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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Barry Grantham

Sunday Focus – Boom times are back

After slowing down during the Great Recession, local development has regained its strength as the number of building permits and amount of new investment in construction near record levels. (February 15, 2015, Page 1A)

Parking lot owners: tree law costly

Planting trees can be costly, especially if you are the owner of a large parking lot. Operators of the Eastgate Shopping Center are requesting city officials to allow them not “comply” with Oxford’s landscape ordinance. To comply with the ordinance some 48 trees would have to be planted which would cost Eastgate owners an additional $190,000. (July 23, 2010, Page 1A)

Beauty comes with cost

The owner of the Eastgate Shopping Center parking lot on University Avenue is in favor of adding foliage to his black-top lot but would like the city to consider giving him a couple extra years to come up to code with the landscaping ordinance. The request is the first for the city since passing the ordinance in 2006 that requires all parking lots with over 100 spaces to have one tree per every five parking spaces. (June 9, 2010, Page 1, 12)

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