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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Oxford Historic Preservation Commission

House plan nixed

The Historic Preservation Commission advised a homeowner to table his request for a Certificate of Appropriateness on Tuesday on the renovation plans for a home on Jefferson Avenue and go back the drawing board to come up with another plan that ‘echoes’ the existing home that stands currently. (February 12, 2015)

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    Church project reviewed again

    The Oxford University United Methodist Church is divided by two separate historical districts which forced its renovation committee to go before two historical preservation boards.

     (December 10, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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      HPC nixes PVC lattice

      If you want to build or alter a house in Oxford’s historic district, don’t use polyvinal cholride lattice. It’s a no-no. Members of the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission told resident Mathias Romkens, owner of a rental property at 1310 Jefferson Ave., on Tuesday that he’ll have to remove the PVC lattice from his property and make additional changes to meet city standards. (August 22, 2014, Page 1)

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        HPC delays house demolition

        The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission tabled a request Tuesday to demolish a 1970s-built home until the property owner presents the commission with preliminary plans of what he will build in its place. (April 9, 2014, Page 2A)

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          Aldermen deny Shaw appeal

          The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to deny hearing an appeal of the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission’s decision to deny the demolition of a barn on the historic Shaw house property. (April 2, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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            Shaw project back before city

            Developers will ask the Board of Aldermen Tuesday to overturn a decision by the Historic Preservation Commission to deny a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish a barn on the Shaw property. (March 31, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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              Attorneys file Shaw project appeal

              Local attorneys are asking the Board of Aldermen to reverse a decision by the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission last week to allow a developer to demolish four outstructures on the historic property. (March 17, 2014, Page 12)

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                New development OK’d for Garfield

                The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved a new development with four, two-story duplexes and one, single-family home to replace two homes that will be demolished on Garfield Drive. (December 11, 2013, Page 1)

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                  Landmark status sought for Shaw House

                  The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission will be contacting the owners of the 165-year-old Shaw house  on Jackson Avenue East in hopes they will agree to allowing the city to pursue getting the house listed on the National Register of Historic Homes. (May 15, 2013, Page 1)

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                    New signs OK’d for church

                    The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved the plans for First Baptist Church’s new signs it plans on putting in more than 20 locations to help church go-ers find their way to parking and church buildings. (April 10, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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