The Oxford City Council passed some new ordinances on Monday evening that would leave a greater percentage of land in a neighborhood as open green space.
Oxford is a charming little town with a wonderful, small-town aesthetic. We think this a great move by the council, helping the city keep its charm while preparing for future growth.
With their recent plans for re-zoning the downtown corridor, adding a public park (which has been shelved for the time being after residents voiced concerns) and this new neighborhood development ordinance, the city is showing clear forethought and wisdom as they move into the future.
We encourage the other cities in Newton County to look to Oxford as they make their own plans for the future. It’s important to plan for tomorrow, but it’s also important to remember what made us great in the first place.