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Series III: Zoning Review Board records, 1954-1984


Scope and Contents

This series contains committee meeting minutes from the Zoning Review Board’s review of rezoning petitions and special use permits, as well as discussions about city zoning ordinance changes. The series contains rezoning petitions for personal property, a residential or industrial area, or streets. Also included are special use permits filed for additions to businesses and building structure. Minutes also document special meetings where the public discussed specific topics such as proposed zoning ordinance changes and subsequent district map updates. After 1974, the minutes are less detailed because the meetings were recorded on videotape. The videotapes, on which the minutes were recorded, are available in the City of Atlanta records at the Atlanta History Center.


  • 1954-1984


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

In 1954, the Board of Alderman’s Zoning Committee formed to hold public discussions on rezoning petitions and special use permits. In 1957, the Zoning Committee became the Planning and Zoning Committee. It continued to hear rezoning petitions, and also started to investigate new developments and submitted recommendations to the Department of Planning. In 1964, the Planning and Zoning Committee reverted to its original title, the Zoning Committee of the Board of Alderman, and reverted to its original purpose of only reviewing zoning matters. Under the new 1974 charter, it became the Zoning Review Board and continued to conduct public hearings and offer recommendations to the City Council based on insight from other committees and boards. In 2017, the Zoning Review Board became part of the newly titled Department of City Planning.


2.92 linear ft. (seven document cases)


From the Collection: English