Box 13, Folder 3, Document 61

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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 61

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JUNE 8, 1967
Th e r egular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held Thursda y,
June 8, at 2 p. m., in Committ e e Roon #4, City Hall, with the follo wing

nem b e rs pr l

Josephs. Pe rrin, Chairma n
Pa ul Muldawcr, Vic e -Ch a irman
I~rs. Alvin n, F e rst, S e cretary
Harry J. Baldwin
TI . L. Callowa y
Jam e s H. Dodd
Franklin M. Garrett
Julian Harris
Mrs. Edith Hen derson
H. King Mc Ca in
Guests present:
Lorrain e M, Bennett - The Atlanta Journal
Alex Coffin - Atlanta Constitution
f inut es of the May 25 mee ting were approved.
Mr. Pe rrin pr esente d a sampl e of the proposed d es ign for ACDC
Mem b e rs off e r e d th e ir co mme nts and reactions to the d e sign.
l e tte rhead,
Mr, Perrin report e d th a t h e and Mr. Portma n had met with Mr. Rob e rt
Biv ens of Central At l anta Progr ess , Inc., r e th e model proj e ct.
Mr. Portman
e stimates th e proposed mod el will cost bet wee n $ 100,000and $ 150,000 and h e
pl e dg e d $ 10,000 to war d th e d e v e lop me nt of sam e ,
CAP, through Mr, Bive ns,
e xpressed inter e st in this project, and feels that most of the money can
be raised fro m private funds, a nd the remaind e r through the CAP group.
The chairman r e ported on the follo wing correspondence:
Letter from Rev, Fred Stair of the Central Pre s byterian Church, ,
ex pressing his thanks for th e Com n ission 1 s report to Bradb erry &
Ass oci ates on th e Georgia Plaza Deve lopmen t .
Letter from James L. Bentl ey re histo rica l site on property at
1649 Lady Marion Lane, N . E .
Hr. Mul dawer presented an article from the "Birmingham News" c on cerning the new Birmingham Civic Center wh ich was developed through the
use of an op en competition, and s ugg e sted that a letter of commendation
be sent to the Birmingham authorities who sponsored this competition.
After some discussion, it was decided that the letter cont ain the Commission's congratulations on the new civic cen t er, with no mention of the
c ompeti ti on•
Mr. Harris suggested that a meeting be set aside in the near future
to di.s'<'uss the feasibility of ACDC recommending to the City that all uty
work b e awarded by open eompetition involving local architects,
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Mrs. Ferst requested that members forward to her the names of
civic organizations or individuals who might be utilized on the ACDC
mailing list.
AHA Review
Mr. Perrin stated that Messrs. Baldwin and Dodd have submitted a
report on behalf of the ACDC to the Atlanta Housing Authority concerning
the , review of redevelopers proposals for the Rawson-V1a shington Stre-et
Urban Redevelopment Area.
After eiving an informal rundown on the report, Mr. Dodd suggested
the feasibility of AHA considering the utilization of consultants on a
retainer basis, not to diminish the role of other reviews, but to provide
a more complete review. He feels this would be economically feasible
because the amount of the cost involved in relation to the total cost would
be modest.
Mr. Perrin suggested that Mr. Dodd present at the next meeting of
ACDC a report to AHA recommending how revie ws could be improved.
Ordinance for % for Arts
Mr. Perrin presented the proposed ordinance dealing with allocation
of percentage of construction costs to allied arts, as submitted by Mr.
Robert Lyle. He stated that a copy of the proposed ordinance will be sent
to members of the Commission . Mr. Harris was requested to review the
ordinance and present opinions and suggestions at the next ACDC meeting.
Mr. Muldawer suggested that the proposed ordinance also be sent to
art associations, civic clubs, and universities for their comment and
support befor e it is submitted to the Board of Aldermen. Mr. Harris
requested t,ha t before the n ext meeting of the ACDC members be thin king of
other intere sted parties who may want to receive a copy of the ordinance.
Urban Trail
In answer to the ACDC letter of May 25 to the Aldermanic Parks
Committee, requesting the reopen ing of th e Urban Trail issue, Mr s. Ferst
announced that a letter has been received from Jack Delius, Par ks Manag er,
invitin g the ACDC to appear at the next meeting of the Parks Committee on
June 13 to make its presentation in this regard. Member s were urged to
attend this meeting.
Mrs. Ferst added t~t she had written and received information from
Mr. James J. Hayes, Director of Information of the Bicycle Institution of
A~crica. Portfolios will be available to members who appear at the
mee ting of the Parks Committee.
�- 3 Tree Ordinance
Mr . Perrin stated he received a letter from Mayor Allen thanking
ACDC for its letter of endorsement for the proposed Tree Ordinance. The
ordinance will be up for a hearing shortly, at which time th e Commission
will be notifi e d. Mr. Perrin suggested that at least 2 members of the
Commission, and particularly one from the Landscape Architecture category,
represent ACDC at the hearing.
"For Sale " Signs
Hr. Pe rrin stated that he and hle ssrs, Baldwin and Gould had met with
Me ssrs. Schukraft and McClure of the West End Businessmen's Association,
conc e rning the propos e d ordinanc e to ban "for sale sign on residential
prop er ty.
At Mr. Pe rrin's requ est, Mr. Baldwi n gave a brief report of the
meet ing. Mr, Baldwin added that the committee ge nerally feel~ this
question involve s social and e conomic problems, and go e s beyond th e
Co mmis sion's area of responsibility.
It was d e cided that at th e next AC DC meeting, a sub-committee be
established to deve lope criteria for a proposed overall sign ordinanc e.
Hr. Muldawer stated that Hrs, Montgomery of the At lanta Junior
League has informed him that the Le agu e plans to involve its e lf in this
projec t.
As the city is looking for a plac e to relocate the Cyclora ma, Mr.
Muldawer feels it would b e useful to have a study ma de of the fea~ibility
of locating the Cyclorama as a focal point in the pr opos ed "underground"
developme nt.
Members agreed that in the near future a meeting should be se t asid e
for the ACDC to take a position re rapid transit.
At Mrs~ Ferst•s request for a new sub-committee listing, Mr. Pe rrin
stated he feels people ar c more motivated if they are working on something
in which they are interested, and · he will ask members on which sub-committ e e
they prefer to serve, and move from there.
There being no further busines s , the meeting was adjourned at
Ann Butler
Recording Secreta ry

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