The Marietta Daily Journal – Marietta designates first historic district

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Aug

The Marietta Daily Journal – Marietta designates first historic district

MARIETTA — After years of debate, the City Council on Wednesday designated a group of antebellum homes on Kennesaw Avenue as Marietta’s first historic district.

Homes in the Kennesaw Avenue Historic District will be regulated by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission for external changes that can be noticed from the street.

A similar district was vetoed in 2010 by Mayor Steve Tumlin because he believed the required number of public hearings needed to form the district did not take place.

The 2010 proposed district included 25 houses along Kennesaw Avenue, beginning at its intersection with Maple Avenue and ending just before Atwood Drive at that time.

The new district is smaller with just 14 homes. The HPC shrank the district’s boundary lines because approval is needed from 60 percent of the property owners.

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