Box 18, Folder 25, Document 34

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Box 18, Folder 25, Document 34

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October 23; 1961
The Chairman, HRC Committee, and the Land Acquisition Panel ot the Ho-using
Resources Committee met jointly with the members of the Planning Department
at ll:00 a,m ~, October 23, 1967, in Committee Room #2, City Hall, pursuant
t o invitational notic~ attached~ The following members were present:
Mr, Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman, Housipg Resources Chmmitte.e
Mr!' F~ C, Terrell, representing Mr~ Wallace L~ Lee, member, Land
Acquisition Panel
Mr , Clayton R, Yates, member, Land Acquisition Panel
Mr. J , A~ Alston, member, Land Acquisition Panel
Mr .
w. W.
Gates, Consultant
Also pr esent were invited guests, including:
Mr . George W!' Kennedy, J r ,, Chai rman, Chamber of Commerce, Housing
and Redevelopment Committee
Mr, Ian E. Sweat Jr~, Director of Governmental Liaison
Planning Director , Collier Gladin, pr esided~
Mr, Gladin s t ated t hat he and the members of his s t aff were very happy t o
have an opportunity t o meet with the Housing Resources Committee and discuss
mutual problems~ He st ated that every e f f ort would be made in t he fut ure to
wor k with the Housing Resources Committee.
Mr. Gladin bri efly explained t he progress being made by his Department in
producing a new Lan~Use map, He presented a map showing progress to date , but
explained that many changes would necessarily have to be made before the map is
complet ed and approved by other city offi ci als,
Mr. Gladin also s tated that consider ation should be given to higher
densities for low-income nousing, including use of high rise .
Mr, Pierce Mahoney of the Planning Department expl ained the propos ed
Land~Use map in detail and alao exhibited a second map indteating projections
to 1983. He stated that the locations ot the proposed rapid transit system
stations have not been determined and this could be one item that would
involve possible changes,
City Planner, J. C. Joh., son distributed a list of possible sites for lowincome housing prepared by the Planning Department on October 23, 1967.
He stated that in his opinion a package of 10 to 15 possible low-income
housing sites distributed throughout the City should be submitted at one time
for zoning consideration, r ather than individual requests for each property.
He stated that the package approach would hopefully aid in surmounting
neighborhood and Feceral objections such as have been encountered in connection
with individual par cel zoning.
He explained that Mayor Iva..'1 Allen's goal of 16,800 low-cost units in
five years has been slo~:9 ·: by obj e ctions of r esidents and the Federal government,
high land costs and diffi culty in getting zoning changes.
Johnson s ~i d most of tte sites t he plannsr s are considering aren't zoned for
apartment units.
Residents on nur~e~ous occasicns have appeared bef ore the Aldermanic Zoning
Committee to beat back r equests for zoning changes that would permit low-cost
housing in their nei ghbor hoods.
Mr . Johnson s ~id that he hoped the Housing Resources Committee, the
Citizens Advisory Committee on Urban Renowal, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Housing Committee or some si mil ar gr oup would pursue the package idea, develope
it and sur-mit it to t he proper zoning authorities.
He stat ed that the list distr ibuted was incomplete and that pr obably a
number of additional areas could be a dded.
Mr . Johnson submitte~ a proposed development plan, using the old Ball
Park site on Pc:ice de Leon Avenue as an illustration of how a site might be
developed f or mixed uses i ncluding high r i se apartments , shopping areas, etc .
Gates, HRC Co:-:nnit tee Consultant , provided members of the Pl anning
Department wit h a list of 22 Proposed Si tes, dat ed October 10, 1967, which
owners or those having cont r ol , have voluntarily listed with the HRC f or sale
for use in the low-income Housing Program. Only 4 of t hes e sit es are zoned
A-1 however.
Mr . Cecil Alexander, Chairma.'1 of the Housing Resources Committee stated
tha t there appears to be an excess of l and in the City presently zoned for
indust rial use and suggest ed t hat s t udy be given to determine if some of thi s
land should be relea s ed fa~ us e as apar tment sites.
Mr. Alexander al so s t ressed the urgent need for an overall Land-Use plan
~hich would make additional apar t ment s ites available.
The meeting adjourned at 12:15 p.m.
Respect.fully submitted,
·... · ·, .
,/ . < /· -·~:.~~j,,,1-,1..,
Malcolm D. Jones r\_,, /
Supervisor of Inspection Services
(with original
Invitational Notice.
Possible Sites for Low-income Housing, dated October 23, 1967.
Proposed Sites offered for the Low-income Housing Program
dated October 10, 1967.

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