Box 5, Folder 8, Document 20

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August 12, 1968


TO: Mayor ivan Allen, Jr.
Mr. Cecil A. Alexander
Mr. Dan &. Sweat, Jr.

Action by the Zoning Committee August 8 in denying rezoning
petition Z-68-69-N (16 acre Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta tract
on DeKalb Avenue, at Hampton Terrace) is illustrative and another
typicai example of why we have not been able to get sufficient
Sites approved to meet the requirements of the Low-income Housing

This site has the necessary community facilities and the
proposed rezoning is consistent with the City's recently adopted
Land-Use Plan. It had the favorable recommendation of the Planning
Department, formal written endorsement of the Housing Resources
Committee and earlier strong favorable recommendation of the Chairman
of the Zoning Committee, who is now out of the country. It is
also included in the list of sites proposed for the “package rezoning”.

in the Public Hearing, about 50 people appeared "For" the
project and about 150 "Against", Of those residing within § mile
of the proposed project, the count was 5 “For" and about 50

Several promoters and prospective developers were watching
the outcome of this rezoning petition very closely. The result has
been most discouraging to them. It is extremely difficult to keep
developers interested in the Low-income Housing Program in face
of such difficulties.

The outcome of this petition is indicative of the need for some
more positive approach to site selection for the Low-income Housing
Program. Suggestions as to other procedure which may be more
promising of success, would be most welcomed.

The next important project at stake is the 450 unit Browntown
Road Turnkey project which is tentatively scheduled for informal
discussion with the Zoning Committee on August 22, for reconsideration,
This site is also included in the iist of sites for the proposed
“package rezoning".

Mayor Ivan Allen, dr.
Mr. Cecil A. Alexander
Mr. Dan E, Sweat, Jr.
August 12, 1968
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Although substantial improvements have been made in community
facilities (both actual and planned) for this general area since
initial consideration of the project, when action was deferred by
the Zoning Committee last Fall, nevertheless, it is anticipated
that there will still be strong opposition to the project from
Single-family and other low-income residents of the general area.
However, approval of this project is believed warranted and in the
best interest of the City as a whole, in spite of local objections,
some of which are no longer justified.


Malcolm D. es

Housing Coordinator


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