Box 5, Folder 8, Document 6

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Box 5, Folder 8, Document 6

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CITY OF
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OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
September 12, 1968

WILLIAM R. WOFFORD, P.E., R.A.
INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
ELMER H. MOON, E . E ., P.E.
ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
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Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
City of Atlanta Mayor
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Sir:
Re:
Report Concerning Cooper-Glenn Area
The Building, Department Housing Code Division is making every effort to
eliminat e hazardous and unsafe conditions in the above area by making
inspections and notifying the owners of requirements necessary to make
structures safe and sanitary or to demolish the building .
We have not insisted upon full comp liance with the Housing Code in the
above area inasmuchas most of the prope rty is slated for acquisition and
demolition under the Model Cities Program .
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To date, the Department has sent out notices effecting one hundred and
seventy-seven structures consisting of approximately four hundred living
units. Forty-seven buildings have been comp lied by rehabi litation and
thirty-five have been demolished. Thirteen owners have been in court and
eighty-one buildings are current ly being repaired.
Housing Code enforcement in the above area has been most difficult
because:
(a) Delay in approval of funds for the acquisition of properties by
the Housing Authority for the purchase of a school and park site located
east of Whitehall Terrace, S. W.
(b) Property owners and residents of the area are aware of future
Model Cities plan and feel that their property may be acquired and that
rehabilitation might cause them an undue expenditu re which they may not
later recover if the property is acquired.
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September 12, 1968
(c) Lending institutions are reluctant to lend money in the above
disadvantaged area for home improvement purposes.
(d) Insurance policies have been canceled on structures because of
the possibility of civil disturbances.
We _.are continuing to make every effort to improve the above area. By
riding through this section many vacant lots where buildings have been
demolished can be seen and improvements in housing is progressing under
the handicaps mentioned above. Some bad housing is being demolished to
make way for future connnercial projects.
Very truly yours,
W.R. Wofford
Building Official
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