Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Georgia Tech Foundation's primary function is to manage Georgia Tech’s financial investments, a sizeable endowment used to support everything from student scholarships to strategic growth.
Wednesday, May 15
The Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. (GTF), an external organization responsible for management of the private gifts that provide critical financial support for Institute priorities, has named Al Trujillo as its next president and chief operating officer. A current trustee of GTF and a former chairman of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Trujillo will assume the leadership position on July 1. “As an alumnus, an astute businessman, and tireless advocate for Georgia Tech, Al is the perfect person to serve as our next president and COO,” Charlie Moseley, who chaired the search committee and currently chairs the GTF’s Board of Trustees, said in a news release. “We feel very fortunate to have someone with Al’s ability and passion in this role…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Amended consent order reached Tuesday in Fulton Superior Court; citizens' Motion to Intervene in the litigation denied by judge.
The almost half-decade long fight for the Crum & Forster building brought together lawyers for the Georgia Tech Foundation (GTF), private citizens who believe the City of Atlanta is bypassing its own preservation regulations, as well as outside counsels for both the City and the City’s Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) to Fulton County Superior Court on Tuesday. For much of the battle over the Midtown Landmark building, a series of actions and designations by agencies and the City had prevented the GTF from continuing with its plans to demolish all or parts of the Spring Street structure near Tech Square. That was not the case Tuesday, though. After hearing from lawyers from all four parties involved in the complex case, Fulton County …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Reports say preservationists to sue the City of Atlanta in order to save the Midtown Landmark building.
The fate of Midtown's Landmark Crum & Forster building continues to twist and turn. On Monday, WABE reported that preservationists were readying to sue the City of Atlanta in order to save the building. The station indicated that a local attorney was to file notice of ante litem on behalf of a group who believe City officials are ignoring their own preservation regulations. 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. But last month, the City and the …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Unless preservationists can convince three-fourths of the Atlanta UDC that the panel's findings are wrong, two-thirds of Landmark Midtown building will most likely be demolished.
With a possible hearing concerning the fate of Midtown’s Landmark Crum & Forster building just days away, the Georgia Tech Foundation appears to have scored a significant victory in the battle over the historic structure located at 771 Spring Street. On Wednesday afternoon, the Atlanta Urban Design Commission (UDC) is scheduled to again hear from representatives from both the foundation and preservationists as to why the back two-thirds of the building should or should not be removed in order to make way for a High Performing Computing Center, a potential 24-story, 680,000 square-foot public-private development on the block. Almost two months ago, Georgia Tech representatives explained to the UDC that it was not economically feasible to …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Wednesday's hearing concerning the fate of the Landmark building in Midtown has been pushed back two weeks
The battle over Midtown’s Crum & Forster building wages on and will do so for at least another two weeks. A hearing before the Atlanta Urban Design Commission concerning the fate of the Landmark building scheduled for Wednesday afternoon has been deferred to June 27. It will come almost seven weeks after the Georgia Tech Foundation presented to the Urban Design Commission its contention that it was not economically feasible to restore the entire Landmark building located at 771 Spring Street. Georgia Tech would like to instead remove the rear portion of the building, preserving the façade, in order to build a High Performing Computing Center, a potential 24-story, 680,000 square foot public-private development on the block. …
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…