By Alyssa Schnugg
Instead of watching the grass grow next time you have some free time, you can now watch the downtown Oxford parking garage go up.
A live webcam has been placed at the parking garage lot and is streaming 24/7 on the city’s website.
The garage will be located on the Oxford Square North parking lot that is directly northwest of the Square between Jefferson and Monroe avenues. The total square footage of the garage will be 141,800 square feet and will have four levels that will house 399 parking spaces.
The garage will have elevators and stairs for those patrons wishing to use the upper levels and there will also be visitor restrooms that are accessible from the outside of the building. The lot surrounding the garage will consist of 86 regular spaces, four handicap spaces and two large charter bus spaces.
Construction is expected to take about 12 months.
City and parking officials have worked with nearby landowners to provide additional free parking during the construction period.
For more information on the parking garage, a complete phasing plan and updates on construction, visit www.oxfordms.net/downtown-parking-garage.