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Box 5, Folder 10, Document 4

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  • Text: November 18, 1968 MEMORANDUM TO: Mayor ivan Allen, Jr. These are the units we saw in Chicago on November 13. Qur group included Red Wise, Wylie Mitchell and Mr. Koplon, young engineer of the Building Department, Collier Gladin, Howard Oppenshaw, J. C. Johnson, Alderman Cotsakis, Robert C. Watkins of the Greater Atlanta Housing Development Corporation, Mr. James L. Meyerholtz, Vice-President, Trust Company of Georgia, George Kennedy and Denver Gray of the Chamber of Commerce, E. R. Williams of HUD and Alex Coffin of the Constitution. I believe the entire group was favorably impressed, The manufacturer contracted with a local nonprofit housing corporation (Chicago Dwelling Association) to do the site planning, landscaping, installation of walks, patios, parking, play area and street lighting (all of which was extremely well done), in addition to delivery and installation of the units ready to move in; all for a fixed price per unit. (In this instance, $14,500; does not include land valued at $2,500 per unit.) The nonprofit corporation then takes applications and sells the units under a 38-year FHA insured mortgage to individuals applicants. : The development which we saw at 50th and Blackstone (eight, 4 bedroom units) was erected in one day and the first family moved in the same night, Similar development and procedure can take place in Atlanta now. I recommend a demostration project of this general type of 6-12 units be undertaken promptly in the Model Cities area with the Greater Atianta Housing Development Corporation, serving in similar capacity as the Chicago Dwelling Association is serving for such projects in Chicago. Respectfully, Malcolm D. Jones Housing Coordinator Encle Brochures (with original only) oct Mr, Cecil A, Alexsader ~ Mr, Dan E, Sweat, Jr.
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Box 5, Folder 10, Document 33

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  • Text: MEMORANDUM DATE: 10/3/68 TO: Dr. E. D. Harrison FROM: R. E. Winn SUBJECT: Luncheon Meeting of the Construction and Design Panel, Housing Resources Committee, September 24, 1968, on the Georgia Tech Campus. Those present were Vice Chairman Moreland Smith, Mr. Cecil Alexander, Colonel Malcolm Jones, Mr. Herman Russell, Mr. Henry Alexander, Mr. Robert C. Watkins, and Mr. D. P. Elliott. The following guests were also present: Mr. Malcolm Little, Director of City Planning, Georgia Tech; Mr. Johnny Johnson, Director of Model Cities Program, City of Atlanta; Mr. James Wright, Physical Planning Coordinator, ' Model Cities Program, City of Atlanta; and Mr. Wayne Moore, Metropolitan Planning Commission. Reverend John A. Middleton, Mr. James Moore and Dr. E. D. Harrison could not be present. Dr. Harrison was represented by Mr. Bob Winn. Mr. Smith presided and called on Colonel Jones to review the status of the Housing Resources Committee and to state Chairman Alexander's recent charge to the Construction and Design Panel. Colonel Jones stated that as of now some 3,000 housing units have been completed and 5,000 are under construction which relate: to the Committee's charge. A large number of units are now in planning and Colonel Jones feels some 6,000 of these may reach the construction stage. Colonel Jones stated they were hoping to analyze the program and future charges to the Housing Resources Committee with Mayor Allen within a few days. Colonel Jones also commented on a joint meeting of the Housing Resources Committee with the Board of Aldermen's Planning and Development and Building Committees. The building codes of Atlanta were considered and Mr. Wofford, Building Official, was present. Mr. Wofforc felt that the codes of the City of Atlanta were sufficient to meet the needs that exist. The Housing Resources Committee has suggested that exceptions be made to the codes for specific needs. Mr. Wofford requested specific recommendations for changes or exceptions to the code be made rather than charges unsubstantiated by documentation. Accordingly, the Construction and Design Panel is now charged with examining the code - situation, and with working with contractors, developers and others to draft these recommendations and remain in communication with all concerned regarding this work. Mr. Cecil Alexander, Chairman of the Housing Resources Committee, stated that he felt the Model Cities Program is the keystone of our efforts and that he feels a major reason we have not as yet been chosen by HUD for experimental housing is because our codes are not liberal enough. He noted that a series of studies have been made by the Metropolitan Planning Commission and that Mr. Moore ( pres-iit at this meeting) is willing to help on this most technical subject. Mr. Alexander relt that all we can do is to spot specific deficiencies and to make recommendstions; that we cannot rewrite the codes. He suggested the following: (1) a revi'w of code studies already performed; (2) communications with prefabricated housing manufacturers as to their experiences concerning codes; (3) communications with HUD concerning their requirements; (4) communications with the building inspectors, plumbing inspectors, electrical inspectors and so forth, Mr. Johnny Johnson, Director of the Model Cities Program for the City of Atlanta, stated that he felt a need to create and innovate in housing is explicit in the Model Cities Program requirements, He feels that a part of the problent might well be in ° ~2- “the interpretation of the existing codes rather than in the code itself in many cases, He feels that the Model Cities Program should be able to do some things which are different and that they need support for these. They will seek to receive some freedom through the Mayor's Office, Board of Aldermen and the Building Inspector's Office to innovate with new techniques and new materials. Mr. Johnson noted that demonstration cities have not yet been named by HUD and that if Atlanta pea ala we must be ready to take advantage of ‘this program. His office has engaged Eric Hill & Company to make a study of the modifications necessary. in the codes of Atlanta to implement Model City Programs. A copy of their findings will be provided to the Panel. : ' Mr. Jim Wright of the Model Cities Program stated that so far the study by Eric Hill & Company has suggested three criteria for codes: (1) they should be based on performance as much as possible; (2) there should be as few specific restrictions as possible, and; (3) an "or equal" clause should be inserted whenever specifics are made a part of the code. He noted that these standards will be necessary to properly administer the Model Cities Program. Mr. Wright believes that New York City has such a code and possibly the City of Chicago also. Mr. Johnson stated that some 7,000 housing units in the Model Cities area are —~-» substandard. Thus, six or seven thousand new units will be needed in the next several years in an area which comprises only 4% of Atlanta's land area just to relocate these residents. _ Mr. Moore, of the Metropolitan Planning Commission, felt that writing codes is unnecessary and impossible. He stated that there are four model codes and that regardless of claims, the Atlanta code is not the same as national codes. He stated that they vary considerably and that the plumbing code in particular is far from any national code and that most provisions in it are arbitrary. These differences should be easy to detect and he feels the Plumbing Inspection Department should be required to justify the requirements which vary from National Standards. Mr. Moore suggested that to make a quick step a recommendation should be made we to go to one of the model codes because there is no provision in the plumbing code, o for example, for ammendment except by action of the Board of Aldermen on each specific > point. o , Mr. Moore suggested that the Panel try to get the Southern Standard Code accepted: and noted that the administrative offices for this code provide for professional evaluation of new methods. Mr. Malcolm Little stated that the Southern Code is better -——»> than the National Codes because the latter are not revised often and the Southern Code is. Mr. Alexander commented on the experience of National Homes in the Thomasville Urban Renewal Area in seeking waivers or exceptions to the code. Basically two houses ~ 7 were to be built as demonstration units. One deficiency was that there were not enough electrical outlets. Another is that plastic waste lines and preassembled copper supply lines and fiberglass tubs and backsplashes were not in accordance with the code.. The preassembled copper and plastic lines were fought because "plumbers should not be working in a factory, but outside where it is healthier." He noted, however, that the Building Inspection and Electrical Inspection units have both said that they would send inspectors to a factory at the expense of the manufacturer. The Plumbing Inspection Department so far has not agreed to send inspectors to a factory if the factory is located outside of the City of Atlanta, =S.. Mr. Alexander proposed we consider the slogan "Model Codes for Model Cities." Colonel Jones noted that HUD has started on some experimental construction projects ' on low-cost housing units. One is at Ashburn, Georgia, and one is in Pinellas County, Florida. One deals with low-cost single family units and the other with "golden age" units for the elderly. The following steps were decided to be necessary by the Panel: 1. Coordinate efforts of the Panel with the Model Cities Program. 2. Pursue the Southern Building Code idea for implementation in Atlanta. 3. Pursue the National Electrical Code (Southern Code does not have Electrical Code) for implementation in Atlanta. 4, Contact National Homes and other manufacturers concerning their experiences with codes here and elsewhere. 5. Contact major manufacturers who would be involved and get their views and enlist their support if possible. 6. Contact Mr. Wofford and other members of the Building Inspection Department. Keep them informed. Try to enlist them. 7. Follow up with Mr. Moore concerning the efforts of the Metropolitan Planning Commission in coordination with the Panel. Mr. Johnson noted that the Model Cities Program in Atlanta is‘ hoping to build a multi-unit concominium which is designed to meet the Southern Code Standards as well as . other projects in Atlanta by March of 1969.as demonstration units. He noted that it will be necessary to provide housing for any residents displaced while construction is going on. Mr. Little said that the School of City Planning will be doing a study of mobile type housing which will consider the attitudes of people toward living in that type of housing. Mr. Smith adjourned the meeting and stated that he or Dr. Harrison would reconvene the Panel in the near future. In the meantime, he will be following up with various members concerning the items discussed today. The meeting was adjourned. Colonel Malcolm Jones provided this information for the record: It is his under- standing that a state code has been adopted which applies to manufactured housing of the mobile home type and stated that additional information could be obtained from Mr. John B. MOmley, Jr., Executive Vice President, Southeastern Mobile Homes Institute, Inc., Suite A-l, 348 East Paces Ferry Road,’N. E., Atlanta, Georgia, 30305. His telephone number is 261-6166. Colonel Jones called me on Wednesday, September 25, and stated that a telephone conversation with represent. apives | of National Homes has indicated that no code revision: was hecessary, nor any form ‘ef waiver, for installation of a number of installations in Chicago's low-income housing program. Mr. Schmidt of National Homes Acceptance Corporation, in Atlanta, gave this information. - It originated with Mr. Price, Chairman of the Board of National Homes. Colonel Jones further stated that Mr. Willard Wirth of National Homes in Lafayette, Indiana, is making a study to see what changes would be necessary in the City of Atlanta's codes to make the same units used in Chicago acceptable in Atlanta. ec: Mr. Moreland Smith Mr, Cecil Alexander Mr. Malcolm Jones ,
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Box 5, Folder 10, Document 41

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  • Text: ‘of this City that housing be made available to all its citizens ¢ , AG without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. mare NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY HE COUNCIL OF THE oxy en KNOXVILLE: Tennessee is hereby emonded by adding a sectim to, numbered *” ts For the purpose of this chapter the following words and... — yeaa section: weet. "Dwelling" . Which is, occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy =. thereof." aan a | Wiig 28-460 ORDINANCE NO. YG '. AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF TSE . CITY OF KNOXVILLE TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO DisSe CRIMINATE IN .THE SALE OR RENTAL OF HOUSING, . THE ADVERTISING OF SUCH SALES OR RENTAIS, OR TO MAKE FALSE REPRESENTATIONS AS TO aa ia? ENTRY INTO A NEIGHBORHOOD OR PARTICULAR — opigin, sa @b) To discriminate against any person in the terms, + conditions, or privileges of sale or rental of a dwelling, ‘.; OY in the provision of services or facilities in connection: : “4 ‘therewith, because of race, color, religion or national... °°". \ origin. ie EE yh are " tte ‘1 eye . oi Jota, | ost Ce) To make, print, or publish, or cause to be made,.” a Aa: “ta printed, or published any notice, statement, or ad= Otay J vVertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of “At a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, :"/; — or discrimination based on race, color, religion or = “i: ots national origin, or an intention to make any such - | “.. preference, limitation, or discrimination, ‘ers “, (d) To represent to any person because of race, color,” “), Yeligion, or national origin that any dwelling is not | ge ~. available for.inspection, sale or rental when such Br Jr» Qwelling is in fact so available. i. €e) For profit, to induce or attempt to induce any’ °.:5" -» “person to sell or rent any dwelling by representations .. |. +: pegarding: the entry or prospective entry into the 2... : neighborhood of a person or persons of a particular o.5/l.6 0%, ‘; (Pace, color, religion or national origins (9) -:; ha aie cote “ELL ‘.. Nothing in the preceeding section except sub-paragraph Co), -' is intended to apply to-~- | i anes ale i (a) any single family house sold or vented by an owner gh _*. or his agent, provided that the owner is the occupant — of the house at the time it is offered for sale or We r, Yental. (b) any single family house sold or rented by an owners © * PROVIDED, That such private individual owner does not own more than three such single family houses at any one time; PROVIDED FURTHER, That in the case of the sale of any such single family house by a private individual owner not residing in such house at the time of such sale or who was not the most recent resident of such house prior to such sale, the ex- emption granted by this subsection shall apply only with respect to one such sale within any twenty~four month period: PROVIDED FURTHER, That such bona fide coe - private individual owner does not own, any interest | uw - dn, now is there owned ox reserved on his behalf, under any express or voluntary agreement, title to or any. right to all or-a portion of the proceeds | kee sa ., of any such broker, agent, Salesman, or person,. , °° panies, and other such professional assistance as ' : necessary to perfect or transfer the title, For the scat ‘ purposes of this subsection, a person shall be deemed x Ned Fcc tt paptiedpated as agent, other than in the sale of his Phe a ay e \ -from the sale or rental. of, more than three such”: °° °! ' Single family houses. at any one time: PROVIDED 2 ' FURTHER, the sale or rental of any such single family house covered by this subsection Shall be / excepted from the application. of Section II only ‘4 Zf such house is sold on rented without the use in any manner of the sales or rental facilities ‘or the sales or rental services of any real estate .° . broker, agent, or salesman, or of such facilities ox Services of any person in the business of selling or renting dwellings, or of any employee or agent Nothing in this proviso shall prohibit the use of attorneys, escrow agents, abstractors, title com- to be in the business of selling or renting dwellings |. (1) he has, within the preceding twelve months, participated as principal in’three or more transactions involving the sale or rental of any dwelling or any art interest therein, or ae ; * hiss (2) he has, within the preceding twelve months y Own .personal residence in providing sales or rental '. facilities or sales or rental services in two or more irfnetac . transactions involving the sale or rental of any ° qs ea ders ':4 dwelling or any interest therein, or og sn (3) he is the owner of any dwelling designed or (c) Rooms or units in dwellings containing living quarters occupied or intended to be occupied by no ‘+, more than four families living independently of each ne other, if the owner actually maintains and occupies . ' one of such living quarters as. his residences... 0, 1.8" IV at Be Nothing in this section shall prohibit a religious organization, association, or society, or any nonprofit — | institution or organization operated, supervised or controlled by or in conjunction with a religious | organization, association, or society, from limiting : the sale, rental or occupancy of dwellings which it owns or operates for other than a commercial purpose to persons of the same religion, or from giving preference to such persons, unless membership in such religion is restricted on account of race, color, or national origin. Nor shall anything in this section prohibit a private club not in fact open to the public, which as an incident to its — primary purpose or purposes provides lodgings whieh it owns or operates for other than a commercial purpose, from limiting the rental on ocaupancy of such lodgings to its members or from giving preference to ita members. — say COS INP Ere eer he ‘, x Az wt =". intended for occupancy by, or occupied by, five op 962" “more families, are figs fae wit se » . blic . . : i e = * - ' 2 . . . 7 44. * . . i ° ae 7 or l ; . i - as ia a, PE ve ‘ i ’ te ‘ . : E ° ' ‘ We i ze ' ; . Shall. take effect sven RDS Pot and after its passage, the Welfare of the pequstsne ite: see se SECTION 2; BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, “that ats ordinance Eat ac a ‘
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Box 5, Folder 10, Document 14

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  • Text: October 4, 1968 CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR CECIL A. ALEXANDER, Chairman Housing Resources Committee MALCOLM D. JONES Housing Coordinator MEMORANDUM To: Mr. Dan E,. Sweat, Jr. Director of Governmental Liaison Reference is made to your Memo of September 20 and Bill Wofford's letter of September 12 to Mayor Allen pertaining to difficulties encountered in Housing Code enforcement in the Cooper-Glenn area, FHA has recently liberalized its policy by relaxing its require- ments for mortgage insurance. This should help. A copy of the liberalized policy is attached. The billion dollar commitment by the Insurance Industry to the President for purchase of mortgages in hard-core and previously uninsurable areas, should also assist somewhat in this field. However, insurance companies are still extremely reluctant to make the loans without FHA insured mortgages. The Housing Act of 1968 has liberalized the requirements for direct 3% Federal Loans, under Section 312 of the Act, and has increased maximum Federal Grants, under Section 115, for rehabilitation from $1,500 to $3,000 for needy home owners, However, both the Federal Loans and Grants are still limited to certain areas; these are: Urban Renewal areas, Code Enforcement areas, Neighborhood Development Program areas, Section 117 areas (which require little acquisition), Certified areas (See sub-par. (B)(i), Section 509) and the so-called “Fair Plan" areas (See Section 1211 of the Act and sub-par. (C) (i), Section 509). At present, it appears that the Cooper-Glenn area. does not automatically qualify under any of the above indicated Sections of the Act; and if sufficient improvement is made in the area through rehabilitation, this could still possibly prevent subsequent Qualification of the area for an Urban Renewal Project. This has been confirmed by a Federal official, I have been advised by Mr. Phillip Johnson of the Rehabilitation Loans and Grants Branch of Renewal Assistance Administration of HUD, the mere fact that this or other areas are included in Atlanta's Model Cities area is insufficient within itself to enable property owners to qualify for assistance under the 1968 National Housing Act; that perhaps the simpliest and quickest means of qualifying the Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr. October 4, 1968 Page 2 the Cooper-Glenn area, as well as other similar areas, for direct Federal Loans and Grants would be through the filing and Federal approval of an application for a "Certified" area; and further, that in order to qualify for direct 3% Federal Loans and Rehabilitation Grants, the property involved must be residential and owner-occupied; definite boundaries must be established for the area; the area must be eligible for Urban Renewal within a three (3) year period; and the City must demonstrate its ability to meet its share of the Urban Renewal costs within that length of time; and the Federal authorization will be limited to a 1 year's duration. Amowner-occupied residential structure may comprise 1-4 units; the Federal Loans and Grants are 100%; However, administration of applications and follow through, except in Urban Renewal areas, must be borne 100% by City funds; and the individual applications must be processed by a City designated LPA and filed with the Rehabiliation Loans and Grants Branch of the Renewal Assistance Administration of HUD at 645 Peachtree, Even though the application for a Certified area may be approved by HUD, I have been informed that the Federal authorization for expenditures is still extremely limited and funds may not be avilable until additional funding by Congress, The "Fair Plan" to which reference is made in sub-par. (C)(i), Section 509 and Section 1211 of the Act (See “Fair Plan", page 83, Public Law 90-448) requires the passage by the State of Fair Act legislation. To date, no State has passed such legislation and only one State is working on it, If and when the State passes the required Fair Act legislation, specific sreas will not then have to qualify as "Certified" areas, It thus appears that the liberalization of extending the direct 3% Federal Loans and increasing the Federal Grants to $3,000 will not apply on a City wide basis (but will apply only within certain specified areas discussed above); that it can only be taken advantage of on a city wide basis when and after the State Fair Act has been enacted by the State Legislature. All of the above has been derived from current interpretations of the Act by those in HUD who have attended special briefing conferences in Washington on provisions of the Act. It is still without interpreting administrative material, To me, this all appears to boil down to this: Federal Assistance in the form of Direct Loans and Rehabilitation Grants to owner- occupants of residential properties can only be obtained in Urban Renewal areas, Code Enforcement areas, Neighborhood Development Program areas, Certified areas, Section 117 areas and Fair Plan areas, only one type of which currently exists in Atlanta i.e. Urban Renewal areas. Mr. Dan E, Sweat, Jr. October 4, 1968 Page 3 Furthermore, it is also quite clear that Atlanta does not have enough time nor money to qualify all of its Slum areas for Federal assistance; and that it is a fallacy to deliberately hold in suspense any area which is in need of substantial residential improvement, while hopefully waiting for extensive direct Federal assistance, If we are to eliminate the slums and put every family in a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling, as the Mayor has indicated, in a 5-year period, or even within the next 10 years, in addition to such Federal Assistance as may become awilable in any of the various type Federal approved areas which may be designated, the following steps are necessary: A. The Housing Code and appropriate Sanitary Regulations will have to be rigorously enforced in all areas of the City (which are not definitely scheduled for acquisition within the next 1-2 years) against property owners who are able to pay (and also against tenants, as appropriate) for the necessary improvements. (As Bill Wofford's letter states, this is not being done now in all areas of the City.) B. The Zoning Ordinance should be amended to permit struturel changes in Non-Conforming Use Residential property (if used for residential purposes) to meet full requirements of the Housing. (This would encourage improvement of residential properties, rather than perpetuating slum conditions, This was recently unsuccessfully recommended by the HRC. C. Churches and Non-Profit Organizations will have to financially assist those home owners who are not financially able to pay for the required improvements; and, D. In order to improve residential environment in many areas, the City should adopt a Commercial and Industrial Code, Malcolm D. Housing Coordinator MDJ/me Encl: Copy, FHA MEMO on Relaxation of Mortgage Insurance Requirements,
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Box 5, Folder 10, Document 20

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  • Text: Page 2 October 29, 1968 We hope that you will be able to attend the meeting on November 12. A return address postal card is enclosed for your convenience in informing us whether you expect to attend. Sincerely, Ze 7 , uwco— Malcolm D. Jones Housing. Coordinator MDJ/me Encl: Return address postal card She Atlanla Zourial a=> a Grn fi haeny Epccand, FRO 2-A aK Thursday, October 24, 1968 5 Sulomrc Ics 5 On U Urban Pian 96-Acre Community Center In Thomasville By PHIL GARNER Section Planned Bids for development of a 96-acre community in the Thom- asville urban renewal area were opened by the Atlanta Housing Authority Thursday. A total of five bids to buy the land and develop it was re- ceived. The winning proposal will be chosen by out-of-town experts who were chosen for experience and accomplishments related to housing development. Their names will not be made public Three Grants Help Cities Cut Pollution WASHINGTON (?) — The fed- eral Water Pollution Oontro! Ad- ministration has approved three grants for Georgia totaling $409,650. Eatonton will get $132,000 for construction of a waste waiter treatment plant and interceptor sewer. The total cost of the project is $422,000. Thomson will receive $128,160 to help build a secondary sew- age treatment plant, an inter- ceptor sewer and a pumping station and force main. Total cost of the project is $427,200. The Clayton County Water Au- thority will get $149,490 for con- struction of an_ interceptor sewer, which will cost $462,000. Rally Planned For Candidates At Briarlake A “meet-the-candidate” rally for 15 subdivisions in the Briar- cliff Elementary School area ‘has been scheduled for Monday at 7:30 p.m. The rally will be af the Briar- Jake Elementary School, Briar- lake and LaVista Roads, Presi- dent William E. Perrett of the Ponderosa Civic Association said. James W. ‘Jim’? Whipkey of WSB-TV will be master of cere- monies. Among those invited to attend are E, Earl Patton Jr. and Herman E. Talmadge, U.S. Sen- ate candidates; Ben B. Black- burn and James Mackay, can- didates for U.S. representative; and DeKalb County legislative and commission candidates. by the housing authority until a winner has been chosen, Bids submitted: . Pace Development Corp., of Atlanta, $8.6 million, ¢/2 4? Interfaith, Inc., of Atlanta, $11.1 million. Interfaith, Inc., is an association of 19 Atlanta churches. F2x.8u National Homes Corp., of La- Fayette, Ind., $8.7 million 420 y J. I. Kislak and Boise Cas- cade, both of Miami, a joint bid of $11.5 million. yy ¢ Vector Co,, Inc., and Merton Development Co., both of At- lanta, a joint bid of $11.6 mil- lion. GL The proposals will be judged on architecture and develop- ment design rather than price. HOWARD OPENSHAW, direc- tor of urban renewal for the Atlanta Housing Authority, told bidders the new apprcach to ‘housing development will em- phasize “an economic - social mix.” Atlanta is one of three U.S. cities receiving initial federal surplus land as a result of a directive from President John- son last year that such land be diverted for use by the poor whenever possible. The land consists of parcels BB1 and CCI in the Thomasville urban renewal area. The bid competition is for an entire community to include housing, education, recreation, commerce, streets and utilities. A GOAL OF the development is to provide housing for a cross section of the social and eco- nomic groups of Atlanta, + ¢ 7 No fewer than 3,000 units’ of the housing must be developed to assure iis availability to fami- lies of the lowest income group. Sites for two primary schools must be designated for use by the Atlanta Board of Education. A small retail commercial area will be developed to serve resi- dents of the surrounding com- munities. The names of the jury mem- bers, their occupations and the : date on which they will meet are being kept secret by the hous- ing authority to prevent pres- sure upon them, Mr. Openshaw said. The housing authority, how- ever, must make a final decision based on the Jurys recommen- dation within 60°days, according to Mr. ee nshaw. | ae | fv =
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Box 5, Folder 10, Document 21

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  • Text: October 25, 1968 Mr. James L. Wright, Jr. Physical Planning Coordinator Model Cities 673 Capital Avenue, 8.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30312 Dear Mr. Wright: Reference is made to my Memorandum of October 18 to Mr. J. C. Johnson, Model Cities Director, and my subsequent discussion with you re construction of low-cost single-family houses on scattered lots in the Model Cities area, as a means of getting some tangible housing improvements started in the area as soon as possible. Yesterday,mI talked with a reputable builder who is ready and willing to construct immediately one or more "Imperial Homes", on a trial basis, on the home owner's lot(s) in the Model Cities area, to be financed under Section 235 of the 1968 Housing Act. I understand that limited funds for implementing this program may be available to the local FHA office next week. In any event, application can be made under Section 221 d (2) and transferred to 235. Under the 235 program the owner must occupy a unit of a 1-2 family dwelling and is required to pay 20% of his monthly income to the purchase (maximum mortgage is $15,000). The difference between the 20% income payment and the monthly payment on principal, interest, taxes and insurance (if the purchase had been financed at market interest rates) above a 1-3% interest rate, according to family income, may be subsidized to the mortgagee directly by FHA. If youvand your staff will find owner(s) of scattered lots in the Model Cities area who.would like to have a home(s) constructed on their lot(s) under this program and occupy the home(s), I will be glad to put the builder in touch with them for selection of houses and filing of application with FHA, A subdivision "Die" developed exclusively with these houses may be seen near Jonesboro just off Highway I-75. The builder is also ready and willing to purchase vacant lots in the Model Cities area on which to construct and sell these houses to qualified purchasers, providing the land cost per unit is reasonable. ‘Mr. James L. Wright, Jr. October 25, 1968 Page 2 Under this program it is doubtful that a builder could afford to pay more than $1,500 per unit for the land on streets which have utilities already installed, Similar financing is available for rehabilitating residential structures to be sold to owner-occupants. It appears that this is the most feasible way of getting much needed residential improvements started right way in appropriate portions of the Model Cities area. Very truly yours, Malcolm D. Jones Housing Coordinator f MDJ/mc cc: Mr. Dan E. Sweat, an.” Mr. Cecil A. Alexander Mr. J. C. Johnson
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Box 5, Folder 10, Document 17

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  • Text: 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. Ve 7. f j ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS 4 Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Iu bl 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 eliminate 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 compliance with the Housing Code in the above area inasmuchas most of the property is slated for acquisition and demolition under the Model Cities Program. 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 complied by rehabilitation and thirty-five have been demolished. Thirteen owners have been in court and eighty-one buildings are currently 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 expenditure which they may not later recover if the property is acquired. Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. -2- 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 commercial projects. Very truly yours, at) Se tt Oh OM W. R. Wofford Building Official WRW: gs
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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE PROJECT DATA October 3, 1968 Wheat Street Gardens - 221 d (3) - N-P Spon. - Wheat Street Baptist Chur, NP & RS - #1 280 units - all 2 Br. $74.00 up Water Furnished ‘$71.00 down (Completed before current program started) #2 84 units - 48 1 Br. $79.00 36 3 Br. $98.00 Cost $10,912/U (FHA Com.) #3 108 units 3 Br. $140.00 (RS $80.00/mo.) 6% interest Cost $12,500/U (FHA Com.) Friendship Center 221 d (3) N-P - N-P Spon. - Friendship Baptist Churc! 34 1 Br. $87.50 Developer - Celotex Corp. 208 units 95 2 Br. $101.00 Builder - Rogers Const. Co. (16 U/A) 30 3 Br. $115.00 49 T.H. $107.00 Central Air Conditioning Utilities Furnished Stove & Refrigerator Furnished Cost $10,812/U (FHA Com,) College Plaza 221 d (3) LD Builder- Randen Construction Co. 96 units 96 Units all 2 Br. $75.95 Water Furnished Stove and Refrigerator Furnished Permit for Const. Cost $8,255/U Allen Temple 221 d (3) N-P N-P Spon. - Allen Temple AME Church #1 #151 units 100 2 Br. $62.00 50 3 Br. $79.00 ' 1 Manager's Apt. #2 222 units 142 2 Br. $68.00 80 3 Br. $80.00 #3 208 units 2 Br. $88.50 3 Br. $99.50 Cost $11,566/U (FHA Com.) London Towne Houses 221 d (3) Co-op N-P Spon. - FCH, Inc. Builder-Diamond & Kaye 200 units 8 1 Br. $63.00 #1 36 61 2 Br. $69.00 Purchase Price #2 48 122 3 Br. $84.00 (Incls. Tax, Insurance & Outside #3 «48 9 4 Br. $109.00 Maintenance) #4 68 6 Model Units to select from. Must sell before const. starts $10.00 application fee Average Cost $14,078/U (FHA Com.) $135.00 Down Payment No. Closing Costs London Towne Houses (Cont. 'd) *Mortgage Interest 43% *Real Estate Taxes 16% Mortgage Principal 19% Maintenance . 12% Reserve Funds 5% Administration 5% Landlord's profit 0% 100% *tax deductible items McDaniel Street - Public Housing 650 Units 310 Completed 7-25-68 340 Under Construction Built on Urban Renewal Land Average Cost approximately $14,500/U
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  • Text: a a ee eee re PE aN ORDINANCE NO. 4S EO EMERGENCY | _AN/ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF KNOXVILLE MAKING IT UNLAWFUL TO DIS- CRIMINATE AGAINST A PERSON WITH REGARD TO MEMBERSHIP OR THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE ADVERTISING, SALE © _ OR RENTAL OF REAL PROPERTY BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. 1 WHEREAS, an emorgency exists in that it is necessary ui for the immediate preservation of ‘the public peace, property, | health and safety for this Ordinance to become effective . Ft ‘immediately upon its passage. . , s ee NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE ory OF KNOXVILLE: a are See aie SEGTION 1: That the Godo of the City of Knoxville, Tennessee, is herebyiamended by adding a section to be numbered » Which said section reads as follows: .. It shall be unlawful to deny any person access 0 Ot ee '-.. $0 or mombership or participation in any multiple- me .! isting service, roal estate brokers! organization 1 or other service, organization, or facility relating “to the businoss of selling or renting dwellings, or to discriminate against him in the terms or conditions of such access, mombership, or participation, oa account of race, color, religion or national origin. SECTION 2: .BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that this Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage tho welfare of the public requiring $b. 02 au sees . F8 aerate Presiding Officer of the Council Recorder ope eeace ae tad ea ga
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  • Text: iv r. Sway eo TOUR Housing Resources Executive Committee and Housing Coordinating Group Sponsored Jointly by HRC and EOA Thursday, Oct. 3, 9:30-12:30 Itinerary Start - In front of City Hall - Mitchell Street Entrance Bedford-Pine Urban Renewal Project Area Wheat Street Gardens (221 d (3)) - Unload - 10 minute stop Lightning - Unload - walk through block Vine City Friendship Center - (221 d (3)) College Plaza - (221 d (3) LD) Allen Temple - (221 d (3))} - Unload - 10 minute stop London Towne Houses - (221 d (3) Co-op) - Unload - Inspection of Model Homes - 15 minute stop McDaniel Street Public Housing Project Return to City Hall
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  • Text: MINUTES HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND LOW-INCOME HOUSING COORDINATING GROUP MEETING May 2, 1968 The regular montly meeting of the Housing Coordinating Group and Housing Resources Committee Executive Group was held in Committee Room 2, City Hall, May 2, 1968, at 10:00 a.m, Copies of the invitational notices, agenda, record of those attending and reference documents are attached to the file copy ef these minutes, Chairman Cecil #. Alexander presided. Mr. Alexander oper:3 the meeting by asking Mr. Archer Smith to give the Committee a report on school construction. Mr. Smith presented the following two proposals: (1) Approach the State School Building Authority about them leasing school buildings and then sub-leasing them to the City. The State could lease the premises from the developer for 30/40 years and turn them over to the City of Atlanta on a Sub-lease basis. It would take a political decision by the State to re-vamp procedures to allow this. One advantage to this proposal would be that it would apply to all school systems if they so desire. (This was considered perhaps the simplest course of action.) (2) Have a local constitutional amendment passed allowing the City School Board to enter into leases on a long term basis. This local amendment would be the more solid way and the local amendment would be easier to pass. Mr. Alexander asked if the School Board had been approached to see which course of action they would prefer? Mr. Smith Stated that they had not, officially, but the School Board would probably go along with either method. Mr. Jones suggested that the Committee authorize the Legal Panel to contact the School Board and see which they would prefer and then pursue that course. A&A motion was made, seconded and adopted that the Legal Panel be so authorized. Mr. John Chapman appeared before the Committee to discuss a proposal for building lcw-income housing. He said housing for the lowest income families would probably need to be financed by the Federal government; that housing for medium income families could be financed through private corporations. He was suggesting Gwelling units with rent. range-of $70-$80-$90 for 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms respectively. He proposed forming a limited profit corporation, the members of which would each put up a certain amount of front money, with the intent of building developments Which would produce 4-5% profit, instead of the customery 14- 15% profit. He proposed using private conventional financing 2 entirely, with no connection with Federal assisted programs. He advised he would try to contact several private corporations about putting up money at a reasonable rate of interest and that if he got enough response from private corporations that this could be done, he would inform the Committee of the reaction he received from this idea. Mr. Alexander commented on and referred to an article by Vincent T. Burke, in the Los fngeles Times, March 18, 1968, relating how certain Negro families in Washington had been assisted by a tiny non-profit "Home Buyers" group in obtaining home ownership without any assistance from Federal programs or organizations. (Ccpy of the article is attached to the file copy of these minutes.) : Mr. Persells reported to the Committee on the Honor Farm No. 1 Site proposed concept. He presented a map showing approximately 120 acres between the Federal Penitentiary and the Thomasville Urban Renewal Project that the Federal government proposes to turn over to the City for urban improvement, including housing. He explained that the portion of the property to be developed for housines and related commercial could be either turned over directly by HUD to developers, turned over to the City to put out for bids, or go to Atlanta Housing Authority for development through process of Urban Renewal. 4 meeting of the Aldermanic Planning and Development Committee is to be held to consider what should be done. Mr. Persells also advised that e@ new park area is to be developed and an Elementary School and a "Middle School" are to be constructed in the area, The question was asked about how housing could be developed in the shortest length of time. Mr. Persells responded we would be unable to start building until a street and sewer system was begun; that is the biggest delay. It was suggested that the land could be sold to a developer and he could put in the street system Simultaneous with the housing development. Two choices were recommended: (1) The City or developers could go in and put in the street and utilities at their expense of about $270,000.00. (2) Have streets put in by the Housing Authority as an Urban Redevelopment expense. Mr. Persells explsined that fronaf financial standpoint and time element, the most favorable sollution would be to have the Housing Authority put in the street and sewer system at Urban Redevelopment expeuse, because the schools would have to be built any way, and the City would receive credit for the schools which would more than pay for the expense of putting streets and sewers in and that they could be put in while the developers were getting their plans approved by the Federal government. 3 Mr. Persells advised that topographical maps and surveys had already been made. He also reported that there was a small triangle of land the Federal government doesn't own; stated there were some titie difficulties and the only sure way and quickest way to get clear title to the property would be condemnation proceedings through the Urban Khenewal process. The Land to be developed for housing and related commercial is to be offered for sale on May 27, 1968, to developers, with proposals called for. Additional land, 17 single-family lots, is to be added to the Thomasville Urban Renewal Site for sale, with ground breaking between May 20-28. Approximately 50 acres of the 129 acre tract of land would be available for housing. Mr, Archer Smith, made a motion that a formal resolution be drawn up that the Housing Resources Committee goes on record as urging the support of the New-Town-In-Town project concept conditioned upon a subStantial portion of the project to be developed for lowest-income housing. If this condition is not met, then the Housing Resources Committee goes on record as opposed to the project as presently planned. Motion was seconded and unanimously adopted, with instructions that copies go to the Housing Authority, Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., Members of the Board of Aldermen and to Mr. Baxter, of HUD. Mr. Howland announced that the CACUR non-profit housing development corporation has now selected five units for re- habilitation under 221 (h) and expected to have them under way Within 60 days. Mr. Alexander then asked Mr. Jones to explain a proposal he had been working on for accelerated low-income housing develop- ment in the Model Cities area. Mr. Jones explained the concept and stated that a development team waS very anxious to get a tract of about 10 acres for an experimental housing development to start this summer. He read a letter just received by the Mayor from Mr. H. Ralph Taylor, Assistant Secretary, HUD, proposing a HUD sponsored experimental ‘housing project in Model Cities area in selected cities to be carried out by a prime contractor to be selected by HUD; and inquiring if Atlanta desired to cooperate? Mr. Jones explained that this tied indirectly with the proposal he has been working on; that because of multiple ownerships, it is virtually impossible for private developers to acquire land in the Model Cities area for this purpose; that therefore he has studied the area and looked at certain sites, with others, including a representative of Model Cities, and has selected two tentative sites, having badly dilapidated housing which will in all probability be demolished any way, and has marked these on a map for consideration of the Model Cities staff. Mr. Jones proposed "advanced land acquisition" to be requested in the Model Cities area on such a site to be ‘ slected so they would get started on construction of approximately a 10 acre site as soon as possible. A motion was made, seconded and adopted that the Housing Resources Committee recommends that a Suitable site be selected in the Model Cities area for accelerated development of low-income housing (preferably under the experimental housing concept) and that application be made to HUD for authority to acquire the site under the "advance land acquisition" procedures; that copies be provided the Planning and Development Commmittee, Mayor and Board of Aldermen and HUD. Mr. Persells stated that he concurred and that the Housing Authority would gO in’soon with a request that the entire Model Cities area be placed under a GNRP so that this could be done as part of an Urban Renewal Project within the Model Cities area. He requested support of the BRC to the Planning and Development Committee, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and to HUD on that proposal so that the "advance land acquisition" could be legally implemented. The Committee agreed to support the GNRP proposal for this purpose. Mr. flexander informed the Committee of ground-breaking on the first Turnkey Housing project in ftlanta on Hollywood Road, N.W. at 2:00 p.m. on May 9, 1968. All were invited; that Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., would officially break the ground for the 202-unit development. Copies of the announcement, prepared by the Housing Authority were distributed. It was announced that the report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Low-income Housing Analysis will not be ready and that it would be discussed at a later date, Mr. flexander announced that a conference will be held May 29th at the Dinkler all day, consisting of debates and discussions on legal aspects, employment, workshops, etc., on equal opportunity in housing. Mr. Alexander explained briefly the progress made on Package Zoning. Question. was asked if a formal resolution has been adopted by the ARC Executive Committee on the proposed Package Zoning Plan, The Committee was advised that such resolution had already been adopted supporting this plan. Mr. flexander also stated it is anticipated that the plan would receive the support of humerous civic and business organizations and radio and television. Mr. Alexander read a Press Release from HUD afliouncing authorization of trailers (mobile homes) for temporary housing in Urban Redevelopment projects. 5 ‘ir. Alexander also commented on the necessity for positive action soon for improvement in the NASH-BANS area, through Urban Renewal or otherwise. The meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon. Respectfully submitted, Dtastic.rQvr Malcolm D. Jone Housing Coordinator Encls: fs stated (with file copy only)
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  • Text: si ce aa inte i a cinananl Aa, a x ge =24- Another aspect of this situation is that various city and county service agencies vey? raxely.plan projects 5-10 years ahead, Of course, it would be ideal it 4 iiley were involved in long-range planning so that they could antici- sceptopteus rather than respond to them as they occur, But due primarily to ct limited funds, the agencies are more or less compelled to respond pragmatically to community problems, The value of this report then is that it tends to make up for the lack of long-range planning for various city services, Through its assessment. of community needs and its recommendations, it can be of invaluable assistance to public officials by pointing out what needs to be done to meet exis sting prob« lems and foreseeing future needs in the Browntown Area. be RECOMMENDATIONS Ia order to eliminate existing deficiencies and bring about orderly growth in the N. W. Browntown Area, it is recommended; Schools Wo (1) That a vertical addition to Archer High. which would ee its capacity to 2000 prugeats be placed on a bond issue By Spring, 1968, ~no Spring bend isive ? (2) That an elementary school site be included for any ‘new housing projects ~ apprcechi es, Bot es ita cprovide parce for site, but Scheel Board (3) that” cht fyndt. fy Bea ue oe sr the construction of a new high school in the area as population increase demands it. (4) That plans be started now for the construction of a junior higt ce on the already acquired site located west of James Jackson Parkway a population increase demands it. Parks and Recreation That a request for a neighborhood park for Lincoln Homes be placed on AGO & . mi the next bond issue -NO Spring bond (s5ve R (2) That the City find a means of paying all of the personnel costs needed to maintain recreational services in Perry Homes, & ~m wv Fe t — ot a Mes AF Lo tent Oe ae ay pata amr cad en NaS aS Da eb ibaa bw en aS A rT na em AIT gti pa re eet oh iy ee ES s be started for securing funds to build a community club hous equip Gun Club Park as a community park. - Suimmi nq Peel athhovse te be completed this summer P oO “e ae rm 0 e< Bo s be started for the development of a community park to the £ James Jackson Parkway as population increase demands it. That plans be started for the development of at least one more neighbor- hood park in addition to the two already proposed for the area. That the Parks Department be prepared to expand and improve upon existing g ag Milam and recreational facilities as population increase demands it. facks BR | es Plonping Depi- hapedeveloped maiter Plan For parit tmprovemment Foe Sewers Yes () yes (©) | Vo (3) (2) ve Tee bi ‘psn nr 4) f “weak (3) Se ee cae ee tte, | yes previ That the Sandy Creek Improvements Project be initiated as soon as possible in order to bring about t che major eticncbest to most of the sewage and Elopding & probes ems on the area, Constrse joa Dep ty makide elt possible e imple meat iS projec That until the aS Creek Improvements Project is initiated whatever temporary solutions are feasible be implemented to alleviate ae condi os s bgt fore e ey. ¢ eer, projects are Sone eee haye been ty nded for or: expansion of Holl ¥ wood Road 6. oP ¢ Satie etl wee Tey ary "Re Yeeer = chat 4 plan of action iat Jens to identify and ‘aid the owners of those homes which are too poorly situated near Proctor Creek for anything economically feasible to be done about their sewage and flooding problems, Other Facilities That a public transportation study be made to specify problems faced by residents in terms of access to library, health, and employment facilities . * and Ney farty tore feasible aiternagtives: for resolving the situation, Planaing v Vest. +, Pey , Hpyaes Cemter, aATI. Transit system have eee wor lieing on THaE Prhe ¢ ty asice a concentrated effort to upgrade street and t facilities in the area, including the erection of cxattic facili nagdad intersections, the construction of street lights in unlig residential areas, and the general maintenance of clean an i streets. That efforts be made to attract to nearby industrial areas firms that would generate employment opportunities for local residents, That the City require that developers of any public housing projects in in the area hire local residents first in recruiting workers. i General . ve 5 (1) arose That local community groups establish the necessary vepenctore machinery to direct their complaints and requests to the appr public agencies and to follow through and see that their complaints and requests are acted upon. Perry ‘Homes Center has beea Wor ki Aq own Mis wes 6) Too Enel (3) To Tél =?6- That the public service agencies act upon complaints and requests trom - local community groups and give the groups a clear explanation if tt acy are unable Co a meet a requested service. City de l@ytments ave shouimy aveater wil ing Ress to Communica? xe peta AHA bev dood BVOUpes That every effort be made to develop a healthier mixture of low and middle income housing types throughout the City so that public housing d does not become further overconcentrated in the mb Sr bore to He Wn. — efforts are being made, but it js too early erMming vesy Ite,
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  • Text: CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 June 7, 1 968 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison MEMORANDUM To: Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr. Director of Governmental Liaison On May 8 and again on May 24 and 25 a team of consultants from ABT Associates and Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall from Cambridge, Massachusetts, under contract with HUD, conducted a survey of Atlanta, as one of 25 cities, in interest of Experimental Housing, preferably in Model Cities areas, or at least in close proximity to Model Cities areas. Similar surveys were being conducted simultaneously by two other consultant teams, each assigned 25 additional cities, as Phase I of HUD's special Experimental Housing program. The mission of the team is to report to HUD by June 15, 1968, its recommendations of cities and specific projects in those cities for HUD to invest $60, 000, 000 during a two year period on Experimental Housing projects, to get underway as soon as possible, and in any event by Spring, 1969, at the latest. Phase II (development) of the program is to be carried out by a prime contractor to be selected by HUD. On May 6, Mayor Allen responded to a letter from Mr. Ralph H. Taylor, Assistant Secretary of HUD, stating that Atlanta is interested in the Experimental Housing program; offered to cooperate with it; and requested that Atlanta be included in the list of cities to be selected for this project. It is comtemplated that the results of these experimental projects in selected cities will guide the direction for development, through HUD, of the President's program for 6,000,000 low-income dwelling units over a ten-year period, for which the Senate recently approved 5 billion dollars, Mr. Sweat Page Two June 7, 1968 I escorted members of the survey team about the city on both visits and assisted in arranging interviews for them with various City officials and prominent businessmen in Atlanta. I have a list of most of those with whom they talked and notes on some of the inter- views. I feel that the team accomplished as much as could reasonably be expected during such a short period and that its members were generally pleased with what they learned about conditions in Atlanta and progress being made in the low-income housing program here, With respect to Model Cities, Mr. Johnson informed them that no specific site for new housing had yet been selected in the Model Cities area and that he was reluctant to even suggest a site, until such had been cleared with the Model Cities Executive Board. In response to queries from the team as to when this could be done, Mr. Johnson further explained that if policy determination is made at top City level, he thought he could present the matter to his Executive Board and obtain its approval within a couple of days or so, Mr. Johnson was definite that such site should not be acquired and developed through the Housing Authority under normal Urban Renewal processes; that to do so would require so much time and be involved so much in Federal red tape, he thought the entire idea might as well be abandoned, During discussion with Mr, Gladin, Mr. Gladin told the consultants that any site to be selected for accelerated advance acquisition would have to be in the Cooper-Glenn area, as that area is slated to be the first Urban Renewal project in the Model Cities area. I personally disagree with the theory that the first experimental housing project in Model Cities should be in the Cooper-Glenn area, I feel that a more centrally located and prominently situated site could and should be selected and obtained through some form of advance acquisition; and that this would give a greater boost to Model Cities and benefit the City as a whole more than selection of a site in the Cooper-Glenn area for this purpose. Mr. Sweat Page Three June 7, 1968 Since Model Cities is to be developed under direct supervision of the Mayor and the City of Atlanta and not as a super Urban Renewal area; and due to the interest and pressure which HUD is now directing to experimental housing, I am of the opinion that authority could be obtained from HUD for early acquisition of almost any reasonable site which the City might designate in the Model Cities area. I feel that (1) approximately a four block area (about 10 acres) centered on the intersection of Connally Place and Crumley Street, 5S. E. or (2) a similar size area centered on the intersection of Reed and Love Streets, S. E., would provide a suitable location for early acquisition for experimental housing and would cause a minimum of displacement (which will eventually have to be done anyway). This is not likely to be done, however, without specific guidance and direction from the Mayor's Office. Both of the locations indicated above have been shown to and discussed with Jim Wright of the Model Cities staff and their location marked on a map turned over to him, In this connection I call your attention to marked portions (page 3 and 4) of the attached copy of Minutes of the Housing Resources Executive Committee meeting of May 2, 1968. I recommend that the Model Cities staff be directed to cause selection soon of a site for housing (preferably experimental) and that formal request be made as soon as possible to HUD to authorize such acquisition, subject to eventual application of such Federal financial assistance as might eventually apply in the Model Cities area, Sincerely, A» Malcolm D. Joples Housing Coordinator MDJ:fy Encl: Minutes HRC meeting, May 2, 1968
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  • Text: i hy ASMENT Op oe / *ihl % 2 ae he oP MO pf) / o* * 6 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT “f | 6° = | , % | l | Po WASHINGTON, D.C. 20410 A F243q wi® OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY IN REPLY REFER TO: FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS APR 22 1968 Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. ih Li, Snid Mayor of Atlanta LY Atlanta, Georgia 30303 ee eae Dear Mayor Allen: I want to take this opportunity to inform you of what I believe is a most exciting experiment in building new housing for low- and moderate- income families within the Inner-City. Within the next several weeks, @ prime contractor, most likely a joint venture of several firms, will be selected by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This prime contractor will be expected to supervise and manage a variety of low-cost housing experiments in perhaps as many as 20 cities, most of which now have Model Cities grants. These experiments will be carried out only in cities which are willing to cooperate in the development of innovative techniques aimed at generating a higher level of housing con- struction for low-income families. The prime contractor will seek out, study and evaluate new design, con- struction and management techniques and systems, as well as materials and components to be used in the experiments. Based on analysis and after consultation with city officials and such interested private groups as labor unions, neighborhood organizations, builders, architects, sponsors and educators, the contractor will determine the kind of housing to be built in a specific neighborhood. The goal of the overall ex- periment is to obtain more housing value for each dollar spent in the development of good city housing for low-income families, and to identify the obstacles to building such housing. Where such housing is to be built within a designated model neighborhood, the experiment will be carried out in the context of the Model Cities planning and program implementation process. In any case, it seems essen- tial that the groups mentioned above be consulted if this bold experiment is to work. Following the selection of the prime contractor, HUD will work with him to select cities which seem to have the capacity and will- ingness to carry out an experimental project for low-income housing. The Department will be committing not only substantial research funds in this effort, but also tens of millions of dollars of program funds from sev- eral program sources. 2 With the full cooperation of all who become involved in this experiment to better the nation's housing, and to make government more responsive to the most pressing housing needs, I believe that this can be a most significant step toward meeting the goal of a decent home in a suitable living enviromment for every American family. Sincerely yours, H. Ralph Taylor Aco: dhlaclenp, fps Assistant Secretary
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  • Text: August 16, 1968 Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor - City of Atlanta City Hall 68 Mitchell Street, 5. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Re: — Ra/"Turnkey" Housing Site. Dear Mayor Allen: This is to briefly review our past efforts and future plans as regards rezoning for multi-family development the 5Sl-acre tract known as the “Browntown Road" public housitig site. Bill Woodward and myself, as agents for the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, appeared before the Aldermanic Zoning Committee on August 10, 1967 to present our reasons why we felt the subject property should be rezoned. Our request was denied at that time, however, our case was again heard in November of ‘67 with the Comaittee's decision being deferred until July 1, 1968 to determine what could be done by the City in response to the recommendations con- tained in the "Northwest Area Study”. While waiting for this final decision, it was recommended by the Housing Resources Committee and the Planning and Zoning Zoning Department that we not request this decision but rather include this site in the “package” of sites recommended for rezoning for Low and moderate income housing develop- nent. It now appears that this "package" approach is not feasible and the recommendation is to present our case again on an individual basis. Qur major concern, considering further delay, is our ability to continue to make this property available fer "Turnkey" development. Understandably, the property owners have become more relucvant to continue holding their property in abeyance based on possible rezoning for this purpose. Considering this, we are anxious for a final decision as early as.possible. Therefore, it is our intention to speak informally with the Aldermanic Zoning Committee after their next scheduled public hearing on Thursday, August 22, Page 1 of 2 pages. (eS A LE eT re Ee a RN ee Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr..- -2~ August 16, 1968 At that time we will review what positive action has been taken by the City in response to the recommendations contained in the before- mentioned area study and will ask that the Committee act favorably upon our request for rezoning. Realizing your personal concern in the area of low and medium income housing for Atlanta, we sincerely hope that you and your office continue to support our efforts in this regard and will do all within your power to influence a favorable decision from the zoning Committee. Yours very truly, Vis @ W. Cousins RWEr1b ce: Mr. Dan Sweet Col. Malcomb Jones Mr. Cecil Alexander Mr Matthew Bystry - Mr. Hamilton Douglas Mr. English Robinson Mr, Jack Izzard Honorable John M. Flanigan Honorable G. Everett Millican Honorable Ribhard D. Freeman Honorable Rodney M. Cook Me. Tom Shuttleworth Mr. Bill Woodward
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Box 5, Folder 10, Document 73

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  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING COLLIER B. GLADIN, Director March 4, 1968 Mr. Robert Dobbs, Chairman Northwest Perry Homes Citizens Neighborhood Advisory Council 2455 Abner Place, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30318 Dear Mr. Dobbs; As the time draws nearer for the next zoning hearing in July on the Browntown public housing, it is worthwhile at this point to determine the progress which the City has made in improving community facilities in the N. W. Perry Homes area, This letter lists specific improvements designated for this year by the Parks and Construction Departments. The various improvements include; Parks 1) Development of Gun Club Park This includes $200,000 from the Parks Improvement Fund for the construction of a recreation building, bathhouse, and swimming pool at the Gun Club Park site. 2) Redevelopment of Center Hill Park $40,000 has been allocated from the Parks Department's State Aide funds for the general redevelopment of Center Hill Park. The improvements will include: site preparation and drainage, driveway and parking spaces, paved court area, a children's area, and the relighting of the existing ball field, Sewers 3) Expansion of Hollywood Road Lift Station This expansion will allow for increased population development along Proctor Creek. Mr. Robert Dobbs Page 2 March 4, 1968 4) Bellwood Sanitary Relief Sewer This project includes the construction of a sanitary outfall sewer from Ashby to Proctor Creek to relieve the existing overload of the Bellwood Sanitary sewer. Regarding the school situation, as of this date the Board of Education has made no plans for a spring bond issue, From what I can gather they-are expecting some bond money to be generated by the state legislature in November. Of course, the expansion of Archer High School is a first priority item as soon as the bond money is acquired by the School Department, As you probably know, I am working with the N. W. Perry Homes Neighborhood Center on improvements in the scheduling and routing of buses. If there are any other matters which you feel deserve our attention, please let me know. Sincerely yours, Peter Labrie PL/cm Enclosures
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Box 5, Folder 10, Document 59

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  • Text: re aS SS TE es 1 | | | } SE ERO) Le a es RS Pe Se Te. Ue ON 2 ee Se a ee Secretary Taylor Page Three May 15, 1968 Programs prior to expanding this sort of malaise. With laborious and time consuming procedures necessary for obtaining CRP and 701 grant funds for Model Neighborhood Program planning purposes; with indications that the HUD agencies are not cooperating with each other to change procedures to adequately accommodate Model Cities planning needs; with no guarantee that the processing of applications has been given the highest priority other than the normal procedure; with the inequitable local non-cash matching requirements we have suffered under; we, therefore, appeal to HUD to reconsider our current financial arrangements relative to the preparation and undertaking of the Atlanta Model Neighborhood Program. The City of Atlanta requests that HUD reserve and approppiate $150, 000 in Model Neighborhood Program grant funds in lieu of the 701 and CRP Federal grant funds to be used for planning purposes in the Atlanta Model Neighborhood Program. This additional $150, 000 in Federal grant funds would bring our base Model Neighborhood Program grant up from $152, 000 to $302,000. The formidable obstacles we have faced to date and those that remain will be sub- stantially reduced by favorable action on this matter on the part of HUD. We respectfully request that this appeal be given your immediate and sincere consideration in order that sufficient funds might be made available for us to do a competent job and to improve the possibilities of achieving the goals of Model Neighborhood planning in Atlanta. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IAI rify OA SS Rel
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Box 5, Folder 10, Document 3

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  • Text: MINUTES “ousing Resources Executive Committee and Low-income Yousing Coordinating Group Meeting November i2, 1966 The reeular monthly meeting of the Housing Resources Executive Committee and the Low-income Housing Coordinating Group was held at 10:00 a,m., Tuesday, November 12, 1960, as a joint meeting with the ;Model Cities Executive Board, Invitational notices, list of those invited, with attendance indicated, and other related documents are attached to the file copy of these minutes only. Mayor Allen opened the meeting by greeting the Housing Resources Committee, related Department Heads and Technical Advisory Committee, Mr. Jd. C. Johnson, Model Cities Director, referred to the comments from SUD on the Administrative Report of the previous session and distributed cepvies to his Executive Board members. Mr. Johnson stated that the following are the three administrative sSub- committees cf the Model Cities; 1. Physical Planners, 2. Social Planners, ang 3, Financial and Community Affairs. He also talked about the unemployment for the City as a whole aS compared with the Model Cities area and pointed out that the unemployment rate for the City is 3-5% and in the Modei Cities area the unemployment rate is about 15%, Mr, Johnson then passed out te members of the Executive Board and explained copies of the Funding Analysis for the 1269 implementation Year, composed of the following Program Components: (A copy of which, with breakdown and detailed explanation, is attached to the file copy of these minutes,) i, Employment $ 3,389,323 a. Education 3,282,750 =, Community Affairs 345,100 4. Public Yransvortation a, Exverimental Bus Route & 266,000 other Transportation b, Street and Gidewalk Improvements 684,000 §, Housing a, iM? 10,000,000 b, Other Housing Programs 609,005 G, Crime and Deliquency 1,599,551 ¢@. Recreation 603,200 Cc. Health 3,018,345 &. Satisfactory Community sgnvironment a. Water 246 , 199 b, Sewer 422,940 18, Social Services 2,202,283 11. Economic Development 210,000 12, Evaluation 200 , 000 13. Administrative Budget 503 , 953 The total proposed funding of $28,393,684, consists of Supplemental, City and Other funds. , Aiter consideration and discussion of various elements by Model Cities Executive Board members, motion was made, seconded, and carried that the Draft of the proposed Funding Analysis be accepted ang forwarded to HUD for consideration, After consideration of several other relatively minor matters, the Model Cities Executive Board was then adjourned by the Chairman and the Housing Resources Committee moved to Committee Room 4 for continuation of its meeting and was shown a film, ora Street", produced by ACTION-Housing, Inc. of Pittsburgh, Penasylvania. The film featured dilapidation of dwellings and the practibility of rehabilitation. It was typical of the many housing problems faced by most cities throughout the Nation and which we have in Atlanta. & Group of Business, Civic and Religious men in Pittsburgh formed a Nonprofit organization, started and performed rehabilitation of 20 badiy dilapidated units in one block of apartments on Cora Street in Pittsburgh, The plumbing, lighting, heating, floors, walis and ceilings were much below standard and had to be completely redone. The dilapidated units cost $4,000 each; $6,000 was spent on rehabilitation; and when completed the units were rented for $59.00 per month, plus electricity, thus proving that rchabilitation is feasibie and well worth doing, since it is virtually impossibie to replace with new units, all of the dilapidated dwelling units in America. Mr. Jones then introduced Mr, Jim Wright, Physical Planning Coordinator, Model Cities, who explained the Land Use Plan for the Model Cities area. The 5 year pian for the Model Cities area involves concentration on improvements by yearly imerements in the low, medium and high density areas. The main approach is to maintain the current neighborhoods and provide overall improved gervices for the neigh- borhoods, Mr, Wright said that there are now about 10,900 dwelling units in the Model Cifies area, but when completed there should be approximately 13,000 units, Mr, Wright stated that in the Model Cities area, approximately 2/3 of the families have incomes of about $3,300 or below, which Will require considerabie Public Housing, Mr. Persells advised that Public Housng rentals are roughly 20% of the families' income. Mr. Wright then explained the Housing Plan for the first year. There are proposed three rehabilitation areas (126A) and 13 clearance areas, including 5 major and @ small (386A). The first year's program (1962) of the Model Cities area calls for clearance of 456 structures, relocation of 531 families and rehabilitation of 403 dwelling units, A map of the Model Céies area showing clearance and rehabilitation Sites for the 1959 program is available in the Housing Resources Committee office. Under present allocation of land for temporary housing sites there will be land awilable for 200-225 units, for which construction Shouid get well under way during 1969. New construction contemplated for the first year is 476 dwelling units. The meeting was adjourned at 12:45 p.m. Respectfully submitted, — gp Ga. a Malcoim B, Jones Housing Coordinator hy ne Encl: As stated (with file copy)
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Box 5, Folder 10, Document 36

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  • Text: MINUTES Housing Resources Executive Committee and Loweincome Housing Coordinating Group Meeting October 3, 1966 The regular monthly meeting of the Housing Resources Executive Committee and the Low-income Housing Coordinating Group was held at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, October 3, 1968, as a tour through portions of the City of Atlanta to observe the different Slum areas and some of the typical new low-income housing projects going up in the City. This tour was sponsored jointly by the HRC and EOA, Inc. The bus was arranged for by EOA, List of those invited, with attendance indicated, agenda, project data and other related documents are attsched to the file copy of these minutes only. The first area visited on the tour was the Bedford-Pine Urban Renewal Area. Mr. Lester Persells, Associate Executive Director of the Housing Authority, acted as narrator during the tour through the Bedford-Pine area. This area is located near downtown Atlanta and is North, East and Southwest of the new Civic Center on Piedmont Avenue. This is one of our worst slums, The Urban Renewal project is still in the Planning stage, but is expected to get in execution soon, perhaps under the newly approved Neighborhood Development Program of the 1968 Housing Act. It will take about.2$ years from now to clear the land in the clearance portion. The reason for it taking so long is that it will have to be taken block by block. Many of the families in this area will have to be relocated. Some of the houses or buildings will’ not be demolished but will be rehabilitated, The West side of Parkway Drive, South of Forrest Avenue, in the Bedford-Pine area is to be used for Commerical development and the East side of Parkway Drive, South of Forrest Avenue, is intended for the Georgia Baptist Hospital Expansion program, The people are working together to help ciean up the areas and are working on a rat control program in the area. The first stop was Wheat Street Garden Apartments in the Butler Street Urban Renewal area. This is a 221 d(3) project, Noneprofit and Rent Supplement, The non-profit sponsor is the Wheat Street Baptist Church, The Yastor is Rev, William Holmes Borders, The Wheat Street Garden Apartments are boing developed in three phases. In Phase I there are 280 units, which are all two bedrooms with the rent for the upstairs apartments at $74,00 and the downstairs apartments at $71.00. This section was completed just before the current accelerated low-income hoysing program started. Phase II of the project has 84 units with rent for a one bedroom apartment being $79.00 and the rent on the 3 bedroom apartments being $98.00. ‘YThe cost per unit of Phase II was $10,912 of FHA Commitment. In Phase III of the project there Page 2 are 108 units of three bedrooms at $140.00 with $80.00 a month Rent Supplement. The cost per unit of fhase III is $12,500, FHA Commitment, We then traveled to another section of the City which is commonly known as "Lightening". Lightening is located almost in the heart of the City between Northside Drive and Marietta Street. This area is zoned M-2 (Heavy Industry). Most of the housing is dilapidated and the streets are so narrow that it is almost impossible to get a car through them. Old, abandoned cars line most of the streets of the area, which hinder the safety of the area. People from this area and many of the other slum areas are being hired for $1.60 an hour to clean up the streets and to work with the smail children. : Lightening is considered the worst slum in Atlanta. 4A walk through portions of this area, brought the tour group into first hand contact with the slum conditions which exist in this and other similar areas, The realization of the need for clearance and rebuilding o@& something useful in this area was dramatic, The bus then took us to and through the Vine City area, Vine City has long been considered for an Urban Renewal project. The main problem that lies here is lack of citizen agreement on participation. Here like in many of the other slum areas, the houses are built right next to each other, with roofs and floors about to cave in. Plumbing, which is not up to standard, is a hazard to the safety and health of people in this area. We then traveled to the Friendship Center in the University Urban Ronewal area. The Friendship Center is a 221 d(3) Non- profit project. The non-profit sponsor is the Friendship Baptist Church, Rev. Samucl Williams, rastor.,. ‘The developer is Ceiotex Corporation and the Builder was Rogers Construction Company. The Center has 208 units with the maximum allowable density for A-i (Apartments) development of 16 units per acre. It has 34, 1 bedrooms at $27.50, $5, 2 bedrooms at $101.00, 30, 3 bedrooms at $115.00 and 49 Towne Houses at $107,009. The units are centrally air-conditioned, utilities, stove and refrigerator are furnished. The cost per unit is $10,612, FHA Commitment. Our next stop was at College Plaza Apartments located off Westview Drive, in the University Center UV. Rk. Area. The Cdllege Plaza Apartments is a 221 d (3) Limited Dividend project. ‘there are 96 units in the project, all having 2 bedrooms, which rent for $75.95. Water, stove and refrigerator are furnished. The utilitics have to be paid by the occupant, The total permit cost for construction was $28,255 per unit. We then took the bus to the Allen Tempic Project. This project is located off Gordon Road, just beyond the ACHRR. Allen Temple is a 221 d (3) Non-profit project. The non-profit sponsor Page 3 is the Alien Temple AME Church, The project is being built in three phases, Phase I - Completed with 151 units. There are 100, 2 bedrooms at $62,00, 50, 3 bedrooms at $79.00 and 1 Manager's apartment, which is free. Phase II of the Allen Temple Project has 222 units with 142, 2 bedrooms at $68.00 and 80, 3 bedrooms at $80.00, Phase Iii of the project is now under construction with 208 units with rent for the 2 bedrooms at $88.50 and 3 bedrooms at $29.50. The total cost per unit is $11,566, FHA Commitment. This project provides conclusive evidence that good management is the key to success of a well kept and successful project. This project is under the managment of Williamson Realty Company. The London Tcyvne Houses were next on our itinerary. ‘The. London Towne Houses is a 221 d (3) Co-op Non-profit Sponsor project. The non-profit spensor is FCH, Inc., a national professtional non-profit sponsor, and the builder is Diamond and Kaye. Two other 221 d (3) Co-op projects have been developed by the Same group in the Atlanta area, Eastwiche Villege off Highway I-20 in DeKalb County and Cambridge Square in Doraville. Both have been very successful. The Towne Houses must be sold before construction starts. There are six model units toe choose from, There is a $10.00 application fee and $135.00 down payment, but there is no closing cost. There are 200 units in the Londen Towne House project: 8, 1 bedrooms at $63.90, 61, 2 bedrooms at $65.00, 122, 3 bedrooms at $34.00 and 9, 4 bedrooms at $109.09. These purchase prices of the Towne Houses include taxes, insurance, and outside maintenance. ‘The average cost per unit is $14,078, FHA Commitment. The monthly payments cover the follow! ~~; *Mortgage Laterest 43% *teal Estate Taxes 16% Mortgage Principal 19% Maintenance 12% Reserve Funds 5% Administration 5% Landlord's Profit O% Ww “putz ceductible items The 22] ¢ (4) nen-profit co~-cp deveiopment provides the most for the money cif any of the Icwdnccme housing programs. It has been very succecsful rationally in providing a stabilizing influence in home cvnerc=hip for ilcw-income famalies. We then rode through the McDaniel Street Public Housing project located on McDanicl Lf] < ’ Op olde hoe imn,. “IT%G ial et Malcolm D. Jongs Housing Coordinator MDJ/me Eneis: As stated (with file copy only)
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  • Text: STATUS OF RECOMMENDATIONS IN BROWNTOWN STUDY MAY 14, 1968 Schools: l, That a vertical addition to Archer High which would increase its capacity to 2,000 students be placed on a bond issue by Spring, 1968. No bond issue has been scheduled. However, the School Department has planned for the improvements to Archer High out of other funds which are being made available. These improvements will be ready in ample to serve the community including the proposed Browntown housing development when it is completed in about two years. That an elementary school site be included for any new housing projects approaching 300 units or more in size, The developers of the Browntown site are willing to provide space for the elementary school. This is being coordinated with the Housing Authority and Board of Education, The School Board presently lacks funds for construction of an elementary school at this location. That planning be started now for the construction of a new high school in the area as population increase demands it. No plans are in progress, That plans be started now for the construction of a junior high school on the already acquired site located west of James Jackson Parkway as population increase demands it. No plans are in progress, Parks and Recreation: i Mes That a request for a neighborhood park for Lincoln Homes be placed on the next bond issue, This request is on file and a neighborhood park is planned for Lincoln Homes in the comprehensive park development plan which will be proposed in the next bond issue. Browntown Status Report Page Two That the City find a means of paying all of the personnel costs needed to maintain recreational services in Perry Homes, A comprehensive summer recreation program is being planned for the Perry Homes area, The policy question on the City assuming costs of recreation programs in Perry Homes has not been resolved to date. That plans be started for securing funds to build a community club house and fully equip Gun Club Park as a community park. The swimming pool and bath house are scheduled to be completed this summer, They should be completed within a very few days. That plans be started for the development of a community park to the west of James Jackson Parkway as population increase demands it. Plans for the development of this community park have been started as part of the comprehensive parks plan for the city. That plans be started for the development of at least one more neighborhood park in addition to the two already proposed for the area, These plans have also been started as part of the comprehensive plan. That the Parks Department be prepared to expand and improve upon existing parks and recreational facilities as population increase demands it, The Parks Department and the Planning Department have developed a master plan for park improvement for the entire city. The Northwest area is included in this parks plan, Sewers: 1, That the Sandy Creek Improvements Project be initiated as soon as Browntown Status Report Page Three possible in order to bring about the major solution to most of the sewage and flooding problems in the area, The Construction Department is making efforts to implement this project, That until the Sandy Creek Improvements Project is initiated whatever temporary solutions are feasible be implemented to alleviate sewage conditions before large new housing projects are constructed. Two projects have been funded for this year; expansion of the Hollywood Road Lift Station and the Bellwood Sanitary Relief Sewer. The Lift Station is under construction. That a plan of action be developed to identify and aid the owners of those homes which are‘too poorly situated near Proctor Creek for anything economically feasible to be done about their sewage and flooding problems. No progress has been made on this problem, However, Emory University legal aid people are preparing a suit to be filed in order to clarify responsibility. Other Facilities: 1. That a public transportation study be made to specify problems faced by residents in terms of access to library, health, and employment facilities and to recommend feasible alternatives for resolving the situation, The Planning Department, Perry Homes Center, Atlanta Transit System have been working on bus improvements, The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will purchase several new buses for use by the Transit Company primarily to serve low- income areas, Browntown Status Report Page Four That the City make a concentrated effort to upgrade street and traffic facilities in the area, including the erection of traffic facilities at needed intersections, the construction of street lights in unlighted residential areas, and the general maintenance of clean and well paved streets, The City is making an effort to upgrade street and traffic facilities in the area, A survey is being made now to determine the priority of the Johnson Road, Hollywood Road and Sumlin intersection, City Services Coordinators at Northwest Perry Homes and West Central Neighborhood Service Centers are working to improve street lighting and general maintenance of streets, That efforts be made to attract to nearby industrial areas firms that would generate employment opportunities for local residents. No definite program. That the City require that developers of any public housing projects in the area hire local residents first in recruiting workers, This is not possible. However, developers will be encouraged to do so, General: 1s That local community groups establish the necessary organizational machinery to direct their complaints and requests to the appropriate public agencies and to follow through and see that their complaints and requests are acted upon, A City Services Coordinator from the Mayor's Office has been placed in the Northwest Perry Homes and the West Gentral EOA Centers, Neighborhood Action Task Forces have been established, Police Community Service Officers have been employed from each of these areas and the Community Relations Commission will set up a series of grievance-response hearings to help facilitate communications between the community and City Hall. Browntown Status Report Page Five That the public service agencies act upon complaints and requests from local community groups and give the groups a clear explanation if they are unable to meet a requested service. The City departments are showing much greater willingness to communicate with community neighborhood groups and the machinery being established for the summer will help lead to permanent full- time communications chanels, That every effort be made to develop a healthier mixture of low and middle income housing types throughout the city so that public housing does not become further overconcentrated in the Northwest Browntown area. Efforts are being made by many groups. An Open Housing Conference will be held on May 29 and the Mayor's Housing Resources Committee is pushing for dispersal of low and moderate income housing through- out all areas of the city,
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