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Saturday, November 1, 2014

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Head of HPC resigns

A reversal of a demolition decision by the Oxford Board of Aldermen last week caused two members of the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission to step down, including the chairman. (April 10, 2013, Page 2A)

Preservation board denies home demolition

The Oxford Historic Preservation Board denied a request 5 to 3 to demolish a 1940s home on S. 16th Street to allow for better access to the two acres located behind the home. (January 9, 2013, Page 1)

Historic Preservation Commission approves demolition of home

In a 4-2 vote, the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved the demolition of a home owned by Murray Avent on North 14th Street. The commission also approved the plans for the new home that will be built in its place. (July 11, 2012, Page 2)

2 hotels near Square?

Two new boutique hotels were approved by the Oxford Planning Commission on Monday – despite concerns about both proposed projects. Developers of the new University Hotel want to build their project next door to Sneed’s Ace Hardware on University Avenue. A second hotel was approved for Jefferson Avenue but the parking lot for the hotel was postponed until more information can be obtained.

- UPDATE: The Jefferson Avenue hotel project received approval for the certificate of appropriateness through the Oxford Historic Commission on Tuesday despite continued complaints from residents of the neighborhood. (May 11, 2010, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Linda Abbott writes to thank the community for its participation in, and support for, the Take Back the Night event to stress violence prevention, while Jim McCauley thanked members of the Oxford Tourism Council and others for their help in promoting Oxford. (April 7, 2010, Page 4)

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