Bixby residents express concern over proposed neighborhood

Bixby residents express concern over proposed neighborhood


WEBSITE, FOX23.COM. LIVE IN DOWNTOWN COVERING NEWS THAT MATTERS, HECTOR MEJIA, FOX28 NEWS. FOLKS IN BIXBY ARE SAYING THANKS BUT NO THANKS TO A PLANNED NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD — THAT WOULD BRING 600 NEW HOMES. FOLKS SAY THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ROADS, SEWERS AND EVEN SCHOOLS. BEFORE HEADING TO BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT, FOX23’S NINA CARTER TALK TO THE RESIDENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT. Reporter: THIS IN THE FIELD MAY SOON HOLD HUNDREDS OF SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES. DEVELOPERS ARE HOPING TO BRING NEARLY 600 HOMES IN SOME — AND SOME COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES TO THE 144 ACRE PROPERTY ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF MEMORIAL AND 161st. BUT SOME RESIDENTS SAY THEY ARE NOT QUITE ON BOARD. IT SEEMS TO BE A SHOCK TO SO MANY PEOPLE. THEY ARE SURPRISED THAT ALL OF THIS IS TRANSPIRING. Reporter: WE DROVE AROUND THE PROPERTY LOOKING FOR THE MANDATORY POSTED NOTICES. WE FINALLY FOUND THEM HERE ON THE FAR WESTERN EDGE OF THE LAND. THEY ARE IN A SPOT THAT IS PRETTY HARD FOR DRIVERS PASSING BY TO SEE. DIFFICULT TO SEE AND YOU CAN’T READ THEM IF YOU ARE DRIVING BY. Reporter: LEONA FISH LIVES SOUTH OF THE SITE OF MEMORIAL SHE SAYS THE ADDITION OF HUNDREDS OF DRIVERS IS A HUGE CONCERN. WE TIMED IT OUT AND IT TOOK ALMOST 15 MINUTES TO GET FROM 161st ST. 2 169 ON MEMORIAL. AND IT WASN’T EVEN RUSH-HOUR. TRAFFIC IS A BIG DEAL. WE ARE ALREADY BIOELECTRICAL WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH 600 MORE HOUSES? Reporter: FISH SAYS FLOODING OF HUNDREDS OF MORE KIDS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE ALSO CAUSES FOR CONCERN. PIXIES VICE MAYOR WHO WAS ALSO ONE OF THE DEVELOPMENT REAL ESTATE WORKERS POSTED SOME INFORMATION ABOUT IT TO A PUBLIC FACEBOOK GROUP SATURDAY NIGHT. FISH SAYS OTHER THAN BESIDES, THAT IS ALL THAT HAS BEEN RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC. THE POST SAYS THE DEVELOPMENT WILL BE DONE WITH PHASES OVER THE NEXT 10-12 YEARS WITH 50-60 HOMES BEING BUILT EACH YEAR. WE JUST NEED MORE INFORMATION. WE ARE WAITING MONDAY NIGHT TO FIND OUT. Reporter: THE PLANNING COMMISSION WILL AGAIN

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