Discount alexa mulberry handbag Outlet Coffee Creek HOA releases statement
Coffee Creek has remained somewhat silent to allow the developers, among others, to show their true colors. Sometimes the truth takes time to ferret out. It is now time to set the record straight.
Coffee Creek was designed as, and is, a golf course community. It is a quiet community intertwined with the view and serenity of a golf course, with streets bearing such names as Wildmeadow, Birdsong and Shortgrass.
We have always believed it should stay that way and have never abandoned that goal and ideal. In 2016, to our shock and amazement, the owners of the golf course, some of whom were viewed as friends, sold the golf course to developers without any notice to the Coffee Creek Homeowners Association (“HOA”) or the homeowners. Since that time, what is set forth below represents the “highlights” of our journey and what the Coffee Creek community has been, and is now, faced with:
In early 2017, members of the Coffee Creek community met with the developers and attempted to open the lines of communication. At that time, the developers stated that they had not had time to formulate a development plan, but desired to leave the lines of communication open, and promised to provide documents relating to the golf course property. Later, when inquiry was made, the developers refused to acknowledge and honor their promises.
We also asked the City of Edmond to place a moratorium on any redevelopment of the golf course. Our goal was to encourage and allow for meaningful arms length dialogue regarding the future of Coffee Creek. That request was rebuffed. We still believe a moratorium is necessary and proper, and, again, publicly challenge the City of Edmond to immediately pass just such a measure.
During the summer and early fall of 2017, the developers filed with the City two improper “preliminary plats” in which the developers: (1) omitted the content and layouts required by the City’s ordinances, failing to comply with virtually every legal requirement for their submission, review or consideration; (2) incorporated property owned by the HOA and possibly homeowners; (3) failed to disclose what we understand to be the real initial plan, withholding the size, scope and scale of their proposed multi family and commercial development; (4) proposed only dense and intrusive residential development completely incompatible with the Coffee Creek community and existing homes, which, along with streets the developers named “Ramett Road” and “Sacc Way,” unnecessarily abutted our homes, which were specifically designed and constructed to support a golf course and its aesthetics. Areas they did not cram with residential development were identified only as “developable.”
At the same time, we were provided an off the record plat attributed to the developers that proposed jamming 157 new single family homes on lots much smaller than our average existing homes; additional streets running right down the fairways and directly abutting many yards and homes; more than 200 apartment units; 135,000 square feet of commercial development; a convenience store of almost 2 acres; a nursing home of 107,
000 square feet; meager or no allowances for green space; and the destruction of the trees and remnant forests.
Coffee Creek was unnecessarily required to spend substantial amounts of time and energy, and experienced unplanned financial expenditures, defending against an off the record plat and the multiple “preliminary plats” that should have never been accepted, let alone reviewed or set for City Planning consideration.
During the time the so called “preliminary plats” were unnecessarily pending before the City, the HOA met with the developers. Persisting in our efforts to open the lines of communication, suggestions were made for development ideals more suitable to Coffee Creek. These efforts and ideas were completely ignored.
Last fall, we were introduced to an out of town firm, Planning Design Group (“PDG”). Contrary to what has been suggested, Coffee Creek did not in any way invite PDG and has not in any way endorsed PDG or its efforts. PDG was hired and paid by the developers to implement a redevelopment plan for them. We have absolutely no relationship of any kind with PDG. In the meeting, the developers blamed their engineers and attorney for nature of their prior “preliminary plats.” PDG said it was starting with a clean slate. We also tried to start with a clean slate. Obviously, we were skeptical and, as it turns out, rightfully so.
In January, the Coffee Creek homeowners attended a PDG sponsored meeting. Prior to the meeting, the HOA sent written requests to PDG. Our goal, yet again, was to open meaningful dialogue.
We asked PDG to cooperate with the Coffee Creek community and share their redevelopment vision and the information they gathered in regard our community. We asked PDG to give us advance notice of any meetings regarding our community, so we could also attend and participate in matters with which we are so deeply and directly affected. All of this was directed to attaining open and transparent two way communications. PDG partially responded to our letter and forwarded it to an attorney for further response, that is, the same attorney that represents the developers. In response, PDG said what we were asking was beyond the scope of their work. The developers’ attorney said, “No.”
At the PDG sponsored meeting, the homeowners were prepared with tough questions, which clearly took PDG aback. Ultimately, their responses to our tough questions, as well as to our letter, are as follows: PDG simply provides a potential development concept, nothing more.
PDG and the developers never have, and do not now have, any interest in meaningful open bilateral discussions with the community about something that directly and dramatically affects our lives. PDG does not know if their development concept can or will meet all the City’s ordinances to even allow it to be built as drawn. PDG does not know if their concept will be economically feasible and, therefore, capable of ever being implemented. Finally, PDG does do not know if the developers will ever actually “redevelop” based on their concept.
Over the last year, we have fought hard to protect and preserve the Coffee Creek community, its values, our homes and our way of life, including the golf course itself, and we will continue to do so. We cannot take stock in what may only be a trojan horse. We will meet all present and future challenges head on. For example, should we reach the point where the developers apply for rezoning, we know exactly how many signatures we will need on petitions. The amount of support and encouragement that we have received from the citizens of Edmond is overwhelming. We cannot thank you enough for your past support and your continued support.