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File #: 2021-2763    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approved Status: Appeal
File created: 6/17/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action:
Title: COMMISSION DISTRICT(S): 2 & 6 Appeal of a Decision of the Historic Preservation Commission
Attachments: 1. Appeal request, 2. Case record

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Planning & Sustainability

SUBJECT:
Title
COMMISSION DISTRICT(S): 2 & 6
Appeal of a Decision of the Historic Preservation Commission
Body
INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon White
PHONE NUMBER: 404-371-4922
STANDARD OF REVIEW:

Excerpted from code section 13.5-8(12):
The appeal shall be limited to a review of the record of the proceedings before the preservation commission. The standard of review shall be an abuse of discretion. An abuse of discretion exists where the record presented to the governing authority shows that the preservation commission exceeded the limits of its authority or that the preservation commission's decision was not based on factors set forth in the section 13.5-8(3) or the guidelines adopted by the preservation commission pursuant to section 13.5-6 or that the preservation commission's decision was otherwise arbitrary and capricious. If the governing authority finds no abuse of discretion, then it may affirm the decision of the preservation commission. If the governing authority finds that the preservation commission abused its discretion in reaching a decision, then it may reverse the preservation commission's decision, or it may reverse the preservation commission's decision and remand the application to the preservation commission with direction.


PURPOSE:

Appeal of the May 17, 2021 decision of the DeKalb County Historic Preservation Commission to approve an application for a certificate of appropriateness at 1354 The By Way in the Druid Hills Historic District.

SUMMARY:
Recommended Action
The appellants contend that the approval of a certificate of appropriateness to plant 31 trees is an abuse of discretion and arbitrary and capricious because the commission did not take into consideration pertinent features of other properties in the immediate neighborhood. The appellants further assert the decision was arbitrary and capricio...

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