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Box 5, Folder 8, Document 10

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  • Text: [Mee EMGead + September 16, 1968 MEMORANDUM TO: Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman Housing Resources Committee The attached paper was used today by Rodney Cook in explaining to the Board of Aldermen actions taken on the August 2 proposals by the Housing Resources Committee. The request for 2,000 additional units of Public Housing was presented in what appeared to be a sort of backhemded manner in a Finance Committee paper requesting Federal Grant Reservation of $800,000 to support 2,000 units of Public Housing. It was my understanding that last Friday the recommendations of the Housing Resources Committee for revision of the Non-Conforming Use Ordinance were finally turned over to the Planning Department for study. However, Rodney Cook stated tosthe Board of Aldermen that the Planning and Development Committee would not go along with the proposal of the Housing Resources Committee to permit structural changes in non-conforming use residential buildings and had instructed the Planning Staff to make the Planning and Development Committee's position known to the Zoning Committee and other Departments and Committees of the Board of Aldermen which might be affected. Rodney stated twice on the floor of the Board of Aldermen that the Housing Resources Committee had recommended that a new Committee of the Board of Aldermen be established and given responsibility for housing. He further stated that the Planning Staff and Panning and Development Committee feit that this could be better handled by the existing Planning and Development Committee; and he introduced a Resolution which he said that was designed to accomplish this, the Resolution was adopted. Icasked Collier Gladin for a copy of the Resolution, but he said he did not have any. As I understood the Resolution from hearing it read in the Board of Aldermen, the Planning and Development Committee is assigned responsibility for Housing and 1s further charged with providing guidance and direction to the Housing Resources Committee. I would prefer for the guidance and direction portion not to be included in the Resolution in that it may be considered as placing our Committee under greater influence of the Planning Department and direction of the Planning and Development Committee than it has been in the past. I have requested a copy of the Resolution from the City Clerk, but have not yet received it. No mention was made of our request of revision of the District Zoning Ordinance, 5 Encl;
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Box 5, Folder 8, Document 31

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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 July 22, 1968 Mr. Dan Sweat Director of Governmental Liaison Mayor's Office City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Dan: We have reviewed Section 413 "Low and Moderate Income Housing in Residential Urban Renewal Areas" as it appears in the Report of the House Banking and Currency Committee on the "Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968," |t is our understanding that the Atlanta Housing Authority has also reviewed these materials and expressed concern about restraints which said section might impose, namely, an economic diversification of housing units and possible conflicts between local and national goals impeding achievement of the highest and best use of land. In that we share these same feelings we shall not reiterate them here. Instead we would like to offer some suggestions which we feel might strengthen this section, while at the same time offering some alternatives to those cities to be affected by it, The suggestions are; (1) Let the 20% provision as currently written in the law remain as it is, but add the requirement of a locally developed low to moderate income housing program outside of urban renewal areas. Such a locally developed program could be subjected to review as necessary by the Secretary of HUD in much the same way as the Workable Program for Community Improvement (WPFCI). Mr. Dan Sweat 2 July 22, 1968 (2) Use the 50% requirement, but state it somewhat differently. It should be restated to the effect that, if possible, 50% or more low to moderate income housing units should be developed in predominantly residential reuse projects to rehouse those families and individuals originally displaced. If this requirement is found to be in conflict with local goals, the City shall then create or cause to be created in other areas of the city that percentage of units not attained within the urban renewal project area, or (3) Use the 50% or more requirement, but enhance its use. Congress might give thought to creating inducements or incentives to cities applying themselves towards the end of creating low to moderate income housing units. For example, in those urban renewal projects (predominantly residential) wherein 50% or more of the units are designed for low to moderate income housing, it would be desirable to accomplish economic diversity, and a cohesive'planned community" (including but not limited to commercial areas, community centers, schools, parks and other residential amenities). The proposals should be imaginative and innovative, but practical and economically feasible. They would be subjected to the normal review by the Secretary of HUD, but upon acceptance would be eligible for 80/20 or 90/10 financing in lieu of the standard |/3rd - 2/3rds arrangement. Thank you for the oppostunity of commenting on these materials. CBG/jp Sincerely yours, CAM, Collier B. Gladin Planning Director
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Box 5, Folder 8, Document 42

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  • Text: AMERICAN BUILDER 30 CHURCH STREET, NEW YORK, N. Y. 10007 + (212) 964-3060 July 1, 1968 Mr. Dan Sweat City Hall, Atlanta, Ga. Dear Dan: As a courtesy, I thought you would like to see the first draft of the article on Atlanta. Some of the figures will be outdated, but I intend to get the latest figures available from Malcolm Jones just be- fore we go to press. The manuscript is going to be revised before it is published. Any comments you might have will be ap- preciated. Thank you for all your help. Sincerely, Vous David Thaler DT :mg Managing Editor encl. —
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Box 5, Folder 8, Document 4

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  • Text: _Sidered Addenda to the Offering, and are as follows: SUBJECT: ADDENDJM i DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION ON FEDERAL SURPLUS LAND TO MEET CRITICAL NEEDS GA. R-22 - THOMASVILLE UREAN -REDEVELOPMENT AREA Dear Sir: This letter constitutes an Addendum to an Invitation to Buy and Develop land in the Thomasville Urban Redevelopment Area, Project Georgia R-22, dated June 10, 1968. The Offering is an invitation to bid on a development competition encompass- ing approximately 96 acres of Federal Surplus Land lying in two parcels designated BB-l and CC-l. The Offering states that proposals will be opened September 5, 1968. The opening . date is hereby changed to OCTOBER 24, 1968 at 10:00 A. M. at the offices of the Atlanta Housing Authority, 824 Hurt Build- ing, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303. The Housing Act of 1968 contains provisions which propospective Redevelopers may wish to use in this competition. It is anti- cipated that most of the pertinent details concerning this Act, and particularly Sections 235 and 236, will be known within the next few weeks. It is anticipated also that the supplemental Appropriations Act, funding thea new Sections, will be passed on or before October 1. We are announcing the new bid opening date of October 24, 1968, to provide an opportunity for Redevelopers to submit proposals based on the possibilities provided in the new Housing Act. During the past several weeks a number of prospective Redevel- opers have asked questions, the answers to which we believe should have general circulation. These answers are to be con- % wie (1) The price for the land offered has been questioned. pS hag In clarification, we point out that it is our desire ate . that the Redeveloper should have the most complete ‘ , freedom possible in his approach to land use. Some commercial land will ic necessary to. serve the con- : * venience needs of the immediate neighborhood. We on é have limited this to six acres. Part of this six eo Fn fv" acres may be utilized for service stations located ty e atpy near the on and off ramps of the Lakewood Extension See \. 44 i “4° Preeway, which use would increase the value of the ' Pha commercial land greatly. The commercial usage should fe eae .\/t - © be subordinate to the shopping center to be built at THs Af the corner of Moreland Avenue and McDonough Boulevard, Teags, “ yer by O a ny It is our belief, shared by FHA, that the land for uy eo \ flowest income housing should be included in housing et . development costs at the lowest possible value in order to achieve the lowest possible rents or sales ‘prices. For that reason, we have stipulated that this land would be accepted by FSA at a maximum value / of $4,590 per acre foi Section 221 d(3}, Section 235 and Section 236 developments. The remaining residen- , : tial land might be acceptable for mortgages under ; other programs, including conventional financing, at i ie a somewhat higher value. Fay oh Wy " When the forecoing considerations are lumped together, \ 0 Al ' we arrived at an averace price per acre of $7,650. We NG Vian + , believe that the Redev>loper and his advisers should : be able to allocate valiies to individual portions for en each portion. We realize that. this (average price of eh ee ae $7,650) approach to tire sale of land will mean that the Redeveloper will reed more than usual capital since he will buy residential]. land prior to the purchase and development of the commercial land. It is our hope that this disadvantace will be outweighed by the many advantages gained by having complete freedom to develop ‘ med land uses foi the tota)] area. The Offering requires development of 300 dwelling units available to the lewest income families. The wording "lowest income families" is Celibexate, and is in con- trast to the words “lJow-rent public housing". It is our belief that the use of Section 221 da(3) in its var- ious applications, Section 225 ané/or Section 236, together with use of tne Rent Supplement Program, can provide for many of these fayilies. It may be that ~ (3) (4) . 3. Some quantity of low-rent public housing may be found necessary. Each prospective Redeveloper should analyze this phase of the development in order properly to arrive at a solution. It is our hope that no low-rent public housing will be necessary to meet this goal or the development. However, if public housing, either Turn-key or preferably Leased, is considered necessary, it should not exceed 50% of the 300 dwellings. Our analysis of the low-rent public housing situ- ation in Atlanta, as it comcerns high-rise for elderly, leads us to the conclusion that this type of public housing would not be acceptable in this development. We do not, however, rule out high-rise for one and two person families financed through other programs. After the bid opening, all proposals will ke deliv- ered to a Jury composed of nationally recognized authorities in the field of housing. The Jury is being supplied with the same information as that supplied to prospective Redevelopers. This Jury will review all proposals and will select the successful proposal to recommend to the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for the award. It should be apparent from the foregoing that the criteria for judging the proposals will be based solely on the written information which has been supplied both to the prospective Redevelopers and to the Jury. The types of questions, therefore, that our staff is prepared to answer relate to the methods of submitting proposals rather than to the contents of the'proposals. Sincerely yours, —- i M. B. Satterfield/ Executive Directdr “Sy MBS :hen SHEETZ AND BRADFIELD ARCHITECTS J INC. [AIAy AUG 2 9 1968 a "ATLANTA; GEORGIA
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Box 5, Folder 8, Document 6

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  • Text: ik W/W | fs "TG rm Nm PTA, ITY OF ATLANTA 2d NM FSS 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. ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS HX Lh £1 Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mu Ul City of Atlanta Mayor Atlanta, Georgia o> 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 echeet 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, a8 eS tt Oh et eh > W. R. Wofford Building Official WRW: gs
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Box 5, Folder 8, Document 44

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  • Text: = O A AAT! Ee aa PLT MEP 1 »* ‘ y Fa! ; PAVCE AL LEN BUILDER ena m THALER aw ———— SLUG CENTENNIAL (ATLANTA) MONTH Ss MS. NO. 1 an or AEP gn mer AY Vu AH wi Du Sere mm Preyer | ror PL a ears Ae considered a ie ole more than one re- apeck. Standing at the aptewey to the aoe! it is| | eae of the faster developing cities in the country, whe | | | | | | il at > wm 4 reuters GPa tid ea ee 1 ’ | rskyline is punctuated by! new skyscraper office buildings, i | | cs and the central Runes’ district crackles with construc- | \ | | | | | tion activity. The eee House,ja abnor hotel i I | | m4 |" with glass elevators, isia Gaeta aPeeeceion in itself. Aun cmeratee aes Cmenarsnrer s > i | iA new sports dies stands in the Apress ore of those i ' | | i | | ' | | Seeeetee used by “ae Chamber of Commerce-type groups boost- | | | | = | ing their city’. Professional baseball, football, and a acaaan come to the city in the past few years. | The mayor. ivan shies TX s:9 has enciloch reputation| for n chtightened| atertude toward race vattcednt and ss ele | gressive administration Pre on ee the as (problens. “whe cei eae of qos nous ing for souls iv “the south, you Sieh of ee ‘ i a Negro writer. 5 | nee pees ee ee ee a meh eyi my | Sweet | 26 The - police chief, Herbert genk ee appointed by Presi- | | | He athe | | dent Johnson to SSP connesion on Civil Disorders | | | | | | one tae et i | atlanta, is probably the best plage to|be arrested," i \civil rights Lfater| once ee ) | | | | When Congress Sate the model cities legislation, allen RS é31 saa aaa woula be eae le aalte submit jan application ! | : | i |for a planning grant. rt plead the speniolein is 2 : | garded by HUD officials as the pest model cities plan oe | | mitted. aclanta sis! was song Sie [eiataet cities to pasta OS public housing /and use the urban renewal Shodan (11 urban | fe, ‘renewal projects ih éeeadeveniiox completed) . | | | | | i | ' i | | t ‘ ! j | | | IniAllen's officelis ajman with no staff, budget, or t | i | ' | | | § | | | 7 | : j ‘who is responsible for much on the [action which gives | | ede tal a mo et LEE Ley LSE EEE ee = a orTa 78 ie PICAS _ oro cS —— exch — 28 ee avn Nat die Bel “Allen's estimate, A AAG ED Ee A FP enue Rha babe Mee MONTH ne MS. ¢ a am 2a iq éhul oe wr wu THALER CENTENNIAL Ea TIT BLAS eee rane ‘ae Gli ea tlanta its BAVOuaD e image. The man is | | | | | | | when he pm | | i that) Atlanta got its share .of \ | | jsince been expanded; Sweat’ is r en eg en cn ey ‘o£ urban official, the city ramrod, His presi get solved} programs | 5 SS ae Se: PR LY | | | | | ication. "The mayor told me to | | “|. and submit it before any|other city. I a | | | | | i ,budget would be. He|said/there would be | | | Ae ee a ere ad have. said him how mach stags I woul H | ino budget." | | | \ agencies. "I agied them for the best man [job ete the man = oie ete them in a na upst later, galt 2 model cities sotidatden is nét without |its Hbsiichat I may typity iets that grips the urb see era Eee i pee The city has had its riot. Le Al | | | | gated cityrB5% aoulersiats according to | | thousands of the city’ s ae ee. | bs | ing in subtstandard | lunits. The i | | | | | newal projects jhas aggravated jthe housing problem. 14h 2 3 - iieaekd | | re | Peel | hee The rate of construction of public units nas not Hee Hie. to, the heed. | | | | hou weeeae emanate | lseeking j@ way \to get rents: below, $55 ‘a month, 64 76 4 federal funds. an example of | officials! and businessmen oy to get things | I wanted from gach agency | many jof them Ne success of the mPR” | re oe paaias by n ixelocate eae families displaced by Poveramens tes Dan Sweat joined) the city government | his job was to office is i t ' i * Sweat was responsible for Atlanta's model cities as put together an applicati sked no budget. none they had airs. n fact, an ce s Sedit a one sing The a new done: ¢ - P7andg ~ nters index’ gro, 1972 and 2 city Tess ec: Vil see The job has breed where get started; where government him what the - No | | | Sweat started making telephone calls to city and county | Two weeks the ci y of eases pee owe bs urban re- | By just action. where! ithe |i 3 appli- Lon | I asked staff ’ | for this | I took ay @ to 21(a) (3) | | is still | Wit Teds AMERICAN BUILDER AUTH 74d Vibe te ba ee AUT R —TYALER—__———_____ SLUG CENTENNIAL MONTH » MONTH | MS. NO. : z 79 ; . an ci AO =f rae ay PICAS a cu 29 ou Aj 54 GY fi} rer ers (Fn aa ESR i ote aR ie IS eae IOC T ISG tS acns oe ii Raa | need is GF eeGerts | 5 seh san 15, 1966, Allen canvened a ag earapcs on housing, setae by thie power atructure of, the city. "The apenas | | ; | lhe told the group, /'is simply this Atlanta does not ahve | | | 1 fe San { 4 i | | | ‘ j the housing to, meet! the heeds of persons to be relocated | . | | I | 1 = shasta or future governmental action which will be) i | | l ! | | | necessary, for jthe continued Progvepe of) Atlanta."| In the | j ! | | i Previous | Hecads, he oT government action urban renewal, | | | | highway construction, code enfoxcement}fhad resulted in i | | r | the pisplacement o£ 21,000 families, or| 67,000 people. | | | "The majority of the families and individuals forced | | | | | | | 4 {| to move were Negro. Most were) poor’, Approximately) 50% be Jt | | | i | these people had incomes! under $3,000 a! year} and about | | | | | 75% had incomes under $5000 | year....about 15% were ] : | ory | 5 | | | ! | large families| with] six or more maeapingsie | | ‘ 1 j | | i | § | i | | | i I } Allen announced the Brea of|a citizens committee | ' | e | | | yt | | Zu ULwhich would give ci Rechion to new program.| The goal: | ~, yoo G,| 89 | Lg eae units by ssa OS units by the ene of pe year. i Atlanta's builders, for the|most; part, are|not oe | | ere at's \ | . , | ested in participating in the|city/s housing program. Ex- | | | | | | | | planations of why they are not interested vary: i the i | | | “consensus seems to be that several YeaEe ago| the home : | 4 | | | j ‘ | } «| | | | | | 'builders'| association approached the city with a proposal ‘ | | lifts | | | \ 4 : | | | L | é j | - 1 t ,to give builders quotas of low- and moderate; income housing , | | | | \ F | ' | | | i | } spreading) the risk and dividing the time ee be ani | "Spent away from the |more profitable ee: budlaing which i | =. | | | | | J ‘predominates in the ;metropolitan Bs The city, Te oe | | | | | } j | | (part, would form a nonprofit corporation and sexve as de- | | | ic | | | | iveloper of che projects. The proposal was rejected. te | ! i | | ful enae ten i body PEEL LELEEL LEE fale og 4 4 a) Pal Form 7o A - i 3) 2 every alec that we qh idl “5 an 5 Fy ABA AN BUILDER Pe a he Nee Sy ee Se MONTH rs =a t 4n 2 5 : a4 wut € & 1 oe l 1 MS. NO. fi} AUTING Rese SEBIEBS = 4 1G ____ Ss CENTENNIAL EA ou Pe) wa5 uw PTT TTT TTT TT TTY TT PTT Now, much of] the turnkey oi 22S | | | | ; built by contractors based in Pe tee oe | » (builders nave infrequent | | | The goal of 9,800/units by the oT | | | . | be reached. Allen is confident, i | MEER eat of > junits by 1972 can be eee re ee er jnole jin a | reasonable amount of | time (Up the pipeline in the first 18 months. We'll easily get | TX: foo | “E-050 units. We' pie eth ed icommunity / the t ‘magnitude lof the whole effort j ithe | | ene of Commerce, | | | | | | OF £U Allen is realistic enough to know tthe deed. | ; | i | government and | | { ! | Aldermen. About) a 7 i He is i | | peeae was ready to i men balked. Someone had come to the | | { | | go to contract | producing prefabricated concrete houses with an on-site! Pe ep te other eiti contact with, ei though, ve got the support he needs the cooperation Tym a) (3) { | | Greensboro, Marvin Warner of Cincinnatij-‘and d of jthis that atta j. ; u he says | Of Eh the news is expanding." that! the mayor ofa city with a weak-m when city] with ox Plant. “Hel had no prototype and no plant|" Al av i an vu bere ahem hk. wal ty he Lined! Lest HHLC c can pull this thing week before he was interviewed, | the Board a Ls e business media. word ML a | | housing is being orp. of the home The, is not ayor form of | of the Board of| | | a turnkey | an idea for | Len says, but | 1 | i “ | . 1 . i ‘i i he came here with that idea and succeeded in panicking some l vd | ' i . | | | | aldermen."| Allen prevailed in ae situation, i . | raising the aes a \ \ | | | the possibiiity| | | | “urban | housing problem brings a | forceful | ¥ | ; "The only problem is to | easy way. ba aT the | Li W/ li Eee Lj =e | | rs | ! 5) ala | ana angry answe | merely | but technological breakthrough or | | of finding a program that will solve the ae DAs | b 4 of Alder- | zs make | people believe there is no | instant solution Be jal of a | | problems only a¢aays|ehe issue! The ‘housing Stabielh has got fepubiis Lana | | Lert | : Hate P - AMERICAN SUILDER AUTHOR ge SLUG ___ CENTENNIAL _- Atlanta MONTH MS. NO. 5 CAS Hii 20 30 ag 59 ou 10 pTTTT TT yer T) eo Rarely MoE SV Geaaah yl a A | CEP et [to be settled now. It's not going to wait for a change |i. | | | | | | | | | | ithe form of government or a new construction method or |a | | | | | | snew program. Trying |to find the magic eiecon causes st | | | ee i | | j i | “lays. The | [hell Paaawtes | | i | ‘ {| ' { { | | | : Not = all Atlantans in or euk, ee government share Allen n's i i | | ve |Salyvi are | \ ‘ { ~—- dl rarer ene! | ‘sense of urgency. National Homes brought in, low-cost Sanglc= ii (gonily houses for ‘ j found codes to [be a jproblem. National in | ; ling and wiring /in its factory, the Thomasville urban Sete | | | / A Oi ny nee a aE | ! | obtained from the | oo pee SS | | ithe houses. salted was a | ay ! | | | 57S without the plumbing) trees, plastic | ee | | bathtub, and presup pare se hia” Be a raising ap as Les a house. | Eb ht | Denima Rees stated ina subsequent report t | i | | | | : en. ; discriminate against mass ;produced, : | | \ \ ; t+ pane Plumbing and Electrical Advisory Boards are composed oe permit | | Building Department was suff | | ; the plumbing and electrical inspectors denied / permits for aS ; | and wiring, £rom its models and) ship| the rest of renewal area and stalled the plumb- forced to xip out the plumbing | Lous es nek it | | pipe system. Lt seo by | | | ~ The! city planning fepartment| and | the Housing Resources chat |'City ' 1 1 1 | | | | | | _predominantly of representatives of labor and 2 uw | i i | | ' Lees bem ahaa icient. But j at fiber codes — prefabricated housing. trade unions. These! boards strongly influence changes and interpretations { ! | | = i 1 | of the City's Electrical and Plumbing Codes. Their |concern raed | | ‘ { ' i \ is | is maintenance of the status quo of |their trade’ rather than | | | | | new time- and labor-saving materials and | {* | | | \ | } j | ms i 1 ““ another problem is|zoning. Under preser a ye ee of Atlanta's Low-cost housing must be mul | | | | | | acinus less. | fae | | * * it conditions, | | t } tifamily units, | | But only 6 acres of javailable jland jin the city is izoned | | | | | multifamily. al Seduié, | | et i itty 4 | ili almost every proposed housing | Prert ite nee most \é “ARY Phe pas = tm ; Lie AT ANIUCAN BUILDER AU TRFOR THALER SLUG _____CENTENNTAL Atlanta_ :% ti] IONTH MS. NO. 6 MM prrre perry TT ah thal Pi Cea e te EE 4 ar a Gaol | | project has to} be preceded by/| rezoning. Since Allen is | a | l | | | determined to comply with the fedex al epenee requiring} in- | an 5 an Am So mir, ¥ iD | | | | { | | | | | tegration) of government-assisted housing, the rezoning! a- | - | | ee as ead at hee: Lae mounts: to} a request] to pteguate formerly all-white | | i | | | | | | | neighborhoods. Two obstacles have been raised, one by the | | | | 1 | federal government. HUD regulations state that public | , | i | | | | | Tee tae or LS Piss pM mell tieeeeet to ! hous ing cannot! be built a racially identifiable areas. ! | | | i | ' | | } | ! The presumption is that ie housing is to be| built outside | j | i | | . the Negro) ghetto. But HUD officials ie to building |. | es ce Te ij pu ublic hous ing in all-white neighborhoots because] they | | | were: ‘racially identifiable | as all-wnite! The| city, then, | | | | | | co ula plage public housing in neither ee ile nor all- egro neighborhoods} r | | 3 se a ee eA es7 a | There was iltench earlier this year that HUD was chang- | ae ie A ee eee 114 Lawes that policy, just as/ FHA was changing a policy of next i : | : { ' Ke facing | | | | | | | | | Spprovixg) mortgage pHeuEsTee for a|/ project in an area where i | t | | | | | Ar i | | } Ops Pek | oS | | ’ | ev there might be| competition with other FHA-insured|housing . | | | l | | | | | | | | aS eR RT juntil the) other housing was sold or rented. {The program," { | \ | I. becadlass ats Sones, aietcos of af Housing Resources | ore “cahtt wake chat Leng." | whe pyereea ease afford the time required, for rezoning, | 20 i | | | | | | ' | | | | ea ee ee ee ee either, and the city this year was/ rallying support for | | | | | | | la city-wide cezoning. a ae aii to fight the, | “zoning battles one ata time. “There ' s not ehough | low? | : | | | | ' income woheamg| eo make an equitable distribution oe | | } “Tout the Heys beipl ek "S0 elie | aay on tng losk where | ; | i | ‘the housing is| Letts to L built says, jway ine? is | | eet | | | | j \ | | | | i | | imiddle- -class attitude hasn' 6 changed. There's still rer ie Piette we \)9 sistance." : | Peres Cabra | ke Pi eee per aad i a a wer He) au oi ‘cities program} ~t | m, ARF yn a =| ' PARE TS ALVA DUPRE oe] uN Lier A U T iy WS “ \ Hh pi s SLUG Centennial oie 49 on a riLAS = Ss pot PRCT PCL tl i | Low-cos isl caceyahit | presently. "Wel | | | | Jones, ee there' s| ne 5 1 i é | | i i e é H SS — Rare \ | | | lot;| 50! | ie i rrontage, that three | "We'xe not proposed | he says. electrical codes changed t | i | posed to waive) codes in locations where a i # 4 f 4 t }application which drew praise |from | | ithe city was willing to suspend codes to permi cexperi+ ‘mentation | with! new Perel. oa The planning | phase of the model cities i i } ; | | } j ibe completed this £411. Ed Logue, one of the | titioners ‘of urban renewal and the | man who 3Ges credit | BABE | | ‘knowing how to) geaie |e model cities program |"promises | * ‘has the capacity to | gram as the salvation of |the city, jeither. | | LE | ‘five years to execute, assuming Congress provides | ithat | is needed }" ne says. ' re | requires a minimum lot size of 7,500 sq| | frontage or 60", and a minimum house size of | | . ii Jones wants the minimums and 720 | housing until this is done." | | | Jones also tried unsuccessfully to get the housing is being built. But unions);and manufacturers team | \ | | | up to Oppose code changes." | Jones thinks| the code issue will Indeed, one of the Iproduce." Allen doesnit regard the | jPLO=3} ho eta Lan Gr MS. NO. 7 2 Ag 50 pS SSM Ey, rT {Tir tT ran hous ing isn “¢ readers in Atlanta | le, single- family houses very badly," says | not pucugh profit +3 them." The city | | | bay | ft.) a minimun | 810 sq. et. | | | reduced to 5,000 sq; ft. | for bong , Sq, ee. for line house. “rye times in writing a the last year) ® | | A | | i | going to get interest in; sing le-family | | | | plumbing and | | / for National Homes.|"I've pro- ye) | experimental | | | | | t 1 a9 I | in the model | be forced | i | | | | | in Atlanta's tad | | HUD officials implied | | . | | t | | ] | r . | program was to | | | | best pracy | | | | | | federal bureaucrats expedite projects, | for Jenan [st | i Pere | | j I | | | | | ¥) | | | | a | | | | ee Lie EL YRATHDIF AAT MemPpArS ARPSTEISAD wv A I2RICAIN DUEL 3 WITTRON Te EER SLUG CENTENNIAL - Atlanta MONT MS. NO. 8 ah As 5" on ary v¢ Ag Bo oy web) PICAS ii Lu vl “Su was Wi mg CRT ras pee 0] ae ee ee ee eT eee Allen does not deprecate ur ban renewal. “Urban renewal i \ | | : | ; t | | | |. fis like most government programs," he says with a trace ¥ | | | | | i \ | | | | | of annoyance. Phe vast amount of good has been forgotten | | | * by the public baa the small anount of wha wath been heralded. [the urban renewal areas in eGo colons the wows slums, unfit se anyone to live pala any eae They are | | | | ; now Piminted atsse meerbeeeoee) pike | impeovenaies Not | | | | | | ! | j | | | | | { | | ' sor - cs t en ‘i. | { | i } lUia single person moved out of an urban renewal area WhO) f 8 | | | | | | | (didn! = improve his housing. The success jof urban renewal i | \ i | /has been phenonenal The jnature of | the model | cities area L ‘ | | _is nowhere near as bad as the urban renewal areas | | | | | eat The nous ing program and =i Maa lai de a Hous- fat 17} ' ,ing Resources Committee are, nonetheless | tacit admission | | | | were!" jthat | the rehousing ne of es Letts might 5 ae been inandied pecter/Min 7 Atlanta as jin other Teal, | | | | "Some say on eat record on relocation has beer satis- | 20: 20 eactory," alien ia his conzerence on housing in |1966, | “put I feel hae ee do better [than just satisfactory." 3 ser a I RN | | | | A year later, the [Housing ace Committee and the 7 | | | | | | | | bitsntiag i) that the building Sie es dae | | | | | | | | ‘tion housing which meets the need of displaced families | & | | | , | | | | | | when ‘they need jit "has not been txied, much less success- i } i i _ csi * f a | | | | | gully achieved | in Atlanta." | | | | | HA | | The same report concluded that “only about |11% 0 of the yd | \ | | | ' | | 1 { | i | displacees £rom urban rerlewal ie apparently qualified | | | | | wy | i i | | : | | | | | see Stine is La | for public housing were relocated in public housing; Sec- | | | | 1 | | | | | | bas pil | | | | iia © | ‘ion 221 housing has not effectively met the needs of the t i | | large number of low-income families displaced. Rents and | | | | | | costs, while moderate, have been too nigh for these patie | | ' Be | | | | ehh Meee beta ciclcnm Meitelaeekea | oy “2 ~ A AY * cot ; iG available| to eee and /2, 100 white famiiten| renting for $55 f LJ een eye oii, oe at j yin the Low-cos 4 t i : | there appears 5 | | 4 | ae ,other cities, than; it was a | i) oS | ' past decade, according to the 19594 £6 be | 1 * ' a shortage an wu | | | | | = a | | | ‘and initiate action |to solve them. : f | ‘short of solution the action falls. ie lehat should Atlanta succeed in 23; bo wits ' | | national acclaim for doing something-Yanything: however | seb eas { | ito help Allen solve jin Pittsburgh and Ne ‘continue to seek the continues, and those already in its bigger magnet for the state’ s rural poor No one is rushing | | | | | | ‘there | is the su slums, | | | | | | i | | | | | | the | Af eT) IOf KD ' q AU] ged a M t S report. | | rt is a me | | | | Ah Wig ag erp Prerrtry rrr eer er | Low-.and moderate- | | rental supply for both white ‘families, | the need in number ¢ of units today Regardless of} structura | ae housing units month or less If\|there is anything which distinguishes Atlanta from | | a it is|the willingness todefine ‘nation's condition that Atlanta and its Hy | | jin from the state capitol the dity's problems. w York and Chicago, BEnee life in the spicion among C a a eels would become "Due to decreases THALER {7 9 NO. fad ee ial | ate housing) has not been built at | | | ja rate sufficient to replace housing demolished over the | ' 1 and Negro | | | is greater - oth. wil 1 conditions, of about | 5,300 housing units available |to in | | its problems asure of the | mayor are jaccorded \ || or Washington | in Atlanta, | poor | Yet, the sural city.) The migration | ity officials the plight of an even | | : With few! excep- | ! | ‘tions+Hand Georgia is not} one of thempthe states have ws re ihe oll only by gration to work with the federal government, ways the) Same’. | to the cities. Ask any | 1 ! j 1 | Prete ! | | briag td sb% | Pi | | | | shown, little interest in helping their cities), at at | | | eee at \ Bape kcepeenaien Eng rural areas to stem he mi- | | eee city rayor it he wants | | | | thr ough! his state, government rather than directly ! | | and the answer is almost al- | ak Cie eel Perth as’ mh Oy Atlanta." |- SLUG __CENTENNIAL - Atlanta__ fh Gl =e ow ue ire ny a Pip aps eee ih 4 bret) ry THALER é Oey olka ede oo gk ne 8 SLUG __CENTENNTAL RAC NITE A ea MS. NO. 10 c 7h on ay Bf) en Sm BSc daccaegeclestnahintete ev au 89 Ju Bis i eee ee ae ee Te Oe RET cae exe MTT titi ri | | Pon states ee done nothing to stem on tt Seen f | : | | says, arth, “they' ve probably been/a party to it. Anyone ! | | | | | | | can move into a rooming house and wait until the hous ing olf | | | | } | HT | | | | Alt | | t , code! catches up with Suet. na states eaviidn t, have played | | | a lesser Loita! I'm Heagiy disappoint ed they didn't move in this area." | | | : | | former mayor Loe dnd now a member of 3 ! | | 1G the faculty of|MIT,!toldja nabedag os the Urban Land In- i ' | “ee : ' { | ,Stitute that “che states; by and large, with;a few excep- ' I | 1 } i 4 1 } } f ' ' 3 John Collins, } | | | | | . | pees have displayed all of the dynamism, all of/the f | | , | poe | L et ' desire EOF innovation, of the |dinosauer!" | : | | i | | i Says Pit tsburgh Mayor goe Barr: "Work |with|the states? i) [I was in | set nai Ia he state legislaturey for|20 years | i ; | | | ! | | | ' | | | t | i : and I know what happens to urban legislation, You can}t- | ! | | | | t ! t | iget it out of there! It sticks like glue." { | | | | | | | | | | | | Allen eons publicly that the federal government has | | 4 | eet £41 igiven Atlanta full cooperation . Is | |there too |much |}red tape? ed ce, al ie ee, Lo i "Red | tape; erhichat' s always | the cry. . can we get government ¢ aa j | | | | |financing without some red et Is FHA slow? "Not aa eg [as some architects. We' vs waited as long as six months | 35 | for an arkhitant to come | up with plane. | | ee probably true chat Atlanta /has fewer problems with HUD than do most cities. ‘put the problems are Skate PHA i ] i ‘was making market analyses in Atlanta without consulting the city, and +ts estimate of [the demand for nghenetenat> | | \ ! OU L | /come | housing was considerably | less |than |the city's esti- | | | | Wee | | | t | { mate of the need. Yet — city can it fulfill the need un- | | | | | j \léess FHA is wiling | to issue the mortgage commitments. | | | | | | | | ' Citizen support of Allen's programs surpasses the sup- | : | | ; | | | _port!most mayors | receive, | Sometimes / jit [is |moxe ivigorous iiilisii iit iil . o~ 44> ol eas ; estate besiaxeh usually a conservative group] when! approach-) ap au ar ? | han Allen woulla like. | — ada CMI PY iT fA : 5 RS deal SR Re ok MmUTPVON. PTHALER cic (a3 oLiutys Centennial MONTH MS. NO. 11 ar 3 ai wf ca oy ced WF w Cary By rein ltt! UPPE ery Teri The city-wide Hezening) Broppaatl was being supported by | several groups, the Chanber of Commerce among them. Real ‘ t 7 E a i $ i 4 ! | | ! | | |with large out-of-town contractors! who might! 3 A ‘ = | | | i sponsible for getting Geveloperd into the program e | Real estate brokers} looked the list over and| | | | ing urban problems ,| helped fill the void left by the city's | | | ya | | | | ; 2 a | builders. The Housing Resources Committee, a citizen's | | | | | | | | t | group which has no. legal] power, asked ene inter- ! | | | | | ested in selling to) list) their propertits with the ERC. | i | | P | | | | | | , | | | made} contact | ! | | | i | } | Bs } | | | ! ' | | in acquiring the land and develontns Low-income housing | | | on it. "The brokers," says ERC diclatell gael “are rer | - | | | | | | | | | Other groups; combined efforts to; push! for - loc | | 1 faix : | | cael -fu -_—-—— : } t | I t | | housing law. Allen didn't oppose it but | wondered how any- | /one could, determine) the need for al Local. ordinance when t ZUi"we haven't had time to try the national law) yet.! i | | ! | ! | | { ‘posals to build integrated housing. They contend the market | | | + ! | | » | | | | | | | \ i | Pie Giese Vane he ules SANs ct ee He ot Builders in the city are more than cautious about pro- | | | | | | | | 1 | i | | /xequires segregation in yousing’s two markets black and ; | ! i ' _ ' | i ~~ i White, exist, they say, and one is!as prejudiced as the . fall § Poet, oe a ke ot Mt | | | | i ‘other. They are supported, to!a degree, jby a report of | ‘ ' | 1 7 t ' | | | | | the Georgia State Advisory Committee to|the U.S. Commission | shai | | | ,on Civil Rights, which found that segregation in Aelante ‘is greater than in most other southern citi ies. But the |re- | | | ee | -port|was no brief for builder ae MERG a of builders | | ' | | \ | ' \ i | | | that; they can do nothing | to aid the establishment [of an | | | | | | | open housing eee i the community eliminates preju- ! | | | | dice' seemed to} the Committee a denial of basic responsi- | | | bee Meee alee: coils LE Ed pute Seo PO pea eG Eo Se a be interested ° SLUG __*_@entennial MONTH MS. NO. 12 ot 30 4g 58 60 70 ‘ ATT TTT TT TT CEP ECE SPEDE ETE rT Ten nae | pilaty and further underscored the! need| for effective | | | deaeieat and iota ie tae against discrimination by | ; 4 | | the housing industry." | | ; | | 3. Atlanta, may be che eaahing becunh for| the national thi | | | | | | | | | | | housing law, according to some builders} It seemed as | | | | | | | though the housing industry was being put to|the test dne | | 3 | { ' | | | | | | | \ | day last spring when a large number of church and eivhe | (9 groups eorneote a conference on equality of opportunity | | rt a pe ! | | PW | on ae at ae ae Plaga HoEehs pre thenout vas| | | | large. The entire spectrun of| the pousing industry was) vex | i ps | | | | | presented: eel an Willians, chairman of, the | Community| | | | | | I i | i ee | Relational cammbaeioh of Atlanta, asked the phesiannt of | 15 | | | wh the Atlanta nabs as Board| Marion crane, | if wat yere | | , i | | : | | any Negroes on) the board. | | | | | | : | | | \ \ | ! "No," said nin vas sear ae ever applied." | | | : | ' "Would you accept|a Negro if he did apply?} asked Williams. | | 20) “after vanuary Ey crane replies a. | | | | ; | | | "Then you do|diacbininats against Negroes now?" | | "That if eettects4 ' ‘| | | ! | | Williams vas equally stroct |i cvostionin Otis Thorpe, | | , ‘president of the all-Negro Empire Real Estate Board: "omen | | seat it seene that even though Fe do segregate = boards | | ; i \ { (laughter fx om the audience you ¢ get cesethes when a | | | | | . | i neighborhood is in trans ition /and set pesous gs than ; they normally wou1a |be ranked: lee that right? | | . | j | \ ' | ! e“i- Thorpe and Crane denied the charge, mat tnd reaction lof ! | | | | ‘the audience indicated see thought wtdiano pad soci | | ! ‘a nerve. Williams was ls caytionea Pee emotion and 2é- | | | | | | a | | | | | ivised to stay with facts. | ! | ! | | | | p f SP ee TL cdl er tueiy eat itl Petty Eee 39/ Form 73 A a ee ee a ee i en ta iy bt VU tt IWR i “PEA LS : # ha CAPRA ANE one g iS iy : erie Sorry ee VAG ERIN BP ae ob! ritok KIZZIA StLG SLUG Centennial Aso ; WS N r ' . - M ° NO. 13 ° it on on An ci nr AS ake Lig wy “Sho wes Hae ur PTET Etat reer re Ti tapes th TITY TTT TTT TTT TTT) PEPey ba PTT? itn) i { | "re you. want} facts, " = replied, | "Negroes can deliver { | | | t | | | | them to you in| boxcars. We all know the! facts. What are’ | | | | | ! | i we going co do! about oe America, is long on rhetoric! | | | | | | “rand short as hell on doing what it) ought to do." | bs ave = 4 | | i That apeach, | too, | prought applause, and it! was obvious | i | | | | | | | that! however far ahead of other cities Atlanta is!in solv- | | /ing its housing problems, it is not far! enough ahead to | f t { | )| satisé Ly. the people it is;trying to! help. uF 1 oo : - ce oT | mh a 38] | ih | | vem : ‘ | Fe He'd | or | | | fyi | i | ; i : | } poo} | | } | | is ‘ ie | i | | stele: | | | i | ‘| ' nw | 5 | é io & | 23} | | ; | | i ! 5 j | \ ‘ | .|* ; | ; i j } i | 1 i | | | | ! bo ; | | | + he | | i | ' red | | | | ey j— ; | | | | | | j i | | ' j | | | |. = - ' me pen wdc 9) LE eh RT ba Dee Pe eee EL Cee ep ee eg ori
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  • Text: MINUTES HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND LOW-INCOME HOUSING COORDINATING GROUP MEETING July S, 1968 The regular monthly meeting of the Housing Resources Hxecutiyc Committee and the Low-income Housing Coordinating Group was held in Committee Room 2, City Hall, July 9, 1968, at 10:00 a.m. Nine (3) members of the Housing Resources Executive Committee Group, ten (10) members of the Low-income Housing Coordinating Group, four (4) other invited guests and members of the Press attend- ed the meeting. List of those invited, with attendance indicated, is attached to the file copy of these minutes. Also attached to the file copy of these minutes are copies of the invitational notices sent out for the meeting, agenda, and reference documents. Chairman Cecil A, Alexander presided. Mr. Alexander opened the meeting by stating that the Ad Hoc Committee is still working with the Planning Department on specific Sites for low-income housing. The Ad Hoc Committee and the Planning Department have already had two'meetings since the Committee was appointed. Mr. Alexander announced the August 2 meeting with the Zoning Committee and Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Aldermen to present the "package zoning" proposal and emphasized the importance of the meeting. Mr. Moreland Smith stated that more time is needed to work on the location of specific sites. He asked for suggestions from the Committee about the location of specific sites. He said that there was property that needed to be discussed for specific Sites. Mr. Alexander added Jim E. Land to the Ad Hoc Sites Selection Committee. He also stated that more land is needed for the multi- family housing program. He said thet the Housing Authority could build multi-family housing itself and obtain the land, Mr. Alexander had previously asked Mr. George Kennedy to Serve aS Acting Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee to support Package Zoning. He also asked Mr. Kennedy if he had a meeting of the committee Co-Chairmen? He alm asked if Mr. Kennedy had gotten a run down on the different organizations for their resolutions on support of the "package zoning" and mentioned that follow up with the organizations which have not submitted their Resolutions is an important function of the Ad Hoc Committee. 2 Mr. Alexander referred tc an item in "House and Urban Affairs Daily" (June 28, 1968) which announced that the House Banking and Currency Committee has followed the recommendations of its Housing subcommittee, headed by Congressman Wright Patman of Texas as Chairman, approving an increase from $1,500 to $3,000 maximum grant for low-income home owners, compared to the increase to $2,590 as proposed by the Administration and approved by the senate. The Committee also ckayed two related amendments which would provide rehabilitation loans and grants to home owners in areas of substantial blight outside Urban Renewal and Code Enforcement areas and would authorize rehabilitation assistance under proposed riot insurance legislation. Wr. Alexander Suggested that the Housing Resources Committee should follow up. i motion was made by Mr, Watkins, seconded, and unamiously adopted that the Committee should send messages to Congressman Wright Patman and Fletcher Thompson urging their support of the above indicated portions of the House Banking and Currency Committee Report on the Housing Act of 1968. Mr. Persells suggest- ed that the motion include recommendation that the Act net only be approved but also funded. The Committee agreed, Mr. Alexander proposed that in the meeting of August 2, the HRC should also ask to have the Building Code amended to permit the use of new materials and techniques; that Mr. Wofford is in favor of performance Standards. Mr. Alexander stated that in New York the Building Code has recently been amended. Mr. Moreland Smith agreed that the Committee should stress the point of the Building Code at the meeting of August 2. Mr. Dale Clark said that any amendments to the Building Code should make it more flexible rather than increase it, Mr. Jones read an extract from the House and Urban Affairs Daily of June 27, 1965, on Computerized Low-Cost Housing ?lan sponsored by United States Gypsum Co. and John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. These two companies are planning to build up to about 30 projects a year to provide an annual volume of some 10,000 units of housing which would be available mainly for low- income home ownership. They are putting up both work capital and risk capital for the undertaking by the Allied Mortgage and Development Co., of Memphis, Tenn., a publicly held corporation, Pakt of the process will involve use of a Swedish made drafting machine which works off a computer and draws up the plans from basic designs which are competed by selected specifications. The price range of this type housing is generally from $12,500 to $17,500. Within two months, work will begin in East St. Louis and in Knoxville. With this type of housing actual construction will involve a large degree of on-site prefabrication which will be done by contractors of the ghetto areas, utilizing unemployed residents who will be trained as they work. Mr. Alexander commented on the tour with CACUR in the slum areas. He said that they rode buses and then walked on through the areas. He stated that he still wanted Mr. Jones and ir. Parham to plan their trip to the different slum areas, 3 Mr. Alexander stated that the Zoning Manual, as it relates to the Building Code, needs to be changed to permit structural changes in residential buildings classified as non-conforming use, in order that such dwellings may be improved to meet full reduirements of the Housing Code. At present, improvements requiring structural changes are not permitted on residential buildings which are non-conforming. Mr. Alexander said th Committee should try to get the Board of Aldermen to change tx. Mr. Archer Smith was asked by the Chairman to talk to Collier Gladin to find out what the Flanning Department has already done toward accomplishing this. Mr. Johnny Johnson, Director of Model Cities, gave a report on Model Cities. He reported that the new Model Cities office broke ground today on the corner of Georgia Avenue and Capital Avenue, The Warren Company is building the new Model Cities office, Mr. Cary 5. Hooks commented on comparicon of carrying charges for co-op houses and rental housing under the 221 d (3° program. Mr. Hooks stated that the maximum term mortgage for Co-op and rental housing is 40 years and that below mar’:st ratc loans are available for both types. (Carrying Charge rates ar the same for both types.) Mr. Archer Smith of the Legal Panel has talked to the Schev Department re leasing school facilities which might be constrv- by developers while constructing housing. Mr. Smith reporte~ the School Board recently passed Resolutions favoring such acti- and requested iir, Pete Lattimer to draw up the necessary legislation. The Chairman. made a comment on the New York Schools, stating that the schools were being built undergrourd beneath tall business and apartment buildings. om Mr. William Howland stated that five houses to be rehabi’- by CACUR under the 221 (h) program are behind Oglethorpe University in DeKalb County. Mr. Alexander referred to the need for a clerical person i. help out on keeping and preparing the Low-income Housing inventory and Summary Reports. Mr. Alexander suggested <« Committee to consider setting up a budget for the HRC. Mr. Jones commented on a site in Cobb County recently proposed for ic. income housing. Mr. Jones stated that the site in Cobb County is 4 mile south of Bankhead Highway, about 1 mile west of the River; that it is on a paved road, lays well and h-- water; sewer will soon be available and the price of land is reasonable, The owners propose that this land t~ used for Turnkey program; 152 units on 17 acres, The land is already zoned for apartments, Mr. Persells stated that the City of Atlanta's low-income housing program calls for 16,800 housing units and that it is contended by some that more people are coming in from rural areas, rather than the people already in Atlanta using the housing and that thus, we are not taking care of our own people in the slum areas; that priority should go to the people of Atlanta first. Mr. Persells stated that the number of people whe come to Atlanta for low-income housing is very low; that of those applications rejected since November 1967, 141 did not meet the residential requirements; that the time of application applies to priority for public housing; that it is on a first come first served basis (other considerations per- mitting),. Mr. Jones commented that although the percentage of rejections may be low for those who do not meet residential requirements, however, that 141 rejections since November 1967, that did not meet residential requirements, is significant and should be made known to the Aldermen, Mr. Jim Parhm said that the Committee should start buildirg up the area outside the City Limits in the big Metropolitan Area to meet this problem of people coming from the rural areas who need to live in low-income housing. As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at. 11:05 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Fh; (eheatinsoty henna Malcolm D, Jondy Housing Coordinator Encls: As stated (with file copy only)
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  • Text: Item Na, Completed I eS ts en 2 em el Op whyrHo BS eh al ! | wi oa =], Totial Se ED CA EY CY EA ED CY SET CCST S No. Units New - Existing 373 477 112 594 96 400 310 76 80° 96 100 232 56 3, 002 Under Construction UC-1. UC~2: UCHi UC=-4 Uc=$5 UC-G UCc-7 uc-& uc-9 uc=-1.0 Ue=$i.1 78 200 108 140 340 213 235 62 30 134 250 1,026 12,132 266 30 13,454 HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE PROJECT INDEX To accompany Low-income Housing Inventory Report of August 15, 1968 Designation Allen Temple Single Family Duplexes & Small Apts. Apts. Leased for P.H. Rehab. H.C. Div. Rehab, by H.A. Rehab. by Pvt. Ent. Apts Apts, Public Housing Apts. Apts. College Plaza Inc. Park West Apts. #1 Happy Haven Nursing Home Stone Hinge Apts. Park West No. 2&3 London Towne Houses SZartrell Ct. Perry Homes Ext. McDaniel St. Single Family Duplexes & Small Apts. Apts. Chamberlain Apts. Apts. Apts. Gordon Rd.Near Harwell Scattered Scattered Scattered 9 Sites Throughout City West End U.R. Project Scattered 1991 DeLowe Dr., SW 200 Alden Ave., NW McDaniel St., SW 1145 Constitution Rd., SE 1895 Plaza Lane, SW 1017 Westview Dr., SW NW cor. Gordon & Bolton Rds. 1875 West Anderson, SW S. Expressway, 12 mi. S. City Limits 3751 Gordon at Bolton 3242 Cushman Cir., SW 38-88 Younge St., SE 1730 Kerry Dr., NW R-W UR Project Scattered Scattered 140 Mt. Zion Rd., SE 419 Chamberlain St., SE 1101 Collier Rd., NW 1185 Collier Rd., NW Program 221 4(3) Conv.& 221 d(2) Conv. Conv. Leasing for P.H. H.C. Enf. U.R. Conv. Rehab. Conv. Conv. P.H,. Conv. Conv. 221 d(3) LD 221 d(3) LD Sect. 232 Conv. 221 d(3) LD 221 d(3) Co-op 221 d(3) LD P.H. P.H. Conv. & 221 d(2) Conv. Conv. 221 d(3) LD Conv. Conv. FE » @ ooo bp ROR BB WOOD MN EP Hee COCDOMDNIINAGD Iten No. Units No. New - Existing Under Qonstruction (Continued) uc-12 204 UC-13 58 Uc-14 76 UCc-15 76 UC-15 192 UC-17 139 UC-13 108 uc-193 80 UC-29 92 UC-21 48 UC-22 192 uc-23 45 Uc-24 64 UC-25 400 UC-26 92 - UC-27 72 UC-28 202 UC-29 208 UC-39 208 UC-31 241 UC-32 54 UC=-33 100 UC-34 32 UC<35 128 UC-36 48 UC-37 32 UC-38 350 UC-39 500 Total 5,331 n Plar.ning IPp-1 1,400 IP-2Z; 342 IP-¢ 220 [Pp-4. 193 IP-§ 20 IP-6 250 Designation Apts. Apts. Apts. Apts. Apts. Apts. Apts. Apts. Apts. Apts. Wheat St. Gardens 2&3 Apts. Apts. Apts. Apts. Apts. Hollywood Rd. Project Friendship Center Allen Temple #3 Apts. Efficiency Apts. Gun Club Apts. Town Houses Apts. Apts. Apts. Public Housing Turnkey Cerex Atlanta Corp. Etheridge Park Apts. Gilbert Rd. Turnkey Project HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE PROJECT INDEX (Continued) Location 1991 DeLowe Dr., SW 1910 Bixby St., SE 1501 Beauregard Ave., SE 1935 Allison Ct., SW 914 Collier Rd., NW 2722 Gordon Rd., NW 2950 Springdale Rd., SW 2390 Palmour Dr., NE 1090 Hollywood Rd., NW 2113 Defore Ferry Rd., NW Butler St. UR Project 3379 Stone Rd., SW 1073 Hollywood Rd., SW .- 2901 Campbellton Rd., SW 2400 Campbellton Rd., SW 50 Mt. Zion Rd., SW 1580 Hollywood Rd., NW 99 Northside Dr., SW 3175 Gordon Rd., SW 479 East Paces Ferry Rd., NE 3136 Gordon Rd., SW Between Hollywood Rd. & Gun Club Rd. 390 West Lake Dr., NW 200 Peyton Pl., SW 330 Brownlee Rd., SW 1930 Honeysuckle Lane Thomasville UR Project Bankhead Hwy. at Maynard Rd. Rockdale U.R. Project Off Etheridge Dr., NW Gilbert Rd. at Flynn Rd., SE Martin Luther King,Jr.VillageBetween Capital Homes & I-20 Single Family Ashbury Hills Nursing Home Thomasville U.R. Project Gammon Theological Sem. Site Program Conv. Conv. for lease as P.H. Conv. Conv. Conv. Conv. ;Conv. Conv. Conv. Conv. 221 d(3) & RS Conv. Conv. Conv. Conv. Conv. Turnkey 221 d(3) 221 d(3) Sec. 202 Conv. 221 d(3) Conv. Conv. Conv. Conv. P.H. Turnkey for P.H. Page li 11 il 11 HH A ey 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 16 221 d(3) Co-op,221d (3) ,BMIR,MIR16 221 4(3) Turnkey 221 d(3) & RS 221 d(2) Hill-Burton Act; 323; 202 Lv 17 18 18 18 Lt2m No. No. New - Existing Units In Plaaning (Continued) IP-7 IPp-3 IPp-3 IP-10 IP-1L1 Ip-12 IPp-L3 Ip-14 IP-15 IP-16 IP-17 IP-18 IP-19 iP-20 IP-21 IPp-22 IP-23 Ip-24 IP-25 IPp-26 IP-27 Total 500 41 588 48 450 262 160 353 52 40 600 32 800 72 8. 124 8 163 175 869 12 7 Fie Being Considered BC=1 BC-2 BC-3 BC-4 BC-5 BC-6 BC-7 BC-8 BC-9 BC-10 BC-11 BC-12 BC-13 26 150 50 80 205 500 240 225 250 16 20 600 36 HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE PROJECT INDEX (Continued) Designation Fairburn Rd. Site Single Family Lots Location Fairburn Rd. N. Of Holy Family Thomasville U.R. area Central Methodist Ch. ProjectE. of Fairburn, N. of Sewell Apts. Browntown Rd. Site Butler St. YMCA Site Jonesboro Rd. TK. Project Apts & Elderly Apts. Apts. Honor Farm #1 West Lake Manor East Lake Golf Course #2 c.C. Thornton Apts. Apts. Apts. Apts. Flipper Temple Homes Turnkey Hartramph property Apts. Single Family Lots Joe Anderson Project S. side Westview Dr.SW Seminole Ct. Apts. Cenker & Kingloff Project Railroad Ave. (Johnsontown) Duvall tract Wellswood Apt. area Ga. Teacher's Develop. Inc. Lee P. Fore property Keith Project David Berry Proposal Multi-family N. of Gordon,W. of Adamsville Dr. N. side of Browntown Rd., NW W. Side Holyywood Rd. W. of J'boro Rd., S. of McWilliams Bedford-Pine U.R. Project Program 221 d(3) Co-op 221 d(2) 221 d(3) & Elderly Conv. Turnkey 221 d(3) Turnkey P.H. 3750 Gordon Rd.NW(W. of AdamsvilleDr.)Conv.. E. of Brownlee Rd.,SW,N. of Scott Off McDonough Blvd. Westlake Drive, NW Bet. Glenwood Av. & Memorial Dr. S.side Gordon Rd.SW, E. of Lynhurst W. of Harwell Rd.,NW,N. of Gorénn W, of Harwell Rd.,N,. of Gordon R. of property on Gordon Rd. (LL14) Arno Ct., N. of Magnolia Cemetery Prison Cr. & Leila Lane Willis. Mill Rd. (LL 204) LL 68, 14th Dist. F.Co. Thomasville U.R. area E. of Gun Club Rd.,S.of Alvin Dr.NW West End U.R. area Near N. Highland & N. Ave. Harwell Rd. at Oakcliffi NW Railroad Ave., NE E. of Jonesboro Rd.,S5E S. of Englewood Ave., SE Harwell Rd., S. of Bankhead Hwy. E. of Empire Dr.,SW,S. of Oak Dr. W. side Gilbert Rd. at Co. Line W.side of Fairburn Rd.near Bakexs Fy. E. of Kimberly Rd., Fulton County Conv. PH;Turnkey & 221 d(3), (2) 221 d(3) LD : Turnkey Conv. Conv. Conv. Conv. 221 d(3) Turnkey . 221 d(3) & Co-op Conv. 221 d(2) 221 d(3) 221 4(3) LD Turnkey Rehab. 221 d(3) 221 (h); d(2) & Turnkey Turnkey;221 h;221 d(2) Turnkey 221 d(3) 221 d(3) co-op Conv. Conv. Turn key Page 19 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 25 25 25 26 26 26 26 27 28 28 29 30 30 31 31 3l 32 HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE PROJECT INDEX (Continued) item No. Units _ho. New - Existing Designation Location Program Page Being Considered (Continued) BC-14 152 Proposal in Cobb Co. Queen Mill Rd.,S. of Bankhead Turnkey 32 BC-15 700 Former Sewell Rd. Project N. of Sewell Rd. Bet. ACL & I-285 Turnkey !221d(3) ;Conv. 32 BC-16 750 Old Natl. Homes Property Bet. Proctor Cr. & Gun Club Rd.,NW 221 d(3);221 d(2) 33 BC-17 500 Old Natl. Homes Property LL64, W. of County Line Rd., SW 221 d(2)& Turnkey (SF & Apts)33 BC-18 102 Fairburn & Gordon Apts. NE quadrant; intsec. Gordon & F'burn 221 d(3) RS 33 BC-i9 162 Lakeside North Apts. FHA 207 © 33 BC-20 61 Holiday Park Town Houses , 221 d(3) 33 BC-21 206 Previous Cunningham Site W. of Jonesboro Rd,,S. of Macedonia Turnkey 34 BC-22 100 PH for Elderly Pittman & Hilliard Turnkey 34 BC-23 110 Herman Levin Property Greendale Dr., SE - Turnkey;221 d(3);Conv. 34 Total 5.5205 36 Did Net Materialize DN. 11,022 Shown on previous report of May 15, 1968 35 DNN-1 200 Catholic Archdioces property DeKalb Ave. at Hampton Ter. Turnkey (3) a5 DNN.-2 360 Rev. R.F,. Jackson property W. side of Wilson Mill Rd.SW,op. Pk. 221 d(3)&(2);(Com.UnitPlan) 35 DNM-3 757 Sanders ,Hester,Holly,etc. Plainville Dr., SW(LL26, 14th Dist) 221 d(3) 35 Total 12,339 proposal .
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  • Text: KAISER CENTER: Deak Mavor = Ly KAISER ENGINEERS DIVISION OF KAISER INOUSTARIES CORPORATION 300 LAKESIOE DRIVE, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA 94604 + CABLE KAISENGS . July 17, 1968 Kaiser Engineers in association with Battelle Memorial Institute, Building Systems Development, Inc., General Research Corporation, Organization for Social and Technical Innovation, Real Estate Research Corporation, and Turner Construction Company were recently awarded Contract No. H- 1011 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Our present task is to review all cities considered in the first reports and to recommend to the Department of Housing and Urban Develop- ment the cities to be included in the program. Our available tirne for this review is quite short; a field team is to visit eacn city under consideration to inspect available housing sites and to briefly discuss with you some of the criteria we are using in our evaluation of cities as potential locations for experimental projects. These criteria are: 1, 2. 4. The need for low-income housing. The commitment of the whole city to the provision of housing including all the elements, i.e. labor, industry and city government, etc. The commitment of the city to relieve constraints to providing housing. Availability of suitable construction sites in time to meet program schedule requirements, KAISER Gagine gas ENGINEERING -CONSTRUCTION: CONTRACTING SINCE 1014 oF sa ‘ July 17, 1968 Some of the constraints which may require relief are: . of © Reasonable cooperation or organized labor in the use of indigenous labor and the easing of work rules. @ Reasonable cooperation of Organized labor and Code Authorities in the application of new technical ideas. e Willingness of the code authorities to grant zoning variances or building code variances (where they will not affect health and safety) necessary to a total housing program.,. © Reasonable availability of financing and seed money to initiate the housing program, ‘ . In addition, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has requested that we solicit from you as a basis for further consideration, a letter of commitment with regard to site availability, suitability of the proposed experiments, and cooperation in the relief of the constraints listed -above. You will be receiving a call from us in the near future for an appointment. Your cooperation and assistance in our making an objective and realistic recommendation to HUD will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at: Area Code: 415 -- 271-5822, Very truly yours, . KAISER ENGINEERS Division of Henry J. Kaiser Company G. Ps Bedford, Jr... Program Manager CPB:meb
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  • Text: 4 ee ee - Interest of private developers in building low-rent housing in Atlanta has been waping recently, not because of the lack of funds, but because of scarcity of suitable land zoned for such housing and the problems of getting suitable land rezoned for such use. . There is capital available right now, and there will be much more available under the $1.3 billion housing bill just passed by Con- gress. ~The major problem remaining is zoning, and the city’s Housing Resources Committee has come up with a proposal that might over- come that problem. HRC has submitted to the Board of Aldermen a “package plan’’ whereby land in all sections of the city now zoned in- dustrial and single-family would be considered for rezoning for apartments at one time. _It is hoped that under such a program complaints that some sections are getting more than their ‘fair share’ of apartments—es- pecially low-rent apartments—would he over- come. * Mayor Ivan Allen, although the city’s lead- ing advocate of low-rent housing, opposes the “package plan.” He claims that the present : Put ‘Package Plan’ to Test method of attempting to rezone individual tracts as developers express interest in those tracts arises, is the preferable approach. He expressed fear that by attempting wholesale rezoning at one time, opposition to low-rent housing would be able to concentrate its forces. However, past experience shows us that there is usually enough opposition to indi- vidual rezoning proposals to thwart the mayor’s housing problem anyway. It also is obvious that forces in this city which sup- port an effective housing program for the poor —and these forces are likely to be underesti- mated—are not likely to be drawn in substan- tial numbers to individual rezoning hearings. But they are likely to be drawn to a hearing on the “package plan.” Already, substantial groups, from the At- lanta Chamber of Commerce to the League of Women Voters and the Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc., have endorsed the “package plan.” Here is.an opportunity to test the will of the people of this city to provide decent housing for all its citizens. It is a test that should be made.
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  • Text: 1. 4. HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE August 7, 1968 Proposed Procedure for Selection of Sites for Public Housing Under the Turnkey Program Promoters and developers should initially contact the Housing Authority (Mr. M, B, Satterfield or Mr. Gilbert Boggs) relative to proposed sites. After consideration by the Housing Authority, if deemed suitable, the Housing Authority will request tentative approval from HUD (Housing Assistance Administration) as to site location. If looked upon favorable by HUD the Housing Authority will then cail upon the City in writing (Planning Director, with information copy to Housing Coordinator) for report as availability of facilities and if the proposed development is consistent with the Land Use Plan. Planning Department will then determine from appropriate Departments and Agencies, without delay, if adequate facilities are available or can be made available during the development of the project to serve the project when completed; if proposed development is consistent with the Land Use Plan; and so inform «© the Housing Authority, in writing, with copy to the Housing Coordinator. If the above is favorable, the Housing AuShority wiil then entertain serious consideration of the site with the developer, who will be advised to apply for appropriate rezoning, if required. The Planning Department (Zoning Division) will notify the Housing Coordiuetor whes reasoning petitions have been filed for low-income housing developments and whm plans are submitted for Planning Department approval on low-income housing projects.
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  • Text: Real Estate Research Corporation 110] 17th STREET, N. W. * WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036 + PHONE: 202-223-4500 July 31, 1968 Mayor Ivan Allen City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen, | appreciate the opportunity to have made your acquaintance and to have discussed with you the experimental in-city housing program. Atlanta is a fine city, and | think quite suitable for the site of such an experiment. Having worked in Atlanta on various real estate associated projects over the past two years, | have come to know the city well and feel that Atlanta has the potential of becoming a model example of how urban growth should be guided. | and Real Estate Research Corporation stand ready to assist you in whatever way we may in the planning of your future growth. Very truly yours, T. Taylor KY Spadafora. CHICAGO - NEW YORK - WASHINGTON,D.C. - DALLAS - ST. LOUIS + LOSANGELES - SAN FRANCISCO - MINNEAPOLIS-ST, PAUL SAN JUAN + TORONTO (RERCO CANADA LIMITED)
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  • Text: | : THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT s WASHINGTON, D.C. 20410 JUL 31 1968 Honorable Fletcher Thompson House Of Representatives Washington, D. C. Dear Mr. Thompson: Thank you for your letter of July 9, 1968 in which you expressed a desire to have Atlanta, Georgia selected as a city to participate in the In-City Experimental Housing Project. As of the present time no cities have been selected or rejected for a role in the experimental project. Kaiser Engineers, the prime contractor, is reviewing the information obtained in Phase I of the contract. When their review is complete, the information will be submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development which will make the final selections. Let me assure you that Atlanta will be given every consideration possible for inclusion. Thank you for your interest. Sin ly yours, MWhemus— obert C. Weaver
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  • Text: July 5, 1968 | Mr. David Thaler Managing Editor American Builder Magazine 30 Church Street New York, New York 10007 Dear Dave: Thank you for the courteey copy of your draft article on Atlanta. I think it is an excellent article and will look forward to seeing it published. Sincerely yours, i Dan Sweat DS :fy
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  • Text: September 13, 1968 MEMORANDUM TO: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. Reference is made to my Memorandum of August 7, 1968, pertaining to the need for an Out Fall Sewer in the vicinity of County Line Road, North of Campbellton Road, to serve LL 64, 14th District (FF) to permit development of low-income housing in the general area; and recommending that the Construction Department of the City and Public Works Department of Fulton County be requested to formulate an agreement as to cost participation and to commence construction of such sanitary sewer line as soon as possible. This office was informed September 9 by a representative of a local construction company that he has recently filed a rezoning petition to rezone a 16 acre tract in the southwest corner of LL 44 from R-5 to A-1 for a low-income housing development project. Again, the key to development of this and other tracts in this general area for low-income housing is construction of proposed Out Fall Sewers: West Kimberly Road Out Fall (an extension of Niskey oem Out Fall) to serve LL 44; and the County Line Out Fall, to serve LL 64. Representatives of the City’s Water Pollution Control Division have advised that the City has had plans for the West Kimberly Road Out Fall and the County Line Road Out Fall since 1962 and could probably start on these when an agreement can be reached with Fulton County as to its share of cost participation. (The major portion of both Out Falls would be in Fulton County); and that this is necessary before the City of Atlanta's Comptroller will authorize expenditure of the necessary funds for the City’s portion of this project. Furthermore, that in order for the City to start its portion of these important projects during 1969, the deadline for requesting inclusion ef funds for this purpose in the 1969 Budget, is October 1, 1968. The Fulton County Health Department has advised that it will not approve installation of septic tanks in this area for apartments; or even on single-family lots as small as 7,500 sq. ft. (R-5, for which the area is now zoned); and that the minimum sige lot for which it will approve installation of septic tank’ in the City of Atlanta for single-family houses is 15,000 sq. ft. Thus, the development of this Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. Page 2 September 13, 1968 area for housing, single-family and or muiti-family is prohibited until the Out Fall Sewers can be provided. This date I have been approached by a Builder, Home Manufacturer, and Landscape Architect who are seriously interested and ready to go in purchasing and developing the 112 acre tract in LL 64, to which my Memorandum of August 7 pertained; this development would be under a complete pre-planned mixed-type housing development for the entire 112 acre tract, to be worked out in advance with the Planning Department As brought out in my previous Memorandum, installation of these Out Fall Sewers should open up several hundred acres of undeveloped land for low-income housing, for whichpurpose the major portion of LL 64 and LL 44 was reserved several years ago when 25 land lots of the 7th Ward were rezoned from R-5 to R-4 to keep out 221 housing projects. I have also been reliably informed that the Director of F.H.A. has stated that F.H.A. will entertain now proposals for development of F.H.A. insured low-income housing in this area, whereas, several years ago F.H.A. considered this area too far out. In addition, Dr. Womack of the School Department has informed me that the Schocl Board is currently considering construction of a High School on a 48 acre tract in LL 44, now zoned R-4 and adjacent, on the East, to the 16 acre tract mentioned above on which Zoning Petition has already be filed; that an Out Fall Sewer in this area will be necessary before the proposed new High School can be operational. The Planning Department has recently recommended against proposed use of this particular site (which is also on the market) for low-income housing, because its being reserved for the School: Department. ' All in all it appears that prompt initiation of these Out Fall Sanitary Sewers is so important, particularly to the low-income housing program as well as to the school program, that every possible effort should be made to start then as soon as possible. Recommend that I be authorized to contact the Chief of Construction, City of Atlanta, and Director of Public Works, Fulton County, with the City’s Administration's blessing and support, in an effort to get an agreement on cost participation worked out between the City of Atienta and Fulton County in time for these Out Fall Sewer Projects to be included in the 1969 Budgets. Respectfully, Maleolm D. Jones Housing Coordinator ce: Mr. Dan E, Sweat, Jr. Mr. Cecil A. Alexander
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  • Text: — a ee ee ee Se fe Ee a el September 20, 1968 MEMORANDUM To: Col. Malcolm Jones From: Dan Sweat The attached letter from Bill Wofford to Mayor Allen raises certain problem areas which you are well familiar with. I believe, however, that certain provisions of the new Housing Act will allow us to overcome some of the problems with enforcing the code in areas which might become future urban renewal projects. I believe the new Housing Act will allow us to go ahead with code enforcement without jeopardizing any urban renewal credits and will now also allow application of the loan and grant program. Would you give me your thoughts along these lines? DS:fy “Ba Re PC
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  • Text: 2 = ee \ MINUTES SPECIAL MEETING HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEX WIT! ZONING COMMITTEE AND PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF TEE BOARD OF ALDERMEN August 2, 1968 The Special Meeting of the Wousing Resources Committee with the Zoning Comittee and the Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Aldermen was held at 2:00 p.m, Friday, in the Aldermanic Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall. Agenda, invitational notices, minutes taken by the Planning Department, resolutions, and other related documents are attached to the file copy of the minutes. Attendance by Members of the Board of Aldermen was as follows: Present; Rodney M..Cook, Chairman George Cotsalkis Charles Leftwich G, Everett Millican Jack Summers Q..V. Williamson Sam Massell, Jr.,.President Absent: John WM, Flanigen Richard C, Freeman E, Gregory Griggs Alderman Rodney i, Cook opened the meeting by telling the group the purpose of the meeting, He then introduced Mr, Cecil A... flexander, Chairman of the Housing Resources Committee, Mr, Alexander stated that the purpose of the Housing Resources Committee was to assist by all possible means the Construction of 16,890 units of low and moderate income housing, These units were to serve as relocation for persons to be moved by urban renewal, new roads, schools and other government action, Mr. flexander urged the Zoning Committee and Planning and 4, Development Committee of the Board of fldermen to support the , following (a copy of his presentation is attached to the file copy of these minvtes) ; t 1, Establishment of a Committee of Aldermen to be responsible for housing. 2. Revise the Building Codsto permit innovations in new techniques and materials, particularly in Experimental. Housing in the Model Cities area, Page 2 3. Revise the Non-Conforming Use Ordinance to permit structural changes in residential units, to meet requirements of the Housing Code. 4. Stepped-up Urban Renewal program in existing slum areas, 5. 2,000 more Public Housing units, 6. Updated District Zoning Map, including adequate areas for low-income housing. Drafit Resolutions for presentation tp the Board of Aldermen to implement the above were presented to the Chairmen of both Aldermanic Committees (and have since been provided each member of the Board of Aldermen). Resolutions and Letters o KEducational organizaticas, sup propesal, were presented and h of organizations and documents nN er prominent Civic, Religious and rting the Housing hesources Committee e been provided each fAidermen. (List % attached to file copy of these Minutes). Mr. Alexandex then called upon the attending members of Supporting organizations to stand to be recognized, About 150 people responded, Mr. !lexander then introduced Mr. Denver Gray, Vice-@hairman cf the Housing and Nedevelopment Committee of the ftlanta Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Gray stated that the Housing and Redevelopment Committee is the Chamber tesk force for dealing with all matters pertaining to housing in our community. This includes a number of areas: The Urban Renewal Program, Public ‘lousing, Code “nforcement, and the many other government programs related to housings; that the Committee's ultimate goal, condensed to a single phrase, is to help make available decent housing for all our people. He stated that the Chamber's position is that immediate steps Shovid be taken to adopt an updated Land Use Plan for the City of ftleata, from which @ new Zoning Ordinance could be evolved. Such a zoning plan, said the Chember, should previde for adequate land for multi-family housing and open up land for increased density ef housing in ell quadrants of the City. Mc, Alexander then introduced Dr, Benjamin E, Mays, Co-Chairman of the Housing Kesources Committee, Dr, Mays stated that.the Aidermen should update the District Zoning Map of the City and provide adequate locations for low-income housing requirements, He also stated that the people should be put in different sections of the City only where it is economically possible, F v Mr. Siexander then introduced Mrs, /1 Glenn Parham, dx. President Page 3 of the League of Women Voters. She stated that it would seem mandatory to zone areas in all quadrants of the City for different types of housing - low-rent, multi-family, etc. Without this dispersai, the burden becomes too great on certain areaS - as regards schools, recreational facilities, shopping complexes, etc. With dispersal some residents would be better able to secure transportation to reach jobs in outlying areas. Sound planning and judicious zoning revisions are necessary for orderly growth. Delay in acting upon a new zoning pian will compound the problems. She urged that careful attention to be givmto design (beauty and living quality) - open Spaces and park land - supportive community services to reduce danger of isolation and in Securing cooperation of both new and old residents. My. flexander then asked for comments from the gifferent organizations on the ERC proposai. liz. Otis Thorpe, President of the Empire Keal Estate Board said that the Empire Real Estate Loard supports well planned and proper zoning to meet the housing needs of itlanta. We firmly believe that better housing generates more, jobs, cconomic growth, resulting in citizen participation in raising the standard of Living of all Atiantans. We respectfully request your support eon this proposal. liz. Bob Fianigen, Executive Gecretary, Atlanta Branch of the National /ssociation for |dvancement of Colored People (NAACP) stated that the NAACP feels that the West of ftlanta already has too many low-income housing units. He said that the NALCP does not want any more housing units in the West area, but perhaps in other sectors of the City, and wants assurance that additional develop- ments will not be approved in the western part of the City until other sectors get their equitable share, Mr. John Steinichen, IiX, Chairman of Interfaith, inc., stated that immediate steps should be taken by the City of ftlanta, through its Planning Department and the Board of Aldermen, to adopt an updated Land Use Plan, and that a new Zoning Ordinance, based on the Land Use Plan, should be prepared for submission to the Board of fidermen at the earliest possible time. He also Stated that equal recommendation should be given to the Zoning Text, because of the food plain and other considerations. lr. tilton C. Foster, President, Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. stated that the dome Builders Association calls upon the Board of /\idermen to move immediately toward study, implementation and development of a modern ordinance of land use controls, giving due regard and priority to the necessity for increased and flexible density in all residential catagories, which will encourage the production of architectural types known aS multi-family buildings, town houses, row houses, and condominium home ownership of any or all of such properties, Page 4 Mir, Duane Beck, Executive Director of the Community Council of the Atlanta frea, Inc. stated that the City of Atlanta should adopt immediately an updated Land Use Plan and a new Zoning Ordinance, permitting the development of low-income housing on several sites in all quadrants of the City of Atlanta. Mr. George Rice, a private citizen, talked about the Railroad fivenue site. He said that he was in favor of developing this area, but that the areca was more suitable to single-family housing or garden type apartments rather than high-rise for the elderly. Mr. C. B. LeBev from the Atlanta Real Estate Board stated that the Atlanta Real Estate Board supports a new Zoning Ordinance for the City, which would update and acknowledge the tremendous changes that have occured since 1€64, and which would stabilize land uses for the future; that it is “not only essential but long overdue; that immediate steps should be taken by the City of fitlanta, through its Planning Department and Board of /idermen, to agopt an updated Land Jse Plan. flderman Lodney M. Cook then introduced Mr. Collier Gladin, Planning Director. He stated that 16,300 units yorc noeded for relocation; that the first year's housing needs have been met, but all the problems have not been solved. He also stated that Public Housing resources needed tc be increased. The proposed plan suggests ideas of continuing effots for dispersal fer the City and region around the City. He said that the i'ederal surplus iand should be used for relocation of families; that timing of building of new housing units should coincide with the displace- ment of people because of Urben Renewal, roads, etc.; that the Planning Department is ready to assist ond support the iousing Resources Conmittee in its effort. He stated that the Land Use Plan should be set up with an adequate amount of land that will meet the density of people in the next 15 years; that changing of the Zoning District Map is a good souncg planning principle. Mx, Alexander recognized the presence of both Co-chairmen of the Housing Resources Committee, Dr. Sanford S. Atwood, President of Emory University and Dr. Benjamin E, liays, President Emeritus of Morehouse College (who had already spoken). fLiderman G. Everett Millican questioned Mr. Alexander on Several points of the proposal and stated that enough housing units should be built to take care of displacement and gave his views on several aspects of the program. Me. Llexander stated that between November 1, 1867 and June 30, 1968, 2,202 people applied for Public Housing in ftlanta and i41 outsiders were turned down because of the residential requirement put on Public Housing. Page 5 fiderman Rodney i. Cook stated that time is of the essence. ft is time to do somethim about this problem now. Meeting was adjourned at 4:90 p.m, Respectfully submitted, PrreledurQ\br00 Lialcolm D. Jowves Housing Coordinator Encls: fs Listed (with file copy only)
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  • Text: August 16, 1968 Mr. Frank Carter Pope, Carter & Co. John Hancock Building 230 Houston Street Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mr. Carter: Pursuant to our recent telephone conversation and instructions from Mayor Allen, enclosed is a brief outline of Federal Assisted programs which are approriate for development of low-income housing in unincorporated areas of Counties adjacent to the City of Atlanta. Certain Federal programs, for example, the FHA insured mortgage 221 d (3) program which has been the work horse of Federally assisted low-income housing through private enterprise, are not legally eligible for commitment in unincorporated areas of adjacent Counties, because they do not have Workahbhe Progrmm. DeKalb previously had a Workable Progra} but let it lapse. As a result of this Federal Policy, a number of substantial Federal assisted low-income housing projects have been lost, which could have materially benefited the City of Atlanta and the Metropolitan area. Under Federal regulations Public Housing (including Turnkey development and the Leasing Program) may be constructed and operated though entities within 10 miles of the City Limits of Atlanta, if not within the jurisdiction of another Housing Authority. lUssentially this means eee, Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb Counties and possibly Gwinnett, Douglas, Henry and Rockdale Counties. The County Commissioners are required to give their consent to Public Housing (including Turnkey) programs within their jurisdiction and must also agred@ to provide the necessary services to serve the project. Public Housing (including Turnkey) does not pay tages, but makes payments in lieu of taxes, which are usually in excess of taxes collected on the site before development. As you specifically requested, enclosed also is a copy of Cooperation Agreement between the local Housing Authority and the City of Atlanta and Fulton County. Such cooperation agreements, jenn tw do not now exist between the Housing Authority and other Counties. Mr. Frank Carter August 16, 1968 Page 2 Mr, M. B. Satterfield, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, has suggested that perhaps you or some of your Committee members may want to talk to the Housing Authority Attorney as to some of the legal aspects involved, Their Attorney is Mr. John Igzard, of King & Spalding, Room 434, Trust Company of Georgia Building, Telephone JA-5-0484. The Housing Act of 1968, recently adopted by Congress and Signed into law, contains a number of changes in Federal housing progrems, We do not have full details and implementing instructions on these yet. Such changes are therefore not included in the attached summary outline. However, it looks as though some of the new programs may now cause the phasing out during the next couple of years, of s@veral of the currently existing programs, including 221 d (3) and 221 h (purchase, rehabilitation and resale). Local nonprofit organizations are playing an important role in Atlanta in development and rehabilitation of low-income housing. One of these groups which appears to hold promise for substantial work in this field is a recently formed nonprofit housing develop- ment corporation known as Interfaith, Inc., whose activities are not confined to the City Limits of Atlanta, but are Metropolitan in scope. The President is John Steinichen, III. A bulletinr pertaining to the organization is attached, We in the Housing Resources Committee feel that, where circumstances permit, single-family occupancy, particularly home ownership, promotes @much more stablizing influence than multi- ae apartments, particularly for families of relatively low ncomes. In order to keep the price down within the capacity of many families to purchase and at the same time obtain reasonable increase in density over the current normal single~family City of Atlanta R-5 zoning, a minimum size lot of 5,000 sq. ft. with a minimum frontage of 50 2t. is considered desirable and I believe adequate for low-income families. This would in effect permit a 50% increase in density over the current R-5 zoning and a reduction . a per single-family lot of 33 1/3% from the current R-5 zoning. Recently, consideralbe interest has been show in developing sites under the single-family concept for Public Housing under the Turnkey program, as well as for sale under the FHA 221 d (2) insured mortgage program, both of which are feasible and are strongly advocated by the Housing Resources Committee. Mr. Frank Carter August 16, 1968 Page 3 If I can be of @urther assistance to you in this very worthy and hopeful effort, please call on me. Sincerely, Malcolm D. Jones Housing Coordinator MDJ/mec cc: Mayor Ivan Allien, Jr. Mr. Cecil A. Alexander Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr. Encle: Brief of Pertinent Federal Assisted Programs Copy of Cooperation Agreement (with original only) Bulletin pertaining to Interfaith, Inc.
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Box 5, Folder 8, Document 28

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  • Text: aoe x N SHARP ~ REALTORS « INSURORS 1'o AUBURN AVENUE. WN. E. MARION BLACKWELL, JR. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 522-2929 VICE PRESIDENT AND SALES MANAGER July 19, 1968 Mr. R. W. Respess, Deputy Director Department of Public Works Suite 302 - City Hall 68 Mitchell Street Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Re: Proposed Joint Fulton County- Atlanta County Line Road Sewer Outfall Dear Mr. Respess: I represent National Homes Development Company of-Lafayette, Indiana, in efforts to sell their property located adjacent to County Line Road and Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta. As a matter of information for my clients and myself, I investigated the availability of a sanitary sewer zi to the property. ‘I spoke to George Pace of your department and he informed me that there was a proposed sewer outfall for the County Line tract, such proposed outfall to be a joint effort between the City of Atlanta and Fulton County. During the course of of our conversation, Mr. Pace told me that Atlanta has been ready since 1963 to proceed with the project and was awaiting an agreement with the Fulton County Public Works Department. I subsequently went to the Fulton Public Works Department and talked with Mr. H. E. Philips. Mr. Philips advised me that to the best of his knowledge, Fulton County has been ready to participate since 1958 and was awaiting an OK from the City of Atlanta before the project was to proceed. I realized at this point, that evidently there was a lack of recent communication on this project between the two departments and it was not my place to intervene. During a second conversation with Mr. Pace, CONTRIBUTING TO ATLANTA'S GROWTH SINCE 1881 Mr. Respess Page 2 July 19, 1968 he suggested that I write to you and ask for a clarification of the situation. Perhaps you could communicate with Mr. Philips or with Turner McDonald in Fulton County Public Works to clarify the present status of the joint project. I want to make it clear that I do not blame anyone, and that I merely recognize that we are all people. Therefore, _, I would appreciate very much hearing from you on this at your convenience. Sincergly, William R. Cason WRC:bs cc: Mr. George Pace Mr. Malcolm ranen ee Housing Coordinator City of Atlanta
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  • Text: July 24, 19638 Sharp-Zoylston Company Realtors, Insurers 10 Auburn Avenue, 4i.k. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 ATTN: Mr. William R. Cason Dear Mr. Cason: Your letter of July 19, 1968 regarding the proposed joint Fulton County and City of Atlanta County Line Road sewer outfall has been received. it appears that you were misinformed regarding this project. I have this date contacted Mr. A,T. MeDonald, Public Works Director for Fulton County, and he hag advised that the County lacks the necessary funds for this project at this tine. As a matter of information, this project comprises the installation of approximately 16,500 ft. of sanitary outfall sewer through six land lots at a cost of approximately $200,000. While the City of Atlanta now has the capability of financing its share of this project, the money is not immediately available. Thare are several time con- suming but necessary steps which must be accompiished in order to let a contract for a project of this magnitudes. A formal agreement must be obtained between the City and the County relative to the cost participation in this project. This is required before the City's Comptroller will authorize any fund expenditures for the project. These funds must then be appropriated into the Public Works Department budget which is submitted each September and approved each January. Once the funds are appropriated into the budget, easement acquisition begins. On 15,500 ft. of sewer, the time required for obtaining these easements is quite lengthy. No Pase 2, Sharp-Boylston Company July 24, 1963 contracts can be awarded, however, until title to all easements has been obtained. As you can see, a considerable time lapse would be required after funds have been wade available by both Fulton County and the City of Atlanta, \ R.W. Respess Deputy Director Public Works Department RWR:GVPick cc: Mr. Malcolm Jones Housing Coordinator City of Atlanta
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