Box 5, Folder 7, Document 14

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April 22, 1968

Memorandum To: Mayor Allen
From: Dan E, Sweat, Jr. Pew
Director of Governmental Liaison

Atteched are two memorandums dated April 16 and April 19 respectively,
prepared by Malcolm Jones, re the Honor Farm No. 1 site and containing
some specific recommendations for getting housing development started
there soon.

Collier, Malcolm and I have discussed the attached and I believe
are in general agreement except possibly Malcolm's recommendation that
the 2h acre portion of the site, currently designeted for a Junior High
School-Community Center development, be converted to additional low-income
housing. It appears too early yet to make such determination.

The urgency for starting development on the 15 single-family lots
is to meet Federal insistance for ground breaking in May on at least a
token development for low-income housing. (This would place Atlanta
first on actual utilization of Federal dedicated sites for low-income

The concensus of opinion now seems to be to assume that development
will not be thru the Urban Renewal process. If you concur in this at
this time, the following steps should be taken immediately to get the
ball rolling:

a. Ask the Housing Authority to get a story or advertisement in

the newspapers not later than April 28, alerting interested developers

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Memorandum To: Mayor Allen
April 22, 1968

that proposals will be called for soon and as close to May 1, 1968 as
possible, for submittal within 30 days.

b. Request the Housing Authority to prepare packege invitations,
containing essential material, to interested developers as soon as
possible (with target date of May 1) for submittal of proposals
within 30 days; for starting construction within 6 months after the
award; and for completing construction within 2 years from starting date.

c. Plan for review of proposals and selection of developer within

15 days after submittal of proposals,

Encls: Memos dated April 18 and April 19
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