West End Historic District

This week on Athens News Matters:

Athens-Clarke County Commissioners voted this week on the creation of a western downtown historic district. However, the proposal has divided downtown property owners, as well as some ACC Commissioners. WUGA’s Jeanne Davis explains reasons behind opposing opinions and what the approval means for many building owners.

Athens News Matters: Panel

Nov 20, 2020

The panel discusses the week in news and politics including the approval of the western downtown historic district and the next steps in the redevelopment of  local TADs.

Flagpole Magazine

The mayor and commission approved a historic district for western downtown at a special called session last night.

The commission voted 6-3 in favor of the district, and commissioner Davenport abstained.

Ryan Cameron

The Athens Clarke County Mayor and Commission will have a special called session at 6 PM tonight.


The primary purpose of the meeting tonight is to vote on the Western Downtown Athens Local Historic District Designation. The goal of this designation is to turn western downtown Athens into a historic district, which will preserve the character and history of this area by preventing property owners from changing the exterior of their buildings.