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Old Decatur

Prepared by the Spring 2006 Preservation Planning Class. These Design Guidelines explain and interpret general design criteria in the local preservation ordinance in Old Decatur, serves as a tool to guide preliminary design decisions, preserves historic character of the area, protects and stabilizes property values, makes suggestions for design appropriateness and provides neighborhood continuity, stability and predictability in assessing future change. The purpose of this report is to provide recommendations that aid in the preservation of the unique architectural and historic character of the city.

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Old Decatur
GSU Students Nicholas Cavaliere, Laura Corazzol, Gitisha Goel, Carrie Hutcherson, Rebekah McElreath, Bethany Serafine, Don Spencer, Patrick Sullivan, and Matt Tankersley; Faculty advisors: Richard Laub and Mary Ann Eaddy

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