What Local Historic District DOES NOT do: · Does not regulate paint colors · Does not require repairs or renovations to be made · Does not increase taxes beyond normal increases for the City or County · Does not prevent additions · Does not prevent non-contributing homes from being demolished · Does not require use of historic materials or historic building methods · Does not require that you open you home to the public · Does not restrict routine maintenance of properties
What Local Historic District DOES do: · Recognizes that Oakhurst has a distinctive historic character important to the overall character of the City of Decatur · Encourages creative and compatible development with historic areas · Requires that a Certificate of Appropriateness be obtained for exterior changes to contributing properties, demolition of buildings, and new construction. · Applies only to major renovations to the exterior of your home. Interior renovations are not restricted.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Can I voice my opinion about the inclusion of the Oakhurst Village if I do not live within the proposed district?

All Decatur residents are allowed to comment or ask questions about the proposed district. Your questions can be sent to preserveoakhurst@gmail.com and will be posted on this blog. Your questions/comments can also be directed to Amanda Thomas or your City Commissioner.

The design guidelines for the commercial district have not been published. The guidelines used by Old Decatur Historic District are under consideration. I will be happy to provide anyone with this information upon request.