Downtown hotel plan approved

By Daily Journal

OXFORD – The Oxford Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend approving the site plan for a replacement to the Downtown Oxford Inn and a height variance that would be required to make it work.
The plan will reduce the hotel’s footprint, better fit its site between the Central Business District and historic residential neighborhoods, cut down on noise and increase greenspace.
Commissioner John Robin Bradley abstained from the 4-0 vote, noting that he liked the plan but found no “hardship” qualification for granting a height variance.
If the Board of Aldermen give final approval, the 1962 hotel will be demolished in December, and its replacement will open in Spring 2014.