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June 18, 2014

Developer Berry gets compromise from MAPC

ENID, Okla. — A joint city-county panel wrestled with a complex property issue Tuesday, but ultimately voted in a way that will let the project proceed.

Developer Bob Berry had asked the city to set boundaries of almost two acres directly east of the Lowe’s Home Improvement store, but the planning office denied it because it did not have frontage on a city street. There exists a stipulation, however, that a parcel’s frontage can be on a private road that has the same legal status of a public street.

Berry appealed to Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, asking it to give legal status to the street.

The proposed plat looks like a square with a panhandle stretching out to Mill Run. Between the main property area and Mill Run is separate property. Berry built the private road on the panhandle for access.

In a compromise, MAPC denied Berry’s appeal but accepted his replat on the condition the road and main property will be split into separate plats.

The decision now goes to Enid City Commission for final approval.

Planning commissioners also recommended approval of a subdivision plat for Autumn Orchard, a 160-acre parcel at Garland and Lake Hellums.

Landowner Noble Thomas wants to divide his land into 15 estate-size residential lots.

They also agreed with a rezoning request for an oil field and fabrication shop on 20 acres north of Drummond. The developer has submitted a site plan, and if approved by the county in a later meeting, the land will switch from agricultural to industrially zoned.

In the 500 block of North 54th, a company wants to install a truck and material yard. Commissioners recommended it be rezoned for industrial use.

A piece of land zoned for agriculture use will be converted to industrial. The plot is in the 4800 block of East Willow and will be used for a truck terminal yard. It is surrounded on three sides by other industrial zones and on the north by agriculture.

A lot split for KB Enid Investments LLC was approved. The lot is at 602 W. Cherokee. It is zoned for commercial use but was developed as residences. The owner wishes to split the property between two existing homes.

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