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Proposed Parkwood Local Historic District

The Decatur City Commission and Historic Preservation Commission are considering the creation of the Parkwoods Local Historic District as part of their recent annexation into the City of Decatur. In accordance with Ch. 58 Decatur Historic Preservation Ordinance, public hearings will be held on June 30, 2014 and July 7, 2014. The Historic Preservation Commission will recommend a designation ordinance and local district boundaries for consideration by the City Commission. The City Commission may adopt, amend or deny the ordinance. If the City Commission adopts the designation ordinance, the local district will become effective on July 8, 2014. Please click on the following links for more information about the designation process.

All questions or concerns should be directed to Regina Brewer, Preservation Planner at or 678-553-6575.

Historic Preservation Commission
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month in the
City Commission Meeting Room
6:30 p.m.
Decatur City Hall
509 North McDonough Street

Click here for the 2014 Board and Commission Meeting Schedule Schedule and Application Deadlines

About the Historic Preservation Commission
The Commission was established by local ordinance to ensure that renovations and new construction in Decatur's four Local Historic Districts are consistent with the character of the neighborhood. The four districts are the McDonough-Adams-King's Highway District, Ponce de Leon Court, Old Decatur, and the Clairemont Historic District. 

The Commission must approve exterior projects to homes located within these districts by issuing a Certificate of Appropriateness before a building permit can be issued.

Current commission members are Alan Clark (Chair), Trent Myers (Vice Chair), Lisa Turner, Sara Beth Gehl, Mark Ethun, Geoff Koski, and Nick Misner. 

2013 - 2016 Historic Preservation Commission bios [DOC]

There are no meetings in July or December.

HPC Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Forms/Guidelines/Ordinances for Local Historic Districts

Ordinances and Design Guidelines

More information and resources on historic preservation in Decatur can be found on the Historic Decatur pages of our website.  Go to our Historic Decatur web pages.

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Last updated: 3/9/2015 1:00:41 PM