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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mike Bridge

Board reviews some preservation laws

The Courthouse Square Preservatoni Commission met Wednesday for a work session to discuss possible changes to preservation ordinances that, if passed by the Oxford Board of Aldermen, would give the city the ability to make minimal repairs to a home in historic districts and put a lien on the property. (August 30, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Downtown Inn to be demolished

The Downtown Inn will be demolished after football season and replaced with a new hotel in about 18 months. (August 7, 2012, Page 1, 3)

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)

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)

Hotel project moves forward

Despite ongoing dissent from many who live in the Jefferson Avenue neighborhood and other city residents, both downtown historic commissions approved a request for a new hotel and parking lot near the Square. The Historic Preservation Commission voted 5-4 on favor of the new hotel. The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission voted 4-1 in favor of the parking lot across the street. (May 13, 2010, Page 1A, 5A)

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