OXFORD — Residents will vote on proposed changes to the zoning ordinance during a special town meeting Sept. 19.

In August, the ordinance review committee recommended amending provisions for off-street parking and the mill redevelopment district. 

An amendment to the parking lot section will allow businesses that have dual uses, such as the hotel and restaurant proposed on Route 26, to combine some of their parking spaces, essentially allowing a smaller parking lot. 

The ordinance currently requires a certain amount of allotted parking spaces for different businesses, even if they are in the same building. 

Changes to the mill redevelopment zone would reduce the minimum width of a legal right of way from 60 feet to 24 feet.

Town Manager Michael Chammings has said the change would allow developers currently rehabilitating the Robinson Mill complex to have a road wide enough for emergency vehicles without having to build a larger road through the collection of former mill buildings off King Street. 

A third change allows the Planning Board to review and approve development that does not meet frontage, setback or area requirements if it promotes harmonious and superior development. 

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Oxford Town Office.

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