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Updates on the Urban Design Commission

The Urban Design Commission now holding meetings virtually. For more information, on virtual procedures click here. 

For Current and Proposed UDC Agendas and Staff Reports, click Meetings and Agendas.

Commission Functions 

  • The Commission nominates and regulates buildings and districts which are designated as Historic Buildings or Sites, Landmark Buildings or Sites, Conservation Districts, Historic Districts, or Landmark Districts.

  • Thế giới cáThe Commission reviews and comments on projects that involve City of Atlanta property, rights-of-way, or parks.

  • The Commission reviews and comments on the capital expenditures by other public agencies or authorities that are required to submit plans for review by the City of Atlanta.

  • Thế giới cáThe Commission reviews and comments to the Zoning Review Board and Board of Zoning Adjustment on any proposed action pending before those boards regarding any building, site or districts that has been designated under the City's historic preservation ordinance.

  • The Commission provides technical assistance and public information to property owners, residents, and others interested in historic preservation, the City of Atlanta's history, the historic resources within the City of Atlanta, or other related subjects.

Commission Operations

The Atlanta Urban Design Commission was established in 1975 by a City of Atlanta ordinance. Since the City's current Historic Preservation Ordinance was enacted in 1989, over 60 individual properties and 18 districts have been brought under its protection.

Any time that work on the exterior of such a designated property is proposed, a Certificate of Appropriateness must be obtained from the Commission, as well as the normal building permit. It is the intent of the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance that any changes which occur to a designated property be in keeping with the historic character of the building or district.

The Urban Design Commission consists of a Staff of three (3) and a Board of 11 members who are all residents of the City of Atlanta. The members of the Commission are volunteers and are appointed to serve three-year terms by the Mayor, City Council, and Council President. According to City ordinance, the Commission membership includes two architects, as well as a landscape architect, lawyer, land developer, real estate professional, historic preservationist, artist, historian, neighborhood representative, and urban planner. Seven members of the board constitute a quorum for conducting its business.

Public Meetings: Now Virtual 

The Commission meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:00pm via Zoom. The public is welcome to attend and is given the opportunity to speak in support of or in opposition to items on the agenda.

The Commission's Rules of Procedure govern the operations of the Commission and how it conducts its public meetings. 

Individual Buildings/Sites Currently Designated by the City of Atlanta

Thế giới cáclick here for:

Individual Buildings/Sites  and Districts Currently Designated by the City of Atlanta
(Landmark, Historic, and Conservation)





Contact Us:

Office of Design,
Historic Preservation
55 Trinity Avenue
Suite 3350
Thế giới cá Atlanta, Georgia 3033


Studio Staff:

Doug Young
Assistant Director
Historic Preservation Studio
Executive Director, AUDC

Matt Adams
Urban Planner, III

Susan Coleman
Urban Planner, II

Chris Barnum
Urban Planner, I

Leslie Battle-Williams
Project Coordinator

Urban Design Commission Members

Desmond Johnson
Chair, Architect

Dr. Jennifer Dickey

Fredalyn Frasier
Vice Chair,Thế giới cá Urban Planner 

Andrew Kohr
Thế giới cáLandscape Architect

Garfield Peart

Harold Morton
Neighborhood Representative

Robert Reed
Thế giới cáLand Developer

Julie Sellers

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