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Tim Akers

City looking into future needs

A preliminary visit from the Sustainable Design Assessment Team wrapped up Tuesday as part of a larger study of how to make Oxford a more sustainable community. A team selected by the American Institute of Architects will work with city leaders and a steering committee to identify strategies to control sprawl and encourage compact development. (July 21, 2010, Page 1)

Oxford makes plan for three days of area races

Registration is now open for Oxford’s first Endurance Weekend set for Aug. 13-15. With a mix of running and bike races as well as a triathlon, the weekend has a little something for every athlete – as well as those who just enjoy watching others compete. For information visit, http://oxfordenduranceweekend.racesonline.com(June 25, 2010, Page 2b)

Beauty comes with cost

The owner of the Eastgate Shopping Center parking lot on University Avenue is in favor of adding foliage to his black-top lot but would like the city to consider giving him a couple extra years to come up to code with the landscaping ordinance. The request is the first for the city since passing the ordinance in 2006 that requires all parking lots with over 100 spaces to have one tree per every five parking spaces. (June 9, 2010, Page 1, 12)

Square businesses a little less bright

Oxford adopted on Tuesday new regulations regarding illuminated signs and hanging banners. The sign ordinance will affect businesses around the Square and the banner measure affects all businesses in the city. (June 3, 2010, Page 1)

Buses’ routes scaled back

Ridership for the Oxford University Transit bus system in April was up with 16,255 riders, an increase of 1,466 passengers from March. Despite the increased ridership this spring, with the onset of summer, expectations of ridership numbers are lower. (May 13, 2010, Page 1A)

New hotel proposed for Square

Builders of a proposed hotel and spa on Jefferson Avenue at the former site of the Veranda are seeking approval from the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission on Monday. Along with the plans for the new site is a request to remove the building, formerly Andy’s Steakhouse, at 1006 Jefferson Ave., for a required parking lot for the hotel. (April 30, 2010, Page 3A)

Building blocks to green lifestyle

Sustainable design encompasses a variety of green and social philosophies to create a community open to everyone with as little a carbon footprint as possible. The Oxford EAGLE concludes its five-part series on sustainability with today’s report on local builders who are making the green-construction theory an affordable reality.

 (April 23, 2010, Page 1A)

City cracking down on mobile vendors

Although the city has zero transient vendor permits on file, concern for the future has new rules proposed to cut down on requests. A public hearing on proposed changes to transient vendor rules was held Tuesday, and is scheduled to be voted on April 20. (April 9, 2010, Page 1A)

Race weekend coming up

Oxford Endurance Weekend, scheduled for Aug. 13-15, will feature the Faulkner 5K, the Tri-Oxford triathlon, a 20K Race of Truth time-trial bike race, a criterium around the Square and a road race in Taylor. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)

Square too flashy?

The Oxford Planning Commission approved Monday a change in the city’s sign regulations that could soon lead to fewer neon signs and banners on the Square, if the change is approved by the Oxford Board of Aldermen.

 (March 10, 2010, Page 1)

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