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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Old Taylor Road

Vineyard gets hesitant nod from Board of Aldermen

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 5 to 2 to approve a special exception granting a Planned Unit Development zoning for The Vineyards, a 336-unit subdivision geared toward student living off Old Taylor Road. (April 18, 2012, Page 1)

New hospital location announced

Representatives from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi asked both local governing boards Tuesday to amend an agreement that a new $250 million hospital will be build within the city limits to allow Baptist to build on property that is both inside and outside of the city which is located between Old Taylor Road and South Lamar, not far from the existing hospital. Both boards voted to accept the amended agreement. (April 18, 2012, Page 1)

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)

Oxford may soon expand

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Thursday to allow City Attorney Pope Mallette to notify the Lafayette County Chancery Court that it will not object to an annexation request from property owners hoping to sell their land to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. (March 2, 2012, Page 1A)

City: Annex request has merits

Oxford Board of Alderman are considering whether or not to fight an annexation request by property owners hoping to sell 160 acres to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to use for its new regional hospital. (February 22, 2012, Page 1)

Is annex request hospital related?

Local land owners are asking a Chancery Court judge to allow their 160 acres of property to be annex into the city of Oxford have some wondering if this site is on a short list of possibilities for the location of a new proposed $250 million regional medical facility from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. A hearing on the annexation is set for April 3. (February 16, 2012, Page 1)

Is Taylor Road busy enough?

The Oxford Planning Commission granted a special zoning request for a proposed 336-unit planned unit development, of PUD, that will combine apartment living with neighborhood-friendly commercial businesses off Old Taylor Road. (February 14, 2012, Page 1)

State road projects hit snag

City and county officials were not pleasantly surprised when they learned MDOT doesn’t plan on starting construction on the Old Taylor Road roundabouts until 2015. Read about the confusion and the status of other local road projects in today’s EAGLE. (January 27, 2012, Page 1A)

City officials to seek funds for pedestrian bridge, tennis courts

The Oxford Board of Aldermen gave the go-ahead to city officials to take the next steps toward a new pedestrian bridge over Highway 6 from the Old Taylor Road exit and the expansion of 12 new tennis courts. (January 4, 2012, Page 2)

Is Oxford a safe biking community?

Bicyclist’s death raises concerns and questions in regards to the safety for all cyclists on Oxford’s roads. (October 24, 2011, Page 1A)

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