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, September 12, 2007

Name of Proposed Local Historic District

We understand there is a rumor that the new boundary nomination discussed in last night's HPC meeting was to name the historic district South Decatur instead of Oakhurst. First, they repeatedly referred to it as Oakhurst. Second, the reference in the 1987 survey specifically calls the area and recommended historic district Oakhurst. We believe the confusion comes from the fact that the survey is called the South Decatur Survey. The survey includes Winona Park, MAK, and other areas.

3 comments:

EAR said...

No matter how you feel about a LHD, it would be a major mistake to "re-brand" Oakhurst. We've hosted the BBQ Blues festival 2x and this has been a downtown event before. We have many other festivals and events that have put us on the map. Changing our name would be confusing.

Anonymous said...

Oakhurst Historic District....it has got a nice ring to it!

Anonymous said...

I know or come visit Historic Oakhurst.