Yet another developer seeking to rezone property on Old Taylor Road from County Estates to Multi-Family residential was denied Monday by the Oxford Planning Commission.
The Oxford Planning Commission denied a request Monday to rezone property on Old Taylor Road from Country Estate to Multi-Unit for a proposed student housing development. (February 10, 2015, Page 1, 12)
The number of building permits issued for single-family homes more than tripled in 2012, however much of it is due to the increase of student-geared developments. Permits brought in more than $500K in fees in 2012 on properties valued at more than $107 million. (January 25, 2013, Page 1A, 14A)
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)
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)