Home » NEWS » New land-use code could spur development

New land-use code could spur development

TUPELO — A new development code in Tupelo will allow more mixing of land uses.

The code is expected to go to a vote in January, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.

If the City Council adopts the code, a transition period will follow. During that time, developers will be able to choose which code they will follow.

At a hearing last week, some business owners voiced concerns about sign regulations under the new code.

Nat Leathers of Dodge’s Stores said the proposed percentages for signs on business windows, 10 percent, and walls, 30 percent, hurt his window-heavy store.

Officials say they will consider a total percentage of signs for businesses, instead of specific ratios for walls, windows and ground.

The new code would also allow broader use of temporary banners.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*