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Certificate of Appropriateness hearing for the Mordecai Interpretive Center

posted Jun 4, 2011, 12:52 PM by Reid Serozi   [ updated Jun 6, 2011, 11:49 AM ]
Note: The hearing today, June 6th, is to determine the appropriateness of the designs submitted for the Mordecai Visitors' Center. The RHDC guidelines are the official document by which the designs are supposed to be judged. If, at today's hearing, the designs are determined to be appropriate, a COA (Certificate of Appropriateness) will be issued for the designs.

Dear Neighbors,

This is to let everyone know about the Certificate of Appropriateness hearing for the Mordecai Interpretive Center coming up on Monday, June 6th. The architects will be presenting plans for the new 2900 s.f. building being proposed for the park.

Here are links to drawings of the designs that have been submitted:

( links point to the website or see screenshots below )

Mordecai 1
Mordecai 2
Mordecai 3
Mordecai 4

The Historic Districts Commission will review these designs at the COA hearing this Monday afternoon at 4:00, Room 305 of the Upchurch Municipal Building at 222 W. Hargett St. (across from Nash Square). It is the second (and last) application on the agenda.

The Commission will judge the application according to the RHDC guidelines, which you can find at:

The guidelines relating to new construction in a historic district are found in Section 4.3, which describes how new construction should be compatible with the distinctive character of the district setting and buildings.

If you are unable to attend the hearing, but would like to express your opinion to the Commission, you can do so in an email to staff member Tania Tully. Her email is:

Alternatively, you can give a statement to someone who will attend, and they can read your statement on your behalf to the RHDC


Tina Govan - Oakdale Neighborhood

Screenshots from the PDF links above.

Links above not working?? We received a lot of feedback from residents that the drawings in PDF format were not downloading from the website. We took several screenshots from the drawings and posted them for your ease.

Plan 1 - Conceptual Site Plan

Plan 1 - Conceptual Floor Plan
Plan 1 - Conceptual Elevation Plan

Plan 2
- Conceptual Site Plan (Vernacular Variation) 

Plan 2 - Conceptual Floor Plan
Plan 2 -  Conceptual Elevation Plan

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More Information about this Project

The project in general will be presented at the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board (PRGAB) on Thursday June 16 in the Council Chamber (2nd floor of the Municipal Building). The meeting will start at 5:30pm.