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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Katrina Hourin

Developer revamps plan for hotel

Developers for the proposed Chancellor’s House boutique hotel presented new, updated plan to the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission for a courtesy review Thursday in hopes to get a nod from the commission during an upcoming regular meeting. (November 22, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

New hospital moves forward

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is moving forward with the construction of its new regional $300 million facility and has completed two of five conditions put on its site plan by the Oxford Planning Commission, which included the final design of the connection at Belk Boulevard and Old Taylor Road. (October 15, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Landmark status sought for Shaw House

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission will be contacting the owners of the 165-year-old Shaw house  on Jackson Avenue East in hopes they will agree to allowing the city to pursue getting the house listed on the National Register of Historic Homes. (May 15, 2013, Page 1)

Building permits triple in 2012

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes more than tripled in 2012, however much of it is due to the increase of student-geared developments. Permits brought in more than $500K in fees in 2012 on properties valued at more than $107 million. (January 25, 2013, Page 1A, 14A)

Parking lot owners get extension

Owners of large parking lots who have not come under compliance of the city’s landscape ordinance, have an additional 15 months to upgrade their lots. (December 19, 2012, Page 1)

Request to change law denied

The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission snubbed a request by the Oxford Historical Commission to change the city’s demolition ordinance to make it more restrictive. (June 5, 2012, Page 2)

Green Week begins Sunday

This year’s Green Week is chock full of events to celebrate and promote sustainability and environmentally friendly living with tours of green buildings, yoga workshops, the opening of Insight Park on the University of Mississippi campus and much more. The week-long event begins Sunday at 5:30 with a vegetarian potluck dinner at Honey Bee Bakery. Read today’s EAGLE for a complete listing of events. (April 13, 2012, Page 1A)

Student housing boon in Oxford

Two more large $36 million developments were approved by the Oxford Planning Commission that are geared to student living. The Retreat and Blackberry Hills developers both offered to donate $12,500 and $10,000 respectively to the Oxford University Transit system to be included on the bus route. Both developments are veering away from typical apartment complex settings and proposing more single-homes and townhouses. (April 10, 2012, Page 1)

City simplifies historic rules

The Oxford Historic Guidelines are a bit easier to read through now after the city spent the summer updating and redesigning the guidelines. (August 19, 2011, Page 6A)

City tweaks historic-district fee scale

Certificate of appropriateness fees may soon get reduced slightly for those doing minor work as the two historic commissions approved a new sliding-scale fee with the Board of Aldermen to make final approval. (March 9, 2011, Page 1)

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