Historic Districts Controversy Continues

The Meridian City Council will be holding a special meeting on Monday evening to discuss the controversy surrounding the city's historic districts.

The meeting comes after Mayor Cheri Barry vetoed a moratorium approved by the council to block the distribution of building permits within a 100 block radius of the city's historic districts. Officials tell us building permits will continue to be handed out.

"So we have been able to give out permits if we needed to, up to the time she vetoed it," according to Community Development Director Connie Royal. "And with her veto, we can continue until another order is done. "

Monday's meeting on the historic districts is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Union Station on Front Street in Meridian.


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  • by charity starts at home on Jun 13, 2012 at 09:02 PM
    would someone please tell our mayor that charity starts at home. how can you be against the civil rights movement in meridian and get and award for your non-civil rights work right here in meridian.look at your admin. and how many that have lost their jobs and was fired to support your so called legacy.start at home mrs mayor and help fix the racial problems in meridian.
  • by ROBBIE Location: MERIDIAN-CENTRAL on Jun 12, 2012 at 09:04 AM
    Let it Go!I think I had rather look out my back door and see a Dollar General,then an old abandend Car wash!It has been Zoned Commercial end of story!!I never see any children riding bikes around there anyway,its too dangerous.(traffic)I think it will be a welcome sight..A few More Jobs.Also if your kids need poster board at 8 o clock at nite,you can walk over there.You won't have to load up and go to Walmart..Bravo Cheri Barry!
  • by Surrounding Area on Jun 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM
    The area surrounding the few houses on PSD is already getting slummy. There are many of the upper homes in bad need of repair. The Nixie/Dixie or whatever it is now looks like something in a bad part of Jackson. They will be next to each other. Is all this arguing really necessary? If they live on PSD and their houses are in need of repair, the city should force them to fix their own front porches before getting on somebody else's porch.
  • by Anna Location: Bailey on Jun 11, 2012 at 05:52 AM
    If there was no existing commercial development surrounding this property, there would be room for consideration of present and future zoning.
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      by JESSE BARNETT on Jun 11, 2012 at 07:42 PM in reply to Anna
      99% OF PEOPLE IN MERIDIAN DO NOT CARE ABOUT HISTORIC DISTRICTS IN MERDIAN OR THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS. NO ONE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT WHEN THE CAR WASH WAS THERE!!!!! LET DOLLAR GENERAL PUT IN THE STORE.. MORE SALES TAX DOLLARS FOR MERIDIAN. L.O.L. WE REALLY NEED MORE MONEY TO FIX THESE BAD STREET'S!!!!! THE CITY COUNCIL COULD MAKE SOME TRIPS TO FIND MORE INDUSTRIES FOR OUR AREA!!!!!. THANK YOU MAYOR CHERI BARRY. I AM PROUD OF YOU.!!!
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        by trips? on Jun 13, 2012 at 09:08 PM in reply to JESSE BARNETT
        Do you mean like the county who have gone 10g's or more over their travel budget to bring jobs and we still have a 10m empty indust park. The rich get richer and poor, well staying poor. Watch the money trail in the city and county. Who is getting their pockets lined. Im all for jobs and tax rev.
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