Thought this was an interesting article on how this community took proactive steps to maintain it's architectural heritage.

ESTABLISHED IN 1826, Senoia, Georgia is located about one hour south of Atlanta. With a historic main street and quiet neighborhoods showcasing examples of classic southern architecture, Senoia has maintained a charming, small town atmosphere. The city’s proximity to Atlanta, however, along with an abundance of undeveloped land, puts it directly in the path of encroaching development.