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Rezone request OK’d

A zoning change was narrowly approved by the Oxford Planning Commission Monday for 30 acres off Old Taylor Road, which is currently zoned County Estate. Developers asked the commission to recommend changing it to Multi-Unit zoning for a student housing project.

 (December 9, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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    Building permits triple in 2012

    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)

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      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)

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        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)

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