“The person who owns this land will not grant (Teuscher) an easement,” said Steve Manek, city engineer. “I also spoke to the landowner of this property to see if he would grant an easement and he said he does not want to at this time.”

Teuscher said he has had repeated discussions with the land owner to north and would be willing to purchase the property, but his offer has been turned down, he said. The city cannot require the land owner to provide an easement, Manek said.

“He has a legal right to use the easement to produce the sewer,” said Charles Lamb, mayor.

His plan calls for each one-story home to have a 25-foot front building line setback and 5-foot side yards for one-story homes, 8 feet for two-story homes and a 20-foot rear yard, Schiermeyer said.

Inspirada would be a garden-type retirement community with a lot of woods preserved, Teuscher said.

“While it’s not fun to have easement work done in your easement, that’s why the easement is there,” said Victoria Caldwell, councilwoman. “It’s a reasonable use so I would speak in favor.” | 341-2121