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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tim Akers

Oxford bans Katrina Cottages

Katrina Cottages have a 90-day moratorium in the city of Oxford after one was installed in the city limits and another 19-unit neighborhood was approved in the county but with city utilities. The city will now research what codes may need to change to allow the units. (June 22, 2011, Page 1)

OUT board considers moving transfer site

Oxford-University Transit officials are looking at moving the bus transfer site from the Square to the old National Guard Armory on University, where the transit system currently operates. (June 9, 2011, Page 1)

Make way for walkers

Oxford adopted a complete streets policy on Tuesday after the American Institute of Architects recommended it last fall. The decision helps formally plan streets to be ready for pedestrians, bike riders, buses and cars. (May 20, 2011, Page 1A)

City hires firm to study Square parking

Oxford Board of Aldermen hired Tim Haahs and Associates to develop a two-phased downtown parking management strategy for $23,280. (May 4, 2011, Page 7)

Riders go up with gas prices

Ridership on the Oxford University Transit buses are up but so are gas prices leaving the commission concerned about the rest of the year’s budget. (April 14, 2011, Page 1)

New OHS plans approved

Construction can now begin on the $30 million new Oxford High School after the city planning commission approved the site plan on Tuesday.

For video of architect Michael Jones, click here. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

Preservation commissions consider changes

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission and the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission are working with the city planner’s office to make changes to the demolition requirements and request. Both commissions will vote on the amended ordinance before taking it to the Board of Aldermen. (March 24, 2011, Page 2)

Powerhouse renovation making progress

The Powerhouse Community Arts Center renovation will move forward after $285,000 in grant money was approved on Tuesday. (February 4, 2011, Page 3A)

‘Complete street’ policy studied for Oxford

Oxford City Planner Tim Akers is trying to follow up on one of the main discussions at the recent Sustainability Conference in Oxford by starting to draft a “complete streets” policy for city officials to consider. (January 14, 2011, Page 3A)

Six events get grants from Tourism Council

The Oxford Tourism Council gave out $28,000 in community grants on Monday evening to six major events planned for 2011. (December 21, 2010, Page 1)

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