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Monday, March 11, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
Fulton County Superior Court Judge John J. Goger is "likely to rule from the bench on all pending motions as well as the final disposition of the case" involving the Midtown Landmark building.
Late Friday afternoon, the Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) posted an urgent message on its website regarding the twisting, turning battle over the fate of the Midtown Landmark Crum & Forster building. According to the APC, "what will likely be the final hearing" related to the building will take place in Fulton County Superior Court on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:30 am. From the APC: "This is the culmination of four years of APC’s efforts to preserve the Crum & Forster Building, the City of Atlanta’s Preservation Ordinance and the rights of Atlanta’s citizens. "APC believes all concerned citizens should be present to witness the actions of Fulton County Superior Court Judge (John) Goger, the City of Atlanta and the Georgia Tech Foundation…
Monday, October 1, 2012
City attorneys settle lawsuit previously brought by the Georgia Tech Foundation that could open the door for the Landmark building to meet the wrecking ball.
The future of the Midtown Landmark Crum & Forster building continues to rest in doubt. Preservationists thought they had scored a significant victory in early August when the Atlanta Urban Design Commission (UDC) voted unanimously to reject an Economic Review Panel’s recommendation to side with the Georgia Tech Foundation Real Estate Holding Corporation’s (GTF) application to demolish the rear two-thirds of the building. GTF would like to build a High Performing Computing Center, a potential 24-story, 680,000 square-foot public-private development on the block. As first reported by Atlanta Progressive News on Sunday, early last week City of Atlanta attorneys settled a lawsuit previously brought by the GTF against the City and the City’s …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Atlanta UDC votes unanimously against the Georgia Tech Foundation's request to demolish the rear two-thirds of the Midtown Landmark building in order to make way for a High Performing Computing Center.
Preservationists attended Wednesday’s Atlanta Urban Design Commission (URC) hearing concerning the fate of the Crum & Forster building looking to convince more than three-fourths of the commission not to accept the recent findings of an Economic Review Panel that agreed with the Georgia Tech Foundation’s application to demolish the rear two-thirds of the Midtown Landmark building. They did better than that as all seven members of the UDC ultimately voted to reject the panel’s recommendation and Tech’s application in yet another victory for Crum & Forster supporters over the course of the last four years. It is considered relatively rare for the UDC to deny the findings of an Economic Review Panel. It took about 75 minutes of debate, and …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
There is a scheduled Wednesday Atlanta Urban Design Commission hearing about the Midtown Landmark building
The August Neighborhood Planning Unit-E meeting is set for Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Peachtree Christian Church in Midtown. NPU-E serves Midtown, Ansley Park, Atlantic Station, Home Park, Georgia Tech and West Midtown. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. The volunteer board of elected community leaders make recommendations to the city on voting issues including zoning and permit applications. The agenda, which is at the bottom of this article, will include discussions on new restaurants and upcoming festivals, such as September’s Music Midtown and October’s Atlanta Pride Festival. There’s also likely to be some banter about Wednesday’s Atlanta Urban Design Commission (UDC) meeting in which there is again a hearing…
Monday, April 23, 2012
Permit application filed by the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc., to demolish approximately two-thirds of the Crum & Forster building.
An application to demolish portions of the Landmark building, the Crum & Forster building, was filed last week and will be heard by the Atlanta Urban Design Commission on May 9. The building, located at 771 Spring Street, was built in 1926 and is located across the street from the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. The application filed by the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc., which purchased the building in 2007 to expand nearby Technology Square, is for a permit to demolish approximately two-thirds of the building. The Foundation applied for a Special Administrative Permit, a pre-requisite for applying for a demolition permit, with the intent to use the site for surface parking. This was denied by the Office of Planning in July 2008…