- Ada, Oklahoma

January 16, 2013

Businessman keeps fighting for land rezoning

Eric Swanson Staff Writer
The Ada News

Ada —  

For the third time in less than two years, the Ada Metropolitan Area Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a request to rezone land on the west end of Stonecipher Boulevard.

The zoning commission will take up landowner Nathan Dial’s request at its next meeting, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

Dial is asking the zoning commission to recommend rezoning his property, located on the west end of the paved section of Stonecipher Boulevard, from a suburban district to a general commercial district. Changing the zoning would clear the way for Dial to build a 5,500-square-foot auto repair shop on the property.

Thursday’s meeting will mark the third time that Dial has sought a zoning change for part of his 20-acre property, which is located outside the Ada city limits. The zoning commission recommended approving Dial’s original request in June 2011, which sent the issue to the Pontotoc County Commission for a final decision.

The county commission denied that request on a 2-1 vote, sending Dial back to the drawing board.

Dial later submitted a revised version of his application to the zoning commission, which recommended denying the request in August 2011. The issue went back to the county commission, which rejected the request again on a  2-1 vote.

Now Dial is asking the zoning commission to consider a new application, which is different from the first two, planning and zoning coordinator Roger Abbott said Tuesday. He noted that Dial’s second application was for a 2.5-acre tract of land, while the current application is for a 2.45-acre tract.

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