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Proposed historic district expansion survey deadline nears

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The deadline is nearing for Albany homeowners to respond to the historic district expansion survey. 

This was the survey Albany city commissioners asked the Historic Preservation Commission representatives to redo at a meeting in April

Commissioners will be using the information from the survey to decide whether they will vote to expand the historic district. 

Right now, the historic district is located in downtown Albany. 

The Historic Preservation Commission is proposing to expand the district to include neighborhoods around Rawson Circle and Palmyra Heights to Slappey Boulevard.

City officials said the expansion could be good for the community. 

"It helps preserve the historic character of your neighborhood. And studies show that it stabilizes property value so it really helps protect your property from decline," said Albany-Dougherty Planning Director Paul Forgey. 

Forgey was also tasked to re-submit three new maps of the expansion. 

Albany city commissioners are expected to vote on the proposed historic district expansion later this month.

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