OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The city of Oxford is proposing knocking down a building to put a park next to city hall.
Designs for the project are still being finalized. The park will contain nearly 7,500 square feet of green space and a path from the downtown square to the parking lot located behind city hall, The Oxford Eagle reports. Seating areas will be included along with water features, a small stage and lighting.
The Oxford Courthouse Square Preservation Commission recently approved a permit to demolish the RSVP building to make way for the park. Built in the mid-1970s, the structure has permanent roof damage.
A magnolia tree will also have to be removed to construct the new park. Mark Levy, who is the city’s special projects director, said the tree has to come down so the park can meet Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.
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