Posts tagged with "Amanda Thompson"

Decatur Planning Director resigns

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 13, 2015

Amanda Thompson, Decatur’s Planning Director since 2007, is resigning to take a job in Miami with the Knight Foundation, city spokesperson Casie Yoder said. Thompson was hired by the city in 2004. Under her tenure, she oversaw the overhaul of the city’s zoning code, creating a so-called Unified Development Ordinance. In Miami she will serve […]

Decatur officials respond to UDO questions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 30, 2014

The Decatur interwebs have been on fire this week as residents debated the city’s proposed zoning code overhaul, called a Unified Development Ordinance. There were several lengthy discussions about the first draft on community email lists and on social media. Residents questioned the amount of power the rewrite gives to the city’s Historic Preservation Commission and […]

What you need to know about Decatur’s UDO

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 22, 2014

City Planning Director Amanda Thompson waited in a room at the Decatur Recreation Center on Tuesday for people interested in the city’s zoning code rewrite, called a Unified Development Ordinance. The UDO covers a lot of ground, establishing new rules about on tear-downs, outdoor lighting, energy efficiency and even how many farm animals you can keep […]

Mulch – More on Decatur’s new tree regs

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 20, 2014

When it was finally over, Decatur’s new tree ordinance passed with relatively little fanfare. Commissioners on May 19 voted unanimously to approve it, even though polling among residents showed strong opposition to it. The new ordinance sets new rules on how many trees residents can remove and at what cost, while promoting growth in the […]

Canopy credit – Tree ordinance comes together

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 6, 2014

Decatur City Commissioners on Monday took a few more whacks at a proposed ordinance that would place new restrictions on tree removal in the city. The ordinance will appear on the commission’s May 19 agenda. Decatur published a draft of the revised ordinance on April 7, for public comment. Commissioners had considered a version of the ordinance […]

Old tree – Developer to pay $7,000 for removal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 2, 2014

A developer building 20 townhomes on Hibernia Avenue will pay the city of Decatur almost $7,000 to remove a 100-year-old tree. The $6,930 will be paid to the city’s tree bank as compensation for the removal. Records released by the city of Decatur in response to a records request from also show that the […]

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