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The Edmond Planning Commission voted 5-0 Tuesday in favor or rezoning from single family to residential planned unit development for Town Square Commons, LLC.

Caleb McCaleb was the applicant for the plat located north of Danforth Road and one half mile west of Sooner Road.

“There will not be a street connection from the existing Church Street into this area but there is a pedestrian/bicycle and emergency access described at the end of the existing Church Street,” said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.

Edmond’s cityscape of urban canopies beautify the city’s homes, parks, streets and rights-of-ways. Trees cover 35.9 percent of the City of Edmond, or 26,096 acres, according to the Urban Forestry Department in 2012.

The Edmond Forestry Commission discussed tree canopy goal recommendations this week for the Edmond City Council to consider during it’s upcoming strategic planning session at 2 p.m. Monday, at the City Council Chambers, said Ryan Ochsner, urban forestry coordinator. The council would like to set a canopy goal within the city.

The chance to win an Edmond “dream home” with the proceeds to benefit the HOPE Center of Edmond could be yours, said Chris Sperry, executive director of HOPE.

Catastrophic emergencies caused by disease, unemployment, child abuse, homelessness, domestic violence and divorce have been the main reasons people seek assistance at HOPE, a nonprofit agency, Sperry said. It also provides a prenatal health clinic for mothers.

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R. Lucille Bradford, 93, of Edmond, Okla., passed away Nov. 12, 2019. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Edmond Road Baptist Church with burial at Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, Okla.