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.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Please include your name and address for the public record

Please include your name and address when asking questions or making comment regarding the proposed local historic district. This is important so we can keep an accurate public record. If you do not want your name and address published on the blog you can send your question or comment to preserveoakhurst@gmail.com. While your question or comment will be part of public record using the e-mail will keep some discretion. Thanks.