By Alyssa Schnugg
Oxford Commons Developer David Blackburn is donating the land to the city of Oxford where the future Fire Station No. 2 will be built.
Last week, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the donation of the 1.7-acre lot in Oxford Commons on F.D. Buddy East Boulevard.
According to a land survey commissioned by Blackburn, the land is worth about $190,000. The aldermen approved putting the survey in the record, however, the approval does not mean they agree or disagree with the value of the land according to the survey.
The Aldermen also approved the site plan and the final and preliminary plat for the fire station. The plans are for a one-story structure with 4,194 square feet that will be 30 feet, 6 inches in height.
This site will have direct access to F.D. Buddy East Parkway approximately, 1,900 feet north of the new roundabout at F.D. Buddy East and University Avenue.
There will be two access points – one used as an entrance for pulling into and around into the station garage and the other as an exit for the trucks to pull out of the garage.
The city is currently advertising for bids on the project. Construction is expected to begin around January.