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Edmond to get new historic-style homes

EDMOND — Homes with architectural designs from the 1900s to 1930s have recently received approval from the city council to be built north of Danforth Road between Sooner Road and Coltrane Road.

Council members agreed to rezone 80 acres of land from single dwelling to residential planned unit development to make room for up to 309 more homes that will look like the historic homes seen in Oklahoma City's Edgemere Park neighborhood and the Paseo Arts
District.

They also amended the city's zoning plan to allow for the Town Square Commons housing addition with garages and alleys in the back of the property.

The developer is Caleb McCaleb.

The proposed project has faced opposition because of concerns about increased traffic and drainage problems.

There also are plans for a fourth high school and new career technology school in the area, which property owners said will add even more traffic. Adding to the traffic situation is another proposed nearby housing addition, The Lakes at Cross Timbers, with 400 houses.

Arnold D. Fagin, a property owner in the nearby Woody Creek housing addition, asked the city council to delay the decision in hopes the developer would modify his plans.

“We are very, very concerned,” Fagin said. “I have not seen one homeowner in favor of this project in its present form. We are opposed and very, very concerned.”

McCaleb said this is a longtime project.

“It won't happen overnight,” McCaleb said.

Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›

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