Swamplot will have more details later, but here’s the news all you historic-district junkies and haters have been waiting for, just out this morning: The official tallies and maps of the repeal surveys from historic districts that went through the process, plus planning director Marlene Gafrick’s recommendations to city council for changing their boundaries. The gist? As reported earlier, none of the existing districts were able to muster owners of 51 percent of their tracts to send in repeal slips, which would have dissolved the districts. For Norhill, Avondale West, Boulevard Oaks, Heights West, and Heights East, Gafrick notes that “surveys requesting repeal . . . were dispersed throughout the district,” and is recommending that the districts maintain their current boundaries. For First Montrose Commons, Gafrick is recommending “changing the boundary to exclude a tract of land where the owner is the sole tract in the blockface on the edge of the district. The community has stated that they never intended for this tract to be included within the district.” That’s it. What happened to Heights South, the 7th district facing possible dissolution? That’s a “pending” district, planning department spokesperson Suzy Hartgrove tells Swamplot, and its status will be addressed at another date. Mayor Parker is presenting the recommendations to city council at today’s meeting.
- Historic Districts coverage [Swamplot]