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Construction of New North Lamar Pocket Park to Start Soon

By Alyssa Schnugg
News Editor

Since the old fire station on North Lamar was demolished two years ago, the grassy lot has remained just that – an empty lot.

However, that is about to change.

On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved advertising for construction bids to turn the empty lot into a welcoming entry way into Oxford’s historic North Lamar Boulevard and downtown Square.

The lot is located at the intersection of North Lamar Boulevard and Price Street.

Plans for the pocket park include walking paths, a brick seat wall and a fountain.

The fire station was closed in 2014 after a new central fire station was constructed on McElroy Drive and demolished in February 2017.

City leaders mulled over what to do with the lot since the demolishing and eventually decided to make it a picturesque getaway to the Square for pedestrians and bicyclists.


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