May 23, 2012
The Atlanta PreservationCenter continues to engage in the struggle to save all of theLandmarkCrum & ForsterBuilding. The Center submitted a package of materials in opposition to the application Type IV Certificate of Appropriateness, Unreasonable Economic Return to the Atlanta Urban Design Commission on Monday, May 21, 2012, thus meeting the deadline for submissions to the Commission for the appointed Economic Review Panel.
The Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. filed this application to demolish approximately two-thirds of theLandmarkCrum & ForsterBuildingon April 17, 2012. The matter was heard by the Commission on May 9, 2012 when arguments were made for and against the application, documents were submitted and two members of the Economic Review Panel were appointed. To date, the third member of this panel has not been announced.
The next hearing by the Commission of this application is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm. At that time the findings of the Economic Review Panel will be considered by the Commission, public comment will be heard and a decision on the application is anticipated.
TheAtlantaPreservationCenteris continuing to encourage the public to contact the Commission and officials involved in the application. It is the position of the Center that the application’s argument of unreasonable economic return is unsupported and that the partial demolition of a Landmark property undermines the integrity of City’s Preservation Ordinance.