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Village residents unhappy with new development


Oklahoma City residents are upset about the construction of a new development in their area. An online petition has gained some support in The Village after neighbors were told commercial buildings could be erected right outside their doors. turned into commercial property, which made the neighbors unhappy. “We found out last Friday that we had received a letter in the mail,” said Matt Bhella, the author of the petition. Bhella and his wife moved into their home near May Avenue about a year ago. They do not want the neighboring property to be used for commercial buildings. who feel the same. “The current plan is to put the parking lot for the whole thing in front of our door,” Bhella said. Bhella said those who signed the petition contacted him and said they were worried about their own streets too. “I think one of the big concerns is that if it gets approved here, they might do the same thing in May and we won’t be the only ones affected,” Bhella said. KOCO 5 contacted the developer, and he said that if the area change materialized, he would consider building commercial office buildings. He said he won’t force anyone to vacate the property anytime soon and will work with current tenants until they find a new home.

Residents of Oklahoma City are upset about the construction of a new development in their area.

An online petition has gained some support in The Village after neighbors were told commercial buildings could be erected right outside their doors.

There is a chance that the area will be turned into commercial property, which has made the neighbors unhappy.

“We found out last Friday that we had received a letter in the mail,” said Matt Bhella, the author of the petition.

Bhella and his wife moved into their home near May Avenue about a year ago. They do not want the neighboring property to be used for commercial buildings.

“They plan to rezone it from single-family residential homes to multi-story commercial properties,” Bhella said.

An online petition has been signed by a handful of like-minded Village residents.

“The current plan is to put the parking lot for the whole thing in front of our door,” Bhella said.

Bhella said those who signed the petition contacted him and said they were also worried about their own streets.

“I think one of the big concerns is that if it gets approved here, they might do the same thing in May and we won’t be the only ones affected,” Bhella said.

KOCO 5 contacted the developer, and he said that if the area change materialized, he would consider building commercial office buildings. He said he won’t force anyone to vacate the property anytime soon and will work with current tenants until they find a new home.

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