Posts tagged with "UDO"

Decatur considers amending overhaul of zoning codes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 19, 2015

It took months of work and public input sessions, but the Decatur City Commission finally completed its zoning code overhaul in November. Commissioners adopted the new Unified Development Ordinance, a document more than 400 pages long that mostly updates the existing code. There were also changes aimed at making buildings more energy efficient and promoting […]

Average Decatur home price tops $500k

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 4, 2014

Atlanta INtown published an article exploring housing trends in Decatur and its surrounding communities. In short, single family housing is getting more expensive. According to Atlanta INtown: Kerry Lucasse, Team Leader of the Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group at eXp Realty, reported that, based on MLS research, the average Decatur single-family home sales price last […]

CPA v UDO – Decatur man shapes zoning debate

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 7, 2014

Decatur City Commissioners Patti Garrett and Kecia Cunningham recently provided technical support to their constituents, reassuring them that the DecaturNext website was working properly. DecaturNext is the website that the city is using for feedback on its zoning code overhaul, called the Unified Development Ordinance. One man, Wylie Roberts, alleged the site wasn’t showing comments users […]

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 […]

Decatur will hold UDO open house meetings

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 16, 2014

The city of Decatur will hold an open house meetings about its zoning code rewrite, known as the Unified Development Ordinance. The UDO meetings will be held July 21 through 24. The public is invited to comment and help the city “fine-tune” the draft ordinance. “The goal of the Unified Development Ordinance is to update […]

Decatur releases proposed tree ordinance, will vote next week

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2014

The city of Decatur published its proposed tree conservation ordinance and commissioners will consider approving it when they meet on Tuesday, Jan. 21. (The regular Jan. 20 meeting falls on Martin Luther King day.) In October the city enacted a 90-day tree removal moratorium, which will end on Jan. 24. The city is reworking the […]

News and notes: Decatur’s UDO meeting, MLK Service Project preview

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 9, 2014

I went to a public input meeting last night, Jan. 8, regarding Decatur’s zoning code rewrite, aka the Unified Development Ordinance. It was a well-attended event for a topic that’s about as deep into the weeds as you can get on public policy. The UDO is an attempt to reconcile some contradictions in the zoning […]

Tree meeting: Input session planned to discuss Decatur’s canopy

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 10, 2013

If you like talking about trees and attending public meetings, I have some good news for you. The city of Decatur proclaims, “Trees! Crafting Decatur-Appropriate Regulations” will be the most talked-about Metro Atlanta tree canopy meeting this year. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Decatur City […]

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