Plans change for Bixby area development: Out with apartment plans, in with shopping center plans

BIXBY, Okla. - A developer has agreed to drop plans to build hundreds of apartments near 121st Street and Memorial in Bixby.

At a city council meeting Monday, homeowners convinced developers to construct a shopping center on the 160-acre plot of land instead.

Residents say they were worried the proposed 300 apartment units would add too much traffic to the already congested area, which boasts two schools nearby.

"We don't want any more apartments across from us ... 121st (Street) is very busy.  Driving by day you can barely get out to 121st because of school traffic," said homeowner Karen Rogers.

The new developments will include retail stores, a senior living center and several duplexes.

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