Neighbors Fight Penn Square Mall Rezoning Plan - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS

Neighbors Fight Penn Square Mall Rezoning Plan

Posted: Updated:
At a time when city sale tax numbers are dropping, a plan to get much needed revenue from a Penn Square Mall expansion is on hold. At a time when city sale tax numbers are dropping, a plan to get much needed revenue from a Penn Square Mall expansion is on hold.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

At a time when city sale tax numbers are dropping, a plan to get much needed revenue from a Penn Square Mall expansion is on hold.

Some Northwest OKC neighbors are against the 23,000-sq. foot building in the far northwest corner of the mall. They say it impedes upon a 300-foot buffer zone, and the area is zoned for office space not retail space.

“This zoning has been in place since before Simon Properties bought the mall in 2002,” said Mary Ann Carter, who is fighting Simon Properties efforts to rezone the space.

Carter has collected more than 80 signatures from neighbors near Penn. and NW 56th Terrace against the project.

“The true test of zoning is when someone challenges it. And if when it’s challenged, it's overturned- it had no value to begin with,” said Carter.

Simon Properties, won't say which store would be moving into the space. It tells the city its willing to build a fence to the north of the property to keep trash from blowing into the creek, dividing the mall property from homes.

The driveway accessing Penn. would also be eliminated to help traffic flow.

Planning commissioners are now asking developers and neighbors to meet again before their Thursday, January 12 meeting.

OKC City Council has the final say on the project.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.