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  • Text: TO: FROM: Ivan Allen, Jr. ~ your information D Please refer to the attached correspondence and make the n e cessary reply. D Advise me the status of the attached. j' FORM 25-4 / �Recommende d Pric e Reducti ons on 221 lots in Thomasville U. R. Prcj e ct No reci.uctions on singl e l ots Group of 10 lots Reduce $100 per lot Group of 20 lots Reduce $150 per l ot Group of 30 lots Reduce $200 per l ot 50 lots Reduce $250 per lot Group of Gr oup of 100 lots Reduce ~p JOO per l ot All lot s at one time Reduce ~;350 pe:r 1qt · �ROUTE FROM: ~ D SLIP R. EARL LANDERS or your information Please refer to the attached correspondence and make the necessary reply. D Advise me the status of the attached. FORM 25-4- L ./ �William W. Gates 3407 Roswell Rd. N. E. Atlanta1 Georgia 303 05 (40lJ.) 233-6040 Urban limerlea Inc . s saehusat t .s Ave . , Washington, D. C•. 20036 1717 2h, 1967 • ,J. Attent ion: Dear arch • James P. Tt-10 E!Y · • Twomey! A ·c onference was held wit h essi-s. Cecil Alexander. atld \!aleolm Jones in the City Hall today. ·• ilexande~ stated that be diseussed your l et ter to him ~ted ar,eh 10, 1967 wi th -eyor Ivan Allen. The Ira.y'or indie a'ted that be is ·i n agre.ement 'Wit h terms providing that no fees are to be ec>ll~cted: -either by 'TJrban. AJilerica inc . or me for '1113' servic~s in eonneetion wit h projeets· submitted to tb.e Heu~:l:ng Reso~s. e · ttee for guidance or -adV:!..ce. ,OllJ" I !fa,s instructed t o advise you accordingly. The Rousing esources Co ·ttee at. preset confines i:t •s actiVi.ties t o l ov and medium cost housing ti.thin th · t lanta Citq Limits and t heref ore i n ey opinion, i.n which ssrs Al ~der· and Jones concur, proposed projects in the five county metropolitan area outside o.f the Cit y Lurl.ts 1 ould be considered in the s · 1e ·category as. Savannah, ltaeon and other Georgia cities . Very sineerely yours,. .cc :- Mayor Allen Mr • . Alexander k'. Jones . W.W. Gates �,. .., 7 �This i~ n fnsc mc~ s.:i.ge unless its defer red char· acter is indicated by the proper symbol. WE TERN UNIO W . P . MARSHALL CIIAIRMAr"' OF THE BOARD TELEGRAM SYMBOLS ]::Le,, Day Lett er • - Ni~hc Letter R. W . McFA LL (iJ;. lnternn.tional - Letter T elcs;ra PRESIDENT The filing time shown in the date line on domestic telegrams is LOCAL TIME at point of origin. Time of receipt is LOCAL TIM.Ea t point of destination 406A EST FEB -14 6'7 AB070 ·A LLC54 NL PO ATLANTA GA 14 MA YM IVAN ALLEN OARE STATE CAPITOL ATLA DEAR &ENTLEMENs THE An.ANTA BRANCH CF THE NAACP SPONSORED A HSUSING CON='ERENCE FEBRUARY 11TH AN> WITH THE COOPERATION ED MOUSING 4. RE•EMPHASIS ON HUMAN VALUES CF RENEWAL WITH THE REHOOS ING FROORAM 5• NEIGHBMHOOO STABILIZATICN 6. F'AIR HOUSING LEGISLATION ANO OTHERS TH~E RESOLUTIONS ARE READY FOR US TO SUBMIT ANO. WE SUGGEST YOU #'FORD US _THE OPPMTUNITY TC SHARE THESE IMPORTANT ISSUES WITH YOU AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE. WE FE&:L OUR COtf'ERENeE JNO· ITS INITIAL RESULTS WILL BENEFIT YOUR COMMITTEE IN DETERMINING VAYS ANJ MEANS BY WHICH YOU 'LL PURSUE A SOLUTION TO THIS VAST MD SERIOUS PROBLEM COM-"RONTING OOR CITY••• HOUSING •• DECENT SF1toWMt~ FOR EVERY CITIZEN D �1,' ' , 1 .• • \/If >r • , • " .. ,. IT ., 1· .. r ., r )1- . - .. ) .. "' I ";' ,., .., ,· .l., • .. ., 1'-1 • IT , t ,.. • ,A • ' - •!'--:\ •I T .. c- ,, I ., ,... •. .-1 I J. . • ? ·~ . ..,1 ( l •• . !l H ' . • •r . ' H ·1 J ... 3... · ., .." , .· -J I ,- '. ' I) "., �CC",SS OF ERVlCE This is a fast message unl ess its dcfcrrcJ char· a.ctcr is indic:lted by the pro pe r 'Symbol. u WESTE W . P . M ARS H A LL CHAlnM/\N OF THE BOARD TELEGRAM R I SYMBOLS DL = D,y Lccrcr NL= Ni~ht Letter R . W . McFALL P RES IDENT LT=lntcrnarion:il Lener Telegram The filing time shown in the d;ite line o n domestic telegrams is LOCAL TfME at point of origin . Time of receipt is LOCAL TIME,, point of dcstin,rion A LLC54 PAGE THRE E DOCTOR A M DAVIS PRESIDENT OF A1t.ANTA NAACP. SF120l(R2-65) �. c- . iT ." ' l ' -. .. \ f .. ' -' ,.,   G.l"J �Jammed City Hall Seeks More Space STREET MARKS TIME siderable space is given over to lawns and to parking space. Mr. Monroe feels a major secondary building could be erected on the Trinity Avenue side of the existing City Hall but he thinks any such structure would have to incorporate parking floors. IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich., March 30 (UPI) - Iron Mountain and Kingsford on Michigan's Upper Peninsula share a street. Going from one side of that street to the other could take ..,.., an hour Saturday, the day Iron Mountain goes on E astern By n.ALEIGH BRYANS Standard time. Kingsford won' t go on Eastern Standard until Atlanta plans to shoe-horn a little ·extra floor space into 24 hours later, at 2 a.m. Sunday. More Doctor,ates City Hall but it still faces overcrowding, which suggests to at - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - least one official that a major city hall annex will be a must been many remodelings which block ar ea, and that's not good WASHIN~TON, March 30 UP). in five years. carved space from hallways and 1 think we ought to start plan- '.111,e proportion of Lutheran semTo meet space demands al- the school department relin- such to augment the office . . mary and college professors ready confronting it, the city quished most of its space in space available. An example is nmg now for a ma1or new an- with earned doctor's ~grees has is preparing a 6,000-square-foot the hall and occupied the build- a ground floor job that expand- nex. increased from 40 per cent in 1960 to 57._1 per cent at present, addition to City Hall-the first ing next door that did house the ed the city cafeteria. such in the 37-year life of the old city health department. "If we continue to grow at CITY HALL SQUARE occu- an educational survey shows. Spanish-Gothic structure. Last year, three other city the rate we are now, we're go- pies the city block bounded by The addition is to occupy a departments moved out of the ing to h;:ive to make some major Mitchell Street on the north, " well" or " court " between 2_ hall and down the street, to a provision for additional office Washington Street on the east, story wings at the second- and building at 260 Central Ave. that space within the next five Trinity Avenue on the south and One More Customer third-floor levels on the south, is dubbed " City Hall Annex. years," Mr. Monroe says. Central Avenue on the west. A pp ly imm ediately or Trinity Avenue, side of the The departments were sanitary, " We're simply outgrowing this In the square is City Hall itPICKRICK b '!din parks and personnel. building - every building we've self and the building that hous,/ ill City_ Hall t _W ' ! ca tt· ered over a , two- es:..:.; FUNITURE The g.sum of $150,000 has ~en __In __ _ itself,. there . . _ have _~~: _er: th;e~s: c::;h~o~ol,,:_d~~e:!p:ar ~t:::m ~e~n.!!t::., . ~A~c:o~n~-~!!'!!!!!!!!!1!!"!~'!!!1!!!!!!!!111!!!~!!'1_.,,. set aside for the addition and for some alterations that will be made in the aldermanic chamber, which occupies the second floor of th,e existing west wing. Building Supt. Howard Monroe, whose department will supervise the contemplated expansions and renovations, says he expects to select an architect for the job soon. WANTED ATLANTA'S City Hall wa s completed and occupied in 1930 and long ago proved inadequate to house all of the city government's gr owing departments and services. Some years ago, for example, / I �:!J~wv/,; nr I Mot t .:11IJUtn al an d CONSTITUTION SUN·DAY, FEBRUARY S, 1967 / ( ~ an a ...14 -------------------------" '\jj.,~t "JI ':2 ra/4~/4~ ~1~tlo,J9'b{ tl/£L-I,__,-"/---, ,/2~~·;, ~~d, 1)/b; ANOTHER WATTS SO·ME SAY ,_j/a2ZZL'rm143.215.248.55 ~a///$.J ~··n=,,..,~--1. · "' - . ~~ I T';143.215.248.55ts Pledg~ RerrtSt;ij;'l By D. J. R. BRUCKNER LOI Aniietes Times New1 Service ST. LOUIS, Feb. 4-Almost 2,000 tenant families of the largest public housing development here are preparing for a rent strike March 1 against the Public Housing Authority in an effort to force major improvements in living conditions. Tenant spokesmen who set the strike deadline said the alternative to over-all upgrading of the huge development is widespread rioting. Tenants r e£erred to " another Watts" and some teen-agers told a reporter, " It's corning, man , it's coming big !" Involved in the dispute are the Pruitt homes and the Igoe apartments whlch form a single housing complex about two miles from downtown St. Louis. They are operated by the housing authority for low-income tenants. Representing the tenants is the Pruitt - Igoe Neighborhood Corp., a community group organized last summer by the Urban League and the War on Poverty to upgrade the comtnunity. Housing authority officials and members of the city's board of aldermen agree that conditions at the development have deteriorated r apidly in recent years. But the housing authority is requir ed to operate entirely from rent receipts, and the officials say they do not have the money to make ne~ded repairs . tion. Today, it is the worst slum in~! : _ ~ ~- '-mITTgoe1s-43 sfmliar-looking buildings, each with 11 floors, set in a tract of 30 square blocks. The land ar is stre oken bottl p cans_ 1 es o etirl.s. Inside _Jjle builgip~ worse tfia~uiside. Each buil f lffame ~ or which stops only at the fi rst, fourth , seventh and 10th floors. A reporter went into four buildings before he found an elevator that worked. The hallway walls are gray cement stone blocks. They never have been painted. Most of the floors also are gray. The RECENTLY, they promised are commonl filled with es ~s a-nd oro"k:en ~ ass. to begin major repa_ir s in the spring, but tenant spokesmen 1"1'11'l'IWl~tni,)"'li ' FP"ovel'run 1i r ats n u s. said work must begin immediately if the strike is to be The stench in some buildings avoided. is overwhelming; many ventiWhen it was built 13 year s lating fa ns do not work. Broken ago, Pruitt - Igoe was widely windows are common, and praised as one of the best pub- many refrigerators and drain lie housing facilities in the na- pipes do not work. A number of kitchen stoves no longer work ] attention given to work orders because tenants over-used them placed by tenants which the corto heat their cold apartments . poration says have been ignored for months. BANDS OF roving youths All these things, the corporaam the elevators, break laun- tion says, must be done on a y machines and windows and crash program. ock out hallway lights. Eugene Porter, corporation About 10,000 people live it:,i president, claims his corporaPruitt-Igoe, and all but one of tion represents 1,900 of the 2,000 the 2,000 fa milies is Negro, tenant famili es and could enMore than 60 per cent of the fo rce its rent strike easily. The families have no male head of housing authority says a rent household and an equal per- strike would , in fact, cut off centage a re on public relief. even the meager operating The tenant corporation's de- funds it now has for the project. mands include adequate heat and hot water immediately, imes' P,a rties Q~ mediate repair of broken stoves , . refrigerators, windows and ele_yators, and regular police protection to replace the two guards assigned by the housing authority to the entire project. It also wants a janitor assigned to each building, contending that the present assign, ment of one for two buildi ngs is insufficient. It wants immediate �cc: The Honorable Ri chard J. Daley, Mayor City of Chicago Chicago, Illinois cc: The Honorable Jerome P . Cavanaugh, Mayor City of Detroit Detroit, Michigan cc : The Honorable John V. Lindsay,May or City of New York New York, New York c c: The Honorable J ohn B. Collins, Mayor City of Boston Bost on, Massachusetts cc : Mr . John Gunther Exe cutive Director U. S. Confe ren c e of Mayors ~c cc : Mr. Patrick Heal ey Exe cutive Direct or Nat ional Lea gue of Cit i e s The Honorable John J . Sparkman Room 320 3 Ne w Sena t e Off i ce Buildi ng Was hington, D. C. The Honorab l e Wrig ht Pa tman Hou se Off i ce Building Wash ington, D. C. The Honorable Will i am A. Barre t t Room 230 4 Raybur n House Offi ce Building Washington, D. C. �Planning Dep ar t me nt November 21 , 1966 Potentia ls for Low-Income Housing in Atlanta INTRODUCTION The purpose of this report is to exp lore the low-income housing ma rke t in Atlanta a nd to locate sites for 5000 units so they might be constructed in the s hortest possible time. The report is organized under the following headings: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Projects undet1'Jay. Projects in planning. Proposed sites. Low-rent housing proposals. Financing. Sunnnary and recommendations. Appendix. Information on existing projects and projects in planning was obtained from the Atlanta Housing Authority. Tre Housing Code Section of the Building Department, Atlanta Youth Council and the Planning Department collaborated on site l ocation. 1. PROJECTS UNDERWAY Perry Homes A 140 unit public housing addition to Perry Homes is now in the fi aa l stage of working drawings and specifications which should be going out to bid by the end of 1966. The addition contains large 3, 4 and 5 bedroom units situated across Proctor Creek from the existing project and adjacent to the Gun Club par.k site now under development. A bridge across Proctor Creek linking the existing a nd proposed projects has recently been completed by the city. Units are expected to be available by July or August, 1968. No community facilities are being made available within the addit i on but t wo rooms will be added to . the existing Community building across Proctor Creek in the existing Perry Homes project. Schools in the area arl operating at cap~city enrollment now. The proposed elementary school in the Rockdale project is expected to relieve the situation but is not yet funded. Local shopping facilities are also badly lacking in the area. Thomasville Three hundred and fifty units of Publi c Housing , 16 of which wil l be f or t he elder ly, are now in the "schematic design stage". Plans are _scheduled f or comp l et ion in February , 1967. The project will be executed in stages with the fi rs t uni t s comp leted by May or June, 1968. Si t uated in the Thomasville U.R.A . , north of McDono ugh Road and south of t he proposed right-of-way for the Lakewood Ext ension (Expressway), this pr oje c t will become a part of the Thomasville Community . Dobbs Element a ry School whe.re Thomasville children attend is op~rating at capacity e nrollment, which me a ns t hat a new elementary school will have to be bu ilt. The site has bee n s e t a s id e but t he s chool is not f unded . Rawson-Washington McDaniel St r eet Pub l ic Hous i ng , whi ch is now in t he constr uc t ion .,; :.. .:, •.c , will consist of 650 unit s , i nc l uding 154 high- r ise units fo r t he elder ly. �I, ~ I I Page 2 Potentials · for Low-Income Housing in Atlanta 11-21-66 Completion dates are scheduled as follows: 248 units - October 1967 402 units - March 1968 650 units (including elderly) - October 1968 A community building will have day care facilities and auditorium space divisable into smaller rooms. The high-rise for the elderly has space for social activities, arts, crafts and meeting rooms. An elementary school and park will be built adjacent to the -project. An architect has been hired for the school which is expected to be finished in two years. 2. PROJECTS IN PLANNING Rockdale Recent interest in the development of 22l(d)(3) housing in the Rockdale U.R.A. has prompted the city's Planning Department and Housing Authority to produce a new development plan for the Rockdale Project which has been predicated on the principle of cluster development to make best use of the rough topography. The amendment to the project has been completed. It is expected that the land can be offered in December 1966 and close March 1, 1967. The Rockdale Project will add 1500 units to the low income housing market, but due to F.H.A.'s unwillingness to finance more than 150 units at a time it could take at least ten years to complete the project. Existing Rockdale Elementary School expansion for 500 pupils and a proposed elementary school for 1,000, neither of which have been funded, will serve pupils both inside and outside the project. An existing Health Center in the project will continue to serve the area. Pub 1 ic Rousing Housing Assistance Administration (formerly P.H.A.) has approved a reservation for 1200 Public Housing units and 300 units under the new Low-Rent Leasing Program for Atlanta's relocation needs. Units will be divided between the four Urban Renewal projects now in various planning stages - Bedford-Pine, East Atlanta, Vine City and Cooper-Glenn. Each one of the projects is being planned with a full complement of community facilities to serve the housing, educational, recreational, and social needs of the people. Each one of the proposed Urban Renewal areas except East Atlanta is to get a Community School whi·c h will provide city recreational, social and educational services as well as space for E.O.A. neighborhood programs. 22l(d)(3) A number of 22l(d)(3) projects are in the planning stage: (a) The Atlanta Housing Authority is offering thirteen acres at Hu nt e r Street and Northside Drive in the University Center U.R.A. to p rovide 260 units. (b) The Atlanta Housing Authority i s a lso ready to offer a 7. 5 a c r ,.! s .Lte between Capitol Homes a nd I-20 Ea st which would provide 122 111' i. ts . (c) A third stage of Wheat Stree t Gardens in the Butler Street provide an additional 149 units of low rent housing . u.n A. will �Page 3 (d) Potentials for Low-Income Housing in Atlanta 1.1-21-66 A number of other sites are under private negotiation for 22l(d)(3) housing. 3. PROPOSED SITES (See Map - Low Income Housing Sites) Inf 1 The tower ·scheme hos a nu mb er o f o d van to g c s and o ne serious c!isod vc111!age. It is readily app c i-c nl tho t the compc1cl p la n resu lts in a minimu m o f peri meter construction crnd th e short e st p o ssible uti!ity r uns, with a Henclon t eco no mies. Eve n mo re significa nt is th e reduction in the a mou nt of exp ensive p ub lic corridor spo ce; in the _tower sch e me the area o f public co rridor per construction room is about hol f tha t in the inte riorcorrido r sche me, ond p ublic corrido r space is rela tively ex p e nsive a s w ill be shown in Chop te r Four_ In most cases, the tower p lan provide s cross-ven tilation and tw o exposures for each apar tme nt, o very desirable arrangemen t a s far a s livability is concerned. The tower scheme a lso offers a d vo nk1 9 e s in site-pla nni ng. The s9 uare plan is e asy to d ispose, even on an irregu la r site, a nd when used in la rge pro jects, it res ul ts in a g re ate r feelin g of cp cnne·ss o n the site than occu rs wh e n long narrow building s a re used. A seri o us eco no !nic ha nd ica p to the lo we r sch eme is the high cost o f elevators. Providing only fo ur to six a partments p er floo r, a s co mpared to !en to twelve o portm e nts p e r floo r in th e interior-corridor scheme, the cost o f clevotors p e r dwell ing unit is thu s two to two r.in d one-half tim e s higher in the to·se r sche 111 e. For this high e r cost, g reat ly improved livob ility is provid e d. This sclwme is p resented here in the bc!ief tho t the econo mi c s no ted in the parngrap hs above w ill offse t th e hig he r cost of the se rvice core, thu s affording imp ro ve d liv a bility a t no in crease in cost. .. �. · ·--·· .- -- - . - --- -·-· ... ··-. ··-= . -- ..... - .~- ...• ....... ii -I .Pc r-sr, cctivc of Towe r ~uildings . �:· -... . ... -, -:. ;· - -·-;;--- -- - --- , · rc:ll"y aspect of 11 ninlerrupted asph:ilt surfa ces Ill walks and re.c reat ion areas. e. Erosion . f. Dama ge to pl an t ma ter ial. ,( �Suggestions a. Walks planned \l'here people need and \\·::int to go; e.g., direct access from buildings to public sln ·ets, tr:rnsporla li on stops, school~, shops, as \l'cll ::is conn:11ie11L patlnrnys to playgrounds and to all entrances wi thin the site. Lawns rai~ctl 18 inches or so aLo YC rnrroumling g r::iclc, sometimes higher to form a ,rinclbrcak for benches set ::igainst the r etaining wal l. b. Entr::inces planned to ::tYoid cross-tr::inic concentration. · Walks from entrances designed as a "horn of plenty" to accomrnod::ite the outrush of .children. c. Walks curYed a t intcrsectio.ns. Radii designed for snow-removal machinery in cold climates. NOTE: A heating tunnel under main. walk1rnys is said to pay for itself in. ease of repairing lines and in l01veri11 g snow removal cost.s. cl. Concrete w::ilks as well as asphalt, each defi ning certain uses. Colored concrete patterns in nrnlls and play spaces to provide play material and interest. Walks edged with cobbles or bricks set in cement. Curbs designed to avoid trimming grass by hand. e. Tllrf or gr oun d coyer on steep slopes. Drain basins ·with top masonry courses that can be raised or lowered easily if unexpected settlement or heaving occurs. Raised lawn areas. f. . fassed shrub beds have built-in protection. Thorny bushes are more effective th an "Keep OfI" signs. The budget for trees is better spent on reasonably well-g rown ones than on a larger number of small trees. Ex isti ng trees stand up best of all when site design can incorporate them. Vines on building walls add to the supply of greener y at little expense and keep children fr om marking walls. Flower beds to be used in competitions between old and young tenants or residents of different buildings stimulate r espect for a ll plant material. Garden plots for vegetables are successful in some areas. St.inchions . . . l nvin Glavan, Architect 'i!.I~--. ,, _-. :, .. '<, .. . ·1 _::_ _ .l ' ·:- . ,-·! ·---~ . .... '_ / '. '!. I •• ....rr.:::-·-· -. . 'r . ! ' ' ~: , ·,·. ·;:"··.,. . " '.• .: ~:. --~·\.; .../~· ·:,· . PARKING Open µarki ng lots demand close a ttention during site design if they arc not to clraw too much a ttention in the fini shed development. They should be near public streets to avoid expensive heavy-duty access roads. They should be away from buildings to keep noise and fumes from dwellings. Decision between scattered lots and fewer larger ones r Low P.o.rking Lc,·el . . . Th oma.s f. M c Donough, Architect Existing Tree .. ·::.-4.··,, ... . ...--:· .. �- _ .._... _,.,_ ~ - - ~ - - -~ !:?.'::-,:~~:;::.;!'2!:'".r'!;;;.~ ;;;;;;i:Z!J!)Jle'r.;IZ?FJ= - -- ..... --·-- =:-=ICiEa:o,i;,::=-=====--143.215.248.55 16:32, 29 December 2017 (EST)--=c-- - - - - -- ·- -·· - - ------ ·--·- -·.-· --· ··- depends partly on site characteristics; but small lots are usually considered preferable in that Lhcy arc less conspicuous and can be closer to the owner's ho11<11c. P a rking lots that penetrate deeply into the site interrupt nalural ,circulation and cut off buildings from each other. A sea of p arking Jots along the site's perimeter, on th e other hand, makes an island of the building group. Diffi culties Enco ntered - a. b. c. d. Parking lots overcrowding open space. Danger to playing children. Annoyance from noise and fumes. Space appropriated by nontenants. Sugg e stions a. Study of amount of open space fo r tenant needs unencumbered by cars before parking lots are laid out. . Waivers from citywide r egulations for the ratio of cars to families, if less need is demonstrable. Parking under buildings, or in troughs covered by walks and play spaces, :lo economize on land use and to separate cars from people, both for safety and a ppearancc. Carports with playgrounds on the roofs, for the same r easons. NOTE: Bnilding entrances near public streets diminish the need for visitors' parking space. b . Fencing to k-cep children from pelting through the parking lot. c. Thick shrub planting and bushy trees surrounding parking lots to hide ,cars from view and t o counteract fu mes. H ardy vines o n fences in northern climates to prolong protection. Parking lots s lightly lower tha n surrounding grade level, whether by taking advantage of natural terrain or by short ramps, to diminish noj se. d. Signs warning outsiders that Lheir cars will be towed away. T ags issued to residents. List of tenants' license plates fo r staff use, or that of a tenant committee. Numbered, assigned places plus violation stickers. Kcy-opcrat cha in or gale. Elcclrically opera ted gale. - ·- - - ---c~· These play spaces should he near entrances, but not so near as to interfere with normal traffic. They afford also gay accents througi1 br ig htly colored benches and play equipmen t. Architects should insist on proYiding the color scheme for playground equipment so that it will complement and enhance overall design. A large playground for older children and their parer.ts is planned if a city park or playground is not nearby. Sometimes it is designed according to park department standards, built by the a utho rity, and run by the park department. If not, an open area largP. enough for softball games and equipped with basketball standa rds, parallel ba rs, shuffie board markings, etc., will be needed. A running track of four laps to the mile could border the space for many such acth·ities and will itself be a popular attraction. The large playground can be a useful counter to mischief resulting fr om teenage energy. Chief Justice Clark has r emarked that, "Most boys would 1:ather steal secon d base than steal a bicycle." Paths for bicycle ridi ng and roller skating are needed away from pedestrian ways, to avoid noise and accidents. It has been observed th at a sign, "No Bicycle Riding," is appar ently illegible to a boy who has no other track than the pedestrian way in which to show off his speed and daring. Existing rock outcrops that lend themselves to play add an economical b onus. Spray pools are welcomed in warm weather. Integral or a pplied color, e.g., swimming pool blue, in the concrete dish adds cheerfulness. The pool can be used as a skating rink in winter. Childre n's Piny Arca ••• Kc.hn an d Jacobs , Architects -, -. _.. -. [d' :::J . 1....., , f.., I - ~ --. i' .:-J t . ·. " · • . ... r .,; ! . ~ ~ ... .., - - -~ ~ . I ' '. ,. ~" . I 1· l r, • t .~ I ,: l RECREATION AREAS r Small playspots for liLLlc children and for mothers sunni ng the babycarriage trade arc conlrihutions to city living always o/Tcrccl in pu blic hou sing development s. One may sa y that in this coun tr y, at lens!, · private developers now ,copy public l1ousing d c~ig n in this r espect. _ __ , �I ~--- Difficulties Encountered a. Piny spaces unused by sma ll children and theiir mothers. b. Lawn areas used for play and digging. c. Play equ ipment markee cleaned easil y and that adds gaiety to the scene. b. Benches of p ip e rail with ,voo d slats, or of concrete with heavy plastic slats.. Slats so fa stened that they can b e replaced, if broken, without injury to the frame. e. Separate p!ay spaces designed fo r " 6 to 12s," with equi pment such as exercise units, checker tables, removable shower, chalk games. NOTE: Pavem ent marlcing for Hop S cotch and Tic-Tac-Toe, however, if p rovided also in the small pla yspots, will ke ep the older child .sent out to watch his you ng brother or sister fr om becoming bored and drifting away. -H- f. The large playground as cl ose as possible to the bui ldings, considering the noise invoh·ed, and in a ny case with easy access to it from all parts of the site. High fencin g to keep b alls insid e. Benches for occasion al spectators, dou bli ng as a place to leave coats. Hose bib for "water b oy" if a drink ing foun tain is not feasible. It is also needed for cleaning, an d can be used to tran sform a curbed runnin g track into a winter skating ri nk . Night lighting for info rmal dances or for dra ma tics. Comfort station with stora ge space, open u nder supervision at definite h ours. NOTE: S wings, slides, and other fast-movin g equipment are usually considered dangeroiis in playgrounds lacking supervision. NEIG HBO RHOO D COM MONS "Neigh borh oo d Commons," a progr am invented an d ·put into practice by P rof. Karl Linn, Landscape Arch itect, completed its fir st dem onBuildin g n Nc if:hborh ood Common, . . . Kar l [,inn . Landsccpe Archirccl Park Dcparl r:1 c nl Playc roa::, d . . . Emery R oth & S01u , A rcltit ec lJ }· ....... -- 1.:. ._ f . ( r ---~ . . ...... Ii' .--, I '1 ., fi ' l'l ..u ~ .• .: .:..: _. • '~~,,' -: -, ,- ~: ~? , \. LI! l '. r . _. / ,. ....... L ~~-·/··:>· \ ~- . ' "' ~:~:: .\::.=·~ . ~.('.,1 ..... j '- . ' ' J - V, ' •• '.L , ....... . . ~ .,., .._.¥_~--··- : -...:.:_ it:· ~ ..__ t - --.' ~- ~ :, 11 �strat ion at l\Ielon P a rk, Philadelphia, in 1%2. The movement has spread to a number of other c ities. . In essence it consbts of trans forming a city-o wned, vacant, rubbi shy lot into a park-playgro und th roug h the labo r of Yo lunt cc r worke rs and you th "ro ups under Yoluntcer profc~;;ional and tcd1nical g uid :111ce. D ona ti~ns of new an d secondh and makria l from co11 tractor::-:, g ifts o f trees fr om the city's par · departmen t :1ml fn1m pri \'atc nurse ri es, etc., are incor porated to m ake "a place of mee tin g wh ere youn g am! o ld may g ather toge ther to e ngage in d1~- ::-JH)n t,1nco 11 s cckbrali o n of public life." 1 Builders and users are the sa me people : adolescen ts o fTcr their young m uscles in con struction jobs; their elde rs pro\·idc ski lled kno wledge; little children dig away with bi g shovels or cover retaining walls with mosaic patterns; and moth ers bring refreshments, an important ingred ient of volunteer work. The resulting oas es g ive local pride and sa ti sfaction because of the n eig hborhood's invclve:;ient fr0m the outse t. This involvement, like th a t of tenant-mainta i:: 8d flo werb eds m e ntioned above, could increase pleasure in and r espect for outdoor living sp ace in housing d evelopments. NOTE: The Nation al Capital Housing Autlw rity, cooperating with the 1 Ex erp t from the Neighbo rhood Commo ns Charter. Dcpnrtmcnt of llealth, Edu cation, an d W el/arc, Jws slartcd such a self-help ten ant grounds impro vem ent program in a Washin gton develop111 cnt, com plete 1l'ith indoo r m eeting room, u;orrlr.shop, and storage space. Auth oritiP.s and architects wanting lo kn o w m ore about the techniqu es and results sh ou ld conscdt Karl Li1111, N ciglcb orlcood Comm ons, 8-10 N ccu /Jr11nps hire A venne, JVaslcington, !J .C. LI GHTIN G N ig l1t illu minntion o f t!ic ll" h olc ~itc pays in r cd uc · i on o f cily o r staff patrol th roug h the g ro unds. Th ere arc tenants u nfamili a r wi th urban living in hig h building developments, there arc o ft en undesirable, so metim es j eal ous people li ving near ·the s ite, the.re may be teenage gangs or wandering crim inals who find opportun i ty for di sturbance and violence in dimly lit opr,n spaces away fro m public streets. Lights on building corners a re less ex pensive than s l anda rcls. Usually, h owever, some s ta nd a rds w ill be needed for ,rnlks,, m a lls, and parking lots. T enants can m eet each other a ft er a workin g , _ _:~·> .?~"- )r.~~=.; '·.• -~~;/c..;~~.:'-'·. . , . ,: . . . : . -'. . J. . . "1 D 7 63----860 0-<15--2 NOTE : Em erge ncy call boxes may be insta.lDed on lightin g standards f or convenience of communication 1t'ii th the office. Nigh t U ghts . .. H olabird & Roo c & Burga , Archiucu �?(' If . ~ / / ·I I ~£: M 4 .. .f / 4 1 / ' ·, ~;;. , ~ 1i:1 / ~ ~ f ~~ ,,;l 1 l;1 . l i-1: ' ,., 1 . i:_, •1 ,... A • ,i t,... ~1 j i~ j •< ,I < i:. l 1l ' ~~ ·-· .~ -~ ~ n !- INTRODUCTION A lively, welcoming entrance encourages good manners from tenants as much as it delights a visitor. The simplest design for easy, safe access, fortun a tely, provides esthetic possibilities that architects will take advantage of. E asy approach to a well-defined and well-lighted door way prevents accidents; a canopy protects from weather and fr om fa lling objects ; smooth panels framing the entrance can be cleaned easily, house numbers must be legible from the strert, and so m ust directional signs for buildings that do not face the street. NOTE : Architects should be consulted on the design of all major signs used in the development, including any found necessary after the buildings a.re occup ied, for example, a community building title or a parking lot warning, to preserve unity of color and lettering. Thus rational design provides the ingredients for an impressive and pleasant gateway: a wide, canopi ed entrance that oilers a horizon tal contrast to the vertical structure ; color and texture different from the overall facing material; and attractive accents in house labels and light fix tures. Architects often ad opt some variation in entrance treatment for a group of buildings to add sparkle to the picture. Nonetheless, an entrance is only a passageway. Benches or p arapets at the entrance platform will turn it into a bottlen eck. If steps are necessar y, a baby carriage ramp will speed traffic and save wear and tear on vehicle and the mother's feelings. Sitting areas a bit removed will draw away people who come out to take the air, or tired shoppers who want to relax for a few moments outdoors before attacking their housekeeping. Diffi culties Encounte red 11 a . Entrn11ce planting damaged. b. \Valls near entrance marked up. e. Sash i11 door and sidelights broken. d. Doors marred. .l i Su gestion s I . F.ntrancc Cnnopy . . . EtgtrJ & lliggills, A ,cliitccts , . , a. Raised plan ti ng beds along the walls, ~ta rting at the point where glazed ·tile or other eas ily clr arn:·d fini,-h st ops. Plants will prevent children fro m marking on thr walls brhind. b. Gbzccl tilr, ccr:1111ic tilr, marble, or other imprn·ious material fra111i11g the rntrnnce. c. Acrylic pl ast ic or trmpered glas;; p:rnes in door panels and sidelights, sized for easy replacement. Lower p:mcls of stainless steel or enamclrd metal. y" �NOTE: Acrylic plastic is scratchable, but scratches can be ru bbed out in sh eets of good q uality. On e airlin e, at least, uses acrylic plastic sheds zcith a fr ee-form prescratclz ed deco ration on -th em, th us anticipat in g 1l;o11 ld -b e decorators . r ' Il d. Doors ,ric1c enough to take bulky furnitur e. P atterned stainlc.;:~ -stccl or heavy-gage aluminum protec ti on plates hi gh enough to protect again st baby ca rriages, ll!arkc t carts, kicks, and sc ratches : Pu sh-and -pull ha ndles. Sealants between fram e and sash covered ll" ith metal stripping so that chi ldren cannot pull out the calking. I I rr \·.I I: I I . I •• I; THE LOBBY The lobby is ~ con co urse, a waiting place, a nd several tim es a day it will°harbo r a traffi c jam. I mpatient children, tired parents, carc~free messenger boys all belo ng here. All ,r ill leave their mark, \\"hcther made by mu·- - 1 ·- -· :: -- ..... -.. ~ 4- c~)t\~~i-;143.215.248.55 16:32, 29 December 2017 (EST)'~): , ~I I. ~ -~~ . -~. ~ .= ·'---.. .- ' . - .,_ ... ,,f \ \, ' \. l r-:....-~ ~ . ·• ,J;'. -: ..l . I ' �l INTRODU CTION The elevator i:s apparently the most fascinating bit of play equipment that an indulgent authority ca n provid e fo r its children. Self-service elevators, moreover, can be a source of trouble and danger on occasion. No doubt the eleva tor is the chief reason for authoriti es' relucta nce to proceed from ro,~house a nd walkup structures to tall apartm ent types. Some managers report that children's curiosity in the workings of an elevator wanes after several mon th s. One cannot count on this relief in a high building bulging with children. Peakloads at school lunchtime or at the en d of a school day, will fill the lobby with hungry, excitable children . Staff or tenant committee control is commonly adopted to prevent overcrowding and misuse. Design to ease the need for control is also helpful. Difficulties Encountered a. Crowded elevators with exasperating waiting time. b. Hatchway doors and bucks defaced; cab walls scratched; do or shoes damaged. c. Call buttons pull ed ofI ; flo or num erals scratched out. d. Children ridin g on top of cab. e. Urin ating on cab fl oor. £. Confrontation with dangerou s strangers. Su ggestions a. Two eleva to rs side by side (for economy in controls and for conveni ence) stopping a t all fl oors in build ings over six stories high. Elevators speed determined by calculating acceptable waiting time in th e local community. Provision of relay for rush hours so that the car's down travel can be stopped onl y by a call button fr om the publi c corridor. Sliding doors, to arnid accidents and to spL:ed service. Attend ant opera tion for emergency use. Car progress signals. On e regular and one service elevator. One elevator manned at rush hours. A third elevator for rush hours and for bulky furniture. b. Stainless-steel hatchwa y doors and bucks. ·steel fini shed with heayy plastic paint. Metal shoes for leading door edges. Patterned stainless-steel cab walls. Vinyl tile fl oors, to resist urine stain. Epoxy-cement flo oring. c. Steel or heavy aluminum call buttons. Floor numerals etched into car control panels. d. Ceiling escape hatch openable from t op only if local codes allow. Alarm bell to ring if hatch is opened. e. See discussion of publi c toilet off the lobLy and of su ggestions to interest ch ildren waiting for the thi rd or fourth appearance of the elevator, on page 12. f. Two p rotected lights in each cab ceiling. Alarm bell designed so th at a hand must be pressed on the button continu ously if it is to be silenced. Automatic alarm that rin gs whenever a car stops between fl oors. Gl ass or pla stic small windows in cab and hatchway door;;. Intercom in ele\·a tor, conn ected to man agement office . T ra nsp arent materi al for cab and ha tchway doors, where local codes permit. �. INTRODUCTION Dift1 culti e s Encount e re d The stretch of walkway fr om elevato r landing to :1 par t111ent d oor is a "side1rnlk in the sk y," whether designecl as an open ga llery or an in teri or corridor. T he open g a ller y is p referred hy some a11thorities. T hey pra ise ease of s uper \'ision. They g iYc credit to th roug h dra ft in dmJ lings and to the ach·a11 tagcs o f 11r igl1bnrly po rch li fe. They poi nt out the lack of cooking od or s. T hey like the appeara nce 0 11 the b uilding facade. T he " porc h"' sp;1ce on galleries is best enj oyed by tenant s if there is a fin or elongated column between each family's space. It p rovides a place fo r chair or crib out of nor mal circulation a nd also defines each fa m ily's a rea of r esponsibility. One adva ntage inherent in gallery access design is that tenants ca n observe sources of no ise and litter fr om their dwellings and can size up a neighbor wit hout contact, much as if the apar tment wer e on a street. Auth or ities, however, who prefer d ouble-loaded interior corridors speak of plan economy, ease of all-weather cleaning, less traffic d isturbance, and better privacy within the dwelling. T hey note that local codes in northern cities may r equire h eat in gallery Jloor slabs. S ep1ratin, Fins . . . Oskar Stonorou, Archi!t!Ct i I ~; ·l I I ' ' 11 I L I' i ,. r ,jt I ,f ! I I t ··I ·l '·' 15 , 1. . Gnllc rics a. Danger of accidents lo d 1ilor to discourage roller skating and the use of wheel toys. b. Screens and' venetian blinds on gallery windows to combine privacy with wentilation. Bedrooms amh need to scr iliblc. d. Forced vcnfiiluti on. Corr idor wiu dows. Comn1011 hakon ics openi ng fro m corrid or. c. f luorescent lights in pl astic covers. Protected in€:anclcscenl b~lb~ in pa irs. SPECIAL FACILlTIES Autho rities sometimes provide balcony play space off corridor or gallery for rainy days, fo r airing babies, and for inform:il gather ings. This arrangement g iyes welcome light aud Yentilation to interior corridors and dirnrts chil dren's play from ga llery walkways. A b it of play material will attract children ; a small bar e sp:icc, whether in the air or at. gra I y - c·f}-\, '. .' K'• ---::::·. . �Suggestions INTRODUCTION The No. 2 enemy to calm living in an elevator apartment building is the fire exit stair~..-a y : a convenient shelter for hoboes; a trystii1g spot for r omantic adol escents; a perfect setting for smokcwriting, wall cartoons, bonfires~ damage to lights and to firehose, etc. Difficulties Enco tn.nfered a. Need for con.slan t supervision. b. Defacement ,of walls and stair soffils. c. Light bulbs smashed or stolen; windows broken: d. Firehose slashed and nozzles stolen; flood ing from valves turned on by mischiefmakers. e. Standpipes in windowed stai r ways fro zen in cold weather. f. H andrails needing frequent repainting. ~ ·.,_1-. . ,~ .-zr--~---::--... \ ' \, /"(.}; ~ ' •· I ". -· . . '.'J I '\.-:- . \,-,)~ .i l a. An open stairway, visible from grou nrls, if local codes and fire regulations allow. Stainrnys planned on either side of t he elevator la ndi ngs with windows so arranged that there is a good view of both stairways from the public area on every fl oor. Locked roof door;:, if code$ permit. Glazed panels in doors. Stairs ending at entrance floor, or a locked door at that leYel if stairway must go to the basement. Door hardware that all ows exit from each floor but no r eentry except on the lowest two fl oors. · b. Walls and stair soffits finished with easily cleaned material ; for example, plastic paint. H ose bib for flushing down stair way. Caution : The bib must be placed where only the staff can get at it, possibly in a nearby slop sink cl oset. Floor drai ns, of course, will be needed. c. Fluorescent lighting in plastic covers. Incandescent bulbs protected by wire g uards. ~crylic piastic sash instead of glass panes. d. Hose cabi net in public hall, for easier supervision. Agreement with the local fire department that since it use.;,. its own hose, the requirement for a b uilding-stored hose is un necessary if not r idicul ous and should be canceled. Arrangement by which fi remen bring their own valves, if local codes permit. e. F ire standpipe placed on the inside of an enclosing stairway partition, if the stai rway has wind o,1·.s. T he valve is exposed on the stairway si de of the partiti on. Sta ndpipe ins ulated in corner of stairway. f. Vinyl handrails, to save r epainti ng. NOTE ON GLASS BLOCK WALLS Open Exit Snairwny . . . Noonan & Thomp:Son & A'rockcr & Mnrm ori & Mok , Arcliitc1cu Gl ass block exterior ,rnlls or panels will light stairways e:fiectiYely without danger of freezing the standpipe. Caution : A pa1iicularly ingen ious for m of cl :111iage, ho,1·cn·r, has occurrerl. A small hole is punched th ro ugh the surface. a 1l'ick di pped in benzine or other \'Olatikflui rl is pu~hccl int0 the ho ll ow spncf' 1l'ithin th e block, th<-' wick is lighted, nn d hang! Stnin,ar:. Fl:.111king El e nitor Londini;-. . . . llnrbr,nr1 /l o:zih 1. irin&ston ,.t· l orJo n, A rch itt·ctJ Hl �INTRODUC TION Difficul ties Encount ered l\fany large de,·clopmcn1s re nt laundry !'p:1cc to co ncess iona ires who run the faci lity with or with out full -ti me superv ision . The need for common bundries r a rics in clifTe rcn t ci ti es . A conces::: iona ire wi ll refu se to renew a contract if other methods o f lau nd eri ng m:1kc hi s bu :;in c$S unprofitable. La undries, ,,hcther large or small , ca n be s unny and gay . Any laundry 1wt close '. o t!::: c.-..:dling nee ds roo m fo r baby carriages an cl fo r you ng children',; p! a y, as ,, ell as comfo rt able benches. Entrance Aoor laund ries may oYe rl ook a play space nea rby to advan tage. L aundries wi ll foster a neighborly at titp de among tenants if they are attractive. It is st ri ctly a matter of safety to ·encourage mothers to bring their small chil dren along rat her than to leave them alone in their apartmen t; bu t bored ch ildren preclude a cheerfu l, sociab le a tmosphere. Commercial " laundryettes" usually install candy vending machines as well as th ose for soap and bleach. A la undry supervised by ren ter or tenant committee might ,,·ell consid er installing a " space rocket" or other am usement. Although mechanical dri ers are commonly found in large laundry rooms, several authori ties ask for clothesline drying spaces, one of them noting tha t "outside drying areas a re the only proper and healthy means of drying." A.• Common Laundry ·1 ,r,,.,,,.., on If,nu:, ,lries a. Laundri es without at lemlance sub ject lo d isonler. b. Money s lok 11 from cashh oxes. c. Clothes darn:igcd or slolcn fro m a ir-drying c:iges. cl. Abu se of laundry toilet. c. Doors d anwged. f. Wct fl oors. e. Co11d e11sation . Suggest ion s i. Laundri es on entrance fl oors rather than :i n b:isements to take advantage of more li ght, venti lat ion, and ii.11formal supervision. Laundry doors keyed to apa rtme nt keys. Gla ze d panels ( clea r wire glass or ac rylic _plastic ) in door and corridor partitions. b. T okens to activate machines sold at th e m,rnagement office. Window guards. NOTE: Window gua.rcls for l.au.ndries on. entrance floors are preferably not of prison like design. c. Dryin g cages of me tal, large enough so t.I'. t drying lines can be well away from the enclosure. Drying machines where clients are willing r use th em. Caution : Place ven ts from dryers where rl ischarge ,..-ill not be blown into apartment windows above. d. T oi let designed, if poss ible, as a package dleal to serve laundry, lobby, and nearby pl ay areas. See "Pub,l ie Toilet," page 12. e. Steel protection plates for laundry door. f. Floor pitched away from front of machine_ g. Glazed tile walls, terrazzo fl oors, or oth er m aterials to resist the effects of condensation. Di ffi culties, Encountere d ll . lilome Lm, ndri es -'1. , . f I ;, . .... IU ,) ~ .J )he· ,, . ,I _,,,; f I --- .. ::;;?:_ a. Condensation fr om we t li ne n h angin g up to dliry all over the apartment. b. Detergent backup from . au toma tic mach io es a ttached to waste lin es. Suggestions a. Sma ll, tenant-controlled lau ndries on eadn :floor with washtubs an d drying cages, plus a couple o f au tonna tic machi nes in a locked room on th e entrance fl oo r. A key trn that room is sold by d, il!, @ ll, (!JUJ[Jllil,(!0ll°T!fj �1 management for a small fee. Laundry tu ri in Lathroom, as in Swedish practice, with enough drying lines- it herc for a normal wash. NOTE: U1w1,t tached m achines can be used in either of the cases above. b. Prohibition ,of machines attached to plumbing lines within apartm ents. Bypass on p lumbing lines at lower floors. ROOF LAUN DR -,f f fI j Some authorities •express interest in the idea of providing roof laundries. Examples found in pri vately m anaged buildings and in some British "estates" bave been much enj oyed. At Carl Mackley Houses, Philadelphi a, for example, where washing machines were later installed on entrance floors , most of the r esidents still prefer to use th e roof. Many women insist that open-air drying is desirable and take advant age of it wher e prnssiblc; witness not only r owhouse dryi ng yards but also tenement hous e backyards gaily hung with clean clothi ng, as well as P aris balconies simil a rly adorned in spite of large "Dcfendu" signs. It is hard to under sta nd the horror some people have of this in nocent manisfcstati on of m ban life. It might be considered as colorful and appropriate as an lllmLrella on a beach. The use of ro ofs for laundering, on the other hand, is looked at unfavorably by othe r authorities. Heavy-duty roof construction and · protective harriers arc costly. Elevator traffic will in cr ease if a laundry is not provided om every rooftop. Plumbing system requirements are expensive sh ould a utomatic m ach ines be installed. Supervision of an unattended la und'r y is more diffic ult on a roof than on an entrance floor. There are some answers to these obj ections. New types of roofin g arc bringing down costs. Most cities r eq uire some roof-edge protection wheth er or not tenants arc allowed on the r oof, and maintenance men need it on high u ilclings even if it is not r equi red by code. Protection would, of course, have to he increased in height from that usuall y supplied. P ro tective ha rr iers arc not so costly as solid construction on the e ntra nce fl oor, ,d 1crc space could be phnned for la rge famili es with their own ent rances instead of for laundries. Use of a roof laundry could he confined to the Luilding tenants hy mPans of apa rtmenl.-ma~[,ercd keys. Tenant des ire for open-air dr yin g and for clea n, brighr. surro undings would facili tate tenant -orga nized control. Roo£ Lnundr)· . . . K a.Jtn er, Stonorov , Dc,iincn; W . Pope B arn ey, Archilcc, , ll ,. I .r ' ??_..; ·;_;:-tr~..?:_ ~ I .,,., ·\ ~,· .; . ~-- . " '~ ....... . 1./""~ --~J . 1 ,. - ~-- I T cnnn t- Controll c d Lnunllq• 20 �. . . . necessary r oofto p structu res such as elevator madhinc rooms, incinerator slacks, clc., obscured instead of stan co nsla11tl y brea ki ng, with the result th at light s a rc left CJ ll d ay an J ni ght. D ini ng S pac e in Ki1 c1u n Wall -mounted m edicine cabin ets. Lead b ends from b a throo m above con ta ined m fl oor slab or boxed in . Windows of adj acent apart ments in an interi or corn er of a Tor H-sha ped buildi ng well separa ted, o r, better , o ne apa rtm ent wra pped aro und th at in teri or angle so tha t wind o\1·s nearest the corner are in the same d\1·elli ng. b. Sm all foy er g ivin g sepa rate access to li ving ro om, b edro oms, and kitch en. Coa t closet ofT foy e r to keep m ud a nd out,;ide dir t from r est of dwelling. Door b uc ks well anr hored against win d action in h igh build ings. c. Bed room wall $p:i ce a rra ngL·d lo all o w for dc_k or ta ble in add iti o n to urn:i l Ji ,,d rlio m f urn iturc. S pace for s,·11 in g 111:1r h in c or oth er taLlc in pa rent s' bed room. d. D i11in g: ! -, . ·r ........ '~"' :·) _; ,i , .. ·-LI,. - J... .. .-1 ,~ ·.·, "1 ~- .,: (\ . .~" ·; _, I/ < Clo!cl Cu rt.iin I .,. ! ,- �! i f l NOTE: L inoleum is now obtainable in square tiles, thns ov ercoming one reason for the preference for asphalt and vinyl tiles. j 1 .,I -. .( · l1 II r .. - ·, \/. i N _/ lJ Di ffi cul ties En co untered a. Condensation within the dwelling. b. Wall space interrupted by scattered columns, doors, windO\vs. c. Storage spaces inadequate, particularly in the kitchen. Large Rcfrit;cralor r ..... ~--~-t ! A kitchen planned for more than one worker lightens the moth er's load and encourages fa mil y participation in housework . Opin ion varies as to the need for closet doo rs. Authorities who agree with voca l tenants and shocked critics have provided them on all closets. Others are content to put them on fo yer and p assageway closets only, and on living room closets if, by an unhappy chance, precious wall surface is used fo r a closet there. Authorities who look fo r good housekeeping standards may well consider providing doors on all closets, since tenant-provided curtains are apt to be flimsy and neglected. Even when clean and well hung, they give a s1ipshod appearance to the d welling and do not protect clothing from dust. Open shelves over convector runout pipes take the place of toy storage boxes at slight expense. They also protect the pipes from children and the children from pipes. Su gge stion s ~ ""/ a . Dwelling d rsign to provide some posit ive air leakage even at the risk of slight heat loss on the coldest days. No laundering within the apart ment. See "the Laundry," page i 19. - ,. <. ' - r 1 Tile or other impervious fi nish arou nd tub. P ositive ,·cntilation for kitchen range. b. Some uninterrupted wall spnce for la rge pieces of furniture in each r oom. Furni ture lnyouts carefully studi ed, preferably showing more tha n one possible arrangement. c. Flush door;;, cabinets, and bnsebonrds. Convector lou,·crs on Ycrtical surfnccs, not on the top. Tile behi nd rnn gt:. Ch nir r nil t0 protect wnll if dinin g table is in kitchen . llsc of pla~tie pnin t to lengthrn repainting cycle. T enant rcpai11! i11g. l\'01'f: l'nint rollers 1Citl1 pallcrncd surfaces l:a1·c been used on corridor 1rnlls. They migl,t be lcnr to people ca/:',er fo·r individuality in th eir d !l'ellings. 1 r ami ly Tnwd Htt 1.: k~ 1 Psychiatries or Paperhangers? E dit ori:il in " Housing :ind P l:inning New::." Citizens' H ousin g and Plann ing Counc il of New York. October 1%3. · 20 �d. Kitchen shelving planned for both large and small articles. Kitchen cupboards with backs, for vermin control. Utensil drawers. Range and refrigerato r sized for t11e family's needs. H igh and low ha uging poles in ch ildren's clo~ds. DaJo stri ps in ba throoms at 3 and 5 fee t fr om ri uor, fo r fa mily to,rnl racks. Space in bathroom fo r clot11es hamper. · ( ~ ", ... NOTE : Orr;anization of general tenant storage space 1s d iscussed on page 22. "\ !. REDESIGN / --· ., ' ·- \ \_. Some a uthorities show interest in a proposal to redesign the standard ap artmen t layout by planniug a small living room off the foyer and a large kitchen-dining-play ( or study) room. This arrangement justifies the prevalent housewifely habit of "keeping the kids ou t of the living room." It alluws a busy mother to keep an eye on infants 11 , ...-~ ..J .~ ~ ... . ·; ·- - ~f odcl .'\ p:irtmcn t r. Pri \'ntc 8 :?lcon ics . . . /Jarbc.son llouglt Livingston & l arrnn, A rch it eccr:s r ,) ,:.- packed apartment, and it gives the house-prou>d ( a nd latent houseproud) homemaker a chance to show friends amd the priest or rabbi, or the Fuller Brushman, a neat reception roorm. A bedroom so planned that it later can be dividecil into two small rooms will provide flexibility for a family with growiing gi rl and boy. A sliding partition would allow daytime use of the entire space. I_ MOD EL APARTMENT •_ _. .,. .__=n~,--..J while doing kitchen chores ; it is a place for TV, plastic-covered furniture, games and homework, children's and adults' gatherings. It d ivides living space into noisy and quiet a reas within a tightly A model apa rtment has been fo und usefu l to suggest inexpensive, space-saving furnitu re ra ther than old-fashioned{Jrnge piaces. Chairs, sofas and dressers based on Scandinavia n desitgns, and knockdown packaged furniture can be fo und in city shops or obtained through mail-order houses. Reconditioned pieces, suclln as arc sold by the Goodwill Ind ustries, for instance, are at bargaim prices. Bunk beds 27 -- - -- -- ----~~==--=-=-~ - ~-nc=o=·-=-..c==--=====-::.=:::-:··- -· ____ _ ! �---,=""! l I I ' j I ·· --=d A NOTE O N W INDOW SHA DES Window shad es are standa rd equ ipment for publi c hou sin g developments, so much so that th ey often serve to distingui sh p ublic fr om private apartmen t buildings. They arc chec1p, th ey do their work well. But that th ey are far fr om attractiYe is iiot disputed. So far no equally trustworth y a nd economical m ethod has been found to d a rken bedrooms, to set the stage for TV entertainments, to shu t away the outside world . · Possibly a window casing detail for cu1-tain rod s at the outside and sh ades in side would be acceptable to au thorities who enj oy the "happening" made by different famili es' differently colored curtains. 1 Possibly new side-h ung fabrics will be pri ced one d ay to compete with shades. In th at case ten an t curtains will not be needed and the color pattern can be built in . 1 1 T wo-S to ry Flat . . . 1/ o:l!':rd R. Mey er , Archittcc. ' arrangement offers each la rge family privacy and easy access to outdoors, even to an outdoor family playspot, and also relieves pressure on elevators. Certainly th e architect who devises a sturdy, in expensive, attractive substitute for the wind ow shade will find a mon umen t to his ingen uity lifted high aga in st the sky. are not unknown ! o or scorned by former tenement house dwell ers. If the mod el apartment is to Le left in a fully occupied build ing to be used for homem -ing classes, its locati on and exits should refl ect that use. BA LCONIES Pri vate balconi es ib ave been n oted earlier in this ch apter as proYiding a porch for tenants who li ve fa r fr om th e ground . Babi es a nd yo un g children can pla y out of doors with out leavin g tl1eir qu arters, all(] adults ca n cool off in slippered case duri ng hot evenin gs. Costs and local cus toms weight the decision about incl11ding them, as well as the d esire a nd <1bili ty of tenants to p ay for th e advantages of a bakony of th eir own. Architects will be ha ppy with th e cfTcc l of balcon ies on an oth er wi se shee r fn cadr. if th e need for them is clemon slrn bl P. A solid para pet fo r tli c fi rst few fcr.t o f ba rri er g ives a frdin g o f protcclio11 and l1id cs l he arra y of chi ldren's toys or household m ops an d pa il s pu t oul to sun . TWO-STORY FL A TS Ap a rt ment s for lar-gc fa mi li es have hcc n desig ned ra ther li ke two- story row lwu ses on the e ntrance an d second fl oo r of tall buildi ngs . This "\Vhat we need is a brnnd new idrn thnt has bc-c-n thoroughly tested." Al ~"JS:D rl in~arnr o courtesy , S11t urdn, _R evi;w U S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OHICE ; 1965 0-76J - !150 2U �HOUSING, PUBLIC GEORGs~ l.t t\: S T il l u·-I:" IL. OF TEC: iN OLOGY ARCHITECTU RE LIBRARY 17 11 , THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS jll OF ,,.. I' - I I t PUBLIC HOUSING IN METROPOLITAN TORONTO !I 1· I· The Metropolitan Toronto Housing Authority I· August 1963 ~ 4 I 4 • t If i , [j i i i �CPJ.\. PTER VIII - SUHMf,RY AND CONCLUSIONS , 'I 1. Basic Premise The conclusions of this study which d eal with tha ?.ttitudes towfl.rds · ublic housin? of families who h;:ive moved out fire a ff 8cted by t}-,e move-out ·rate which exists in the pro,iects under the administrA.tion of the l"ietropolit;m Toronto Housinf Authority. If i t 1s considered that these move-out rates are greater than might ordinarily exist in the priv;:\tc rentel TTlA.rket, then the c~ta t akes on more sipnificance. Conversely, if t!rn move-out r?.tes are consid - ,·ed to be less than the normal priv~te experience, then the data tak0s o~ sirnific2.nce. sscr It should be clc<'-rly ur10P.rstood that the fir1dings o f ·,his study are based essentially on interviews held with tliose families t :'.10 he ve left -public housin3 communities in Hetropolitan Toronto. 2. Physi cal AccommodAtion and Environment It would appe?.r, b;,sed on the evidence supplied by former kn;,nt s, t hat th e public housing co mmuniti es are es s entially satisfc=;ctory plcices to L .ve , .cit l east as for a s the majority of tenMt families Are concerned. It ,.,,ould also appe..ir that the housing pro,jects provide a r eason~bly satisfactory environrnent '•I for the majority of the families. The major satisfaction which t ends to k e ep the fAmily in the public housing project centres around the ph~rsic;:,l ac corrn:ioc1r1tion. ! ' I I .- As fPrnilies Are g iven housing to meet their renuirements physical overcrowding s eldom occurs. The .l larger units provide accommodation which literally c an not b e found "'nywhere I. I else in the 1-I etropolitan Toronto area. The housing u.I1it, particulcir l y t he hous e type , provides t!1e families with their greatest singl e satis .:.:.--.:::tion . I I �89 - 3. Faciliti e s for Ch;idr cn at Proi e cts · This s-t udy indicates little dissatisfaction with the faciliti es pro'J: children in the housing pro,iects. 2d for What was indic;,ted, however, WP.S t :a pro- jects which are densely child populcited produce an irritcition with th e children in the project. the children. The tenant app:irently feels th8t he is unP.ble to f<:: t -:r,ray from This probably accounts for the action tPken on th e p,r t of the Temints' Associ;:ition in coth pro,"jects to get community centres with c i'1ild oriented programme::;. This l!.'1CO:'.'.ti c-:_ous r.,,;c+-.ion t0 thA J.E.r ge number of children s eems R cl(;?.r ir.- .i .l ! nu:n1·x~rs if larrc w1i ts in one site as in South Regent P.:1rk. A J...-i.rrcr pro- iJOr:.ion of houses to ap2.rtmcnts seems nccess;:,ry. 4~ !1.ttitud e Tow&rds I-ianagemen t Pe rhaps it will te surprising, at least to thos e who administer publ·: · h c,u.;ir.: , that there is a very positive f eeling to 1~rards the public housi !1f: exp,- ri e:--c e of thos e f amilies who h? ve moved out. Only a ve ry sm::i ll percentage of ttis group felt trJt gr r0?.t er sup- -Ii ' '·I • t'I i' . fL I ti I ' I port A.nd assist;:,.nce c ."':1 be provided. 7 .. R.s,ta.\ 3·>-, __ -... -·· - ··-··- ... - ·- 8 s 01-1rc,2; 01' sat~_s.fc1.cti..m. come ·"' S The fact thf't the monthly r ent fits the fr:mi.-!..y I s in- thJ. t ii,co:ne fluctu?tes h2.s bE:: en thought by rnany ex:ps:rts to r:- ovid8 thG .fnrnilies with an excellent for m of soci2l ;:,..nd economic s e curity •,1:1ich :)·vho :· far;ri.lies do not have. satisf;iction. In the o~J, therefore, this should b e r1. In pr;i.ctic e this expe ct-".tion is not realiz ed . r.tP..,ior sct:r ~c r,.i. Ger.er.;.11~.- ::: ;,,2 , }d:.-. f I ' there wn.s dissat isfac ti on expressed on the pc>rt of t he move-out f;:i :nili c s _. ·ii;;, the rental scale. This might hAve been expect ed in th e upper incon --: r An--: -=-.:=: where t he nenalty r ent char ved in public housing ;:ippli eso nc¼"ever, li es with very low i nco mes felt that the r ents wer e too hiFh~ ., ... . 1;i.;r,_ y f3 .1li- This fePll!cS ::.s brought a bout largely from the est r1bl.ishment of mi nimum rm1ts, whic ·. c f.a ~,~ thAt many famili es are paying too high a proportion of the ir inco me: in r 8n"t. , The rec1.l dissr1tisf.<>cti on with th e r e nt.:i l s cr1le shows up in thos e f;i mili e s refus ed public housinr. not low rentn.l. 1,vt10 They felt th;:it .the rents P.sked by the Authorit y 1,.er e In fact, when th e other :nove-in c!l.;"trges were A.ddec:: to t he first month's :rent rn£.ny families could not afford to move into r;t.i Le housine,~ ' l �! '-l ,i 1, !: { 111• 1·1 Ii This stated dissr1tisfnction on the rnrt of move-out f-?.milics and rofus ?.l f : :>. rd lie s indic;:i tcs thc'..t tho rental scf'lc do e s not wholly pcrfor:n its function certni.r.ly "S it ,,ffocts the fc:mili es on WT? low incomes. lndicP..tions are t h:i.t the cst;iblishmcnt of a new sc;-i.le, upd~tcd to f.<1.mily cxpendi turcs of th e pre s ent time, is an absolute necessity. Such a scale if devised should be h~s ed uJX)n a dynamic situ?. tion c1nd chanred on review periodic;:illy r ather than h?.p:--,"vrdly. 8_ High-Ris e Build~_p.g s This study does net :i::~ (,dL,·~-& rl.n,n:=tgi ng 1;vld e nce a ra inst high--risc :9.p.c> r t r::e:1t s 1 .s., ~()1 .nt cc; f or by t ho f ::i ct thr1 t 1 and 2- b edroom f ;:i_mili e s :i.n La·.,rre!1c: e Hc-::. .= :r-t s -!:ind it ea si er tu mov'3 out thc1 n the 3-bedroom fr mlie s in So"Jth Re,e-:er.t ..\J.thot1g11 h i g!1-ris c buildings s e em to provide g r e~ t e r ri12..I1rtger!1ent and 0 .?.:::·!: . L ·~-· . . .,~.e1.~2 "1~._ costs ,:,o t:·: e r, dministr.,., tion, t h e exc ell ent phy s ic;'l.l l ;iym1t of t h e 2.ctu, -.:·.r, :._ . J. r:. ........ .. l ing ur1it appea rs to outweigh .s.ll proble:ns in th e '.'lines of t he t em.n t s , should b e not ed th.-i t t h is e vide nce is b " s cd on f a ~lic s ,·rho h-"'vo ::iovoc 0·:,.t a.nd not .families who c~nt inu 8 to l i ve in tht'.: pr'ojccts o 9- SociP.l 3ti gm.:. In gen eral, whil e t h e r e w is some dis s:milies . IH fAct, it is prob"'ble thrit the sociel re~ctions expres sf':d by these fnmilie.s ;,re no grePter than those thc9t mipht aoply in nn:v n ~ighbourhood. 10. Rect~ons for Reftisal In descending of importance famlies in eppPrent need of housing r ef\ . ed for the following reasons:- ~ -i! 'f.1 (4) '!:tong type of dw0lling i.e. n.p..~rtm-3nt instec>.d oi house (5) ~ulcs nnd regulntions (6) Personal and far.ri.ly rea sons (?) Condition of unit offEre d It is interesting to note that the first two reasons were f?.r and most important a ccounting for nearly 60% of all reasons givenu 2i~-;f-,.;/ tnc �CITY OF .A'I LANT.A HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE CITY HALL Room 1204, City Hall June 23, 1967 ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522 -44 63 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Admini strative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR. , Director of Governmental Liaison Dear Committee Member: The next monthly meeting of the Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee will be held at 10:00, Thursday, July 6, in Committee Room #2, Second Floor, City Hall. We hope you can attend this meeting. The low and medium income housing program is still confronted with major obstacles, which have recently been emphasized by the local news media. The "White Paper 11 prepared by this Committee and used at the last meeting, highlighted the problems and has been very well received. However, Mr. Alexander desires to discuss several of the items further with you and will look to you for suggestions as to action this Committee should take. Also we would like to have a brief report on the activities of each Panel. The Housing Inventory Report is being brought up to date, and should be available for our July 6 meeting. It should provide a clear picture of the current status of the program. We still do not have information on the following: Ee gal Panel--Chairman & Vice-Chairman Public Housing~-Vice-Chairman Land Acquisition Panel--Chairman & Vice-Chairman Social Problems Panel--Vice-Chairman Please be prepared to provide us at the next meeting with names of those elected to the above positions. Also please let us know on the enclosed return address postal card if you plan to attend the meeting or, in the event you cannot attend the meeting, the name of some other member of your panel who will represent you at the meeting . - Sincerely, ~ ~ e c&~ 2 - < . < 2 - - Malcolm D. Jones Supervisor of In · MDJ/pjm Encl: Return Address Postal Card tion Services �June 7, 1967 The Honorable J obn J . Sparkman The Honorable Wright Patman The Honorable William A . Barrett Gentlem n : Thi lett· r is to call to your attention my seriou cone rn with problem facin the enforc ment of ho in codes in Atlanta and I m certain in all th nation' cities . In ccordance with the ought by Secretary W vigoro ly with th bou tho e re s where an c ntration rea ists, low intere t loan . mpha is pl ced on housing cod enforcement r nd our own de ir , w ve moved ahead ing code provision in Atlanta. As you know. in b n ren wal project or code nforcement con .. hom owners inn d m y q Ufy for gr nts nd with- r they ca to me t t th •• r one ar entitl d to r 1 • In effect they i, a co rod by U. S. Gov rnm nt acti s · c · th r qub d p:rosram cover• thee ir city. They ehoul ot be unduly • To contln lo do ao ere t a n unfair st tlon which will th ntir ff :rt of citl to nforc it. 1. th r fore, 8U eat two ug st that action b 8ibl COUl'See. taken to 11 vi.at tbl Uuatio . W th lr ns •r thb rived peraon who are • I tea • rcea �June 7, 1967 Pag 2 - The Honor ble John J . Spa.rlanan The Honorable Wtight Patman The Honorabl William A . Barrett are faced with r habilitation requirements under cod nforc ment. As tated bove the Workable Progr m is. in effect, F d r l requireme11t for the -ntir city. It ems possible that the law allowing grants and loan could b stend d to cov r all citizens und r wor ble program. 1 would appr ciat your giving this problem your mo t ation. Sincerely, I n All n, Jr . Mayor cc: The Honor bl Richard J . D ley, M yor Chic go, 11,. uuu-,.a The Honor ble .r l'O!Xl P . C vanaugh, M yor D troit, Michl The Hcm.orabl J hn V . Linds y. M yor N York, N w Yo~k Th Honor bl John B . Collins, M yor Bo1ton, M achu tt Mr. John Gun er, E_zecutive Director U. s. Conf rpe of M yor Mr. Patrick a aley, Ex cutive Dir ctor N donal . of Cltl s rnest c on ider- �Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild & Paschal June 6, 1967 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Dear Ivan: Enclosed is treletter that Bill Slayton suggested you write to Senator Sparkman, etc. He has reviewed the letter and finds it in order and is enthusiastic about your undertaking this. Sincerely, /) I // ~ Cecil A. Alexander J3 vb encl: JamesH. Rnch, F.A.I.A. Cecil A. Alexander, f.A,I.A, Miller D.Barnes, A.I.A. Bernard B. Rothschild, f.A.1.A. f.C.S.!. Caraker D. Paschal, A.I.A. ASSOCIATES Robert D. Ah/strand, R.A. Sidney S. Daniell, R.A. Ira 6rayboff Thomas 6. Joyce, A.I.A. H. King McCain. N.S.P.E. John J. McDinough, P.E. Architects Engineers Interior Designers WIiiiam l. Pulgram, A.I.A. 44 Broad Street N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Phone 688-3313 John Steinichen. A.I.A. Terry-Hutchens Bldg., Huntsville, Ala. 35801 Phone 539-9648 �DRAFT June 6 , 1967 The Honorable J ohn J. Sparkman The Honorable Wrigh t Patman The Honorable William A. Barrett Ge ntlemen : This letter is to call to your attention my serious concern with a problem facing the enforcement of housing codes in Atlanta and I am certain in all the nation's cities. In accordance wit h the emphasis placed on housing code enforcement sought by Secretary Weaver and our own desires, we have moved ahead vigorously with the housing code provisions in At l a nta. As you know, in those areas where an urban renewal project or a code enforcement concentration area exists, home owners in need may qualify for grants and low int erest l oans . However, t here are many areas of Atlanta wh ere we seek to prevent further deter i oration by code e nfo rcement that are as yet not covered by e i ther of the above programs . Home owners i n these areas are with out recourse and are in the unhappy situation of having their homes condemned unless they can produce the necessary funds . It seems to me that these persons are entitled to relief. In effect they are in an area covered by U. S. Government action since the re quired workab l e program covers the entire city. They should not be unduly penalized . To continue to do so creates an unfair situation which will undermine the entire e ffort of c ities to e nforce their codes. I therefore s uggest that action be taken to all eviate this situati on . We s uggest two possible courses . 1. As a minimum approach the F.H.A. shoul d ease up on their requirements unde r 203K and make loans under this program easily avail abl e for financially deprived persons who are sub jec ted to code enforcement expenditures . 2. Much more coul d be accomp l ished if the benefits of th e $1500 grants and the 3% l oan were extended t o all persons wi thout resources who are faced with rehabilitation requirements under code enforcement. As stated above the Workable Program is, in effect, a Federal require - �June 6, 1967 Page 2 - The Honorable John J. Sparkman The Honorable Wright Patman The Honorable William A. Barrett ment, for the entire city. It seems possible that the law allowing grants and loans could be extended to cover all citizens under a workable / ~ this problem your most earnest consideratio~ Sincerely , Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor cc: The Honorable Richard J. Daley, Mayor Chicago, Illinois The Honorable Jerome P. Cavanaugh, Mayor Detroit, Michigan The Honorable John Lindsay, Mayzjr New :Jork,New York The Honorable John B. Collins, Mayor Boston, Mass . Mr. John Gunther, Executive Director U. S. Conference of Mayors Mr. Patrick Healey, Executive Director National League of Cities v: �C T T OF .ATLANT~ CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 June 7, 1967 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Execu tive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison The Honorable John J. Spark.man The Honorable Wright Patman The Honorable William A. Barrett Gentlemen: This letter is to call to your attention my serious concern with a problem facing the enforcement of housing codes in Atlanta and I am certain to all the nation's cities. In accordance with the emphasis placed on housing code enforcement sought by Secretary Weaver and our own desires, we have moved ahead vigorously with the housing code provisions in Atlanta. As you know, in those areas where an urban renewal project or a code enforcement concentration area exists, home owners in need may qualify for grants and low interest loans. However, there are many areas of Atlanta _where we seek to prevent further deterioration by code enforcement that are as yet not covered by either of the above programs. Home owners in these areas are without recourse and are in the unhappy situation of having their homes condemned unless they can produce the necessary funds. It seems to me that these persons are entitled to relief. In effect they are in an area covered by U. S. Government action since the required workable program covers the entire city. They should not be unduly penalized. To continue to do so creates an unfair situation which will undermine the entire effort of cities to enforce their codes. I, therefore, suggest that ~ .c tion be take n 'to alleviate this situation. suggest two possible courses . We 1. As a minimum approach the F. H. A. should ease up on their requirements under 203K and make loans under this program easily available for_financially deprived p ers ons who are s ubj ected to code enforcem e nt exp e nditures. 2. Much more could b e accomplished if the b e nefits of the $1500 grants and the 3% loan were ex tended to all persons without resources who �June 7, 1967 Page 2 - The Honorable John J. Sparkman The Honorable Wright Patman The Honorable William A. Barrett are faced with rehabilitation requirements under code enforcement. As stated above the Workable Program is, in effect, a Federal requirement for the entire city. It seems possible that the law allowing grants and loans could be e x tended to cover all citizens under a workable program. I would appreciate your giving this problem your most earnest consideration. Sincerely, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor cc: The Honorable Richard J. Daley, Mayor Chicago, Illinois The Honorable Jerome P. Cavanaugh, Mayor Detroit, Michigan The Honorable John V. Lindsay, Mayor N e w York, N e w York The Honorable John B. Collins, Mayor Boston, Massachusetts Mr. John Gunther, Exe cutive Director U. S. Conference of Mayors Mr. Patrick H e aley, Executive Director National Leag u e of Cit i e s _;;,._ �{~ r ~ 1 ~hJ4 ~ · ' HOUSING RESOlrn.CES cor-r-iIIT'l'EE C ITY HALL ATLA:r-;TA, G A. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 Room 1204, City Hall IVAN ALLEN, J R., MAYOR May 23, 1967 R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DANE. SWEAT, JR. , Director of Gove rnmental Liaison Dear Committee Member: The next mont hl y meetine; of the Executive Group of the Housine Resources Committee · (which would normally be held on June 1) will be held at 10 : 00 A. M., Wednesday, May 31, in Commi tte e Room t/1 , Second Floor, City Hall. We especially hope that )rou can attend this meeting . The l ow cost housing program i s currently runni ng into some major difficulties which I need to discuss serious ly with you, with vi ew to adopting a policy posit i on of the Committee as a whole and pl anning a cour se of act i on t o pursue . We wi ll have at the meeting basic f actual data on which to base our conclusions and I hope al s o a list of land tracts in the City by size and location which are appropri ately zoned f or construct ion of mul ti- ffu~ily housing . We still have not been informe d as to the foll owing : Legal Panel - Chairman and Vice - Chairman Public Housing Panel - Chairman and Vice - Chairman Land Acquisition Panel - Chairman and Vi ce - Chai r man Social Problems Panel - Vice -Chairman Please be prepar ed to provide us at the mee ting with appropri ate information on the above. Also_pl ease l et us know on the enclose d r et urn address postal card if you pl an to attend the meeting or, i n the event you cannot att end, t he name of some other member of your panel who will represent you at t he meeting. Si nc erely, ---~~-~ 16:32, 29 December 2017 (EST)~ Cecil A. Alexander Chairman • Encl : Return address postal c ard. �r:iil\;l.JTES HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVS COMMI TTEE 1iEETING i\iA Y 31 , 1967 Members of the Housing Reso ~rc es Commi ttee Executive Group met on Wednesday , May 31, 1967., a t 10:00 a . m., i n Com~i ~tee Room # 1, City Hall. The -foll owing me~j-rs were pre sent; lf.tr . Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman Dr . Sanford S. At~ood, Co-Chairman Mr . Lee Burge, Chairman, f'ir.anc e & Non-Profit Fund s Panel Mr . John C. Wilson , Finance & Non - Profit Funds Panel lf.tr . Dale Clark , Pub l i c Informa tion Panel Dr . Vivia::1 Hend ers o:ri ., Land Acqu isition Panel Mr . RolanG Maxwell, Represent ing -~ - Virgil Milton, Business Partic ipat ion Pane l !V7ir . rorman Underwood, Representing Mr. Charles L. We ltner, Lega l Panel rvir. Robert Winn., Representing Dr. Harrison , Constru ction and Design Panel ~ . Ma lcolm D. J ones, Director Mr. W.W. Gate s, Consultant The Pub lic Housing Panel and the Soc ia l Problems Pane l were not represented at the meeting . Mr . Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman., presided . Mr. Alexander read the Ho using Resources Cammi ttee I s "White Paper 11 ( copy attached ) and exp l ained the di fferent divisions of this r eport . Ee then e xplained the other do c unents which 1-J'ere attached. He also st~ted that there were severa l difficulties in locating rental housing sites., partially because of the racial problems i~ Atlanta, and gave his interpretation of the May 5, 1967 letter from HUD, pertaining to HUD ' s reluctence to approve Public Housing sites in racially concentrated areas . Dr. Vivian Henderson, Land Acquis i tion Pane l, stated that this did not necessarily hold true in all case s ; that he did not thin~ the announced HUD policy was intended to apply to racially ir.tegrated projects in previo usly all white neighborhoodso Dp. Henderson alsc asked about his Panel's previous request for a list of possible sites for locating low-cost housing . Mr . Jones explained that this has been requested from t~e Planning Department, but not yet prepared; however, that he has been provided ttith a group of Land Lot sheets showing va cant property (with current zoning) in the eastern half of the city; and these locations were being looked into. �Page Two Dr . Henderson suggested t ~a t the need for such a list of avail able sites be reported to t, e Board of 1 ldermen . M~. Al exander reported tha t the Planning Committee initially prepared a l ist of sites comprisi -~ 800 ac r es of land that were considered avai l able for use o_ that cculd be re -zo~~d. He also stated that t he developers !:ad already looked i nto t hese prop erties but that only four tra ct s· had been approve d s o far. Mr . Jones stat e d that he knew of only t wo, or possibly three, of thes e t hat had been actually approved by BUD . Mr. Alexander stated that one of the mai n prob l em s was t hat the land devel opers c ould not always use the sites be c ause ·of locations, costs, and building codes. jV[r. John C. Wilso:-. ...,::. :.a nce and Non -Pro fit Funds Panel, suggested that t ... e cornmitt e ~ ~---- ~P t all the l and possible, because to provide al l the housing required, all available la nd would be needed. ~w . Al exa nder s tat ed that this Commit te e should take action one way or another to get these prob l ems corrected before any further subst an tial deve lopments ca n be made . Mr. Jones stat ed that it was this Commit t ee's policy to cons ider any suitab l e l ocati on that was submitted or prop o sed a nd to tr y to ge t a ct i on based on merits of individua l tra cts. Lee Burge, Finance and Non -Profit Funds ~anel, asked ~f this Committee was over-playing the housing pr oble ms, or if this was just the normal type of thing which resulted fr om trying to get through zoning changes , Housing h.u t hor i ty and/or .- FHA approval of a housing deve lopment. ~~. ~r . Alexander explained that there is a greater low-re ntal need in the city than apparently some members of the FHA underwriting staff feel justified . Mr. Jones said that the problems were not being over-pla yed because there were many prob le ms in trying to locate low-cost housing sites. He explained that this was the p0 r p ose of this meeting; to try to work out some of these problems. Dr. Henderson stated that many of the present problems appeared to be with the Planning Department , and they were not very good reasons. Mr. Alexander stated that the City is striving to get a workable Land Use plan which people feel that they can rely on. Mr. Dale Clark, Public Information Panel, asked if the Pla-nni"ng Department is represented on t his Committee. �Page Three Mro Jones st at ed t hot it is not; but t ha t we are wor king i n clo se contact with each other. i\lr Alexander stated t hat t he genera l fee l i:ie; is that i n some re sidential area s the zoning from single fa~i l y houses to a partments wi ll be a ne cessity o He asked the press not to mention any specif:i..c areas wne r e th i s ma y be poss ible, be cause there are no definite plans to this effect as yet . Mr. Burge asked if it would not be~ - ~pful to create a link between the Housing Resources CornLl ittee and the Planning Department? Mr. Ale1:ander stat e d that it wou ld also be a good i de a . to create such a relationsh ip with t he Board of Aldermen. rvr..r. Burge said., i n r ela tion t o item (d) under ttDist.:cu s s io n in the 11 Wh ite P&per 11 ., that he would l:..ke to k now how t he zor.ing people felt about th i s o Dr o Henders on s aid that i t was e asy to disc uss this problem but tha t it would not a l ways work out in pra c t ice, and that the real iss ue is the diffi c ulty of l ocating in an area that does not 1·rnnt housing deve lopments . Mr o Burge a sked the r eason given by FHA for it s action in connecti on with the s ites near Mag~olia Cemetar y , Ether:d ge Drive , and Gun Cl ub Roado Mr. Alexander referred the q uestion to Mr . Ga t e s for ans wer . Gates stated tha t proximity _,t:) Rockda 2.e Urban Re newa l Project., in which ab out 1)500 units are to be constructed during t he r.ext four years, ~ould be take~ int o consideration in determining the probable market abs orpti on in the general area. Both the Ci ty of Atlanta and the Federal Government have considerable investment in Rockdale. ffir. Mr . Alexander asked Mro Jones to [\ ive a report on possib le loca t~ons :or pre-fabricated 143.215.248.55 ~ ~sin Atlanta. T-'lr. Jones stated that there is some effort to build this type of house in Atlanta., But that there is difficulty because of tht At2.anta Building Code . This code states that the plumbing, electrical, and heating fixtures be installed on site in Atlanta, and that the pre-fabricated houses come with thes e fixtures and electrical circutes already instal led. towever., there are plans being matlc now for so~e sites on which prefabricated houses could be located by des~gina ting special areas �Page Four where t his type of housing could b e installed o He al s o st ated that t_he a mount of land r eqLlired to bu i ld a house on was too gre·at economically in Atlanta for t his t ype of hous e ., nnd that there are also plans under wa y t o corre c t this by permi t ting them to be built on a 50 1 x 100 1 lot, or 60 x 83.33 1 (5,000 sqo feet i nstead of 7,500 sq. feet, ·which is now requ::.redo) Mro Alexander stated that· he thought tha t organizatio~s su ch as Tech sould organize stud ies of t he housing s it uation in Atlanta, which wo uld be mad e availab le to this Committee . He asked Mr. Winn if the Construction and Design Panel were looking into this now? Mro Robert Winn , Construction a nd Design Panel, stated that there will be a!·meeting of his panel a week from next Tuesday to discuss this. Mr. J one s inquired if the pre seut meet ing time 2nd date for this Committee was satisfactory, and the reply was affirmative . He a l so stated th2t he h ad appea red before t he Zoning '.:::,-:-,:..mi ttee on sever2 l occasions a nd felt t hat it would carry more influenc e with them if th~s Committee co uld t2ke definite a ction on some areas before he re-appeared. He stated that there were three sites in partic ular coming up for r e -zoning hear i ngs soon on which he. would l ike for t he Committee as a group to i ndorse and support, i~ 1. 2o 3o Fairburn Ro ad Jonesboro Roa d North of Baker 's Ferry Ro a d Ml~o Alexander sta ted tha t he felt t ha t i t was too soon to t2 ke any defini te action on these sites as ye t. Mr . Burge moved t ha t t h i s Committee a ccept t he pr e sent Paper" as a g uide f or furthe r· a c tion. 11 w:r'li te Th e mot i on was seconded and car r i ed unanimouslyo There being no f urth er b usine s s , the meet ing was ad jo ur ned at ll i35 a .mo Respectfully submitted , ~a:-l~~6,._~;fe\,,~/Q_... Ma lcol m D. J o~i Super visor of---!nspe ct ion Servic es Encl: "White Paper" (without a tta chments ) �HOUSING RESOURCES COMM ITTEE May 31 , 1 96 7 White Paper }1ission : The Hous ing Resources Committee is charged wi th : (a) Promoting low cos t housing and facilitating i ts construction i n l~lanta a~ 2~ accelerated basis . (b) Br ing ing together the vari ous interests needed to produce low cos~ housi ng . (c) Insuring that t e human factors i n housi~g are given ~ull play . (d) Informing the publ ic of the· housing problem in Atlanta . G,'.)21S : The City!s goals in the low cost housing new construction program, base~ on f ~ndinzs of tje recently completed CIP study and as announced by the Mayor i n Housing Confe~e~ca on November 15, 1 966 are : 9,800 units during calendar years 1 96 7 and 1 968 . 2,333 units each year during the nexT succeecing 3 year period . nits tot al by end of 1971 . 16,800 Accomplishments to Date : 72 separat e proje cts have been proposed, totaling 15,391 units in t he follo~ing cat egori es : Firm 4,286 units Probabl e 2,57 8 units Total."- 7 , 264 Under Cons iderat i on 4 , 464 Doubtful 3,663 Total Propos ed unit s In Sight 15 , 391 of which 6 , 149 units, pPe viou::;Jy .;. --· . • are currently in jeopardy due to objections f rom vari ous sources as to .1.o,:,'.Ti. :):,:, . Inc l udes 1 ,140 units of Publ ic Housing + 144 units l eased for ? ublic ~o~si~; . ~la j or ?roblems : (a ) See (b) Also see attached : 11 Problem Ar eas 11 attac hed dated April 20 , 1 967, revi sed . l. Memorandums dated April 25, 1967 and Nay 24, 1S67 p21°tc=-~·. n:~r: ;:; ·'·· ... . . , .. :·,. of land i n the City appropriat ely zo ned for construction of l<:>\•I c,:,;~: h-.:-.::,..:.:·:~: :, and , 2. " Statement of Necess i t y 11 undated, extract ed froi'.1 a -cypi.c...,l proposed zoning application . l ' L1:(' t .tJ·, ,. I I �3. Letter to the Mayor fro1 EUD, dat ed May 5, 1967, attached . 4. Two news clippings dated My 8 and 9 , re spectively . Discuss ion : The above factual data and attached papers cle rly illustrat e wh re th ~ d~fficlie and suggest so e obvious indicat ed solutions . T .e program cannot be s uccessfully carried out , unless these prob lems are resolv~d . ~~ In t he initial Hous ing Conference last November the City called on pri vat e enter~ris2 assist i n a large measure in this program . While initial efforts r,ave : :uc.c2e:.u1 i 1. r.,::··.:, -· ducing the 7, 264 uni ts i n s i ght listed above , t·.. ',, is little re a son -co assu:·~e d n c, ... timistic attitude toward futur e effo rts . At this time combina t i ons of Federal pcl~cias, zo ing pro.o:ems , land costs, code requirements and general uncerta inty per-: · .:.nirJ,'i; to t t.2 ?rogram have severe l y curtailed future prospects . Many developers and bui leers Kho tave attempted to part icipate in the program are confronted with i nsurmounta~le obstacle s 2Ld are withdrawi ng . Several aevelopers are holding up on subQitting zoning pet~tions beca~~ ~f t~e discouragement as to ~avorab_e action . In order for the Housing Resources Cammi ttee to perform its ass.:.g:i.ed :·:!i ~~si.cn , ;::::::~ ~e probl ems should be placed before the elected city officials and the ou~l ~c. (a) ?8r a 143.215.248.55n: e : Zoning throughout the City is now being analyzed to insure that the cu~rant needs of the entire city are be ing met . (b) Citizens should be encouraged to realize and accept the fact that i . a larg e a:1d rap i dly growing city, such as Atlanta , single fami ly houses cannot be :-r,2d,, 2.v2.i.la!:ile for all citize ns and that many must of necessity reside in multi-fami ly housing un ~~s ( e ither rental or co- op . ) (c) In zoning matters , pertaining to an overall community proDlet:, ..'., l.de::.·,;:,er1 ~, h ,::,u~.cl a ct on . eeds of t he City as a whole , as opposed to loca l ne i ghborhood uress·.a 1;,E; . 0 (d ) Provis i ons f or decent and adequate hous ing is the nuo.ber one priority :fo::' th-s City and is a ne c essary prerequi sit e fo r solving many other oroblems . (e ) Compliance wi th HUD I s anr.ounced policy of discourag i ng pu:Olic nou~;i::s; j_n areas of rac i a l concentration has severely limited the availa bility of s~~2s . (:::') Land in adequate quantitit es , and at prices wh ich make lm,, cc: !,t :~ot.,si:::;:; econom ically feas i ble , are apparently not avai l a· le in all seg·7errts o,-- ·:::::,! C::·::,.- . (g ) More local churches a nd civic groups should be encouraged t o ~ss~sc -- program as non- profit sponsors . (h ) An ovcr - 2.ll non-p,'.'ofit hou sing f und si1ould be cPectteci to ::,;:,.:):!:-::it,:i .-1.L ... .. , . of the program . �Recommended Action : (a) Submission by the !:-iRC to t e Mayor a nd Board of P.l dc;_~rr:en a ):c·.J.ci .:,:··:.t,: ,:.,·1 . port on current status of the low cost housin: progr am . (b) The Hous ing Resou~ces Com ittce to act ively support re - zon i~g 0~tit~0n~ wh ich are reasonable and in intere st of f urther ing t he nous i ng program . ( C) Conduct promptly a hard- hitt i ng Publ i c Information c ar:ipa i gn l. r ·"n·r,··1_. per t~:1 (:: pu::.L c .Li._ .L . I ~ ~ le:., of the current di fficult i es encounter~d and offerin~ concrete pos i t i ve suggestic1s fer the i r sol ution . As listeci. �Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild & Paschal ay So,, 1967 COPY Dv. Alb X't M.Davis, Pl"e id nt National A soei tion or Th .Adv nc 859·1/ 2 Hunter Stti et .w. AtUnt,, Gori&, 30814 ent Of Colored People Ori. D vi: D In~ r th t th bX' kdown of c uu!cation yQU f el exist can be r otif!ed, y I ask if you ould rv on the Land. Acquisition Pan l of th · Housin R oUI'C . C itt ? COPY f cin tb progra: in thi oat v lua.ble rvice to th city Since you ar re ,, I bal in helping I 1001< forw to h arin fro you. Sincer _ly, Cec1l A. Al xand r COPY vb yor Iv n All n / bee: Mr. Malcolm Jones COPY �May 31, _967 nOUSING RESOURCES CO:VIMITTEE Cecil A" 'Alexander, Architect., Chairii1an Dr Sanford So Atwood, President, Emory U~iversity, Co-Chairman Dr Benjamin Eo Mays, Pres ident, Morehouse College, Co - Chairman 0 0 PA1 ELS Leg al c: arles Weltner, Atto~ney Ac ting Chairman Donald Hollowell., Reeional Di~ector, Equal Empl oyment Opportuni ty Commission Honorable Lut~e~ Alver son, J udge, Fulton County Superior Court Mr o Archer Do Smith III., Attorney, Harmon and Thackston Mr o Norman Lo Underwood., Attorney., Sander.s, Hester and Ho ll~y Construc tion a · ~ De sign Dro Edwin Harri son., Presidest, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chairman Herman Russe ll., Contra ctor Moreland Smith, Director of Urban Planning Projec t ., Southern Reeional Council, Vic e-Chairman Rev o John Ao Middleton., President., Morris Brown College Henry Fo Alexander, Bui l der Ja mes Moore, President , Atlanta Labor Council Finance & NJn-Prof it Funds Dean Harding Bo Young, Atla nta University L ee Bur ge ., President, Retai l Credit ChaL·:TJan Butler To Henderson, Assistant to Dro Mays, Morehouse co __ege Mills B Lane , Jro, President, Citizens and Southern ational Bank A~ Ho Sterne, President, The Trust Company of Geor ia Gordon Jones , President, The Fulton National Bank Vice-Cha irman Joseph Earle Birnie, President, The Na tional Bank of Georgia Ao B o Padgett, Execu tive Dir ector, Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta Eernilton Douglas Attorney Rev . William Holmes Borders, Pastor, Wheat Street Baptist Church Dro Rufus Clement, President, Atlanta University John Wilson, President, Horne Wilson Company Albert Love, Executive Vice President, The McCall Corporation Scott Houston, Jr., Executive Director, Wes l ey Woods Apartments 0 �Public :-Ious ing Edwin L · Sterne, Chairian, Housing Au t horit y of the City of Atlanta D~ . Albert Manle y., Presiden t, Spelman Col l~ge L~v~ard Reinch , President , Cox Broadcast ing Compa ny Clarence Oolem2n., Regi onal Dire c tor ., .C at ional Urban League Acting Chairman ~a rles Ra . Pa l mer ., President, Pal. er, Inco 0 La :-·.,~ Ac~uis i ti on Wo Lo Lee , Pres i dent, Atl a nta Gas Ligh t Comp~ny Co Ro Yates ., President., Yates-Mi l ton S t ores Acting Chair ... an Dr Vivian Henderson 0 President, Clark College Jim E., Land, Cliie f Engineer for Georgia, Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Coo 0 Social Prob lems Charles Oo Emmerich, Administrat or., Ec onomic Opport uni ty At _anta, I nca Du a ne Beck, Direct or, Community Council of t he Atlanta A~ea., Inc . Mrso Su jet te Crank, Social Dir ector, Neighborhood Services, EoOoAo _ Dro T o Johns on , Professor of Pol~tical Sc ience, Morehou se College Dean Wil liam J acks on, At _anta Univers ity Chairman Mr ~ Erwin Stevens, Chairman, Citizens Central Advisory Comm ittee, EaO.A ., Mr o Lewis Cenker, Attar ey Business Particination Virg il Milton, Re tired Atlanta Grou p Manager, Sears, Roebuck & Company Chairma n Eo Lo Simon, Auditor., Atlanta Life Insurance Company Vic e-Chairma n Harlee Br anch, President, The Southern Company Co Ao 11 .Art 11 Jenkins, Director of Indu s trial Relations, Lockhe ed Roland Maxwe ll, President , Davis on's Department Stores Publi c I nformation J.ames L. Townsend, Townsend and Assoc iate s �Public I ~forrnat i on ( c ont i nued) Dale Cla rk , Direc t or of Pu bli c Affair s , WAGA - TV Ray Moore, News Di r ec tor, WSB - 'I-V Jim Wood., News Direc t or., 1,·oAK Vice - Chairman STAFF ROOM 1204, CITY HAL~ Tel. 522-4463., Ext. 430 Malcolm D. Jone s , Di r e ctor W, W. Gates, Con su ltant Miss Joyce McKnight, Secretary Cha irman �HOUSI\iG RESOURCES cmG I1.i'TEE 1 Mr Cecil JJ. o P.lex2nder J Ch2 i· · .,an Ho using Resources Comrnitt e Finch., Al exander, Ba!"nes J Rot:1schild and Pascn.a l , 10th Floor Sta~ ard Federa l Bui-d i n~ 44 Br oad Street , No Wo At l a. ta., Georgia O ."'c .itccts Dr . Sanford So Atwo6d, Co-Chairman Housing Resources Co~.~r:1i ttee President ., Emory U iversity At lan t a , Ge orgia 30322 Dro Benjamin Eo Mays, Co-Chair ma n Ho us i ng Res o urc es Committee Pres i dent , ~oreho us e Col _ege Atlanta , Georg i a PANELS LEGAL Mr., Charles 1~ Welt ner , Attorney The ?irs t National Bank !) Suite 2943 2 Peachtr ee Street Atlanta ., Georg i a l.Vlr. Dona l d Holl owell ., Regier.al Direc tor Equa l Emp _oyment Opportunity Commission 1776 Peach tree St reet, N. w. Atlanta, Georgia Honorable Luther Alver son, Judge Fult on County Superior Co urt 136 Pryor Street , So 'WG Atlanta, Georgia ~~. Archer D. Smith III, Attor~ey -.a rmon and Thackston 1944 Nntion3l Bank of Georgia D~ g~ Atlanta, Georgia M.ro Norman Lo Underwood, Attorney S 2nders , Heste:.. · -: :Iolley 1001 Comnerce Bui aing Atla nta., Georgia Ac t ing Cha irma n �i p3ge Two CONSTRUCTION ANlJ DcSIGN Dro Edwin Harri s on, Pres i de t Georgia Inst itute of Technology 225 North Avenue , No Wo Atlanta, Georgia Chairman Mro Her man Jo Russell, Contractor 504 Fair Street., So 1.17 0 At lanta, Georgia 30313 Mro Moreland Smith, Director Urban Planning Project Southern Regional Counc il 5 Forsyth Street ,~ - 1 o Atlanta, Georgia Vic e - Chairman Revo John Ao Midd leton, Presideht ~orr is Brown College 673 Hu~ter Street, No Wo Atlant3 , G,~- . · ~ Mre Her..ry F' o Alexander::, Builder 2439 Fernlea~ Cour t , No Wo Atlanta , Georgia Mro Ja rnes Moore, Preside~t At l anta La bor Council 15 Peach tree Street, No Eo Room 2oe Atlanta, Georgia FINA.JC~ Dean Harding Bo Young Atlanta Univer sity 223 Chestnut Street., S. WG Atlanta, Georgia Mro Lee :Surge., President Retai l Credit Company P o Oo Box 4081 Atlanta , Georgia 30302 rlir o Butler T Henders on Aosistant to Dr. Mays Morehouse Colle3e 223 Chestnut Street, So Wa Atlanta, Georgia g Ch a irman �Page Three FI NANCE (continued) Mr. Mills B o Lane, J ro, President The Citizens and Southern Na tional Bank Po O o Box 4899 Atlanta, Georgia J'vlr. Jo seph Earle Birnie , President The _·ational Bank of'. Georgia Peachtree at Five Points AtlantaJ Georgia 30303 Itra Augu stus H. Sterne, President The Trust Corrpany of Georgia 36 Sdgewocd Avenue , N o Eo Atlanta, Geor 6 ia 30303 !VIro Gordon J one s, President The Fulto:.--. -· ·- -t i onal Banl{ Po O o Box l.;. 387 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 NON-PROFIT FUNDS ( Combined with Fi:_2nce Panel) Mr. A. B. Padgett, Executiv e Direc tor Metropolitan Foundation of At lanta 1423 Candler Building Atla nt a , Georgia 30303 M~ . Hamil ton Doug l as, Jr , Attorney Nationa l Bank of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia Rev William Ho l me s Borders, Pas tor Whe2t Street Bapt ist Church ,1c,;:,, · -• ••, Q::::; •l ey D. , _v rive , S ..I. o Vice - Chairm2n l.r VVo Atlanta, Georgia Dr$ Rufus Clement, President Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S W Atlanta, Georgia 0 M.r o John Wi lson, Pre sident Horne Wilson Company 163 Peters Stree t, S o Wo At anta, Georgia 30313 �NON-PROFIT FUNDS (continued ) Mro Albert Love Executive Vice Presidebt The McCa ll Corpora t:on P ,. Oo Box 1000 Doraville, Georgia 300 ~0 vrro Sco tt Houston , Jr o, Executive Direc tor We sley Woods Apa rtments Po Oo Box 15468 . Atlanta, Georgia 30333 PlJ-:SLIC BODS ING Mr ~ Edwin L., Sterne.;, Chairman Housing Author i ty of t he City of Atla nta 639 Trust Company of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dro Albert ~anley, President Spe l man College 350 Leonard Street, S o Wo Atlanta , Georgia Mro Leonard Reinch, President Cox Broadcasting Compa ny 1601 Wes t Peachtree Street, N io Atlanta, Georgia Mr o Clarence Da Coler,1an Regiona l Director · Na tional Urban Leag ue 78 Marietta Street , No Wo Atla~ta , Ge orgia · Mr., Charles F o Pal::ner, Pre sident Pa lmer, Inc a, Palmer Building 41 Marietta Street Atlanta , Georgia 30303 Act :L-:g Chairman �P2e;e Five LAND ACQUISITION Mr o ·wallace Lo Lee President At l anta Gas Light Company P., 0 ., Box 4569 · ..,. neo-r> _ g·ia 30302 _,r-,:-....1 an -c-a ~ 3 Mr o Clayton Ro Yates, resident Yat es-Mil ton Store s 228 Auburn Aven ue, N. E o Atlanta, Geo!'.'gia Jim E c Land Chief Engineer for Georgia So ut hern Bell Te l ephone & Te legraph Compa ny 805 Pea chtree Stre e t 3 N. E a At l ant a 3 Georg i a l\1r o Dro Vi vian Henders on , President Clar k Col lef;e 240 Che stnu t Street, S o Wo Atlanta ., Ge org ia Ac t i ng Chairman SOCIAL PROBLE'vIS J\'Ir .. Charles Oo Emmerich Ad .1inistrator Economic Opportunity Atlant a, Inco 101 Mar ietta Street, 11 • W. Atlanta, Georgia 3 Duane Beck, Exec utive Direct or Community Council of the At lanta Area, I nc .. 1000 Glenn Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 rvri r o Mrs. Sujette era· 1-: , Socia l Director Neighborhood Services , E Oo A., Inc 101 11arietta Street Atlanta, Georgia D~ o Tobe Johnson 3 Professor of Pol itica l Science OCorehouse Coll ege 223 Chestnut Street, s. W Atlanta, Georgia 0 Dean Wi lliams . J a ckson Atlanta Uni versity 223 Chestnut Street, S Atlanta, Georgia Cha irma n w. �Page Six SOCIAL PROBLEi'!iS (continued) Erwin S~even s_; Chairrr:an Ci tizens Cent_ a l Advisory Co~m ittee., E.O. A. 799 Parson s Street, S. W. Atla nta, Ge orgia Mr. Mr. Lewis Cen1{er, Attorr~ey 20 45 Manchester, N. E . Atlanta, Ge org ia BUSINESS PARTI CIPAT I ON ivT, r. Virg il Mi lton 3626 TLxedo Road, N. W. Chairman At la nta., Georgia lf~. Ed wa rd L. Simon:_ udit or V~ce - Chairman Atlanta Life Insuranc e Company 148 Aub urn Avenue., N. E. Atlanta., Ge orgia Mr . Harlee Br anch., President The Sou thern Company 3390 Peachtree Road ~ N. E. Atla nta., Georgia Mr. C. Ar t hur J e nkins Director , Ind us t rial Relations Lockheed Company Marietta , Georgia 30060 Mr . Rol2nd Maxwel l, Pr eside nt Davis on's Department Stor es 180 Pea ch tree Street, N. w. At lant a , Georgia PUBLIC I NFOR~~T ION James L. Townsend ' Townsend and Jwso c iates 10 14 Hea ley Bldg. Atlanta ., Georg ia iVir. �Page Seven PUBLTC Il'~P.0RI,'i_l'/I' I 0N ( cc~'cinued; r.~r D2 l e. c _a r~< Di~e c to~ cf Public Af_a ir s WP.GA - TV , 1551 Bri 9 rcl iff Ro2 d, N. E. Atlanta, Geor 6 i a c· _a i~rnan O i\';r. Ra y Mo ore Nel'l s D:Lrector v!SB - TV ' 1601 West Pea chtr e e Stree t, At l an ta , Georgia 30309 Mr. Jim Wood v -:,__ ce - Ch2,irman r!ews Dire c to~, HA0K 110 Ed gewood Avenu e, ~ . E. Atla nta , Georg ia STAFF ROOM 1204, CIT:i HALL Tel. 522-4463 , Ext, 430 Malcolm D. Jo nes, Dire ctor W. w. Gates , Consult a~t Miss Joyce McKnight, Secretary �r ~ ~ - MINUTES HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MAY 4 , ·1967 Members of the Housing Resources Committee Executive Group met on Thursd a y, May 4, 1967, at 10:00 a. m. i_n City Hall. The following members were present: Mr. Dale Clark, Public Info rmat ion Panel Dean William S. Jackson, Social Problems Panel Mr. J. E. Land, Lan d Acquisition Panel Mr. Archer D. Smith, III, Le g al Panel Mr. Edwin L. Sterne , Public Housing Panel Mr. Hall Ware, Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel Mr. John C. Wilson, Finance and Non-Profit Fund s Panel Mr. Robert Winn, Construction and Design Panel The Business Participation Panel was not represented at the meeting. Col. Malcolm Jones presided in the Chairman's absence. Col. Jones explai ned that this was the second in a series of monthly meetings designed to bring the Committee members up to date on the progress of the program. H e then asked each of the panel representatives to make a rep ort on the a ction taken by their r espe ctiv e panels. Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel - Mr . Wilson and Mr. Ware explained that the Committee is actively engage d i n developing a local funding group to provide II seed" money t o promote low co st h ousing. Preliminary dis cuss ions have been held and material from other such organi zation s is being reviewed. Social Problems Panel - Dean Jackson reported that this panel has met to organize their group and has discussed some of the broad areas to be encompassed by the panel. Two main decisions came out of this meeting: 1. The panel should have representatio n from the community it self and, therefore, two new members have been added. They are: D r. Charles F. Schwab, President, Protestant Welfare and Social Services, Inc., and Mr. Erwin Stevens, Chairman, Citiz en s Central Advisory Committee, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 2. The panel felt it would be helpful to develop some guidelines as to what is anticipated as goals for adequate living. �Page Two Dean Jackson added that one of his cl as ses is presently conducting a surve y of the attitudes of families living in the vicinity of the B e dford-Pine ar ea to be completed by the end of this month. If anything helpful comes out of the study it will be shared with the Conunittee. Land Acquisition Panel - Mr. Land reported that this panel is still in the process of thoroughly organizing. However, as a result of the first meeting it was decided that two or three real estate men would be added to the group and this is in process at present. Meetings are planned with the Atlanta Housing Authority and the Federal Housing Administration. Construction and Design Panel - Mr. Winn reported t:q.at three archi tec ts have been obtained to work with the panel in carrying out its functions. The panel members have organized and have scheduled regular monthly meetings and are beginning to plan their program. Legal Panel - Mr. Smith, representing Mr. Weltner, stated that two attorne y s have been added to assis t in the work of the panel. They are: Mr. Archer D. Smith, III , Attorney, Harmon & Thackston, and Mr. Norman L. Underwood , Attorney, San ders, H ester & Holley. The panel members are working in thre e areas at the present time: 1. 2. 3. Research and examination of the laws dealing with FHA housin g, particul arly the requisites for obtaining FHA grants and loans; Study of complaints and problems concerning the enforcement of the Housing Code; and Res earch into the pa rt of t h e law particularly co n cerne d with the Grant and Loan Program (fo r re habilitation o f sub-standard housi ng) being restricted to U r ban Renewal and Code Enforcement areas. Public Hrusing Panel - Mr. Sterne reported that this panel has met once and at that meeting the members were generally acquainte d with what is going on in public housing. Mr. Stern e told the group of many of the program.s the Housing Authority is presently engaged in. Public Information Panel - Mr. Clark reported that th e pane l members have met and that he also met with Col. Jones and Mr. Alexander for a bri efing on the overall program. He stated that his concept of this panel's ftmction is: one of informing the general public and to report fully through the news 1nedia what the Committee is doing, and that until some definite action is taken hy the Committee and the function of the Committee is a little better focused, this panel will n ot be able to really move forward on their program. �Page Three Col. Jones then distributed up-to-date copies of the Inventory of the various housing projects which have been proposed and provided members of the pr e ss with a summary of this report. He reviewed the summary with the comm itte e and discussed in detail some of the problems the committee is encountering in getting these projects underway. The major problems include: 1. Attitude of home owners toward apartment units; 2. Zoning; and 3. Determination of the location of housing {HUD prefers that such housin g not be located in areas of racial concentration). The group discussed possible solutions to these problems but no positive decisions were reached. Col. Jones also told the group of a meeting Mr. Alexander has reques t ed for a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen for the purpose of inviting builders and developers to appear before them to discuss their problems from their points of view. He added that it would be helpful to have some members of the Executive Group at this meeting also. Mr. Land of the Land Acquisition Panel said that his panel would definitely be represente d at the meeting. Col. Jones requeste d each of the panels to elect permanent Chairme n an d Vi ce Chairmen as soon as possible, if they have not al~eady done so, and to a d v ise him who has be e n ele cted. Mr . Cl a rk told the E xe cut ive Group members that his panel (Public Infor mati on) is alw ays ope n to committee member s for any sugge stions or r e comme n dati on s a s to h ow th e public infor mati on p r o g ram can help f urth er the goals of the Committee. H e also re commended to Col. Jones t h at the informatio n containe d i n :: t he s u mmary o f t h e proble m areas be made available to the press . Col. Jone s agree d w i t h Mr . Cl ark a n d a dvis e d that h e would t a k e up this matte r w i t h M r . A l e xand er. There being no further bus i ne s s t h e me eting w as adjourn ed at 11 : 30 a. m. R es p e ctf ully s u bmitte d , ,_,__-~:f)t.J!·O.-, /?.?,-Jee _.d Malc olm D . Jo n,~ Supervisor of In s pection Servi c es �HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE Room 1204 City Hall Tel, 522-4463, Ext, 430 May 4, 1967 V' ,ii ,,,,,,I,'I ,1; The Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee, recently established ,j 'I by Mayor Allen to promote and facilitate construction of low and medium cost housing in Atlanta, held its regular monthly meeting today in the City Hall, Cecil A, Alexander, Chairman, Dr. Sanford Atwood, President of Emory Univer>sity . and Dr, Benjamin E. Mays, President of Morehouse College, Co-Chairmen of the Committee, were unable to attend, The Executive Group (consisting of the Chairmen of the nine working panels into which the overall Committee is organized) studied a recently prepared Committee report on the status of the current housing progr>am, submitted by various developers, It is summarized as follows: No. Units 1967 Firm 3556 (1312) Probable 3553 Category ',7109 In Sight Total Being Considered 4569 Doubtful 3088 Total Proposed The report contained 71 proposals (1312) Estimate When Available 1968 1969 1970 1971 (1928) (316) (1681) (672) (500) (700) (3609) (988) (500) (700) 14,766 of which 6504 units (1243 listed in the· Firm category, 3409 in the Being Considered category and 1852 now included in the Doubtful category) previously considered likely, are currently in serious difficulty of materializing due primarily to objections from various sources as to proposed locations, ', Includes 1140 uni ts of Public Housing, plus 144 existing uni ts leased for Public Housing. In addition, 1782 units have been rehabilitated since October under the Housing Code. The goals established by the City for the program are 16,800 units by the end of 1971 , consisting of 9800 units during 1967 and 1968 and 2333 units during each of the succeeding three years. The principal difficulties currently confronting the Committee in developing the program are the following: (a) General objection by single family home owners to multi-family units being built anywhere near them, even though the multi-family construction may be a v~ry high type of cooperative sales housing for purchase and occupancy by family units and presold before construction begins, l - - - -- - ---------------:----- - - - - - - - -------. �.. - . ' -2- (b) Difficulty in getting sufficient suitable tracts appropriately zoned, because of objections from residents of the areasinvolved. (c) Persistent efforts by certain groups to effect the spreading of low and medium income housing throughout all sectors of the City, even though suitable tracts of land may not be available in some areas to developers at prices which make construction of such housing economically feasible. (d) Recently announced policy by HUD discouraging the location of public housing in areas of racial concentration. (e) Conservatism by FHA on approving projects in certain areas, to insure against the possibility of over-building the market in any portions of the City. (f) Discouragement on the part of promoters and developers faced with the above indicated problems. The combination of these problems is slowing down the program substantially and, if continued, will make the goals very difficult to attain. ·,I .'i. ,, .,1· . ,, I I' ( .' �May .Z3, 1967 MEMORANDUM TO: Colonel M~lcolm Jone FROM: Mayor lvan Allen, Jr . . The attached reply from the Housing Authority h the information requeated by the Housing Rea011rce Committee.' Sincerely yours, Iv n Allen, Jr. Mayor 1AJ'r/br Encloaur �EDWIN L. STERNE M. B. SATTERFIELD CH AIRMA N EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANO SECRETARY GEORGE S. CR A FT CARLTON GARRETT VICE CH AI RM AN DIRECTOR OF FINANCE J. B . SLA YTON GILBERT H. BOGGS DIRECTOR OF HOUSING JOHN 0. CHILES GEORGE R . SANDER FRANK G. ETHERIDGE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 82" HURT BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 JACKSON 3-6074 May 17, 1967 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor of the City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: This replies to your letter of May 10 transmitting copy of a memorandum submitted by the Housing Resources Committee and requesting our specific comments on items 5, 6 and 9. These comments are as follows: (5) We are unaware of any offers for sale by owners of 103 units on Boulevard resulting from housing code inspections. As a general rule it is not financially feasible to acquire old housing by purchase since necessary financing of the resulting project must extend over a 40 year life. It is preferable to lease units in such buildings since the economics usually do not justify purchase. (6) At the present time negotiations are proceeding concerning the leasing of units in four additional separate sites. We hope t o be able to add to the total number of units now under lease. The great difficulty is the l ow vacancy rate in housing of acceptab l e standard in the Atlanta area, which has resulted in an attitude by most landlords that there is no financial advantage t o them to enter into a lease agreement with the Housing Authority since they already have extensive waiting lists and are n o t having to make improvements that possibly would be required under the Housing Authority leasing program. �Mayor Allen ~age 2 May 17, 1967 The Housing Authority representative is devoting ample time to the investigation of all available leads. All real estate firms listed in the Yellow Pages have been circularized as well as members of the two real estate boards. Constant visual investigations are made in trips to various sections of the city to find out where vacancies might be in existence. The processing of individual tenant leases for occupancy of units in private housing is not greatly time consuming since it only averages about thirty minutes per tenant. It i s considere d very important for the leasing represent a tive to make very frequent checks of existing leased housing to make sure that the public housing tenants are living up to their obligations affecting the care of the premises, etc. If this program can b e controlled so that private landlords see that public housing tenants are better than average tenants this should h a ve a n importa nt impact on t he availabil i ty of addi tiona l units f or l e as e . Althou gh the numb e r of le a s e d sites h a s not increased in the past few weeks, the number of public housing tenants has had a steady growth as dwelling units have become available in pres e nt locati ons. (9 ) Redu c ti on i n minimum p ri ce of sing l e family l o t s fo r sal e in the Thoma sville Urban Redev e lopme nt P ro j ec t b e l ow the ir cu r r ent minimum has been c ons i dered i n t he pas t. The staff is of t h e opinion tha t such reduction would not encourage the deve l opment of t he se lots b e c a use: (a ) The p r ice a s n ow s e t is l e ss t han the value of the lots shoul d t he de v e l oper ac qu i re l and at reasonable price and prov ide the stree t s , utilities , and other ameni ties as provided by this p r o j e ct. (b) The Federal Housi n g Admi nis tra t ion will a ll ow as land valu e onl y the amou nt actual ly paid to us by the deve l oper. Therefore, any redu ction in the price of the land wouldmly res ul t in a redu ct i on in the amount of the loan unde rwritt e n by FHA . At the moment it appears to us the greatest opportunity for provision of additional units for low income famili e s l i e s in �Mayor Allen Page 3 _May 17, 1 967 the 221D-3 Program, and hopefully in increasing the number of units leased for public housing use, although the latter does not increase total housing supply. Sincerely yours, .Lzz- M. B. Satterfield Executive Director MBS/fm �Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild & Paschal May 16 , 1 967 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr ., Mayor City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Dear Ivan: Many thanks for the help with Lord & Taylor . Joel Cowan feels that your interest has been most helpful in his negotiations. Sincerel y, ~ Cecil A. Alexander vb James H,Finch, F,A.I.A. Cecil A, Alexander, F.A.l,A, Miller 0. Barnes, A.I.A, Bernard B, Rothschild, f.A.1.A. F.C.S.I. Caraker0. Paschal, A,1,A. ASSOCIATES Robert 0. Ahlslrand, R,A. Sidney S. Daniell, A.A, Ira Graybofl Thomas 6. Joyce, A.I.A. H. KingMcCain, N.S.P.f. J.J. McDonough Architects Engineers Interior Designers William L. Pulgram, A.I.A. 44 Broad Street N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Phone 688-3313 John Steinichen, A.I.A. Terry-Hutchens Bldg., Huntsville, Ala. 35801 Phone 539-9648 �Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild & Paschal y 161 1967 ·It' . Rodney M. Cook COPY 34 10th trot . ,E. Atlant . , Geo~gia, 030 COPY Siner l y , COPY ~~L~C il A. Al COPY X&C ~ �BESSEMER PROPERTIES, INCORPORATED Two PE A CH TR EE STR E ET, S U IT E 3400 ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30303 TELEPHONE 404•523 -25 18 ~ May 17, 1967 The Honorable Ivan Alle n, Jr. Mayor of the City of Atlanta Atlanta, Geor g ia Dear Mayor Allen: Just a note to thank you for your h e lp with the Lord & Taylor matter. I b e li e v e you h ave h e a r d di rect fr om t h e m that city cooper ation was most h e lpf ul. T h e tax a ss e ssors we r e mos t c oope r a tive a s well, and ope n e d suffici e nt files to complete ly assur e th e m of the ir position. A gain, my thanks and w e hope thi s p r oj e ct w i ll b e broug h t t o a s u ccessful conc lusion, w h ich will be a credit to the City. Sincer e l y , JHC:rp CC: Mr. C e cil Alexand er �MINUTES HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MAY 4, 1967 Members of the Housing Resources Committee Executive Group met on Thur sday, May 4, 1967, at 10:00 a . m. i_n City Hall. The following members were present: Mr. Dale Clark, Publi c Information Panel Dean William S. J ackson, Social Problems Panel Mr. J. E. Land, Land Acquisition Panel Mr . Archer D. Smith, III, Legal Panel Mr. Edwin L. Sterne, Public Housing Panel Mr. Hall Ware, Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel Mr. John C. Wilson, Financ e and Non-Profit Funds Panel Mr. Robert Winn, Cons tructi on and Design Panel The Business Participation Panel was not represented at the rn.eeting. Col. Malcolm Jones presided in the Chairman's absen c e . Col. Jones explained that this was the second in a series of monthly meetings designed to bring the Committee members up to date on the progress of the progra1n. He then asked each of the panel representatives to make a report on the action taken by their respective panels. Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel - Mr. Wilson and Mr. Ware explained that the Committee is actively engaged in developing a local funding group to provide "seed" money to promote low cost housing. Preliminary discussions have been held and material from other such organizations is being reviewed. Social Problems Panel - Dean Jackson reported that this panel has met to organize their group and has discussed some of the broad areas to be encompassed by the panel. Two main decisions came out of this meeting: 1. The panel should have representation from the community itself and, therefore, two new members have been added. They are: Dr. Charles F. Schwab , President, Protestant Welfare and Social Services, Inc., and Mr. Erwin Stevens, Chairman, Citizens Central Advisory Committee, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 2. The panel felt it would be helpful to develop some guidelines as to what is anticipated as goals for adequate living. �Page Two Dean Jackson added that one of his cl a sses is p r es e ntly conducting a surve y of the attitudes of families living in the vicinity of the B e dford-Pine a r e a to be completed by t h e e nd of this month. If anyt hing h e lpf ul comes out of the study it will b e sha red wit h the Committee . Land Acquisition P a nel - Mr. L a nd reported that this pane l is still in t he process of thoroughly organizing. H ow e ver, as a r e sult of the first m e e t ing it was decided that two or three real estate men would be added to the g roup and this is in process a t present. Meetings are planned with the Atlanta Housing Authority and the Federal Housing Administration. Construction and D es i gn Panel - Mr. Winn reported that three archite c t s have been obtained to work with the panel in carrying out its functions. The pan el members have organized and have scheduled regular monthly meetings and are be ginning to plan t heir program. L e g al P a n e l - Mr. Smith, re p re senting M r. W e ltner , state d that two a ttorn e ys have b ee n adde d t o as s i st i n t h e w ork of the panel. They are: Mr. Arche r D. Smith, III, Attorney, H a rmon & Thackston, and Mr. Norm.an L. Underwood, Attorne y, Sanders, H es t er & Holley. The panel members ar e working in t h re e ar e as a t the pres ent t ime: 1. 2. 3. R esearch and examina tion of the l a ws d ealing wit h F H A hous ing , p articularly the re quis ite s fo r obtaining F HA grants and loans; S t u d y of comp l a ints and problems conc ernin g the enfor ceme nt of the Housin g Code ; and Re s earch into t h e part of the l aw par tic ul a r ly conc e rne d with t h e Gr ant a nd L o an Pr o gra m (for reh a bilita tion of sub -standard housing ) b e i n g r e stri c ted to Urb a n R e newal and Cod e E nfo r c ement areas . Public Hrus i ng Panel - M r . S tern e re porte d tha t this p anel h a s met on c e and at that meeting the members w ere gen e rally ac quain t ed with w h a t i s going on in public h o using. Mr . S terne tol d t h e group o f m a n y o f the pr o gram.s the Housing Aut ho rity i s p re sen t ly engaged i n . Publi c Informati on Panel - Mr . Clark r ep orted that the panel members have met and that he also me t with C ol. Jon e s and Mr. Alexander for a brie fing on the overall program. He stated that h i s concept of this panel's function is one of informing the general public and to report full y through the news 1nedia what the Committee is doi ng , and that unt il s ome definite action i s taken by the Committee and the functi on o f the C ommi ttee i s a l ittl e better focused, this panel will not be a ble to really move for w ard on their program. �Page Three ~Col. Jones then distributed up-to-date copies of the Inventory of the various housing projects which have been proposed and provided members of the press with a sum.mary of this report. He reviewed the summary with the co1nmittee and discussed in detail some of the problems the committee is encountering in getting these projects underway. The major problems include: 1. Attitude of home owners toward apartment units; 2. Zoning; and 3. Determination of the location of housing {HUD prefers that such housing not be located in areas of racial concentration). The group discussed possible solutions to these problems but no positive decisions were reached. Col. Jones also told the group of a meeting Mr. Alexander has requested for a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen for the purpose of inviting builders and developers to appear before them to discuss their problems from their points of view. He added that it would be helpful to have some members of the Executive Group at this meeting also. Mr. Land of the Land Acquisition Panel said that his panel would definitely be represented at the meeting. Col. Jones requested each of the panels to elect permanent Chairmen and Vice Chairmen as soon as possible, if they have not already done so, and to advise him who has been elected. Mr. Clark told the Executive Group members that his panel (Public Information) is always open to committee members for any suggestions or recommendations as to how the public information program -can help further the goals of the Committee. He also recommended to Col. Jones that the information contained in :: the summary of the problem areas be made available to the press. Col. Jones agreed with Mr. Clark and advised that he would take up this matter with Mr. Alexander. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a. m. Respectfully submitted, ~<-.42c-~-.!!!:..--t)-o. u -Q ____, Malcolm D. Jones ,_ Supervisor of Inspection Service :3 �HOUSING RESOURCES COMMI TTEE Room 1204 City Hall Tel. 522-4463, Ext. 430 May 4, 1967 The Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee, recently establ ished by Mayor Allen to promote and facilitate construction of low and medium cost housing in Atlanta, held its regular monthly meeting today in the City Hall. Cecil A. Alexander, I '·! Chair man, Dr. Sanford Atwood, President of Emory University . and Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President of Morehouse College, Co-Chairmen of the Committee, were unable to att end . The Executive Group (consisting of the Chairmen of the nine working panels into whi ch the overall Committee is organized) studied a recently prepared Committee report on the status of the current housing program. submitted by various developers. It is summarized as follows: No. Units 1967 Firm 3556 (1312) Probable 3553 Category ',7109 In Sight Total Being Considered 4569 Doubtful 3088 Total Proposed The report contained 71 proposals (1312) Estimate When Available 1968 1969 1970 (1928) (316) (1681) (672) (500) (700) (3609) (988) (500) (700) 14, 766 of which 6504 uni ts ( 1243 listed in the· Firm c ategory , 3409 in the Being Considered category and 1852 now included in the Doubtful category) previously considered likely, are cur~ently in serious difficulty of materializing due primarily to objections from various sources as to proposed locations. Includes 1140 units of Public Housing , plus 144 existing units leased for Public Housing. In addition, 1782 units have been rehabilitated since October under the Housing Code. The goals established by the City for the program are 16,800 units by the end of 1971, consisting of 9800 units during 1967 and 1968 and 2333 units during each of the succeeding three years. The principal difficulties currently confronting the Committee in developing the program are the following : (a) General objection by single family home owners to multi-family units ' ' ' being built anywhere near them, even though the multi-family construction may be a very high type of cooperative sales housing for purchase and occupancy by family unit s and presold before construction begins. l ' ·I I I �. . ~ . -2(b) Difficulty in getting sufficient suitable tracts appropriately zoned, because of objections from residents of the areasinvolved. (c) Persistent efforts by certain groups to effect the spreading of low and medium income housing tnroughout all sectors of the City, even though suitable tracts of land may not be available in some areas to developers at prices which make .! construction of such housing economically feasible. (d) .:1 ,I Recently announced policy by HUD discouraging the location of ,I public housing in areas of racial concentration. ,, (e) Conservatism by FHA on approving projects in certain areas, to I insure against the possibility of over-building the market in any portions of the City. (f) Discouragement on the part of promoters and developers faced with the above indicated problems. The combination of these problems is slowing down the program substantially and, if continued, will make the goals very difficult to attain. ,· .·.·1 ( ' .. -· .·· ···.' , ....... I . ~ • ~ .' ·:· ·. :··: . '.,• \ .. .. 1•. . :,. ' , ,. . . ' ' ... -~-:.. ..... ,, .. .. . ,, (. . l I ·, ..: . .. \ ·,, I , ,.. - . ... . ' .,i' I ~ \ • ,, . �HOUSING RESOURCES COMMI TTEE C ITY HAL L ATLANTA, G A. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 Room 1204, City Hall IVAN ALLE N, J R., MAYOR .May 23, 1967 R. EARL LANDERS, Adm inistrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secret ary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Direct or of Governmental Liaison Dear Commi ttee Member: The next mont hl y mee tine of the Exec utive Gro up of the Housing Resources Committee (whi ch woul d normally be held on June 1 ) will be held at 10: 00 A. H. , Wednesday, Hay 31, i n Corn."Tlitt e e Room Ill, Se cond Fl oor, City Hall. We e specially hope t hat you can at tend this meet ing . The low cost housine; progr am i s currentl y runni ng int o some ma j or difficul ties which I need t o discuss seriously with you, wi t h view t o adopting a policy position of the Commi t tee as a whole and pl anning ·a cour se of action to pursue . We will have at t he meeting ba sic f actual dat a on whi ch t o base our conclus ions and I hope also a list of l an d tracts i n t he City by s i ze and l oc ation whi ch are appropriately zoned f or constructi on of mul t i-family housing . We still have not been i nforme d as t o the f ollowi ng : Le gal Panel - Chairman and Vi ce - Chairman Public Hous ing Panel - Chai rman and Vice - Chairman Land Acquis ition Pane l - Chai rman and Vi ce -Chairman Social Problems Panel - Vice -Chairman Pl ease be pr ep ar ed to provide us at the mee t ing with appropriate information on the above . Also pl eas e l et us know on the enclose d r et urn address postal card i f you plan to attend t he meeting or, in t he event you c annot attend, t he name of s ome ot her membe r of your panel who will repre sent you at t he meeting. Sincerely, .,,.,,..... ' ~ /7 . . . - -~ ~ ?~ - t? c{~ ~ ~ Ce ci l A. Al exander Chairman Encl: Re t urn address postal c ard. �i Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild & Paschal . w. dv n.c nt Of Clot> d Peopl COPY t yaUJY eonv n.1 nc will nvit f !cd . . t ·o t . witb yo~ ¢ · .itt _. and itte wh you think ould b to ttend. 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Dep t . e stirnnt e::; 1 5 00 ' GO " stcmn S (J ',-; ·2 ~· n eet:.E:ti c. t c o st of ~,7:) , GGG . 0 0 . 1 Pr omo t e rs hav e e ntered i nto a g r - eme nt with But l b r S~r e e~ YVi Cl/1 t o i a c t i Cit If . opera tor ; not, s ee k i r:g ar..ot h e r s te i1 1 I Lastr r tidn 01 'I ' as non - o ro f i 1: i . ! • ' j ' i J. I I I I ! I i I I i I i ! ! ! ' !' l l ! i II 1 [ ·j I j D- 1 2 i 2 4 0 l ! Ci ty . App l . to f ~A f i l ed Feb . 2 3 . Subse qu ent l y Ki t hd r awn Ly a p licant . ·, s am e .Gu i l d e r s t a t e s t ha t c omi,e titor fi led a r:;p l i cat i o n wi t h FhA c1;,ea1,J.]_6-, r-,alcolm D. Jone"' Su; erviso r of Ins~ e ction s~rvices Enclosure : Sur:1~nary of PuLli c rous i n3 i n /,t l anta �Aj?ril 20, 1 96 7 SU Hl·iARY OF PU BLIC !:OUSING IN AT LAliTA Units in operation - fi lle d . 88 74 1140 Uni ts i n Deve l opment s tage, as follo1-1s : ( 650 ) Un i ts off Nc Dan i el St , , in Rawson - Wa s h ingt on U. R. Proj e ct ( scheduled for crnnpl et i on by June 30 , (248) by Oct , 1 67 (402 ) by M~rch 1 68 _ ( 350 ) Un i ts in Thoma svi l l e U, R , Pro j e ct ( 40 ) l Bedroom (16 for e l derl y ) ( 120 ) 2 Bedroom ( 80 ) 3 Bedroom ( 80 ) 4 Be droom ( 30 ) 5 Be droom ( HO ) 1200 300 1 60 ) Now in hahd s of arc hi t e ct . Cannot a dvertise unt il a out May 15 . 2- 1/ 2 - 3 DO~t hs a dd itional Le fore construct i on cian start , 12 mont hs , a t least , a dd itional for construction , Will try to ha ve part deliver ed befor e f i nal. Units, Per1°y Homes F.:xt e ns ion - Sout~ cf rroct er Creek , · ( 78) 3 Bedroom ( li 6 ) 4 Bedroom Bi ds ope ned t a r ch 7, 1 96 7 . ( 16 ) 5 Bedrooin Estimat e 18 months to construct . Units pr eviously allocated - Pr oposed Turn Key ( a ll t e nta ti ve l y pl edged ), Un it s alloca ted for propos e~ purc has e or l eas e ( On l y possiLility fo r a dditi onal Pu blic Eou sing un its i r1 occupancy by mi ci -1.967; can only be t ur ned over f or Pub li c Hou s i n 6 occ u~ancy a s bec or:ie va c ant ). ": :r, Units under l e a se i44 ..... ( GS u1 it s , I:u r J?hY Apt s .. ; 48 un i ts , TEr.r. e s s ean Cc:w;ions ; 31 un i t s , Si ms ::ado.ox ' s Apt s , a t Cap i to l a nd Vi nar a , re qu i re r eha b ilitatio n ,) 2640~·, Tot a l add itiona l pl anne d ( as i n di c ated a bcve ) 300(;:': !iC!w Allocat ion - Propos e d Turn Key , an nounced FcLruary 24 . f,f,j,;ro ved. Ly BC: , of Al c:ermer. Dc c crr.b er 20 , l S66 , ( 300 t erd:a t i v eiy i,- l ed.:_:;ea ) ~Tota l a ddi tiona l un it s ~reje c t ed ( 5640 ) 14 , 514 l:.r.cl : Tot a l Potent i a l Re: se: rva. t ion uy l i\Ji) �HOUSING RF.'.SOURC:S S COYJ!'~ITTEE Topics f or discussion with the 1ayor May 8, 1967 Surmnary of April 20, Housing Resource s Committee report shows: 1. Estimate when avai l able No. Units 1967 1968 1969 Firm 3556 (1312) (1928) (316) Probable 3553 (1681) (672 ) Category 1970 1971 (500) (70'J ) (500) ( 700 ) - -7109 I n Sight (1312) Total Being Considered 4569 Doubtful 3088 (3609 ) (988) 14, 766 units Total Proposed Of the 71 proposals cont ained i n this report, 19 of the best ones and those which unti l recently were considere d among the most promising (comprising 6,504 units) have ei ther been turned down or are i n jeopardy . The princ i pal reasons fo r this, toge tr..er wi tb some suggestions to iJ prove the situation 1 Kere inc l uded in l etter of April 12 , t o the Chai rman of t he Housing Resources Committee. The proble~ areas of greatest concern are indicated i n the accompani ng l ist. 2. 2ffects of the problem encountered with the NAACP and the I nter- gr oup Relations Sect ion of HUD i s beginr.ing to be fe l t loc ally i n FctA also. It is apparent that the position t aken by the I nter-group Relations Section of ?.U D has been brewing for some time and now has the support ·of HUD LTJ. ivas hingt o • Thus far we have depended primarily on private developers to c ome in with proposed sites. Unless the current situation can be materially i mproved s oon, it may behoove the City t o go into t he business of sys temicall y cicte r mining sites for low cost housing and acquiring the land needed for such use, by condemnation if necessary, in much the sar1e manner as is dor.e by the Scnool Board f or needed school .sites. Of t he 9800 unit goal f or t he first t wo yenrs of the low co st housing progrc.. , alloc ation breakclmm specif i ed by the ifayor in the Housine Conf'er e ice .re as f oll01-rs  - - ~- - �- 2 - Public Housing 57% C: 5586 uni t s ( 5640 alloc ated) Private Develo)ers (conventio al 30~~ = 2940 units 22ld(3) Non- prof it 13% = 1274 unit s Total 9800 It seems that t he 22 l d(3), co- op i s the most popular approach t o the nonpr ofit development and is best for bot h t he City and the purchaser- occ upant . The prospect i ve home owner gets more for his money in t hi s t ype of home ownershi p t han in any other manner thus far propose d. The failur e and f oreclos i ng r ate nat i onal ly on the s e developments i s negligi bl e . Thi s t ype development s· _o uld be abl e t o ac count for a gr eater proporti onate share of the over al l r e~ui r ement t han t he 13% previ ousl y i ndic ated; i t should be widel y encouraged . 4. .An article by Alex Coffin in the Atlanta Constitut i on, April 17, s tat ed t hat 25% of Atlant a is in vac ant lot s . I f thi s be t r ue, our most available resource f or l ow- cost housing, both publ i c and pr ivate , i s on s catter e d sites. I nci dentall y such pro cedure woul d create a mi nimu."';;. of nei ghbor:0.ood ob j ecti on and polit ical di f f i culty. Bot h privat e devel opers and the Housing Aut hority s hould be calle d upon to pursue this principl e t o t he maximum. 5. The Housing Code i nspections on Boul evard have produced offers f or sale by ovrriers of at l e ast 103 units . 6. No adciiti onal sites under t he Public Housi ng le asing progr am have been &cc_t.:.ir ed since previous ousi ng Resources Cornin.i t t ee report of Fcbru.s.ry 20 . It appears that most of the time of the fousing Authority repr esentative assigned to leasing is t aken up in processing indivi dual t enm~t l eases for occupancy of the l eased units rather t har1 devot ing t he mai n effort t o sec~ring leases fo r adoitional units. The leasing of additional project s for Public Housing should be pushed. --- ------ -- - --- - - - - �- 3 - 7. Al though rehabilitation of sub - s tandard dwe l l ing units does not pro - vide additional hous i nb (and such is not i nclude d in Housing Resources Conmittee tabulation t otal s o_ prospe ctive housing uni ts ) , still t his feature adas materially t o the availabl e reso urce s of st an dard housing and tends to reduce t he r equirement for new hous i ng . Consequent l y it i s des i rabl e for the Housing Res ources Cammi t t ee to ha•ve cur rent inf or mation on t he extent of rehabi litation and princ i pal areas involve d . Thi s i nform&tion is cont ai ned i n r outi ne monthl y report s of ac t iviti es of the Housing Co de Di vision and has been r eques ted several times , but has not been r ece i ve d since J anuar y and only par tial i nformation was provided for Decembe r and Janu.s.ry . There appears t o be no l ogical r e as on why c cp i e s of the Housing Code Di vision ' s mont hl y rep orts s hould not be r;}t e,, ':'!;' (11) f tti made avai l able t o t he Hous ing Resources Commi ttee. 8. Although s ome of the di ff ic ul ties confront ing t he low- cost hous i ng progr am may be beyond t he abili t y of the Ci ty, however t he odcome of zoni ng petit i on numbe r Z-67-33G (deni al of r ezoni ng f rom M-1 t o A-1) i s t ypic al of situati ons over which the City doe s have control and 1-1her e r ez oning may have to be accomplished i n order to provide ample locations f or deve l opment of low- cost housi ng . 9. There are s t ill 157 singl e family l ots in t he Thomasville Urb2n Renewal Pro j ect which have not been sol d f or 221 de ve l opment. t--1ir1imum . h ave b een es t abl_is . h.e d on a 11 of t hes e 7_ov~ s, ranging . " &900 ~vO prices 1rom ~ !;:.2 100 eacn . In order to enc ourage development of t hese lots, r eco,1i:- end t:i.at pr ice reductions be made for multipl e pur chases, as shown on the attached card and that publicity be gi ven to that effe ct. our FHA consultant, conc urs wi th this principl e . ~ ivJ:r. Gate s, The s ugge s ted r educt i on ~as been shown to a r eputabl e and experienced developer who agree s t hat it is practical and should result i n de vel opment of these lots. • 1-,J to~r/ �- 4 - 10. In order to keep the interest and confidence of prospecti ve developers in the low- cost housing field, suge;est t hat a confe r ence be c a lled by the I·' ayor with the Board of Alder:nen and t hat some of the most interested lowcost housing prrn oters and developers be invited to present their views and comments on the prograin . such an opportunity. Several have indicated that they ,·1 ould welc ome Suc h meeting might produce s ome he l pful ideas . In any event it would provide an opportunity fo r them to stat e their side of the problem and should s e rve to cle a r tie currently conf used at~nosphere . Also suggest that the Pr ess be i nvited to such a meeting . Encls: Sug e;ested p rice r educ tions on Thorr.e.sville lots I1emo d ated April 21, 1967 �- - - -- - - - -- - - - - - -~ - --.- - - ----- -- -· ~ - · - .. - - _ .. .. ._ _ _ ..~_ _ _ _ __ __ , _ , _ _ _ I • ' L 1 I • .. ~ - · I April 21. 1967 MEMORANDUM · To: Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr. Director of Governmental Liaison F -rom: Malcolm D. Jones Supervisor of Inspection Services Pursuant to our brief discussion this morning, the following is a concise list of major problems currently being encountered in the low-cost housing program (for more detail see copy of my letter of April 12 to Cecil Alexander). 1. Difficulty for developers to find land suitably zoned and at prices which make low-cost housing development economically feasible. 2. NAACP objection to sites proposed in areas which they . consider occupied predominately by Negroes. 3. Support of the NAACP position by the Intergroup Relations Section of the Regional Office of HUD. with apparently the backing of HUD at the Washingtonllevel. 4. FHA reluctance to approve locations which they consider might offer competition to development of Rockdale; also constant and extreme conservatism against ov er building in any area until each development is actually tested as to marketability; plus the ov erflow effect of the difficulty e x pla ined in 2 and 3 above , although no directive to that effect appears to have yet actually reached the local FHA office. l �l .... Mr. Sweat Page Two April 21, 1967 5. Neighborhood resistance by home owners, generally to apartments going anywhere near them. 6. Reluctance of the Board of Aldermen to rezone suitable areas because of neighborhood objections. 7. Reluctance of the Planning Department to recommend . rezoning of necessary areas because of inconsistency with previously adopted plans in most areas. 8. Difficulty in keeping developers interested in view of the combination of the above listed problems. 9. Slowness of non-profit groups to sponsor projects (a mandatory provision of the 221 d (3) low-interest rate program). Malcolm D. Jones Supervisor of Inspection Service s MDJ:'fy ��------- -- EOUSING RE SOURCE S r ·nH:,;T T',Tl-: - -- 1% 7 ---· --. - Probler.: Ay:,eas ~ - - - -··;  ; - ; ~ · l: -- 2 S8 i ·• Program Location i . --~---=.-- ::::._ ---· - -··--· -,. 1:cc~t cf Ho llyv;ocd Ro ad llorth of Froctcr Creek Turnkey Opro s e . , · ··--:-; Dr. Cleveland Denard, Principal,Carver Vocational· School .. . . ' .... · . . . .. ·.-.·.·,~i ,:, S ee B e l ow · • · . ,, ' :, • : •• • • • • ·~: •• f •• • ~ · 1' \. _ • , . , . 4 ~.-. • I , • • I •; ~ . )i:'.[ ~.. .i .· Finance Jack Tarver, Federal Reserve Bank Richard Courts, Courts & Co • ·Jesse Hill, · Atlanta Life Dean Harding B. Young, At~anta University Lee Burge , Pres., Retail Credit. Harold Patterson, Pres., Federal Reserve Bank · .. . ·_ . •:\ . ,·, : . . , 143.215.248.55 d ·{ ul'· . ~ -- . ' ·. · - ·. .. .· . ' '. _· ' ·-. \ . ,,. ./;! -.. -: \ / ! .: -~ ·1-, :1t - .... .. . . .. . .... ' . • . ... ~ .-.. : • ,. . ' -' ;-·; - Butl er T. He n ders on , Ass i stant to Dr. M ay s, M o rehou s ~ C o lle_ge_ Nonpr ofit Funds . A. B. Padgett, Director Atlanta Metropolitan Fund · Boisfeuillet Jone s, Director, Woodruff Foundation Hamilt on Do_u gl as , Attorney_. Rev . Holmes Borders . Dr. Ruf us Clement, Pres ., Atlanta Univers i t y _,. John Wilson, Director, At lanta Chambe r of Commerce . . : .: . Albert Love; Ex-Vice Pres., The McCall Corp. • l ! . _. t -'.' . • • ,I \ I, . ~ ··· ·.·· Public Hous ing E. H. Sterne, Chairman ; Atlanta Housing Author ity· . •, Dr. Albert Hanley Lucien Oliver , Vice Pres ., Sears Roebuck Co, Leonard Reinch , Pr~s ., Cox · Broadcasting Co. · · Clar'ence Colema n, Nationa l Ur ban Le_a gue ,., .: ~ . \ .' . Land Acquisition Robert Biven , President, Central Atla nta Robert L, Sommerville, President, Atlanta Transit W. L. Lee , Preiident, Atlanta Gai Light C. R. Yates, President ,. Yates-Mil t6n St ores Vivian Henderson, President, Clark Coll_e ge Socia l Prob l ems , Charles Emmerich~ Director E. 0.A. Duane Beck, Director, Community Council Suyette Crank Prof. T. Johnson, Political ·Science, Morehouse Coll_e ge William Jackson, Atlanta Unive~sity C. A. Bacote 1, T. D. Archer, President,. Buildin$ Trade s Council Henry F . .Alexander James Moqre, President, Atlanta .Labor Council • 0', ~ , ~ ~ ~ ~ ·,r• . ~ \f J ' n !I, ~,. . 11J•.'-~ ~,:~~\I 1.t\~ • j io ~,a ,.: •• . .•i I • ,·_: r . '~- .' -. •I •fl,, .• _ al , • . L-l . '· t.'~ '-. ' •' "" ' j l �II . ·, ' -2- i ., . Busine s s.Participation .· J ohn J. McDonough, Finch,Alexander,Barnes,Rothschild &·Paschal, · Architect Virgil Milton, 3626 Tuxedo Road N.W. L. D. Miltsm, President, Citizens Trust E. L. Simon, Atlanta Life Harlee Branch, Southern Company W. A. Pulver, President, Lockheed Rolland Maxwell, President, Davison's Dept. Stores ,- ! .1 • , > • • . . :·1 . ,·, . .. ,·. -• • ' ' I . .- ·1. · , . • ~! I Public Infor ma tion ' . John Crown, City. Editor, Atlanta Journal William I. Ray, Executive Editor, Atlanta Newspapers c. A. Scott, Atlanta Daily World Ernest M. Pharr, Editor, Atlanta Inquirer James Townsend, Atlanta Magazine Dale Clark, WAGA . Ray Moore, WSB -.• .. i, . .... ·. .i ,: 1, · ·; . ,.. , .,.::,1l L -:: ; t i . .. The . subcommittees are, in addition to supplying "know-how", also to be influential at all levels in gain acceptance for the program. Each Committee will s elect at least two y·ounger men to work with_the·m. · These men should come from f irms that can afford to donate part of their time for intensive work. Su_g gestions of a f ew follow: ·, ,· ··• •· ~ I .; _. _::·,;! I I ". •.i ' ,. _ . ' 't ., ( ... .. ! ·  ' ,-. ' ,• <·. ,... ' ,: · • . ~ I I . · .• \ "Bo" Whitman, First National· •Bank H. Alan Elsas, The Robinson Humphrey Co. Geo_r ge Kennedy, Trust Company of G~o.rgia Tom Porte:r, The Coca -Cola Co. ,, . ' • . f j ... -. ; . ·_.. ;I •./j ' . ! . . :· _·. . :- : ·. -·,,·i . ..  :.:~-f f 'i .·. : . I l •.: I In addi tion ~ each Committee will s elect ar;i advisory panel of .men :active i n the ·, . .·.: ~· ·. _.:.:·: r·' f i e ld o f hous ing. It is understood that this panel · will be avciilable to ad· ··· · ..:- ' · vise when needed but will be free of any ·conflict in pursui_n g ~ctive housi_ng · : : _.: .. interests. ··. ·· _· ·· · ·· · · . ·-1 ' 1 >\H . . •. ". .. ' . ·/ ·. ·:-.L/,.;:i I .:· . ·.. . ' .· ;·/ i! , .. . . .::.' :.:-.. 1 . -~· .. I \ '· ' 11 ' I . ' : .,, · ,' . ~I •' ·, ' f, 1•• . .·, ·, ' I ,I~ .. ~ . .... , • . /- . '. ' ', . ... . • • .:-: •. . .· / ,, I .. . . . . _., •' i .·,.. ... : .. I ' I ' j , I ,. • I 1•"t\•:,r It t .; .··.:>~/: ·.· .·_/./ ·! 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  • Text: TO: FROM: Ivan Allen, Jr. ~ your information D Please refer to the attached correspondence and make the n e cessary reply. D Advise me the status of the attached. j' FORM 25-4 / �
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  • Text: William W. Gates 3407 Roswell Rd. N. E. Atlanta1 Georgia 303 05 (40lJ.) 233-6040 Urban limerlea Inc . s saehusat t .s Ave . , Washington, D. C•. 20036 1717 2h, 1967 • ,J. Attent ion: Dear arch • James P. Tt-10 E!Y · • Twomey! A ·c onference was held wit h essi-s. Cecil Alexander. atld \!aleolm Jones in the City Hall today. ·• ilexande~ stated that be diseussed your l et ter to him ~ted ar,eh 10, 1967 wi th -eyor Ivan Allen. The Ira.y'or indie a'ted that be is ·i n agre.ement 'Wit h terms providing that no fees are to be ec>ll~cted: -either by 'TJrban. AJilerica inc . or me for '1113' servic~s in eonneetion wit h projeets· submitted to tb.e Heu~:l:ng Reso~s. e · ttee for guidance or -adV:!..ce. ,OllJ" I !fa,s instructed t o advise you accordingly. The Rousing esources Co ·ttee at. preset confines i:t •s actiVi.ties t o l ov and medium cost housing ti.thin th · t lanta Citq Limits and t heref ore i n ey opinion, i.n which ssrs Al ~der· and Jones concur, proposed projects in the five county metropolitan area outside o.f the Cit y Lurl.ts 1 ould be considered in the s · 1e ·category as. Savannah, ltaeon and other Georgia cities . Very sineerely yours,. .cc :- Mayor Allen Mr • . Alexander k'. Jones . W.W. Gates �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 14

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  • Text: The three plan studies which follow are taken from Methods of Reducing the Cost of Public Housing. ' I Research Report of the School of Architecture Pratt Institute Brooklyn, New York Sponsored by the New York State Division of Housing New York, N. Y. I . I �- - .:..-;-:."":;"-::-·--, -· . =--·-·· .... JOV/1'.:!1 SC HEN\E f his is the nwne gi'l (;I) lo p lan !/ pc 'll hi::h i~ r.1p pro,: i:·:j5 r!'. ~;-r.: "; ! ,-::--:. ·;,..rf ,;J J 1.: n 11·.c:-d f oi }( ..: id r: s of ( 1 c.i::n tr(I I 1 The tower ·scheme hos a nu mb er o f o d van to g c s and o ne serious c!isod vc111!age. It is readily app c i-c nl tho t the compc1cl p la n resu lts in a minimu m o f peri meter construction crnd th e short e st p o ssible uti!ity r uns, with a Henclon t eco no mies. Eve n mo re significa nt is th e reduction in the a mou nt of exp ensive p ub lic corridor spo ce; in the _tower sch e me the area o f public co rridor per construction room is about hol f tha t in the inte riorcorrido r sche me, ond p ublic corrido r space is rela tively ex p e nsive a s w ill be shown in Chop te r Four_ In most cases, the tower p lan provide s cross-ven tilation and tw o exposures for each apar tme nt, o very desirable arrangemen t a s far a s livability is concerned. The tower scheme a lso offers a d vo nk1 9 e s in site-pla nni ng. The s9 uare plan is e asy to d ispose, even on an irregu la r site, a nd when used in la rge pro jects, it res ul ts in a g re ate r feelin g of cp cnne·ss o n the site than occu rs wh e n long narrow building s a re used. A seri o us eco no !nic ha nd ica p to the lo we r sch eme is the high cost o f elevators. Providing only fo ur to six a partments p er floo r, a s co mpared to !en to twelve o portm e nts p e r floo r in th e interior-corridor scheme, the cost o f clevotors p e r dwell ing unit is thu s two to two r.in d one-half tim e s higher in the to·se r sche 111 e. For this high e r cost, g reat ly improved livob ility is provid e d. This sclwme is p resented here in the bc!ief tho t the econo mi c s no ted in the parngrap hs above w ill offse t th e hig he r cost of the se rvice core, thu s affording imp ro ve d liv a bility a t no in crease in cost. .. �. · ·--·· .- -- - . - --- -·-· ... ··-. ··-= . -- ..... - .~- ...• ....... ii -I .Pc r-sr, cctivc of Towe r ~uildings . �:· -... . ... -, -:. ;· - -·-;;--- -- - --- , ·
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 16

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  • Text: HOUSING, PUBLIC GEORGs~ l.t t\: S T il l u·-I:" IL. OF TEC: iN OLOGY ARCHITECTU RE LIBRARY 17 11 , THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS jll OF ,,.. I' - I I t PUBLIC HOUSING IN METROPOLITAN TORONTO !I 1· I· The Metropolitan Toronto Housing Authority I· August 1963 ~ 4 I 4 • t If i , [j i i i �CPJ.\. PTER VIII - SUHMf,RY AND CONCLUSIONS , 'I 1. Basic Premise The conclusions of this study which d eal with tha ?.ttitudes towfl.rds · ublic housin? of families who h;:ive moved out fire a ff 8cted by t}-,e move-out ·rate which exists in the pro,iects under the administrA.tion of the l"ietropolit;m Toronto Housinf Authority. If i t 1s considered that these move-out rates are greater than might ordinarily exist in the priv;:\tc rentel TTlA.rket, then the c~ta t akes on more sipnificance. Conversely, if t!rn move-out r?.tes are consid - ,·ed to be less than the normal priv~te experience, then the data tak0s o~ sirnific2.nce. sscr It should be clc<'-rly ur10P.rstood that the fir1dings o f ·,his study are based essentially on interviews held with tliose families t :'.10 he ve left -public housin3 communities in Hetropolitan Toronto. 2. Physi cal AccommodAtion and Environment It would appe?.r, b;,sed on the evidence supplied by former kn;,nt s, t hat th e public housing co mmuniti es are es s entially satisfc=;ctory plcices to L .ve , .cit l east as for a s the majority of tenMt families Are concerned. It ,.,,ould also appe..ir that the housing pro,jects provide a r eason~bly satisfactory environrnent '•I for the majority of the families. The major satisfaction which t ends to k e ep the fAmily in the public housing project centres around the ph~rsic;:,l ac corrn:ioc1r1tion. ! ' I I .- As fPrnilies Are g iven housing to meet their renuirements physical overcrowding s eldom occurs. The .l larger units provide accommodation which literally c an not b e found "'nywhere I. I else in the 1-I etropolitan Toronto area. The housing u.I1it, particulcir l y t he hous e type , provides t!1e families with their greatest singl e satis .:.:.--.:::tion . I I �89 - 3. Faciliti e s for Ch;idr cn at Proi e cts · This s-t udy indicates little dissatisfaction with the faciliti es pro'J: children in the housing pro,iects. 2d for What was indic;,ted, however, WP.S t :a pro- jects which are densely child populcited produce an irritcition with th e children in the project. the children. The tenant app:irently feels th8t he is unP.ble to f<:: t -:r,ray from This probably accounts for the action tPken on th e p,r t of the Temints' Associ;:ition in coth pro,"jects to get community centres with c i'1ild oriented programme::;. This l!.'1CO:'.'.ti c-:_ous r.,,;c+-.ion t0 thA J.E.r ge number of children s eems R cl(;?.r ir.- .i .l ! nu:n1·x~rs if larrc w1i ts in one site as in South Regent P.:1rk. A J...-i.rrcr pro- iJOr:.ion of houses to ap2.rtmcnts seems nccess;:,ry. 4~ !1.ttitud e Tow&rds I-ianagemen t Pe rhaps it will te surprising, at least to thos e who administer publ·: · h c,u.;ir.: , that there is a very positive f eeling to 1~rards the public housi !1f: exp,- ri e:--c e of thos e f amilies who h? ve moved out. Only a ve ry sm::i ll percentage of ttis group felt trJt gr r0?.t er sup- -Ii ' '·I • t'I i' . fL I ti I ' I port A.nd assist;:,.nce c ."':1 be provided. 7 .. R.s,ta.\ 3·>-, __ -... -·· - ··-··- ... - ·- 8 s 01-1rc,2; 01' sat~_s.fc1.cti..m. come ·"' S The fact thf't the monthly r ent fits the fr:mi.-!..y I s in- thJ. t ii,co:ne fluctu?tes h2.s bE:: en thought by rnany ex:ps:rts to r:- ovid8 thG .fnrnilies with an excellent for m of soci2l ;:,..nd economic s e curity •,1:1ich :)·vho :· far;ri.lies do not have. satisf;iction. In the o~J, therefore, this should b e r1. In pr;i.ctic e this expe ct-".tion is not realiz ed . r.tP..,ior sct:r ~c r,.i. Ger.er.;.11~.- ::: ;,,2 , }d:.-. f I ' there wn.s dissat isfac ti on expressed on the pc>rt of t he move-out f;:i :nili c s _. ·ii;;, the rental scale. This might hAve been expect ed in th e upper incon --: r An--: -=-.:=: where t he nenalty r ent char ved in public housing ;:ippli eso nc¼"ever, li es with very low i nco mes felt that the r ents wer e too hiFh~ ., ... . 1;i.;r,_ y f3 .1li- This fePll!cS ::.s brought a bout largely from the est r1bl.ishment of mi nimum rm1ts, whic ·. c f.a ~,~ thAt many famili es are paying too high a proportion of the ir inco me: in r 8n"t. , The rec1.l dissr1tisf.<>cti on with th e r e nt.:i l s cr1le shows up in thos e f;i mili e s refus ed public housinr. not low rentn.l. 1,vt10 They felt th;:it .the rents P.sked by the Authorit y 1,.er e In fact, when th e other :nove-in c!l.;"trges were A.ddec:: to t he first month's :rent rn£.ny families could not afford to move into r;t.i Le housine,~ ' l �! '-l ,i 1, !: { 111• 1·1 Ii This stated dissr1tisfnction on the rnrt of move-out f-?.milics and rofus ?.l f : :>. rd lie s indic;:i tcs thc'..t tho rental scf'lc do e s not wholly pcrfor:n its function certni.r.ly "S it ,,ffocts the fc:mili es on WT? low incomes. lndicP..tions are t h:i.t the cst;iblishmcnt of a new sc;-i.le, upd~tcd to f.<1.mily cxpendi turcs of th e pre s ent time, is an absolute necessity. Such a scale if devised should be h~s ed uJX)n a dynamic situ?. tion c1nd chanred on review periodic;:illy r ather than h?.p:--,"vrdly. 8_ High-Ris e Build~_p.g s This study does net :i::~ (,dL,·~-& rl.n,n:=tgi ng 1;vld e nce a ra inst high--risc :9.p.c> r t r::e:1t s 1 .s., ~()1 .nt cc; f or by t ho f ::i ct thr1 t 1 and 2- b edroom f ;:i_mili e s :i.n La·.,rre!1c: e Hc-::. .= :r-t s -!:ind it ea si er tu mov'3 out thc1 n the 3-bedroom fr mlie s in So"Jth Re,e-:er.t ..\J.thot1g11 h i g!1-ris c buildings s e em to provide g r e~ t e r ri12..I1rtger!1ent and 0 .?.:::·!: . L ·~-· . . .,~.e1.~2 "1~._ costs ,:,o t:·: e r, dministr.,., tion, t h e exc ell ent phy s ic;'l.l l ;iym1t of t h e 2.ctu, -.:·.r, :._ . J. r:. ........ .. l ing ur1it appea rs to outweigh .s.ll proble:ns in th e '.'lines of t he t em.n t s , should b e not ed th.-i t t h is e vide nce is b " s cd on f a ~lic s ,·rho h-"'vo ::iovoc 0·:,.t a.nd not .families who c~nt inu 8 to l i ve in tht'.: pr'ojccts o 9- SociP.l 3ti gm.:. In gen eral, whil e t h e r e w is some dis s:milies . IH fAct, it is prob"'ble thrit the sociel re~ctions expres sf':d by these fnmilie.s ;,re no grePter than those thc9t mipht aoply in nn:v n ~ighbourhood. 10. Rect~ons for Reftisal In descending of importance famlies in eppPrent need of housing r ef\ . ed for the following reasons:- ~ -i! 'f.1 (4) '!:tong type of dw0lling i.e. n.p..~rtm-3nt instec>.d oi house (5) ~ulcs nnd regulntions (6) Personal and far.ri.ly rea sons (?) Condition of unit offEre d It is interesting to note that the first two reasons were f?.r and most important a ccounting for nearly 60% of all reasons givenu 2i~-;f-,.;/ tnc �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 20

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  • Text: DRAFT June 6 , 1967 The Honorable J ohn J. Sparkman The Honorable Wrigh t Patman The Honorable William A. Barrett Ge ntlemen : This letter is to call to your attention my serious concern with a problem facing the enforcement of housing codes in Atlanta and I am certain in all the nation's cities. In accordance wit h the emphasis placed on housing code enforcement sought by Secretary Weaver and our own desires, we have moved ahead vigorously with the housing code provisions in At l a nta. As you know, in those areas where an urban renewal project or a code enforcement concentration area exists, home owners in need may qualify for grants and low int erest l oans . However, t here are many areas of Atlanta wh ere we seek to prevent further deter i oration by code e nfo rcement that are as yet not covered by e i ther of the above programs . Home owners i n these areas are with out recourse and are in the unhappy situation of having their homes condemned unless they can produce the necessary funds . It seems to me that these persons are entitled to relief. In effect they are in an area covered by U. S. Government action since the re quired workab l e program covers the entire city. They should not be unduly penalized . To continue to do so creates an unfair situation which will undermine the entire e ffort of c ities to e nforce their codes. I therefore s uggest that action be taken to all eviate this situati on . We s uggest two possible courses . 1. As a minimum approach the F.H.A. shoul d ease up on their requirements unde r 203K and make loans under this program easily avail abl e for financially deprived persons who are sub jec ted to code enforcement expenditures . 2. Much more coul d be accomp l ished if the benefits of th e $1500 grants and the 3% l oan were extended t o all persons wi thout resources who are faced with rehabilitation requirements under code enforcement. As stated above the Workable Program is, in effect, a Federal require - �June 6, 1967 Page 2 - The Honorable John J. Sparkman The Honorable Wright Patman The Honorable William A. Barrett ment, for the entire city. It seems possible that the law allowing grants and loans could be extended to cover all citizens under a workable / ~ this problem your most earnest consideratio~ Sincerely , Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor cc: The Honorable Richard J. Daley, Mayor Chicago, Illinois The Honorable Jerome P. Cavanaugh, Mayor Detroit, Michigan The Honorable John Lindsay, Mayzjr New :Jork,New York The Honorable John B. Collins, Mayor Boston, Mass . Mr. John Gunther, Executive Director U. S. Conference of Mayors Mr. Patrick Healey, Executive Director National League of Cities v: �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 22

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  • Text: {~ r ~ 1 ~hJ4 ~ · ' HOUSING RESOlrn.CES cor-r-iIIT'l'EE C ITY HALL ATLA:r-;TA, G A. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 Room 1204, City Hall IVAN ALLEN, J R., MAYOR May 23, 1967 R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DANE. SWEAT, JR. , Director of Gove rnmental Liaison Dear Committee Member: The next mont hl y meetine; of the Executive Group of the Housine Resources Committee · (which would normally be held on June 1) will be held at 10 : 00 A. M., Wednesday, May 31, in Commi tte e Room t/1 , Second Floor, City Hall. We especially hope that )rou can attend this meeting . The l ow cost housing program i s currently runni ng into some major difficulties which I need to discuss serious ly with you, with vi ew to adopting a policy posit i on of the Committee as a whole and pl anning a cour se of act i on t o pursue . We wi ll have at the meeting basic f actual data on which to base our conclusions and I hope al s o a list of land tracts in the City by size and location which are appropri ately zoned f or construct ion of mul ti- ffu~ily housing . We still have not been informe d as to the foll owing : Legal Panel - Chairman and Vice - Chairman Public Housing Panel - Chairman and Vice - Chairman Land Acquisition Panel - Chairman and Vi ce - Chai r man Social Problems Panel - Vice -Chairman Please be prepar ed to provide us at the mee ting with appropri ate information on the above. Also_pl ease l et us know on the enclose d r et urn address postal card if you pl an to attend the meeting or, i n the event you cannot att end, t he name of some other member of your panel who will represent you at t he meeting. Si nc erely, ---~~-~ 16:33, 29 December 2017 (EST)~ Cecil A. Alexander Chairman • Encl : Return address postal c ard. �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 25

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  • Text: Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild & Paschal ay So,, 1967 COPY Dv. Alb X't M.Davis, Pl"e id nt National A soei tion or Th .Adv nc 859·1/ 2 Hunter Stti et .w. AtUnt,, Gori&, 30814 ent Of Colored People Ori. D vi: D In~ r th t th bX' kdown of c uu!cation yQU f el exist can be r otif!ed, y I ask if you ould rv on the Land. Acquisition Pan l of th · Housin R oUI'C . C itt ? COPY f cin tb progra: in thi oat v lua.ble rvice to th city Since you ar re ,, I bal in helping I 1001< forw to h arin fro you. Sincer _ly, Cec1l A. Al xand r COPY vb yor Iv n All n / bee: Mr. Malcolm Jones COPY �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 26

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  • Text: May 31, _967 nOUSING RESOURCES CO:VIMITTEE Cecil A" 'Alexander, Architect., Chairii1an Dr Sanford So Atwood, President, Emory U~iversity, Co-Chairman Dr Benjamin Eo Mays, Pres ident, Morehouse College, Co - Chairman 0 0 PA1 ELS Leg al c: arles Weltner, Atto~ney Ac ting Chairman Donald Hollowell., Reeional Di~ector, Equal Empl oyment Opportuni ty Commission Honorable Lut~e~ Alver son, J udge, Fulton County Superior Court Mr o Archer Do Smith III., Attorney, Harmon and Thackston Mr o Norman Lo Underwood., Attorney., Sander.s, Hester and Ho ll~y Construc tion a · ~ De sign Dro Edwin Harri son., Presidest, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chairman Herman Russe ll., Contra ctor Moreland Smith, Director of Urban Planning Projec t ., Southern Reeional Council, Vic e-Chairman Rev o John Ao Middleton., President., Morris Brown College Henry Fo Alexander, Bui l der Ja mes Moore, President , Atlanta Labor Council Finance & NJn-Prof it Funds Dean Harding Bo Young, Atla nta University L ee Bur ge ., President, Retai l Credit ChaL·:TJan Butler To Henderson, Assistant to Dro Mays, Morehouse co __ege Mills B Lane , Jro, President, Citizens and Southern ational Bank A~ Ho Sterne, President, The Trust Company of Geor ia Gordon Jones , President, The Fulton National Bank Vice-Cha irman Joseph Earle Birnie, President, The Na tional Bank of Georgia Ao B o Padgett, Execu tive Dir ector, Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta Eernilton Douglas Attorney Rev . William Holmes Borders, Pastor, Wheat Street Baptist Church Dro Rufus Clement, President, Atlanta University John Wilson, President, Horne Wilson Company Albert Love, Executive Vice President, The McCall Corporation Scott Houston, Jr., Executive Director, Wes l ey Woods Apartments 0 �Public :-Ious ing Edwin L · Sterne, Chairian, Housing Au t horit y of the City of Atlanta D~ . Albert Manle y., Presiden t, Spelman Col l~ge L~v~ard Reinch , President , Cox Broadcast ing Compa ny Clarence Oolem2n., Regi onal Dire c tor ., .C at ional Urban League Acting Chairman ~a rles Ra . Pa l mer ., President, Pal. er, Inco 0 La :-·.,~ Ac~uis i ti on Wo Lo Lee , Pres i dent, Atl a nta Gas Ligh t Comp~ny Co Ro Yates ., President., Yates-Mi l ton S t ores Acting Chair ... an Dr Vivian Henderson 0 President, Clark College Jim E., Land, Cliie f Engineer for Georgia, Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Coo 0 Social Prob lems Charles Oo Emmerich, Administrat or., Ec onomic Opport uni ty At _anta, I nca Du a ne Beck, Direct or, Community Council of t he Atlanta A~ea., Inc . Mrso Su jet te Crank, Social Dir ector, Neighborhood Services, EoOoAo _ Dro T o Johns on , Professor of Pol~tical Sc ience, Morehou se College Dean Wil liam J acks on, At _anta Univers ity Chairman Mr ~ Erwin Stevens, Chairman, Citizens Central Advisory Comm ittee, EaO.A ., Mr o Lewis Cenker, Attar ey Business Particination Virg il Milton, Re tired Atlanta Grou p Manager, Sears, Roebuck & Company Chairma n Eo Lo Simon, Auditor., Atlanta Life Insurance Company Vic e-Chairma n Harlee Br anch, President, The Southern Company Co Ao 11 .Art 11 Jenkins, Director of Indu s trial Relations, Lockhe ed Roland Maxwe ll, President , Davis on's Department Stores Publi c I nformation J.ames L. Townsend, Townsend and Assoc iate s �Public I ~forrnat i on ( c ont i nued) Dale Cla rk , Direc t or of Pu bli c Affair s , WAGA - TV Ray Moore, News Di r ec tor, WSB - 'I-V Jim Wood., News Direc t or., 1,·oAK Vice - Chairman STAFF ROOM 1204, CITY HAL~ Tel. 522-4463., Ext. 430 Malcolm D. Jone s , Di r e ctor W, W. Gates, Con su ltant Miss Joyce McKnight, Secretary Cha irman �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 31

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  • Text: EDWIN L. STERNE M. B. SATTERFIELD CH AIRMA N EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANO SECRETARY GEORGE S. CR A FT CARLTON GARRETT VICE CH AI RM AN DIRECTOR OF FINANCE J. B . SLA YTON GILBERT H. BOGGS DIRECTOR OF HOUSING JOHN 0. CHILES GEORGE R . SANDER FRANK G. ETHERIDGE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 82" HURT BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 JACKSON 3-6074 May 17, 1967 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor of the City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: This replies to your letter of May 10 transmitting copy of a memorandum submitted by the Housing Resources Committee and requesting our specific comments on items 5, 6 and 9. These comments are as follows: (5) We are unaware of any offers for sale by owners of 103 units on Boulevard resulting from housing code inspections. As a general rule it is not financially feasible to acquire old housing by purchase since necessary financing of the resulting project must extend over a 40 year life. It is preferable to lease units in such buildings since the economics usually do not justify purchase. (6) At the present time negotiations are proceeding concerning the leasing of units in four additional separate sites. We hope t o be able to add to the total number of units now under lease. The great difficulty is the l ow vacancy rate in housing of acceptab l e standard in the Atlanta area, which has resulted in an attitude by most landlords that there is no financial advantage t o them to enter into a lease agreement with the Housing Authority since they already have extensive waiting lists and are n o t having to make improvements that possibly would be required under the Housing Authority leasing program. �Mayor Allen ~age 2 May 17, 1967 The Housing Authority representative is devoting ample time to the investigation of all available leads. All real estate firms listed in the Yellow Pages have been circularized as well as members of the two real estate boards. Constant visual investigations are made in trips to various sections of the city to find out where vacancies might be in existence. The processing of individual tenant leases for occupancy of units in private housing is not greatly time consuming since it only averages about thirty minutes per tenant. It i s considere d very important for the leasing represent a tive to make very frequent checks of existing leased housing to make sure that the public housing tenants are living up to their obligations affecting the care of the premises, etc. If this program can b e controlled so that private landlords see that public housing tenants are better than average tenants this should h a ve a n importa nt impact on t he availabil i ty of addi tiona l units f or l e as e . Althou gh the numb e r of le a s e d sites h a s not increased in the past few weeks, the number of public housing tenants has had a steady growth as dwelling units have become available in pres e nt locati ons. (9 ) Redu c ti on i n minimum p ri ce of sing l e family l o t s fo r sal e in the Thoma sville Urban Redev e lopme nt P ro j ec t b e l ow the ir cu r r ent minimum has been c ons i dered i n t he pas t. The staff is of t h e opinion tha t such reduction would not encourage the deve l opment of t he se lots b e c a use: (a ) The p r ice a s n ow s e t is l e ss t han the value of the lots shoul d t he de v e l oper ac qu i re l and at reasonable price and prov ide the stree t s , utilities , and other ameni ties as provided by this p r o j e ct. (b) The Federal Housi n g Admi nis tra t ion will a ll ow as land valu e onl y the amou nt actual ly paid to us by the deve l oper. Therefore, any redu ction in the price of the land wouldmly res ul t in a redu ct i on in the amount of the loan unde rwritt e n by FHA . At the moment it appears to us the greatest opportunity for provision of additional units for low income famili e s l i e s in �Mayor Allen Page 3 _May 17, 1 967 the 221D-3 Program, and hopefully in increasing the number of units leased for public housing use, although the latter does not increase total housing supply. Sincerely yours, .Lzz- M. B. Satterfield Executive Director MBS/fm �
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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMMI TTEE C ITY HAL L ATLANTA, G A. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 Room 1204, City Hall IVAN ALLE N, J R., MAYOR .May 23, 1967 R. EARL LANDERS, Adm inistrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secret ary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Direct or of Governmental Liaison Dear Commi ttee Member: The next mont hl y mee tine of the Exec utive Gro up of the Housing Resources Committee (whi ch woul d normally be held on June 1 ) will be held at 10: 00 A. H. , Wednesday, Hay 31, i n Corn."Tlitt e e Room Ill, Se cond Fl oor, City Hall. We e specially hope t hat you can at tend this meet ing . The low cost housine; progr am i s currentl y runni ng int o some ma j or difficul ties which I need t o discuss seriously with you, wi t h view t o adopting a policy position of the Commi t tee as a whole and pl anning ·a cour se of action to pursue . We will have at t he meeting ba sic f actual dat a on whi ch t o base our conclus ions and I hope also a list of l an d tracts i n t he City by s i ze and l oc ation whi ch are appropriately zoned f or constructi on of mul t i-family housing . We still have not been i nforme d as t o the f ollowi ng : Le gal Panel - Chairman and Vi ce - Chairman Public Hous ing Panel - Chai rman and Vice - Chairman Land Acquis ition Pane l - Chai rman and Vi ce -Chairman Social Problems Panel - Vice -Chairman Pl ease be pr ep ar ed to provide us at the mee t ing with appropriate information on the above . Also pl eas e l et us know on the enclose d r et urn address postal card i f you plan to attend t he meeting or, in t he event you c annot attend, t he name of s ome ot her membe r of your panel who will repre sent you at t he meeting. Sincerely, .,,.,,..... ' ~ /7 . . . - -~ ~ ?~ - t? c{~ ~ ~ Ce ci l A. Al exander Chairman Encl: Re t urn address postal c ard. �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 38

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  • Text: i Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild & Paschal . w. dv n.c nt Of Clot> d Peopl COPY t yaUJY eonv n.1 nc will nvit f !cd . . t ·o t . witb yo~ ¢ · .itt _. and itte wh you think ould b to ttend. COPY Out> C 0\U'CO COPY vb ¢0 1 COPY 1tt C . tnit t �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 43

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  • Text: ------- -- EOUSING RE SOURCE S r ·nH:,;T T',Tl-: - -- 1% 7 ---· --. - Probler.: Ay:,eas ~ - - - -··;  ; - ; ~ · l: -- 2 S8 i ·• Program Location i . --~---=.-- ::::._ ---· - -··--· -,. 1:cc~t cf Ho llyv;ocd Ro ad llorth of Froctcr Creek Turnkey Opro s e
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 44

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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES co_r.r ,HTTEE 1204, City Hall ay MEMORANDUM TO: 4, 1967 .tr . Collier B. Gladin., Planning Engineer A tract of land (171 acres) located between illis Mi ll Road, s.w. and Peyton Road, s .w., north of Utoy Creek, has been p~oposed for _Community Unit Plan development, including housing under 22ld(3) co-op and perhaps some Turnkey development . Request that this proposal bo studied by your partment as to adequacy of Co unity Facilities, especially schools and parks, existing or pr oposed, and t hat this office be advised as soon as possible as to your dotermin tions . Sincerely, ,falcolm D. Jones Supervisor of Insp cticn Services cc .: /. fr . R. Ear l Lande r r. Dan E. Sweat, Jr. �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 47

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  • Text: MINUTES HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE APRIL 6, 1967 Members of the Housing Resources Com1nitte e E x ecutive Group m e t on Thursday, April 6, 1967, at 10:00 a, m. in City Hall. The follow ing members w ere present: Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman Mr. Lee Burge, Finance Panel Mrs. Sujette Crank, Social Problems Panel Mr. Virgil Milton, Business Participation Panel Mr. Ray Moore, Public Information Panel Mr. Moreland Smith, Construction and Design Panel Mr. Charles L. Weltner, Legal Panel Mr. John Wilson, Non-Profit Funds Panel The follow ing panels were not represented at the meeting: Land Acquisition Panel Public Housing Panel Mr . Ale x ander revie w ed the general functions of the Housing Resources Committe e and informe d the participants of the Housing Resources Committee Office that had b e en established in th e City Hall. He also advised that Col. Malcolm Jon e s has b e en assigne d to coordinate th e housing program and Mr. William Gates, as consultant on FHA matters, is assisting in th e office one day each week. He announced that 'the City has also just approved a secretarial position for this office to be fill e d as soon as possibl e . Mr. Al exand e r th e n introduced Mr. M. B. Satt e rfi e ld, E x ecutive Dir e ctor of the Atlanta Housing Aut hority, who brie f e d th e group on the public housing program. Mr. S a tterfie ld r e porte d on the numb e r of public housing units at the pr e sent time: 1. Ther e ar e pr e s e ntly 8, 8 74 units w ith virtually no vacancie s . 2. 650 u n its a re unde r con struction a t th e McD a niel Str eet Proj e ct. 3. A bid has b ee n a c ce pte d for 140 unit s ext e nsion to th e P erry H ome s P r oj ect . �Page Two 4. 350 units in the design stage have been submitted to the Federal Housing Administration for review. The Housing Authority expects to let bids on these units this summer. 5. 140 units are under lease under the leasing program. He pointed out these different projects on a city map to give the Committee members an idea of the location of this housing. He stated that some concern has been expressed for the need of public housing in the eastern quadrant of the city and explained that the main difficulty is in securing any open land in this area that would be u s eable . Developers are being encourag e d to consider this section of the city. He explained that the Atlanta Housing Authority presently has 4, 200 units reserved (allocated) by the Federal Government. He then reviewed the different programs available in providing this lowincome housing. These include: 1. Direct construction by the Housing Authority and the Turnkey Program. 2. Purchase and rehabilitation of older and existing houses. 3. Leasing by the Housing Authority of standard dwellings. At this point Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. spoke to the gr o up brie fly r ega rding the housing program. He said that he was greatly impressed with the interest being shown in efforts to get more low-income housing underway in the city. He pointe d out, as Mr. Satterfie ld did, that the main problem he has encountered is in securing suitabl e and avaiiabl e locations for th e se units. He expr e ssed a desir e to see more non-profit spon s or s willing t o c a rry through on a proj e ct to con s truct such hous ing unit s : Col. Malcolm Jones then reviewed with the members of the Committe e the various pieces of informational material made available t o them today a nd brought the s e r e ports up to d a t e on changes that have t a k e n plac e . H e also pointe d o ut th e diffe r ent pr o p ose d proj ec t s on a m a p of the city so the me m b e r s might see the di s tribution of the u n its . The follow ing revisions w ere r e ported in the F e bruary 20, 1967, report: �Page Three No. Units 1967 Firm 3092 (1226) Probable 4685 Total 7777 Categor1y Under Consideration 3405 Doubtful 2968 Total {1226) Estimate When Available 1968 1970 1969 1971 (1550) (316) (257 3) (912) (500) (700) (4123) (1228) (500) (700) 14, 150 Col. Jones also distributed a report concerning the problem areas of the program. Currently there are 4, 900 units in all categories which are facing serious difficulties for various r e asons. This report was to advise the Committee of the situations existing. The Chairman n ext recommende d and reques ted the following to the Committee: It was established for the first Thursday of 1. A monthly meeting date. the month at 10:00 a. m. 2. He requested all panels to submit the names of their Chairmen and Vice Chairmen as soon as possible. 3. He requested the Legal P ane l to inv es tigate the feasibility of amending and broad ening Federal l egislation concerning financial assistance to home owners in urban renewal and code enforcement areas whose homes are condemned. At pr esent, home owners in urban renewal areas and Federal approved code enforcement areas are th e only persons eligible for such assistance. He feels that such assistance should be city-wide. 4. Mr. Ale xander asked that encouragement be given to neighboring communities to have good Workable Programs. Atlanta 1 s program is in good order but this does not apply to all other communities in Metropolitan Atlanta. 5. He asked the L egal Panel to investigate the State tax law s. He feels the pre sent tax laws are favorable to retention and creation of slums. �r Page Four 6. He announced that the Finance and Non-Profit Panels have been combined. 7. He advised that he and Mr. Lee Burge are looking into the need for formation of a Housing Development Corporation. Suggestion was made that the Chamb er of Commerce be asked to look into the matter and to assist. 8. At the present time he is trying to get some information from the City Planning Department regarding the available land in the city. H owever , it will be some time before this information is complete. 9. He expressed his concern over the difficulties that are b e ing encountered in securing approval of sites. This is caused by various reasons, as indicated in the special report distributed by Col. Jones. He feels that this is becoming a very serious problem and that something must be done as soon as possible to try to provide solutions to these problems. 10. The Committee and office staff have been approached many times by developers requesting that they refer them to lawyers and architects familiar with the housing programs. The professional organizations of these groups have been asked to supply the Housing Resources Office with a list of those persons familiar with and interested in this field and these lists will be furnished the developers upon request . 11. He recommended to the Construction Panel that they take under advisement the various codes of the City of Atlanta and other agencies to determine if such codes are practical ai:-i.d feasible. 12. He requested assistance from the Social Problems Panel in providing solutions to the many problems being created in the location of these housing units. 13. There are several areas of the city that have not been touched for additional low cost housing and he feels a much more aggressive program is needed. He referred to such areas as Vine City and Mechanics ville. 14. He asked the members to consider the problem of relocation of people displaced while units are under construction and to come up with some �Page Five workable way to build these units without completely disrupting the neighborhood. 15. He proposed that a task force be set up in the areas of prime consideration to improve communications with the residents. After a short discussion period the meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a. m. Respectfully submitted, >
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 48

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  • Text: W USING RESOURCES CO·t1ITTEE Rco, 1204, City Hall April 14, 1967 Hr .. 1' .. B. Satterfield, Executive Director Hcusing Authority o~ the City of Atlanta 824 Hurt Bllilding Atlanta., Georgis 3030.3 Dea:r .Sat = tter.ipting to coord.1l1 te oe~ntial Co unity Facilities nt of low-cost housing under the accelerated fi~ ye The City is with develo progr • I ve been r quested to refer all proposal ~ hen .first made, for thi:s typ of volopnent to the Planning Depo.r -ent (Collier Gladin) £or co sehool oon a ideration a to adequacy of C unity F ollit~e, especially d po.r I and fol" report back thereon to this Com:nitte a p d.ble • .In rn.any in tances wher Turnkey devalopnont 1 oonte plated, the proposed location re taken dir ct to your gency 'b6.f'oro this oftic is a.dvi ed about the • In such in tone a I ll ppr ciate 1ng intor d s oarly pr~tieabl a to tho propos d loo tions and n ber of units con pl ted,. in order that tha P :ning D p ent ay be call d upon to con idor C unity Faciliti.ea 1 existing or propo d, ~ allabl to ser th develo t. inc l1't lcol.m. D. Jone upe vi OJ" of I ns otion ' rvie CCI v:.r. R• �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 55

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  • Text: - .- -- ' . ,!_ ~ ,J . - C I T Y H ALL January 25, 196 7 _TLANrf'A , CA. 30303 Tel. 522 -44 63 /\rea Code 404 !VAN ALL EN, J R. , MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS , Admin istrative Assistan t MRS . ANN M. MOSES , Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director cf Governmenta l Lia ison Mr. Mill s B. L ane, Jr . , P res ident T he Citizens an d Southe rn National Bank P. 0. Box 4899 Atlanta, G eorgia 30303 D ear Mills : As you know a Housing Resources Co mmittee ha s be e n forme d for the purpose of provi ding low cos t ho u sing in the C ity o f A t lanta . W e a r e pursuing this to r e li eve the a cute shor tage in hous i ng in this category wh ich has be e n e m phas ized by t he C IP study r ec(;!ntly completed . O ne of the major keys to the problem i s the financing o f the ne eded uni ts . Your pres ence on the C ommitte e w ould lend i t greatly needed pres ti ge and support. May we ask you to serve and, in addition, to appoint some member of your staff to take an active rol e w ith the c ommittee? C e cil Ale xande r, as C hair man, i s ·calling an o r ganiz ational meeting on Tuesday, F ebruary 14 , 196 7, 10 : 00 a . m. at the City Hall. I hope you w ill be ab l e to acce pt m emb e rship on the Financial Panel of the overall Committee and will attend the meeting. Cordially , Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IAJr:fy �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 60

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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMHI TI'EE February 7, 1967 Hr . Francis Gilmer e ., Pr esi dent Spor t smen ' s Countr y Cl ub P. O. Box 4715 At l anta, Georgi a 30302 Dear • Gil.mere : Mayor Al len, who is currently out of town , has asked me to r epl y to your recent l etter to him, Re : Crash Progr am and Urban Develop ent . I wish t o thank you on behal f of t h Hayor f or your very interest ing l etter and offer t o a sist in eli.min ting sl ums and providing ulti-f amil y hous ing and urban devalopment in t he City ot: Atlant . Al so your e ff or ts t o br ing the VI Pan- American Games to Atlanta is t imel y and of much interest. As you know, tayor All n hos r ec ntly established the lou ing Resources Com ai t tee and appoint ed Ceoi l A. Alexander as Chairman . I am now devot ing full tiin , i n staf f c apaci t y, to th Commi t t ee . preci a.te your interest in the housin5 development proet·am and hope that you will k ep us advi ed as to your f uture plans tmd activities 1n this fiel d. Very truly yours, 1a.lcolm .D. Jones Superviaor of Inspecti on 8ervices cc: 1' yor Allen ell A. A1 ander �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 64

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  • Text: Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild & Paschal January 9, 1967 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Dear Ivan: Enclosed is a resume of Bill Gate ' s career . He has volunteered to serve our Housing Resources Committee on a one day per week basis as adviser on F.H.A . matters. May I suggest t he following announcement? Mayor Ivan Allenra~d Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman of Atlanta's Hous ing Resources Committee, announce the appointment of Mr . Wi lliam W. Gates as Special Adviser to the Housing Resources Committee . He will be avai lable from 9:00 A. M. to 4:00 P.M. every Thursday in the office of the Committee on the twelfth f loor of the City Hall . Mr . Gates recently retired after thirty years of service with the Federal Housing Adminis tration serving successively as Architectural Inspector, Appraiser, Chief Appraiser, Chief Underwriter, General Underwriting Supervisor and General Underwriting Adviser . J us t prior to retirement he served as Chi ef Underwriter i n Atlanta for a period of six years. He has received the Distinguished Service Award of the Federal Housing Administration, the highest civilian award available from the Department of Housing and Urban Deve lopment ., p If you a r e in agreement, pl ease a nnounce this appointment as soon as convenient. Sincer el y , ~~ James H. Finch, f,A,/.A, Cecil A. Alexander, f,A,/,A, Ceci l A. Alexander MIiier 0. Barnes, A.I.A, Bernard 8, Rothschild, F.A.I.A. F .c.s.i"b Caraker 0. Paschal, A.l.A. ASSOCIATES Robert D, Ahls1raod, R,A, SidneyS, Daniell, R,A, cc: Dr. Dr. Mr. Mr. Sanford s. Atwood Ben jamin E. Mays Ma lcolm D. Jones Dan E . Sweat, Jr . lra Grayboff Thomas G. JoyC1!, A.I.A. H. KingMcCain, N.S.P.E. Architects Engineers Interior Designers J.J. McDonough William L. Pulgram, A.I.A. 44 Broad Street N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Phone 688-3313 John Steinichen, A.I.A. Terry-Hutchens Bldg, Huntsville, Ala. 35801 Phone 539-9648 { �
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Box 18, Folder 11, Document 17

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  • Text: CITY OF .A'I LANT.A HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE CITY HALL Room 1204, City Hall June 23, 1967 ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522 -44 63 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Admini strative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR. , Director of Governmental Liaison Dear Committee Member: The next monthly meeting of the Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee will be held at 10:00, Thursday, July 6, in Committee Room #2, Second Floor, City Hall. We hope you can attend this meeting. The low and medium income housing program is still confronted with major obstacles, which have recently been emphasized by the local news media. The "White Paper 11 prepared by this Committee and used at the last meeting, highlighted the problems and has been very well received. However, Mr. Alexander desires to discuss several of the items further with you and will look to you for suggestions as to action this Committee should take. Also we would like to have a brief report on the activities of each Panel. The Housing Inventory Report is being brought up to date, and should be available for our July 6 meeting. It should provide a clear picture of the current status of the program. We still do not have information on the following: Ee gal Panel--Chairman & Vice-Chairman Public Housing~-Vice-Chairman Land Acquisition Panel--Chairman & Vice-Chairman Social Problems Panel--Vice-Chairman Please be prepared to provide us at the next meeting with names of those elected to the above positions. Also please let us know on the enclosed return address postal card if you plan to attend the meeting or, in the event you cannot attend the meeting, the name of some other member of your panel who will represent you at the meeting . - Sincerely, ~ ~ e c&~ 2 - < . < 2 - - Malcolm D. Jones Supervisor of In · MDJ/pjm Encl: Return Address Postal Card tion Services �
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