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

Where is the proposed district in the time line of the local historic district flow chart?

The Historic Preservation Commission has accepted the nomination. The design guidelines are now being developed through a series of public meetings. Once that is completed a public meeting will be held with the Historic Preservation Commission for approval to submit the district to the City Commissioners. If it is approved the district will go before the City Commissioners in a public meeting.


Facilitator said...

It came to our attention that there may be some confusion about where we are in the process on the local historic district. The Historic Presevation Commission has accepted the application and is currently modifying the nomination. When the HPC has the public hearings they will be submitting an application to the City Commission. The application contains the nomination work, plus the list of historic properties, plus the ordinance.

Linda said...

Could you please post on this site the meetings wherein the design guidelines will be discussed. That would be incredibly helpful to those of us who are apparently coming late to this party.