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, May 1, 2012
The Midtown Neighbors' Association respectfully recommends the AUDC reject The Georgia Tech Foundation’s application to demolish two-thirds of designated Landmark structure in Midtown.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The following position paper from the Midtown Neighbors Association's Land Use Committee is a formal response to the filing of the Georgia Tech Foundation to demolish two-thirds of the Landmark Status Crum and Forster Building. This Application will be heard at the AUDC on May 9, 2012. The applicant was not required to present to the Land Use Committee of the for recommendation. Applicant seeks a Certificate of Appropriateness Type IV Unreasonable Economic Return for the purpose of acquiring a demolition permit that will allow the demolition of the rear 2/3’s of the historic structure for the purposes of an expansion of its Technology Square project. The MNA Opposes the Certificate of Application INTRODUCTION/ HISTORY The Midtown Neighbor’…