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.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Meeting 4/25/2007 6:30p-8:00p at the Solarium

There is a meeting on 4/25/2007 from 6:30p-8:00p at the Solarium. All residents of Oakhurst are welcome. The topic of the meeting is the proposed residential guidelines. There is a copy of the guidelines on this blog, but it is difficult to read. If you would like a Word document with the guidelines or a hard copy of the guidelines contact preserveoakhurst@gmail.com.

We are trying to schedule a general information meeting regarding the local historic district in May. Check back later for the exact date.