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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Resolution R-07-HPC-01 Defeated

The City Commissioners declined to consider Resolution R-07-HPC-01 on April 16, 2007. We undestand that while there was a legal review and approval of the resolution prior to it being presented by HPC to the City Commissioners, it was later determined that there was no precedent for the HPC resolution. That being the case, the Resolution should not have been considered and the City Commissioners took the correct action.

The HPC made the recommendation for the resolution based on the documented number of demolished properties in the Oakhurst area and due to the concern voiced by the committee making the nomination. We appreciate that the HPC is concerned about the historic resources of our City.


Tulip said...

I just wanted to comment to let you know that while there are some loud voices in the neighborhood there is a wealth of support on my street. It is a shame that the initial legal review did not serve the HPC well and have them endure the embarrassment of submitting the resolution.