The Edmond Sun

December 5, 2012

Commission OK's senior living development

James Coburn
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Planning Commission approved a rezoning request this week 4-1from single family to planned unit development for office and attached residential. Commission Chairman Barry Moore voted against the item.

The area is located on the east side of Broadway, south of Covell Road.

Attorney Randel Shadid, representing Ron Walters Development, LLC, said duplexes will be marketed to senior citizens 55 years of age or older unless this is in conflict with federal requirements. There was concern expressed in a Community Connections meeting about leasing to persons 54 and younger.

“There is no assisted living component to this. There is no nursing home component,” Shadid said. “These are all active seniors and it is a gated community.”

Four office buildings with a maximum area of 18,000 square feet would be in accordance with the Edmond plan on a total of 1.59 acres, Shadid said. Eighty-four units that are incompatible with the Edmond plan would complete the project on 10.18 acres, Shadid said.

No more than five residents would live in one building. Each residence would be at least 50 feet from the Rock Hollow fence line, Shadid said. The only entrance to this development will be from Broadway.

“This project will not be accessed to the east into the Rock Hollow Addition and will not extend north to Covell,” said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner. “The seller or owner of the property will continue to retain the parcel along Covell.”

An 8-foot stockade fence on the southern portion of the property will be maintained by RW Development, Shadid said. Rental expectations for the duplexes will be from $1,500 to $2,200 a month.

The City Council will consider the item on Jan. 14. | 341-2121