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, September 11, 2007

Apparently we start from the beginning...

The HPC conducted a work session tonight, 9/11/2007. During the session there was a discussion of the boundaries for the local historic district. The Historic Preservation Commission stated that the area outlined in the historic survey conducted by Darlene Roth in 1987 would be considered the new boundaries. The addresses will be posted as soon as they have been compiled.

The nominating committee was taken by surprise that there would be an expansion of the boundaries for consideration. We will re-work the blog to reflect the changes as soon as possible.


Anonymous said...

Do the nominators support the expansion of the boundaries? If so, why?

What role did the nominators play in getting the boundaries expanded to most of South Decatur?

Facilitator said...

The nominators submitted the nomination listed on this blog. You can see the streets that were included in their nomination.

The nominators have a great deal of confidence in the HPC. They have much more experience in historic preservation, the local historic district ordinances, and state law than the nominators. We are supportive of the importance of historic preservation and the benefits local districts offer a community. As residents and citizens of the City of Decatur and proposed district we will offer our input and opinion as allowed under the legal process.

EAR said...

The entire neighborhood contains too many non-contributing structures. How can a LHD be established with so many holes in the historic fabric. I think this proposal held more weight when it was confined to an area where the historically significant homes are in a higher concentration than non-significant. I believe the HPC made a major mistake on this one.

Anonymous said...

I think the entire City of Decatur should become a Local Historical District - it is about protecting and preserving what we have, and we have some great homes in our 4 x 4 sq/miles.

History Buff said...

Thank goodness -- I was afraid my poor little neighborhood would be excluded. Go HPC -- you just picked up a fervent supporter!

Hoop skirt? What does that mean?