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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 46

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  • Text: MINUTES ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COM*ISSION OCTOBER 26, 1967 The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held Thursday, Setober 26, at 2 p.m., in Comnittee Room #h, City Hall, with the following rembers present: Joseph S, Perrin, Chairman Franklin M, Garrett Paul Muldawer, Vice-Chairman Mrs, Edith Henderson Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst, Secretary H. King McCain W. L, Calloway J. Ben Moore Samuel I, Cooper Guest present; Eric Harkness —- Planning Dept. Minutes of the October 12 meeting were corrected as follow; (Page 3) "Mr. Garrett was requested to draft a resolution requesting the Board of Aldermen to consider an ordinance designating the Terminus area as an historic site," CHATRMAN'S REPORT: Bridge Ordinance The chairman presented for approval a letter to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen concerning the proposed Bridge Ordinance, The letter was approved for mailing, along with an editorial dealing with the bridge ordinance which was published in the Atlanta Constitution on October 23, and presented by Mrs. Ferst. Membership Perrin presented a letter dated October 2h, from the North Georgia Coapter, American Institute of Architects, nominating Mr. Fred Bainbridge of the firm of Martin & Bainbridge, to serve on the Commission. This 1e*' is the result of Mr. Muldawer contacting AIA re nomination for ACDC member- ship, as requested at the last meeting. Mrs, Henderson's motion to accept ATA's nomination of Mr, Bainbridge was approved, The following recommendations of the Commission to Mayor Allen were approved: Dr. Arthur G. Hansen (to replace Mr. Joseph B. Browder) Engineering Category 3 year term Mr. Fred Bainbridge (to replace Mr. John Portman, who is recommended as the first member of a proposed special resources and advisory comr7** tee to the Commission) Architecture Category 3 year term Reappointments (for 3 year terms) of the following: W. L, Calloway Julian Harris H. King McCain Lay Citizen) (Painting & Sculpture) (Engine ering) Advisory Committee Mrs. Ferst initiated a discussion during which several members concurred in the view that Mr. John Portman was an invaluable resource for the Commission and that though professional commitments prevented his regular attendance, he perhaps would agree to serve on a special resources and advisory committee to the Commission, Thereby, the chairman appointed the following committee to discuss the feasibility of the appointment of other advisory eommittee members to assist in special projects of the Commission: Nr, McCain, chairman Mrs, Ferst Mr. Garrett Mr. Muldawer This committee was requested to present a report at the December 1, meeting. Easel As the result of the Commission requesting an easel, to be used for the presentation of plans, Mr. Perrin reported that Mrs, Price in the Mayor's Office will process the order for same upon receipt of specifications and Source of supply. Mr, Muldawer will forward requested information to the office. VICE-CHAIRMAN'S REPORT Mr. Muldawer gave a brief summary of the meeting which he and several other members of the Commission attended on October 17 with Central Atlanta Progress, Ine, A joint City/CAP planning team is trying to develope a Central Atlanta Action Program, and the ACDC was asked for their suggestions and comments on certain phases of the progran, SECRETARY'S REPORT iirs, Ferst presented a newspaper clipping from the New York Times, Concern- ing a design committee appointed by the Mayor of New York, whieh is similar to the ACDC, Additional eopies of the article are being prepared, COMMITTER REPORTS: Design Review ——a Mr. Muldawer submitted a report on the proposed Turnkey Public Housing Development at Hollywood Road, as reviewed by the Commission at a previous meeting, This report will be forwarded to Mr. Matthew Bystry, developer, who submitted the project for review, Mr. Muldawer also presented a copy of proposed Design Criteria for Multiple- Dwelling Housing Projects, as developed by Messrs, Eric Harkness and Muldawer, Copies of the criteria will be mailed to members for review, "Terminus" -—— As requested at the last ACDC meeting, Mr, Garrett presented a proposed resolution requesting the Board of Aldermen to consider an ordinance designating the Terminus area as an historic site. The resolution was unanimously adopted and will be forwarded to Alderman Rodney Cook, Mr. Garrett asked if the Terminus property owners had yet been sent letters inviting them to meet with the Commission, as requested at a previous meeting. The chairman replied that the list of property owners had only that day been received from Mr, Herb Reese of Adams Cates Company. Mr. Perrin proposed that the property owners be invited to the December ll meeting of the ACDC, at which time the Commission will request the use of the Aldermanic Chamber, It was suggested that along with the Terminus property owners, Alderman Rodney Cook, Vice-Mayor Sam Massell, and three members of the Chamber of Commerce be invited to this particular meeting. Mrs. Ferst was requested to be thinking about how the information should be presented, The Commission hopes to finalize plans at the next meeting. Communications Mrs. Ferst presented a written report, consisting of the following accomplish- ments or recommendations: 1. Completion of double posteard mailing to verify mailing list of over 100 names, 2. Compilation of material for ACDC brochure. 3. Arrange for secretary to compile list of ACDC accomplishments. 4h. Plan format for a regular annual report, 5. Request appointment of dinner committee to plan orientation meeting. The following committee suggested: Mayor Allen, chairman; John Portman, co-chairman; Ann Butler, member, 6. A luncheon meeting comprised of ACDC and various designated persons to plan the proposed dinner meeting. This report was accepted with commendation, and authorization given to move forward with plans as stated in the report. UNFINISHED BUSINESS ——- ae a al Mr. Calloway inquired about the "Ugly Triangle" project, and the chairman requested Committee #7 to report on this at the next meeting. Mr. Eric Harkness will also check into this matter and report back to the Commission, NEW BUSINESS Mr. Moore, who was foreman of the Fulton County Grand Jury in July and August, reported that the Grand Jury had forwarded the following recommendations to the City of Atlanta; 1. That receptacles be placed in downtown Atlanta with placards; 2. Passage of the tree ordinance; 3. Require trucks hauling garbage and trash to be covered; 4. Require cement trucks to remove the cement they dump on streets, Mr, Perrin suggested that the Sanitary Committee move forward to support these recommendations, ADJOURNM™NT There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at }:00 Ann Butler Recarding Secretary
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 39

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  • Text: TO: Ce Bak Office of tbe Mayor ROUTE SLIP FROM: Ivan Allen, Jr. ) CO For your information Please refer to the attached correspondence and make the necessary reply. Advise me the status of the attached. FORM 25-4
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 42

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  • Text: December 28, 1967 MEMORANDUM TO : Joe Perrin, Chairman, Atlanta Civic Design Commission FROM : Ivan Allen, Jr. As you know, Mr. Samuel Inman Cooper's architectural firm has received the contract from the City of Atlanta for the renovation of the Aldermanic chambers. I would like to suggest to the Atlanta Civic Design Commission that you recommend an appropriate display area in the chambers for the many portraits of former mayors which are now hanging _ on the first floor and in some of the committee rooms. May I also suggest that consideration be given to the renovation of these portraits, which may not be artistically well done in your opinion, but are an important part of the city's history. Further thought may also be given to having portraits commissioned of those mayor's not presently painted. I would appreciate receiving your views on these subjects. IAJr:am
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 21

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  • Text: THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE ATLANTA CIVIC PESIGN COMMISSION WILL BE HELD AT 2 P.M,, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 ¢ LN COMMITTEE ROOM #4, CITY HALL.
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 36

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  • Text: THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE ATIANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION YILL BE HELD AT 2 P.M., THURSDAY, May 2€ , IN COMMITTEE ROOM #h, CITY HALL.
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 22

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  • Text: THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION WILL BE HELD AT 2 P,M,, THURSDAY, January 26 / IN COMMITTEE ROOM #4, CITY HALL
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 17

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  • Text: THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION WILL BE HELD AT 2 P.",, THURSDAY, APRIL 27 , IN COMMITTEE ROOM #h, CITY HALL.
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 23

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  • Text: THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION WILL BE HELD AT 2 P.M., THURSDAY, seurany IN COMMITTEE ROOM #4, CITY HALL
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 28

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  • Text: & ——— a () sion
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 61

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  • Text: MINUTES ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION JUNE 8, 1967 The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held Thursday, June 8, at 2 p.m., in Committee Room #4, City Hall, with the following nembers present: Joseph S, Perrin, Chairman James H,. Dodd Paul Muldawer, Vice-Chairman Franklin M,. Garrett irs, Alvin If, Ferst, Secretary Julian Harris Harry J, Baldwin Mrs, Edith Henderson W. L. Calloway H. King McCain Guests present: Lorraine MM, Bennett - The Atlanta Journal Alex Coffin - Atlanta Constitution Minutes of the ijay 25 mecting were approved, CHAIRMNAN'!S REPORT; Mr. Perrin presented a sample of the proposed design for ACDC letterhead, Members offered their comments and reactions to the design, Mr, Perrin reported that he and ifr, Portman had met with Mr. Robert Bivens of Central atlanta Progress, Inc., re the model project. Mr, Portman estimates the proposed model will cost between $100,000and $150,000 and he pledged (310,000 toward the development of same, CAP, through Mr, Bivens, expressed interest in this project, and feels that most of the money can be raised from private funds, and the remainder through the CAP group. The chairman reported on the following correspondence; 1, Letter from Rev, Fred Stair of the Central Presbyterian Church, . expressing his thanks for the Comnission's report to Bradberry & Associates on the Georgia Plaza Development, Z's Letter from James L., Bentley re historical site on property at 1649 Lady Marion Lane, N. &. VICE-CHAIRMA"'S REPORT; ir, Muldawer presented an article from the "Birmingham News" con- cerning the new Birmingham Civic Center which was developed through the use of an open competition, and suggested that a letter of commendation be sent to the Birmingham authoritics who sponsored this competition, After some discussion, it was decided that the letter contain the Commis-~ sion's congratulations on the new civic center, with no mention of the competition, Mr. Harris suggested that a meeting be set aside in the near future to diseuss the feasibility of ACDC recommending to the City that all eity work be awarded by open eompetition involving local architects, SECRETARY'S REPORT: Mrs, Ferst requested that members forward to her the names of civic organizations or individuals who might be utilized on the ACDC mailing list. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: AHA Review Mr, Perrin stated that Messrs, Baldwin and Dodd have submitted a report on behalf of the ACDC to the Atlanta Housing Authority concerning the review of redevelopers proposals for the Rawson-Yashington Street Urban Redevelopment Area, After giving an informal rundown on the report, Mr. Dodd suggested the feasibility of AHA considering the utilization of consultants on a retainer basis, not to diminish the role of other reviews, but to provide a more complete review, He feels this would be economically feasible posanee ie amount of the cost involved in relation to the total cost would e modest, Mr. Perrin suggested that Mr. Dodd present at the next meeting of ACDC a report to AHA recommending how reviews could be improved, Ordinance for % for Arts Mr, Perrin presented the proposed ordinance dealing with allocation of percentage of construction costs to allied arts, as submitted by Mr. Robert Lyle. He stated that a copy of the proposed ordinance will be sent to members of the Commission, Mr. Harris was requested to review the ordinance and present opinions and suggestions at the next ACNDC meeting. Mr. Muldawer suggested that the proposed ordinance also be sent to art associations, civic clubs, and universities for their comment and support before it is submitted to the Board of Aldermen. Mr, Harris requested that before the next meeting of the ACDC members be thinking of other interested parties who may want to receive a copy of the ordinance. Urban Trail In answer to the ACDC letter of May 25 to the Aldermanic Parks Committee, requesting the reopening of the Urban Trail issuc, Mrs. Ferst announced that a letter has been received from Jack Delius, Parks Manager, inviting the ACDC to appear at the next meeting of the Parks Committee on June 13 to make its presentation in this regard. Members were urged to attend this meeting. Mrs. Ferst added that she had written and received information from We, James J, Hayes, Director of Information of the Bicycle Institution of America, Portfolios will be available to members who appear at the meeting of the Parks Committee, Tree Ordinance Mr. Perrin stated he received a letter from Mayor Allen thanking ACDC for its letter of endorsement for the proposed Tree Ordinance. The ordinance will be up for a hearing shortly, at which time the Commission Will be notified. lir. Perrin suggested that at least 2 members of the Commission, and particularly one from the Landseape Architecture category, represent ACDC at the hearing. "For Sale" Signs Mr, Perrin stated that he and Messrs, Baldwin and Gould had met with Messrs. Schukraft and McClure of the west End Businessmen's Association, concerning the proposed ordinance to ban "for sale" sign on residential property, ‘ At Mr. Perrin's request, Mr. Baldwin gave a brief report of the meeting. Mr, Baldwin added that the committee generally feels this question involves social and economic problems, and goes beyond the Commission's area of responsibility. It was decided that at the next ACDC meeting, a sub-committee be established to develope criteria for a proposed overall sign ordinance, "Terminus" Project Mir, Muldawer stated that ifrs, Montgomery of the Atlanta Junior League has informed him that the League plans to involve itself in this project, As the city is looking for a place to relocate the Cyclorama, Mr. Muldawer feels it would be useful to have a study made of the feasibility of locating the Cyclorama as a focal point in the proposed "underground" development. WEW BUSINESS; Members agreed that in the near future a meeting should be set aside for the ACDC to take a position re rapid transit, At Mrs. Ferst's request for a new sub-committee listing, Mr. Perrin stated he feels people arc more motivated if they are working on Sore eRe in which they are interested, and he will ask members on which sub-committee they prefer to serve, and move from there, ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 32h5 Ann Butler Rkecording Secretary
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 79

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  • Text: HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM CORPORATION Post Office Box 1 Atlanta Georgia 30301 March 4 1967 Honorable Ivan Allen Jr Mayor, City Hall Atlanta Ga Dear Mayor Allen: Thank you for your kind inquiry of January 24 regarding the property at 327 St Paul Avenue S E. This is the L P. G¥ant home. At the time it was built about 1850 it was near the center of 3,000 acres owned by COlonel Grant. This was approximately the same area which you propose to renew. We apologize for delaying reply, but we had hoped to have a pérsonal interview. Since this has not been convenient, we send this letter so that you can move ahead with any plans you have in connection with the renewalyproject. When the historians told you that this is an important house in Atlanta's history they may not have told you the most important event in the histpry of this landmark. This event was Margaret Mitchell and her book "Gone with the Wind". The full story of Margaret Mitchell's association with this house probably will not be told until I publish my "FOrbidden Blography of Margaret Mitchell" which cannot be published in the lifetime of Stephens Vitchell, the writer's brother. Tye true story depicts her brother and her husband as rascals. They conspired with others and seized control of her fortune.:She was frustrated in her own plans to restore the Grant House and make # it a public museum. If she had completed her planS Atlanta would have received a cherished mementog’ of the author provided by the writer herself, a true memorial. Oakland Cemetery, the site of Fulton Bag,and of course Gpant Park were once part of the land attached to the present house. The house is of brick and fieldstone, and structurally sound despite its appearance, Margaret Mytchell and I purchased the property 27 years ago to prevent it being converted into tenements. Our original restoration plans included purchase of 14 frame dwellings in the same block, razing them and using the entire block for gardens and parking area. The 14 houses are on small lots and probably could be bought for an average of gm $5,000 each. We placed title in Historic HOuse \WUseum Corporation which under its charter and under Georgia law is taxfree. Assistant City Attorney Charles Murphy, however, very stubbornly required us to pay taxes until we recently went into court and put the Tax Com-issioner under a restraining order, This attitude on the part of the City had prejudiced us against any negotiations with the city, but we will not hola this against you, We are delighted to learn that at least someone in the city has interest in preserving a landmark. We had thought the only interest the Ojty had was in the possible tax revenue. (more ) HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM CORPORATION Post Office Box 1 Atlanta Georgia 30301 (2) Our bre uct oe against the City also stems from Mayor Hartsfield's administration. Mr Hartsfield wanted to operate a Gfant House museum in connection with G,ant Park Cychorama. & big oak ip, front of the Grant House shows on the disfant horizon in the pai ing. HOwever, Mir Hartsfield disrupted neggffiations when he hinted that he would take the property by condemnation. Ve do not wish to show the interior of the house until we can remove our 10,000-volume library and other belongings. We nsed 12 months for moving, but we will start immediately. We recently refused an offer of $40,000 because the buyers intended to convert the hpuse into apartments, We always have held the property for regoOration and preservation. We have refused to rent it for fear tenants would damage it. The house occupies a lot 100 by 240 feet, extending through the block from St Paul to Orleans Street. T4e lot is about one third of the block in area. Ip you care to buy the property sight unseen and within the next 60 QeyS we would be willing to: 1. ACcept $40,000. 2. Throw in suitable antique furniture which we value at $20,000. 30 prep our claim for $1,600 back taxes and dismiss the present litigation. In our efforts to preserve the house we have passed up $75,000 in pOssible rents. Any funds which we derive from sardine property would be used for restoration and preservation of other landmarks. Tf you wish to go into other details, please write and we will call for appointment. We do not have a telephone. With cordial good wishes HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM CORRBORAZION Boyd Bugene aylorY Trust
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 111

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  • Text: DESIGN CRITERIA Atlanta Civic Design Commission This design criteria is a guide by which the Atlanta Civic Design Commission can objectively and analytically review the urban design merits of a proposed architectural project. It is a tool both for the reviewers and the architect submitting work. Hopefully, this review process will encourage architects, other design professionals and developers to better relate their individual projects to the overall urban environment. l. How ae does this project. relate to the man on foot? Does the relation of the building to the street and to adjacent buildings create meaningful pedestrian spaces - plazas, squares, courts, atriums? Are the exterior spaces pleasant in all seasons? Is there a feeling of enclosure? Is there shade in summer and protection from icy blasts in winter? Are there a variety of spaces - intimate as well as large ones? Are a rich variety of experiences perceived when moving through the space - events, focal points and surprises? Is everything seen at one glance or does the pic-— ture unfold as one circulates through? Does the landscape archi-- tecture bring the space more to human scale? Does this project separate pedestrian from automobile traffic? Does the building provide to the pedestrian a real sense of entranzc~ clear and identifiable gateways, a place td reflect? does this project relate to man in automobile? Is there a clear and identifiable automobile entrance? Does tho entrance's architectural form express entrance or is a sign necessary? Is the walk from parking safe, eventful and human? Is the entrance from the parking side designed as an important entrance? Is the parking area a sea of asphalt carried to the street or is it broken up by landscaping, changes of levels or other devices? Are the edges of the parking area landscaped or screened? On parking decks, does natural light penetrate lower levels? What is the quality of artificial lighting on parking decks? Are number and location of curb cuts - egress/ingress points - detrimental to traffic flow? How does the top of a parking deck appear from taller buildings? How does this project relate to contiguous environment, to the general neighborhood, and to the city as a whole? ae b. Does it have respect for adjacent buildings? Does it harmonize or contrast? If it contrasts, does its use justify this degree of importance (such as a municipal, civic, religious building, or an outstanding institution) ? If it relates by harmonizing, does it echo similar materials, colors, textures, rhythms (structural bays, solids to voids, window groupings), similar proportion, similar details such as arches, cornices, corbeling, string courses, brick coursings and jointing? Does it have respect for its neighbors or does it scream out "look at me", Is it quietly sophisticated, understated, or is it ostentatious and showy. What kinds of "humanization" factors are present? Does the building make an aesthetic and functional contribution to the city? What is the quality of its landscape architecture? What is the quality of art, sculpture, murals or reliefs? What is the quality of the exterior lighting? What is the quality of the street furniture, graphics and heraldry? What kind of "street life" will this project generate? Be b. Will its uses create life and activity as many hours a day as possible? Will its uses look out on the street and will it be visually open from the: sidewalk? Does its use generate an intensely and diversely used area? Oo. What architectural character does the project have? a. Is it expressive of its use? b. Is there a feeling of permaneney? ec. Will it age gracefully? d. that is the main idea, its design concept, its philosophical base? What new statements does it make? e. Is it an honest expression of our region's culture, climate, technology? ff, See 1.a., dey @. 7. Is the building in an important Urban Design area as established by the visual survey? Is it of appropriate quality and use to be located in a strategic position of importance in the city? S, Are there blighting influences? a. Are service and garbage areas screened? b, Are there unappropriate and distracting signs? c. Are there exposed utility lines? d. Is handling and storage of the automobile unsightly? re) Seale a. What is the quality of scale of the spaces enclosed by buildings? Does one perceive an eyeful of space or is the space too large? b. Will the relative height of this building dwarf or visually block a historically prominent building? 10. Does this project conform to the overall objective of the C.B.D. plan (future)? 11. Is the project in the route of the future rapid transit lines? Paul Muldawer, Chairman \rehitectural Committee
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 104

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  • Text: MINUTES ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION SEPTEMBER 22, 1966 The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held Thursday, September 22, at 2 p.m., in Committee Room #4, City Hall, with the following members present: Chairman Sam‘tl Inman Cooper, Vice- Chairman Joseph $8. Perrin, Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst Secretary; Messrs. Paul Muldawer Harry J. Baldwin Julian Harris. James H. Dodd, John C. Gould, and Mrs. Edith Henderson. Guests were: Messrs. Edgar E. Schukraft and Eric Harkness. Minutes of the September 8 meeting were approved. Chairman Cooper read to the Commission correspondence between Mr. Frank G. Ethridge and Mayor Ivan Allen regarding a commemorative in Atlanta to the Honorable Dean Rusk, Secretary of State. Mayor Allen referred this matter to ACDC with the request that it render a decision as to a proper location for the proposed commemorative. The Chairman read a letter from the Citizens Advisory Committee for Urban Renewal regarding its third quarterly meeting, and gave a brief mmary of the meeting of the Urban Beautification Program which he attended on September 15. Mr. John Gould, ACDC's official contact with the Planning Department on the Urban Beautification Program related his meeting with Mr. Eric Harkness for a progress report of the Beautification Program. With the concurrence of the Commission, Mr. Gould stated he will invite Mr. Ellsworth Doresky, Community Planner with the Housing and Urban Development, to meet with the Commission, A report was given by Mr. Muldawer, chairman of the committee handling the development of the "old city" area under Alabama Street and hereafter referred to as the "Terminus Committee." He stated that Mr. Eric Harkness had found no problems that would effect the underground | development as far as the City is concerned. Mr. Muldawer further stated that after discussing this proposed development with Mr. Reese Cleghorn of the Atlanta Journal, the latter had written an editorial on the "under ground city", which was published in the Journal on September 21 This article was passed around to members present for their review. Mr. Muldawer stated that he had on this date received several telephone calls in favor of the idea. Mr. Perrin stated that he would like to see this developed By private enterprise, if possible, and feels that Mr. Jim Townsend should be pursued for sketches to arouse public interest. Messrs. Muldawer and Perrin will arrange to meet with Messrs. Townsend and Daniel of the Atlanta Magazine for said sketches. In pursuance with the Mayor's request, the Commission discussed possible locations for the Dean Rusk commemorative. It was brought out that since Mr. Rusk had attended the Lee Street Elementary School and Boys High, these sites might tie in for a possible location. Dedicating the "Ugly Triangle" to Mr. Rusk was also suggested. The Chairman was re- quested to write the Mayor on behalf of ACDC favorably to the commemorative, but without committing itself to a location at the present time. -3- The Chairman introduced to the Commission Mr. Edgar E. Schukraft. hada of the Urban Renewal Committee for the West End Project. Mr. Schukraft and the Commission reviewed the developments in the West End ReeWAT Project, which was started in 1956, and a publication dealing with it was distributed. Upon Mr. Schukraft's request for the Commission's opinions, it was suggested that the development of a design criteria would be a good idea for West End. ACcDC feels that there could be improve- ments made generally that would have a total effect over the area, rather than block after block of rehabilitation. In regard to the Rusk commemorative, Mr. Schukraft stated that the Lee Street Elementary School is being moved to a new location. and a shopping center will be erected on the old school site He urged the Commission to consider the shopping center mall for the location of the memorial. On behalf of ACDC, the Chairman thanked Mr. Schukraft for his appearance before the Commission, Mr. Eric Harkness was welcomed to the meeting. At this point, the Commission discussed the lack of submissions of architectural plans for review, as requested in the Commission's letter of last June. Mr. Baldwin made the motion for the Chairman to write the City department heads and urge their cooperation in submitting plans in their preliminary stages. The motion was unanimously carried. The meeting was adjourned at 4 p.m. Ann Butler Recording Secretary
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 96

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  • Text: tt] MULDAWER & PATTERSON ; e = Bl = 3 H i 3 i a i at 23 4 q “ : 5 be suite 103 / seventy-five eighth street, n.e. \ atlanta 9, georgia / phone trinity 2-1427 hs October 24, 1966 Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: Please accept my apologies for missing the meeting between you and the Atlanta Civic ‘Design Commission committee to study the potential of the “Atlanta Underground", for which | feel so strongly. I had been looking forward to seeing you and expressing my ideas on the project, but communication became confused when the original meeting date was changed. | believe the restoration and reactivation of this area will help make Atlanta one of the unique and exciting urban areas in the country. It can: 4 Provide a historic area, which Atlanta is lacking. - Philadelphia's Independence Mall generates $400,000,000 a year 2. Give the city a tourist attraction second to none. - St. Louis has "Gaslight Square" - Chicago has "Old Town" - New Orleans has the "Latin Quarter" - Los Angeles has "Ports O Call" - Nashville has "Printer's Alley" 3. Provide an exciting, all-weather entertainment and restaurant center for local businessmen as well as tourists. = It is convenient to downtown, including Rich's, First National Bank, Georgia State College, the Governmental Center, the Stadium, and motels in the Butler Street area. - lt will support convention facilities - It can have an unique atmosphere day or night Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. October 24, 1966 Page 2 The Underground could be transformed into a place of fantasy and excitement offering a wide variety and choice of activities. There could be restaurants, saloons, night clubs, gift shops, gourmet shops, antique shops, one-of-a-kind shops, studios, galleries and small theatres. There could be a complete restoration of the Victorian store fronts and interiors, horsedrawn surries, gas lights, cobblestone streets, policemen in old-time cos- tumes, an old-time steam engine on the tracks could be used as a restaurant, and more. The city can assist in: = supporting the idea, - taking action to declare this area a historic area, thus controlling design, - including the area as part of the city beautification program and possible urban renewal program. The city could provide public improvements in order to spark private enterprise to do the bulk of the development. After Reece Cleghorn's editorial was published, we received a rash of calls and letters, including individuals who wanted to invest in this project. Enclosed is some correspon- dence indicating the interest already generated. We feel that this project would be good for the city financially as well as image wise. It has great popular appeal and could be accomplished relatively inexpensively and in a short period of time. We hope you will give this idea your full consideration and support. If | can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call. Sincerely, aud Paul Muldawer Chairman, Terminus Committee Atlanta Civic Design Commission PM:nm Encl.
  • Tags: Box 13, Box 13 Folder 3, Folder topic: Atlanta Civic Design Commission | 1966-1967
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 70

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  • Text: SAPS April 20, 1967 Mr. Samuel I. Cooper, F.A.I.A. 501 Henry Grady Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Sam: Each member of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission joins with me in expressing to you our sincere and genuine appreciation for the outstanding leadership and direction that you gave to our group during its first year of exis- tence. Your outstanding service and devotion, together with your perception of purpose, certainly has established a precedent toward achievement that will continue to be felt in the years ahead. This leadership I am sure will continue to be felt not only by this precedent, but by your continuing participation and influence in the affairs of the Commission, I know that each member of the Commission would not only want me to express these sentiments on an official basis, but that they share my feelings that having the opportunity to work with you was a warm and rewarding experience on the personal level as well. Your report recently submitted to the Commission covering the functions of the Commission from February, 1966, to March, 1967, is ample testimony of the quality of leadership which you gave to our city in the capacity of Commission chairman. Mr, Samuel I. Cooper Page 2 April 20, 1967 On the more personal side, please accept my thanks for all that you have done so far this year to give guidance and assistance to me in my new role on the Commission, I extend to you the hope that the year ahead will be filled with the richest of blessings. Cordially yours, ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION Joseph S, Perrin Chairman JSP:ab ce Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. ce Vice-Mayor Sam Massell, Jr. a se ee ee
  • Tags: Box 13, Box 13 Folder 3, Folder topic: Atlanta Civic Design Commission | 1966-1967
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 63

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  • Text: Forms authorizing: Duplication of stationary which will include the commercial setting of type for the Commission members names and titles which they may have. We would like for the stationary to be printed at 60% screen of a warm black ink or an ink printed at 100% screen which will approximate the above in tone We would like envelopes ordered and printed commercially in 14 point Helvitica light lower case, 60% screen of warm black with 3 lines as follows: (All 3 lines flush left) ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION CITY HALL ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 Please order 1500 in each case
  • Tags: Box 13, Box 13 Folder 3, Folder topic: Atlanta Civic Design Commission | 1966-1967
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 110

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  • Text: REPORT OF THE ARCFITECTURAL COMMITTEE For purposes of architectural review, the following tools would be desirable: (1) A design criteria (see attached criteria) (2) A scale model of the Central Business District with removable buildings of sufficient size for architects to insert models of their proposed buildings. We would like to have funds to finance this endeavor. (3) Aerial photographs, city map, utility plan and other’ appropriate plans,
  • Tags: Box 13, Box 13 Folder 3, Folder topic: Atlanta Civic Design Commission | 1966-1967
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 73

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  • Text: Mr. John Thomason Nelson, Norvell, Wilson & Thomason Tenth Floor Lincoln American Tower 60 North Main Street Memphis, Tennessee 38103 Dear Mr. Thomason: The City of Atlanta does not have an Art Commission. However, we have a very active Civic Design Commission. I am enclosing a copy of the Ordinance which created the Commission. I hope this is the information you desire. Sincerely yours, ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor lAJr/br Enclosure
  • Tags: Box 13, Box 13 Folder 3, Folder topic: Atlanta Civic Design Commission | 1966-1967
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 119

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  • Text: Atlauta Civic SAMUEL INMAN COOPER, F.A.I.A., CHAIRMAN JOSEPH S. PERRIN, VICE-CHAIRMAN MRS. ALVIN M. FERST, SECRETARY HARRY J, BALOWIN, AVS-LeA. ORBIE BOSTICK, P. E. ‘ W. L. CALLOWAY I: JAMES H. DODD : JOHN Cc. GOULD JULIAN HARRIS, A.I.A. GEORGE HEERY, AlAs MRS. EDITH HENDERSON, A.S.L.A,. H. KING MCCAIN, P. E. J. BEN MOORE PAUL MULDAWER, A. LA. JOHN PORTMAN, A.I.A. Atlanta, Geor Dear Andre: v At its meeting on June 16 last, Desigz Cosmtevibhiods ° CITY HALL ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 June 23, 1966. the- Atlanta Civic Design Commission requested that you be thanked for your appearance before this Commission at its previous meeting on June 2, and the writer would add his personal appreciation to that of the. other members. As you fully realize, the best hope for a real contribution by our Commission to the improvement of the physical environment of Atlanta lies in its becoming informed on what has been done, and what is contemplated or being studied which would affect that environment, Yourspresentation, to our Commission, of your proposed concepts of the improvement of certain specific areas, as developed for the Atlanta Beautiful Committee of the Atlanta Women's Chamber of Commerce, was received by all members of the Commission with beth interest and enthusiasm, As stated to you during the meeting, many of the solutions represent both imagination and feasibility ~ one of the outstanding features of your entire approach to many of these problems emphasizes the realistic concepts which govern their develop- ‘ment, Mr. Andrew E. Steiner Page 2 i June 23, 1966 The Atlanta Civic Design Commission wishes both to thank you for your presentation of the Atlanta Beautiful Program, and commend the desirability of the solutions: proposed, It would likewise include in its thanks and in its commendation Mrs. Embry, of the. Women's Chamber of Commerce, whom we were happy to.also have with us. Sincerely yours, ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION OE te Sam'l Inman Cooper, F.A.I.A. Chairman SIC:ab
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Box 13, Folder 3, Document 2

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  • Text: yu aa fe THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION WILL BE HELD AT 2 P,M., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1h » IN ALDERMANIC CHAMBERS COMMITTEEX ROOM Y¥LY CITY HALL,
  • Tags: Box 13, Box 13 Folder 3, Folder topic: Atlanta Civic Design Commission | 1966-1967
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