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, June 5, 2007

My partner and I put exterior storm windows over the original

My partner and I put exterior storm windows over the originalwindows in our 1925 home. They were the least expensive option and theywork great, reducing our heating and cooling costs tremendously. They look awful. Please comment on how the LHD would have responded to theirinstallation on both 1) a contributing structure and 2) anon-contributing structure.

For a contributing structure, as long as the original windows were not harmed or the opening size changed storm windows are fine. Same for a non-contributing structure.

This is an example of a manufacturer who makes storm windows for historic homes.


Anonymous said...

Is the lovely home located at 228 Third Ave. considered contributing or noncontributing under the Old Decatur LHD Guidelines?