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. The Georgia Tech Foundation’s appeal of this decision made to the Board of Zoning Adjustment was also denied.