Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The City of Nichols Hills
Minutes of the Planning Commission Meeting
March 1, 2011

Original Agenda Filed in the Office of the Municipal Clerk at 2:30  p.m. on the 24th  day of February, 2010.

Michael Bickford, Chairman       Tim Cohn
Clay Farha                                Jeff James 
John McCaleb                            Larry Savage
David Poole, City Manager        John Michael Williams, City Attorney
                                                 Kristi Hort, City Clerk, Fin Director

1. Call to Order.

Chairman Bickford called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

2. Roll Call.

Acknowledgment was made by Chairman Bickford that he along with Commission members Cohn, James, Farha and Savage were all present. Commission member McCaleb was late arriving.


3. Minutes.

APPROVED:  MOTION to approve the minutes was moved by Savage, seconded by James.  AYES: Cohn, James, Bickford, Farha and Savage. NAYES:  None


4. PUBLIC HEARING: 1601 NW 63rd Street PUD Application.  Discussion Consideration and Possible action on the application filed by Blackstone Commercial Property Advisors, L.C. to rezone 1601 NW 63rd Street, Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, from the “E-1” Estate District to “PUD” Planned Unit Development Master Development Plan entitled the Enclave at Glenbrook Terrace, for residential use.

Chairman Bickford stated that once the public hearing was open, the developers and the group representing the concerned citizens would each be given twenty minutes for their presentations; individual residents would be given three minutes each with a request of not repeating issues others have already voiced. 

At this time, the developers were given an opportunity to address the planning commission members.  Mr. Kelly Works, attorney for the developers, summarized their actions from the original PUD application as presented months ago, to their final product presented this evening.  This was followed by questions from commission members including drainage, traffic issues, landscaping and zoning.

Approximately five minutes into the meeting and during the beginning of Mr. Works presentation, Commission member McCaleb arrived.

On behalf of the concerned citizens, Ms. Nicole Ashmore, Ms. Barbara Bowersox, Mr. Tom Kilpatrick, Ms. Ann Flesher and Ms. Peg Malloy spoke to the Planning Commission members.  This group stated that although effort was demonstrated from both sides, they were not able to come to an agreement.  Each representative shared specific points of concern in regards to density, traffic, sustainability and the possibility of rezoning.

Numerous other Nichols Hills residents addressed the planning commission to share their thoughts pertaining to this PUD application.

Approximately 7:10 p.m., Chairman Bickford closed the public hearing.

Each member of the planning commission was given the opportunity to question the two groups (developers and citizens), as well as discuss this application among themselves.

Chairman Bickford inquired if the commission members were ready to call the question.  Mr. Jeff James responded with a motion to MOVE TO APPROVE the PUD application as presented this evening.  The motion was seconded by Farha.  AYES: Farha, James, McCaleb and Cohn. NAYES:  Savage and Bickford.

5. Adjournment.

APPROVED Moved by  McCaleb, seconded by Savage.  AYES: Bickford, Cohn, James, McCaleb, Farha and Savage. NAYES:  None  


Michael Bickford
Michael Bickford, Chairman

Kristi Hort                                 David Poole
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Kristi Hort, City Clerk                David Poole, City Manager


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