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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jefferson Avenue

Aldermen reverse demo decision

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to overturn a decision by the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission to allow the demolition of four outstructures on the historic Shaw property. (March 19, 2014, Page 1, 2)

City has bright idea for Square

The Courthouse Historic Preservation Commission approved plans for Oxford Electric Department to put new street lights, and beef up existing lights, in four satellite parking areas around the Square to make the areas safer. (January 9, 2012, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Kari Sutherland wrote to relate a recent experience she had with a driver while out for a morning walk/run around town. She generally has no problems with others out exercising or drivers. Generally. (August 24, 2010, Page 4)

Judge OKs reorganization plan for Belk building

With the approval of its reorganization plan, Belk Properties LLC can now partner with an investment company to help finish Phase 1 of the Vieux Carré project, located on the corner of North Lamar Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue on the Square. (May 17, 2010, Page 1A)

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)

2 hotels near Square?

Two new boutique hotels were approved by the Oxford Planning Commission on Monday – despite concerns about both proposed projects. Developers of the new University Hotel want to build their project next door to Sneed’s Ace Hardware on University Avenue. A second hotel was approved for Jefferson Avenue but the parking lot for the hotel was postponed until more information can be obtained.

- UPDATE: The Jefferson Avenue hotel project received approval for the certificate of appropriateness through the Oxford Historic Commission on Tuesday despite continued complaints from residents of the neighborhood. (May 11, 2010, Page 1)

Historic building’s fate uncertain

A vote on whether to remove a historic building at 1006 Jefferson Ave. (which last served as the location for Andy’s Steakhouse) was delayed Monday after the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission determined it needed more information. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

A window on the past

For Tim Frieson, the sweeping wall of the west-facing windows in the Oxford Middle School Cafeteria reveals more than just a treeline and surrounding buildings. In a most literal way, it’s a window to his childhood. In “A Conversation With …” Lucy Schultze talks with Frieson about his memories of growing up in Freedmen Town and what he’s trying to do today to help youngsters much like him. (April 15, 2010, Page 3)

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