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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jeff Williams

New extended-stay hotel approved

A new hotel proposed near the hospital was approved by the Oxford Planning Commission Monday. The new Home2 hotel will be geared for people needing to stay near the hospital.​

 (September 30, 2014, Page 1, 3)

Walking trail a step closer

OPC accepted a bid from Bennett Construction Wednesday to start construction of a half-mile walking trail in Garden Terrace. (July 10, 2014, Page 1)

New tennis courts need sod

The new tennis courts at the FNC Tennis Facility are almost complete but lots of rain and bad weather have stalled the project. To help combat the dirt and dust from keeping the contractors from finishing the courts, the Oxford Park Commission voted to spend $7,500 to put sod in around the courts. (April 11, 2014, Page 2A)

Planning Commission nixes Shaw project

The Oxford Planning Commission denied a request from a developer to build a maximum of 14 homes on the historic Shaw property Monday night, while approving, for the second time, a rezoning request from developers who want to build a shopping center off Highway 7. (March 11, 2014, Page 1,2)

Rezoning request denied for student project

Aldermen uphold planning commission’s denial of student duplex developement; send new shopping center plans back to planning commission. (March 5, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Shopping center for Highway 7 approved

Developers planning to build a new shopping center on Highway 7 South near the Windsor Falls subdivision jumped their first hurdle Monday when they received approval from the Oxford Planning Commission to rezone about 25 acres from residential to general businesses. (more…) (February 11, 2014, Page 1)

Shopping center planned for Hwy. 7

Developers for a proposed shopping center will ask the Oxford Planning Commission for a change in zoning for 25 acres located on the west side of Highway 7 South, near CR 322, from residential to general businesses at 5 p.m. Monday. (February 7, 2014, Page 1A)

More spent on tidying up tennis courts

The Oxford Park Commission Board approved spending more than $15,000 to finish a sidewalk near the tennis courts as part of an expansion project to add 12 new courts to the John Leslie Courts at the FNC Tennis Center next to the Oxford Activity Center. (November 19, 2013, Page 3)

Making space for active adults

Leisure Lifestyles of Oxford, a senior citizen recreation group, will soon have its own space inside the Oxford Activity Center. Work to convert the old karate room is expected to be complete at the end of the month. Plans for the expansion of the John Leslie Tennis Courts are also picking up speed. Read about both projects in today’s EAGLE. (January 11, 2013, Page 1A)

Katrina cottages to expand by 8

The Planning Commission approved the site plan for eight additional Katrina cottages in the South Lamar Cottage Creek subdivision and two variance requests allowing the one-bedroom cottages to be under the city’s minimum living square foot space and to use crushed stone for the parking lot. (November 16, 2012, Page 1A)

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