ENID, Okla. — Enid City Commission will discuss rezoning of Lahoma Courts properties during its regular meeting Monday, May 7, 2019.
The commission's agenda lists three separate public hearings on the rezoning plans, followed by votes on ordinances changing the properties to C-3, which is general commercial district.
In late February, Enid City Commission purchased 25 subdivision properties, bringing the city's total possession of Lahoma Courts to 47, leaving just one property. The city bought the properties at a cost of $2.1 million from Westside Builders Inc., registered to N.H. "Bud" Nicholas.
In March, developer Kyle Williams confirmed a Jiffy Trip and a Colton's Steak House & Grill for the project. The Jiffy Trip will be on the corner of Garriott and Cleveland, and the Colton's Steak House will be behind the Jiffy Trip on Cleveland.
A 7.4-acre "cinema tract" at the southeast corner of the development plan property is mentioned in the purchase and sale agreement.
“We’re still working on the movie theater deal,” City Manager Jerald Gilbert said last month.
Williams, president of Hammer-Williams Co., has mentioned another restaurant, an entertainment venue and a "reasonable" chance at two retail centers rounding out the Lahoma Courts development.
The commission also will hold a hearing and vote to rezone property between Randolph and Broadway just west of Longfellow Middle School.
The plan is to rezone the property from general commercial and residential multi-family to special use. A soccer field and playground will be built on the property.
Commissioners also will vote to accept Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality permits for construction of water and sewer lines on property near the intersection of Garland and Rupe that will be turned into a soccer complex.
Also on Monday's agenda will be installation of recently elected city officials.
George Pankonin, current Ward 6 commissioner, will be installed as mayor, replacing Bill Shewey.
Jerry Allen will be installed as Ward 1 commissioner, replacing Ron Janzen, and Rob Stallings will be sworn in as Ward 5 commissioner, replacing Tammy Wilson. Ward 2 Commissioner Derwin Norwood ran unopposed for the post and also will be installed.
During their study session, commissioners will hear a Vande Development Authority update and will discuss a bridge replacement plan for Randolph and 4th.
The study session will be 5 p.m. Monday in the lower-level conference room at the city administration building, 401 W. Garriott. The regular meeting will be 6:30 p.m. in commission chambers.