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Planning Commission Approves Plats for 4 Housing Additions

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Planning Commission Approves Plats for 4 Housing Additions

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Five plats for four single-family housing developments were approved by the Oklahoma City Planning Commission Thursday.

The preliminary and final plats for Morningwoods, located south of NE 122nd St. and west of Bryant Ave., were approved allowing for 38 lots in the new development.

Morningwoods is being developed by Tapp Development of Oklahoma City and the engineer was Tim Johnson of Johnson and Associates of Oklahoma City. Morningwoods' lots will range between 3/4 of an acre to an acre, with the custom homes expected to be about 3,500 square feet and valued between $175,000 and $250,000, Tim Johnson said. Construction is expected to begin this summer, pending approval of the Oklahoma City Council.

Ashford Hills, located south of Memorial Rd. and east of Eastern Ave., was orginally approved by the Oklahoma City Council about six years ago, but development of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike necessitated a restructuring of the development.

"Development of Ashford Hills had been on hold because of the turnpike," said Johnson, who is also the Ashford Hills engineer. "Nobody really knew what to do until recently."

Ashford Hills had to be restructured after the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority condemned 80 acres of the development for turnpike use. The next step for Ashford Hills is planning commission approval of the final plat, then consideration by city council.

Like Morningwoods, Ashford Hills is a private development with controlled access. The smallest lot will be one acre with the average lot expected to be 1.5 acres, Johnson said. The custom homes will be about 3,500 square feet and cost between $175,000 to $200,000.

An application by Southwest Title and Trust Company to rezone 2120-2212 SW 119th St. from a C-3, community commercial district, to a PUD, planned unit development, was also approved.

"This acreage (6.75) was zoned commercial many years ago when the economy was different," said Gene Moore, president of Moore Design Engineers Inc. of Oklahoma City, who represented Southwest Title and Trust in the planning preceedings. "All the area around it has gone residential and there is more demand for residential than commercial in the area."

The acreage will offer 17 lots, ranging from 85 feet wide by 120 feet deep, to 110 feet wide by 120 feet deep. The minimum square footage will be 2,000 per home and the homes are expected to sell from $100,000 up, Moore said. Six lots have already been sold and construction is expected to begin immediately following city council approval.

The final plat of Creekside, which will add 32 more lots to the existing northwest Oklahoma City development, was approved. …

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