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 4, 2007

Who can nominate an area to become a local historic district?

Who can nominate an area to become a local historic district? Any member of the Historic Preservation Commission or resident of Decatur can nominate an area to become a local historic district. The nomination report includes a physical description of the area, a statement of historical, cultural, and/or architectural significance, a map showing the district boundaries, a statement justifying the boundaries, and a photographs. (See Ch. 58 of the City Code for more information).


Anonymous said...

What was the original reasoning/ justification for this group to start this process?