|Published: 9:26 AM, 08/21/2013
||Last updated: 2:45 PM, 08/21/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Historic Zoning Commission is proposing adding 29 (23 residential and 6 commercial) additional
properties into the city's historic districts.
The proposal came
before the Sweetwater Regional Planning commission Monday and a lengthy debate ensued over
whether adding the properties is forcing too much government control over property owners who don't
want to be in the district or whether it is simply a matter of looking toward the future and what
Sweetwater could look like years down the road.
The proposed list
of properties up for historic zoning are: 166 and 164 Biggs Street (two), 501 N. Oak Street, N.
Oak Street parking lots, Oak Street parking lot, Mill Street (South Central Bell building), Museum
on North Street, 201 Mayes Avenue, 710 N. High Street, Broad Street vacant lot, 508, 510 Park
Street, 211-214 Chestnut Street, 207, 211, 212, 214, 215, 217, 218 McCaslin, 206 Maple Street, 804,
808, 812 Park Street, 203 Bennett Street, Maple Street vacant lot.
It's up to the Planning Commission to make a recommendation to the City Commission, which
would have the final say, on whether the properties are placed in a historic district.
See full story in the Wednesday, Aug. 21, edition
of The Advocate & Democrat.
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