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Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission

Square parking meters reviewed

The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission reviewed proposed meters that could be seen around the Square if leaders chose to go with a paid parking system. Commissioners also reviewed new plans from Hotel Oxford and while admitted they were better, tabled the COA approval to allow time for a work session to work out details of the newest design. (January 7, 2014, Page 1)

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    New hotels get mixed reaction

    The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission approved plans for The Chancellor House hotel while denying revisions to Hotel Oxford, formally the Downtown Inn that was originally approved last year. (December 4, 2013, Page 1, 14)

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      New Square hotel nixed

      The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission denied a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for The Chancellor’s Home hotel on the corner of South Lamar and University Avenue. (November 5, 2013, Page 1, 16)

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        New Square parking lot OK’d

        The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission approved plans to demolish a part of a building, known as the old Belk shop, to make room for more parking in the new lot behind the Oxford University Club as well as the landscape and site plan that is expected to provide about 100 new parking spaces. (January 8, 2013, Page 1)

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          Pita Pit sign gets cool reception

          Signs for a new food franchise on the Square were approved Monday by the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission 4 to 1. The commission grudgingly approved the signs for Pita Pit, despite their obvious dislike of the colors and modern look. (February 7, 2012, Page 3)

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            Old home near Square to be moved

            Although already approved, the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission asked for Capomazzo Construction to return before the board with the plan to move the 100-year-old house, formerly Andy’s Steakhouse, from Jefferson Avenue to Brittany Woods. The move is part of a two-phase plan to construct a new hotel across the street and then create private parking on the site of the current historic home. (June 9, 2010, Page 2)

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              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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                Checkers restaurant may come soon to Oxford

                The empty gas station at the corner of South Lamar Boulevard and University Avenue is set to be demolished after remaining empty for a couple of years. In its place will be a Checkers fast-food restaurant. The demolition request and site plan were approved by the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday. (March 4, 2010, Page 2)

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                  Courthouse Square Preservation Commission

                  The regular meeting of the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission will be held on Monday, March 1, at 5 p.m., in the City Hall Courtroom. View the full agenda at the City of Oxford Web site(March 1, 2010)

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