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Oxford working on new zoning codes

Mayor Robyn Tannehill is encouraging all Oxonians to take some time out of their schedule Thursday for the first Open House/Public Viewing of the new zoning code Land Use Development maps.

The viewing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oxford Conference Center. The public is invited to review enlarged copies of the current and proposed zoning and code documents, ask questions and leave comments and suggested changes.

Community involvement

These documents reflect the policy directions in the Vision 2037 Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2016.

“These zoning ordinances and Land Use Maps are where the rubber meets the road,” Tannehill said Tuesday. “These documents will guide how Oxford’s future will be. Come and look and voice any concerns or ask questions. It’s easier to make changes now rather than after they’ve been adopted. We want to get this right.”

All comments will be evaluated by the Planning Commission and then the Board of Aldermen, who will make all final decisions on any changes to the zoning code and map.

On Aug. 1-3, the documents will also be available to view during a Drop-in Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the old RSVP room at City Hall.

Additionally, the proposed ordinances, Land Use Maps and documents to aid in the understanding of the Zoning Code are available on the city website, www.oxfordms.net. Printed documents are also on file in the Planning Department.

For any further information regarding the public review options for the proposed zoning code and map, contact Judy Daniel at jdaniel@oxfordms.net or Ben Requet at bjrequet@oxfordms.net. To leave a comment, question, or request for modifications contact Paige Barnham at pabarnum@oxfordms.net or call the Planning Department at 662-232-2305.