An Awakening of Westbury

This map, taken from the developer’s PUD, shows the complete layout of the development. The white boxes bordering the top of the above map, are Westbury South residences, mostly on Thompson Avenue.

This map, taken from the developer’s PUD, shows the complete layout of the development. The white boxes bordering the top of the above map, are Westbury South residences, mostly on Thompson Avenue.

The once lush golf course, country club is slated for new 55+ neighborhood

The developer of a proposed 55 and up community will visit with the Westbury South Neighborhood Association Dec. 6.

Ron Walters will meet with the WSNA at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, 10928 SW 15th Street, Yukon.

The meeting is being held to discuss the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for a new development planned for the space known by many as the Westbury Golf and Country Club, although it has been closed for several years.

The country club is located on the south edge of the Westbury South Addition, just south of SW 15th Street, between Sara and Morgan Roads. Approximately 55 Westbury South residences border the golf course.

According to a WNSA email to its members, the PUD to be discussed at the Dec. 6 meeting, is revised from one the Oklahoma City council approved last year. The revised PUD is scheduled to go before the OKC planning commission on Jan. 12 and then on to the city council, the WNSA email stated.

The association is encouraging its members and impacted residents to bring their questions about the PUD to the Dec. 6 meeting. In the WNSA email, it mentions questions and concerns about traffic due to construction.

“There have been many questions addressed about the traffic coming off on Paisley Road by both Ron Walters Development and the Cottonwood Creek Development and how to handle this traffic onto Morgan Road and through the Westbury South Neighborhood, as well as the ‘entrance’ at Morgan Road – maintained by Westbury South since the 1970s.”

PUD plans
The Oak Haven at Westbury addition will encompass four distinct tracts, three for residential and the final for a common area, according to PUD documents.

Tracts 1 and 2 will feature single family homes and 5-plexes, tract 4 will serve as a common area and buffer to the Westbury South Addition, and tract 5 as single-family residential housing.

The PUD is seeking a senior living community concept for tracts 1 and 2 with walking trails in the common areas and no sidewalks. Parking in this area will be limited to one space per unit but also will be available in residential garages and the common areas.

Access to tracts 2 and 5 will be from S. Sara Road, entry into tract 1 will be from Paisley Drive, and tract 1, which will be gated, will enter from SW 21st Street.

The development plans to make use of the clubhouse from the Westbury Country Club. The PUD states, “the developer envisions a sit-down eating establishment, with the service of alcohol incidental to the food service.”

Alcohol sales will not be allowed between midnight and 10 a.m.

The clubhouse also will house various offices, classes, such as fitness, for residents, and will be available for dances, proms, wedding receptions, etc.

All of the buildings in the development will consist of a minimum of 70 percent brick veneer, rock or stone. No more than 30 percent of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, stucco, wood or concrete board will be permitted.

Exposed metal or exposed concrete block buildings will not be allowed for primary structures.

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