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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Jeff Asti

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)

Madison home to be torn down

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday the demolition of a 1890′s home on Madison Avenue and the plans for the home that will take its place. (April 3, 2013, Page 1, 14)

HPC denies Madison house plan

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission turned down plans for a new home to replace a dilapidated house on Madison Avenue after most on the board felt the house was too big. (March 13, 2013, Page 1, 14)

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)

City could repair a home, then bill owner

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission is hoping to make several changes to the city’s demolition ordinances, including one that would allow the city to make Band-Aid-like repairs to a private home and then charge the owner of the property for the cost of repairs. (July 11, 2012, Page 1)

City OKs new look for former Walker building

Renovations to the former Walker building was approved by the Oxford Historic Commission on Tuesday. (March 14, 2012, Page 1)

Homewoner granted another month in demolition case

The Oxford Historic Prservation Commission voted Tuesday to table a decision on whether to impose sanctions on a homeowner for failing to maintain a home on Madison Avenue. (February 15, 2012, Page 2)

City approves church building demolition

The Oxford Board of Aldermen gave representatives of First Baptist Church permission to tear down a dilapidated home on operty the church purchased in 2010. Their actions overturn an earlier decision by the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission to require the church to preserve the structure. (February 8, 2012, Page 1)

Historic board turns case over to city

The first demolition neglect case to turn to the city for enforcement was approved on Tuesday by the Oxford Historic Commission. (June 15, 2011, Page 2)

Green light for green space

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church has been seeking permission to donate two houses to charity. During an Oxford Board of Alderman meeting, applause broke out from more than 100 people in attendance because an initial denial by the Historic Preservation Commission was overturned. Now the church will be able to move forward with plans to replace the homes with green space. (August 18, 2010, Page 1)

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