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The rendering of the design shows the future Oxford Commons-Entertainment Block. The site plan was approved on Monday. Image via Oxford Planning Department

The Oxford Planning Commission on Monday approved Phase 2 of the Oxford Commons-Entertainment Block, which will include two restaurants with outdoor dining and an outdoor stage.

The development is northeast of the intersection of Sisk Avenue and Commonwealth Boulevard. Last year, the commission approved Phase 1 of the mixed-use retail and entertainment area which began with a two-story building with retail and office space.

The Blackburn group is the developer.

The commission also approved a waiver to exceed the maximum allowable height of the retaining wall in a front yard. The maximum height is 4 feet and the developer requested a 5 foot 9 inch wall since the stage and the outdoor space are below street level.

The plan provides for 272 parking spaces; however, the sitemap shows 218 spaces. The developer made an agreement with a nearby church to be able to use the church’s parking space when needed.

The commission approved the site plan but included a condition requiring that the agreement with the church be submitted in writing to the planning department and be part of the site plan.

David Blackburn, president of the Blackburn Group, previously told Hottytoddy.com that he expects restaurants with a music scene and outdoor seating to be open in the spring or summer of 2022.