Meridian Moratorium Latest

The Meridian City Council will hold a meeting Monday to address the ongoing historic district controversy. That meeting will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of Union Station.

Mayor Cheri Barry Thursday vetoed a moratorium that had been approved by a three-to-two vote by the city council earlier this week.

The moratorium prohibited the issuance of commercial building permits within the Poplar Springs Historic District. In all, 100 blocks were affected.

The moratorium was prompted by an effort to open a Dollar General store on 24th Avenue at Poplar Springs Drive.


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  • by susan on Jun 8, 2012 at 11:02 AM
    Why can't we have both, tourist attractions and sales tax revenue. The Dollar General would have been built in the Midtown Historical Distrist at 24 avenue and 18 street,if James Harwell had not put together a petition under Counsilman's Smith's request
  • by Tom Location: Meridian on Jun 8, 2012 at 06:34 AM
    On the one side you have people trying to create an tourist type area and on the other side you have people trying to create jobs and tax revenue. It seems like it would be easier to build the dollar general somewhere else or maybe they could build it underground where it would not be visible.
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