OKC still holding on to land

Cars drive in both directions on SH-4 in the area that is currently up for de-annexation from Oklahoma City to Mustang.

Cars drive in both directions on SH-4 in the area that is currently up for de-annexation from Oklahoma City to Mustang.

Council requests land be perfect rectangle for easier boundary lines

The City of Oklahoma City is still holding on to 1,000+ acres located along State Highway 4 that a group of property owners are asking be annexed to Mustang.

Community Development Director Melissa Helsel said Monday the City of Oklahoma City will discuss the de-annexation at their Nov. 22 council meeting. She said Oklahoma City requested the application be slightly amended to be more “rectangle” in land size.

“One of the council members from Oklahoma stated they would prefer, and be more likely to improve the request, if it was more squared off.”

The item has already been approved 6-1 by Oklahoma City’s planning commission.

The 1,000+ acres in question is located along State Highway 4, between Mustang and Sara Roads, south of SW 89th Street. Running through the property is State Highway 4 on its way from Mustang to Tuttle. Now it makes up a perfect two-square rectangle after Oklahoma City’s request, Helsel said.

If approved, the City of Mustang would go from 12 to 14 square miles, Helsel said.

By adding the extra land, Helsel said the applicants are required to meet with additional property owners to sign off on the de-annexation. She guessed there were between 20-30 residents in the area.

Mustang developer Robert Crout has been handling the application to Oklahoma on behalf of the homeowners. This include the James and Margaret Little Trust, whom are the primary property owners. Other individual owners include: Lance and Teresa Lamkin, Dist. 2 County Commissioner David Anderson and wife, Deborah, and their son, Mark and wife Christine Anderson, and Steven and Karen Wilson.

The City of Mustang has filed a resolution of support that was needed by the applicants in order to file their application with Oklahoma City. At this time, Mustang has taken no other action on the matter.

Helsel said it is rare for Oklahoma City to consider de-annexation, “especially when it is petitioned by the property owner.” She said when Oklahoma City last annexed land, the City of Yukon requested it.

“They are at least having the conversation. I spoke to the OKC city planner, this morning actually, and he really didn’t have a clear idea of how the city council is leading on this.”

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