MEMBERS: Mr. Mark McGiboney, Chair; Ms.
Loren Roberts, Vice-Chair; Mr. Brian Barnard, Mr. Jonathan Eady, Dr. Melvin
Baker, and Ms. Kendra Mayfield. Ms. Martha Molyneux was absent.
STAFF: Matthew Pepper, assistant city
manager and DDA secretary/treasurer.
GUESTS: Kevin Clark, Paul Knight, and Ryan
Yurcaba, Historical Concepts.
OPENING: Mr. McGiboney called the meeting to
order at 7:00 PM.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Upon motion of Mr. Eady, seconded
by Mr. Baker, the minutes for the meeting on October 25, 2017 were approved as
presented. The vote was 5 – 0.
DISCUSSION WITH HISTORICAL CONCEPTS: The DDA members had a discussion with
the planning and design team from Historical Concepts (Mr. Clark, Mr. Knight,
and Mr. Yurcaba) regarding the potential development opportunities for the
city’s proposed Downtown Development Area, specifically the property located
behind and to the south of Orna Villa (1008 Emory Street). As part of the
discussion, the DDA members focused on the current housing stock, the market
for commercial development, and the current shared vision for the development. The
DDA members will discuss in greater detail any takeaways from their discussion
with Historical Concepts at the December meeting.
OTHER BUSINESS: The DDA members rescheduled their
next meeting to Wednesday, December 13th at 7 PM.
ADJOURNMENT: Mr. McGiboney adjourned the meeting
at 8:40 PM.
Matthew Pepper, Secretary/Treasurer