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Council meeting agendas can change, so the Public needs to monitor all meetings despite the upcoming holidays and Spring break vacations.
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HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL REZONING BY CITY
Last year's council amended the Land Use Plan and allowing the DDA to sell four city-owned Wingo Street houses in The National Registry to developer George Banks and Paladin Properties, setting precedent for high density infill (8-10 units /acre) by building 13 new units plus rehabbing 2 cottages for total of 15 cottages on 1.588 acres.
One DDA member questioned how the sale was handled.
THE HISTORY OF NORCROSS
Paladin Properties (company of proposed Norcross Wingo Street redevelopment) was turned down with a similar project proposal in the historic Chamblee neighborhood of Keswick Park. Concerned citizens inspired by our SHN website organized opposition, the Chamblee city council upheld its zoning, and Mr. Banks withdrew his proposal.
Mr. Banks also ran into difficulties with the Norcross Variance Board and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency at his proposed 14 units site on Holcomb Bridge Road in Norcross.
ELECTRONIC RESOURCES FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
PRINT RESOURCES FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Christman, Ray. "Changing the Image of Historic Preservation." Editorial, The Rambler, vol. 31 Number 2, March/April 2004, newsletter of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
Livable Cities Initiative (LCI Study), 2001.
Norcross Downtown Study (EDAW), June 1987.
Rykema, Donovan K. "Economics and Historic Preservation."
PRESERVATION ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY
Important recent study shows community value enhancement through preservation. "Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Florida"
Among the principal investigators on the report were Tim McLendon at the Center of Governmental Responsibility at UFlorida and David Listokin at Rutgers. Jim Nicholas who teaches land development and economics courses at UFL also contributed to the study.
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