The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved the basic style and color of proposed parking meters for premium spots around the Square that are expected to be in place this summer. A Certificate of Appropriateness was also granted to hotel developers to begin construction of Hotel Oxford to replace the former Downtown Inn. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to accept the recommendations of the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission and move forward with paid parking in the premium spots around the Square on Tuesday. (January 22, 2014, Page 1, 3)
Paid parking is on Tuesday night’s agenda for the Oxford Board of Aldermen where a public hearing will be held prior to the aldermen’s discussion and vote on hiring a parking director and getting bids for equipment.
The Downtown Parking Advisory Commission’s approval of going to a paid parking system in Oxford makes it one step closer to becoming a reality for downtown Square parking. The commission approved using meters for paid parking and taking the operations back in-house Tuesday during their regular meeting. (January 8, 2014, Page 3)
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)
Mayor Pat Patterson asked the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission to look over his proposal for paid parking in the about 300 premium spaces around the Square where the city of Oxford would take over management of downtown parking.
Oxford looks to other towns for advice on paid parking around the Square. (November 4, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)
Talks continue between Standard Parking and city officials and the Downtown Parking Commission to re-evauluate Standard’s future as the management of Oxford’s downtown parking. (June 21, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)
Editor Don Whitten writes about the guest-parking policy changes at Ole Miss and notes that sometimes it’s not the facts about the change, but rather the spin put on it, that bothers people more. (May 6, 2013, Page 4A)
While plans to beef up parking enforcement around the Square began around May, the new, stricter laws started officially in the last quarter of 2012 with a new parking management company taking over enforcement of the two-hour parking limit in premium spots around the Square. (December 31, 2012, Page 1, 12)