Zoning opens possibility for Highway 7 shopping

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OXFORD – Residents and commuters who use Oxford’s southern gateway could find themselves with new shopping options if a Planning Commission recommendation holds up.

Commission members voted Monday to recommend rezoning to Shopping Center a parcel of about 25 acres on the west side of Highway 7 South. The same group last month had recommended a request to rezone it to General Business, with several restrictions.

In response to the concerns of residents in adjoining subdivisions that a hotel would be part of the development, the Board of Aldermen remanded the case with a request for tighter restrictions. The Shopping Center zoning, if the Board of Aldermen accepts it, will allow for a mix of retail, restaurants and a convenience store.