Box 18, Folder 23, Document 2

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THE VECTOR COMPANY
1204 KEN E SAW AV E N U E • K N OXV ILLE, TENNESSEE 37 9 19. ( 6 15) 5 88 •2435
April 14, 1967
Mayor I van Allen
68 Mitchell Street S.W.
City Hall
Atl anta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen,
I am writing this letter t o you as one of t he developers f or t he pr oposed
low rent turnkey housing f or your city and at t he suggestion of Mr. Cecil
Al exander wit h whom I have di s cussed our problem or st alemate as it now
appears .
So that you might be able t o more clearl y ~iew our posi tion I wil l attempt
to give you a brief background : We and our real estate agents spent
many hours and days scouring Atl anta f or the best possible sites from
September to November 1966, and we final ly narrowed our findings to two;
one of which is the Ekipper and Harwel l Road site. In earl y November we
presented same to the Atl anta Housing Authority who together with the
Regional Housing Authority gave us approval for same per copy of letter
enclosed of November 21, 1966. I also wish to call to your attention the
fact that the regional officials together with the project planner from
HAA and two officials from Washington visited thi s site and all expressed
their approval of same.
Therefore, based on this approval, we proceeded to hire the firm of Good
and Goodstein, Architects, Knoxville, Tennessee, who have been the Architects for fifteen to twenty Low Rent Housing Projects in the past five
years, and therefore are cognizant of the requirements and procedunes of
Low Rent Housing. The Architects, The Atlanta Housing Authority officials,
the Regional Authority officials and ourselves have had many meetings
during the past five and one half months in order to be able to present
our preliminary proposal which we did on March 30, 1967. We have all
worked together without any knowledge of there being any objection to the
proposed location. We have spent between $30,000.00 and $35 ,000.00 in
actual costs becsuse we were assured that the property was approved by
everyone concerned and we have designed what we believe to be excellent
apartments costing nearly $20,000.00 per unit.
EARLS.
WORSHAM• ME L V I N
T.
GOLD B ERGER. REA L
ESTATE
DEVELOPMENT

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1204 KENESAW AVENUE• KNOXV ILL E , TENNESS EE 37 91 9 . (6 1 5) 5 88• 2 4 35
April 14, 1967
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We truly are very distre ssed that t he pr oject i s being hel d i n abeyance as
we had set up a time schedule f or the various phases set up in the "'furbkey" program, one of which being t he "letter of intent " phase wherein we
are then able to exercise our land option and t his stoppage pl aces our
land purchase in a predicament as well as our aforementioned costs.
We are aware of the great and urgent need f or this housing by the City
of Atlanta and your desire to cooperate in every manner and we wanted you
to know to what extent we had gone in attempting to help sol ve this
housing shortage and of course we stand ready and willing to assist in
whatever manner you think we might be able.
Hoping rthat you will be able to solve this dilemna in the very near future.
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