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.