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!
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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.

05 March 2008

Developing Stories
The Buckhead Library is mentioned in the News Highlights of Architectural Record Online.


Click the podcast on that page, to hear Tom Lowe's infamous "abortion" statement. Architectural Record is developing the story for a future issue.

Architect magazine will feature the story in its upcoming March issue!