Box 21, Folder 35, Document 37

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Box 21, Folder 35, Document 37

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Atlanta I s Urban Beautification Program
Total Cost of Activities - 1967
Grant ~equested

Application filed March 31, 1967.
Letter of Consent authorizing the City to make expenditures for any activity
identified in its Urban Beautification Application received April 3, 1967.
Main points of five year Urban Beautification Program, 1967-1971:
Renovation and development of twe nty six parks. Special emphasis was
placed on park playgrounds and spray pools in or adjacent to poverty areas.
Private downtown street beautification programs will be executed by
Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. and the Peachtree Center Association.
Street tree planting proposals are included for most of Atlanta's major
thoroughfares as well as code enforcement areas.
The Atlanta Housing Authority will plant street trees and shrubs for
screening at Capitol Homes, Grady Home s, Carver Homes and Perry
Development of two Civil War memorial sites will be built to commemorate
the Battle of Ezra Church and the Battle of Atlanta. These will be similar
to the Peachtr ee Battle M emorial on Collier Road.
Lands cap e development and ground s renovation around public buildings ,
such as C ity Hall, Fire Stations, Libraries, Reservoirs and Pumping
Stations is also included in the program
The School Department w ill initiate a n ew program of landscape renovation
which will eventu ally improve the g r ounds of every school in the Atlanta
Public School Sys t e m.
The Tree O r dinanc e , a propose d Underground Utility O r dinance and Sign
and Billboard O rdinance are included in the Urban Beautification P rogram
to encourage the r e moval of ugly featur e s which would impair the City's
Urban B e autific ation Prog ram.
T h e City will b e res p ons ible fo r the increase d maint enance c ost of t he
Beautification Program as w e ll as developing a maintenance program.

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