the republic logo

Annexed land near future medical center, Oxford officials ready to rezone for hospital


OXFORD, Mississippi — The city of Oxford is preparing to rezone about 160 acres near the site of the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to accommodate the growth that is expected to come with the new $300 million medical center.

A judge recently approved the city's annexation of the property located just south of the new hospital. No structures are on the property.

The Oxford Eagle reports ( ) a public hearing on the zoning the property is at 5 p.m. July 14 at City Hall.

The land where the new hospital is being built has not yet been annexed into the city.

In 2013, a judge allowed Oxford to annex the land for the hospital. The case is on appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The court has not yet ruled.

Information from: Oxford Eagle,

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)




Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.