Box 5, Folder 2, Document 29

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Box 5, Folder 2, Document 29

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THE ATLANTA CONSTfTIJI'ION, Friday, December 13 1968
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Allen's I-Iousi1rng Goal SeeJlns Su:re;Pane! Pushes Zo1.1e 'Pacl{age ~Ian'
slightly more costly 22i(d) (3)
Although Jones' report was
the most optimistic news by far
rnlatiing to the goals, attorney
Archer D. Smith III issued a
pessimistic warning.
" We're deluding ourselves,"
he _sa;id, "if we take these figui-cs and quit working . , . We've
got to be realistic and get behind the package zoning plan."
E)a;r]ier in the meeting, Aid.
George Cotsakis took exception
Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.'s fiveyear low-cost housing goals ap, pear sure of being met, the
mayor's Hou s in g Resources
Committee hea·rd Thursday.
And the committee voted
unanimously at its second annual meeting to push again the
so-called "package plan," which
Imeans zoning for low-cost housing throughout all sections of
the city simultaneously.
' Two -aldermanic committees
asked the City Planning department to study the matter last
August, but indirectly seemed to
hope the matter would be forgotten. Planning departme,nt:
director Collier Gladin Thursday '
reported no substantial progress :·
had been made on the matter ·
since August.
Col. Malcolm Jones, slaff i
ma,n for the HRC, said 3,217 ,units have been completed, 6,278 ·
are under construction ai:;d 7,337 ;
are in the planning stage- a 1
totar of 16,382 since November,
Allen at that time had set a
goal of 16,800 replacement units
by 1971.
Jones said that some of I he
7,337 in planning stages may fa 11
by the wayside, but 6,215 uni ts
being considered will more th;-in
compensate for any losses.
Jones said that the program is
4,100 behind in the public housing cate,gory, but 4,068 in the
to rema,rks ma:de al this week's
annual Chamber of Commerce
meeting th-at the city's bui,lding
codes are -antiquated.
Cotsakis, cha~rman of the
Building Committee, asked that
the HRC and the chamber show
him specifically where changes
would iheilp the low-cost hous,ing
program without jeopardizing ·
healLh and s·a-fety. If such .
ohanges a1re shown, Cotsakis
said, "I assure you you'll get,
100 per cent cooperation."

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