June 26, 2012
It is the understanding of the Atlanta Preservation Center that the application for a Type IV Certificate of Appropriateness for demolition due to unreasonable economic return submitted by the Georgia Tech Foundation for 771 Spring Street, the Crum & Forster Building, will be deferred from the June 27, 2012 hearing of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission to a date to be determined.
The Economic Review Panel submitted its recommendation to the Atlanta Urban Design Commission via a letter on Thursday, June 21, 2012. John Shlesinger submitted the letter on behalf of the Panel. The letter stated that the Panel was unanimous in its finding that reasonable economic return could not be achieved if all of the Landmark building remained. The letter is available here . The APC submitted materials to counter the Panel’s findings.
Via email to interested parties, Doug Young of the Commission indicated that the Economic Review Panel requested a deferral of the case from the June 27, 2012 Commission hearing. In requesting this deferral, the Panel did not indicate its preferred date for the case to be heard. The APC has been informed that the Commission has been advised to grant this deferral.
The APC will have representatives at the June 27 Commission hearing to monitor the deferral of the matter and to gain the most current information regarding the application. The APC will communicate this information via email, our website and social media as soon as possible.
Your participation in this process remains important. Please follow the action plan outlined on the APC website and remain engaged to save ALL of the Landmark Crum & Forster Building.