Three-story building next to Isom House gets OK from planning commission

Published 3:01 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The Oxford Planning Commission unanimously approved the site plan Monday for a proposed mixed-use building on the corner of N. 11th Street and Jefferson Avenue.

Currently, the lot is empty and located between Isom Place and Oxford Floral.

The owner is proposing a three-story building that will have light commercial space on the bottom floor and six residential condominiums on the top two floors.

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There will be seven parking spaces. Parking was not required due to the location of the city’s downtown parking garage located across the street from the proposed building. The owner, Stefano Capomazza, chose to provide one space per unit and one accessible parking spot.

The design was approved by the Historic Preservation Commission in September.

A homeowner living in the residential neighborhood behind Jefferson Avenue told the Commission they were concerned about people parking in the nearby church’s parking lot, traffic, and in particular, large delivery trucks coming down 11th Street for the commercial businesses on the bottom floor.

A letter with several signatures from neighbors voicing the same concerns was submitted to the commission.

The commission said they understood some of their concerns but felt they were presented prematurely since it was unknown what type of businesses would be in the building and whether there would be any problems with traffic or trucks at this time.