The Historic Designation Committee wants your input! If you haven’t already please fill out the neighborhood survey here:
In the fall of 2021, a group of Candler Park neighbors formed the Historic District Working Group and began researching the possibility of a historic district to guard against accelerating demolition of historic houses and to have a voice in future development in the neighborhood.
On Monday, March 21, the CPNO membership approved the Historic Designation Committee as a special committee of CPNO tasked with engaging the neighborhood in a conversation about historic district designation and, if there is neighborhood support for it, to pursue designation. As a Special Committee, the group will be better able to keep the neighborhood updated and informed through the CPNO membership.
The Working Group/Committee has been active on several fronts including:
- Spreading the word through door-to-door outreach and block meetings;
- Surveying neighborhood residents;
- Talking to representatives from other historic districts like Poncey-Highland for guidance;
- Beginning the task of inventorying the neighborhood’s historic resources; and
- Answering questions and creating FAQs that de-mystify the process.
The Committee has also engaged Aaron Fortner of Canvas Planning to assist in outreach and workshops and if there is neighborhood support to draft the regulations based on community ideas and preferences. Aaron was the lead consultant for the 2012 Candler Park Master Plan and is intimately familiar with the neighborhood’s special qualities and challenges. He is uniquely qualified to consult on zoning, having been part of the team that created Atlanta’s Quality-Of-Life districts.
Donations to this initiative will go toward paying for the professional services of Aaron Fortner to guide the neighborhood through this process.
Do you love the historic character of Candler Park? Are you curious why the neighborhood looks like it does? Would you like to have a voice in shaping its future? This is our chance to create a solid plan for the future character of Candler Park but we need your input! Together we get to define what a Candler Park historic district could look like.