02 July 2008

From the AJC:
Buckhead library safe from wrecking ballPublished on: 07/02/08
The Buckhead library will not be torn down as part of a planned redevelopment of the Buckhead village.

Fulton County commissioners restated that Wednesday and also delayed a decision on what to include on a proposed bond issue to build libraries. Commissioners want to have the bond issue on the November ballot for voters to approve
The major unresolved issue is what to do about the Central Library in downtown Atlanta.

19 June 2008

Library Agenda Postponed
Thanks to everyone who showed their support for the Buckhead Library. Several of the commissioners fully support the will of the public that attended the Library Trustees and County Board of Comissioners meeting. It has been noted that a great many of you turn out to preserve the library.
Unfortunately, Commissioner Tom Lowe hasn't gotten the message yet. To hear Lowe call the issue click HERE and then click item 08-0472. The measure was approved in a 4-3 vote, with Commissioners Eaves, Edwards and Darnell in opposition to Lowe.

17 June 2008

Open Letter to the Fulton County Commission from International Pritzker Prize Winners
Click image to enlarge.
Link to the Pritzker Prize website to allow you to understand the impact the prize has on the international community, and as such, the value of the insight of the winners of the prize.

10 June 2008

Commissioner Meeting
The Final Vote on the Buckhead Wasn't So Final
141 Pryor Street, Assembly Hall

From AIA Atlanta:
One of the meeting agenda items is the proposed demolition of the Buckhead Library and its replacement with a replica of the building to be built on the corner of East Paces Ferry and Maple Drive sans the view of downtown Atlanta.

If attendees would like to speak during the meeting, they must register in advance that day between 9:00 and 9:30 am.

22 May 2008

Round 2!
The county has been asked to develop a feasible study for a new Buckhead Library if the existing library is sold.

From the AJC:


Yesterday's Fulton County Commissioner's meeting:
Item 08-0472 - Request approval of a Resolution directing the County Manager to take all necessary steps for final Board action on the proposed sale of the Buckhead Branch Library, Tom Lowe

From Fulton County Manager, Zachary Williams, zachary.williams@fultoncountyga.gov:

I will be working with staff to develop a packet of information that would give the Board a clear understanding of how much the library would possibly sell for if they are interested as well as any other conditions that could be place on the sale. Thus far, I have not seen any information. I have been instructed to provide the information by the second Board meeting in June.

01 April 2008

AIA Atlanta
Buckhead Library Tour


AIA Atlanta Tours Committee is pleased to announce the April 2008 Tour is of the Buckhead Branch Library. On Saturday, April 19th, 2008, Mack Scogin from Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects will deliver a lecture in the Main meeting room at the Library from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Architects from MSME Architects are available to give guided tours of the Buckhead Library located at 269 Buckhead Ave in Buckhead from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. (1 AIA CES Credit is available). Space for the lecture is limited: please RSVP by April 17.

All tours are free and open to the public and press.
Article in
Check out Edward Keegan's article on the Buckhead Library in this month's Architect magazine, page 18.

20 March 2008

Commissioners Approve Library's Recommendations

From the AJC:

Pitts abstained after making an impassioned plea to his colleagues to delay the vote until April. He wanted more time to research whether Fulton should accept an offer from developer Ben Carter to buy the Buckhead branch, demolish it and include the property in his redevelopment plan for the Buckhead Village.

The board's vote essentially rejected Carter's plan because his offer was not part of the plan approved Wednesday. The unique branch's contemporary design has divided opinions since it opened nearly 20 years ago.

On Wednesday, several supporters of the design pushed commissioners to spare the building.

18 March 2008

Final Master Plan Recommendation from the Library Board to be delivered to the Commission Tomorrow March 19, 2008 at 10 Am!
click for directions
This is where the commission can deny the library board's recommendation to save the library and take the money and run! Please come to support the library board's decision!
Agenda Item 08-0287

07 March 2008

Friends of the Library
Northside Library Association
Saturday, March 8 @ 11 o'clock
Join the Friends of the Library for a rally at the Buckhead Branch to urge the County Commissioners to accept the Library Trustees recommendation to not sale the library.