The historic Trust Company building at 2160 Monroe Drive N.E. may be demolished to make way for a storage facility.
The Atlanta BeltLine Design Review Committee will consider the proposal at its next meeting on Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. The committee meets in the Equitable Building at 100 Peachtree Street, 23rd Floor, Peachtree Conference Room. Meetings are open to the public.
According to the agenda, “The property is zoned I-1. The project will involve the removal of an existing building and site improvements, to allow for the construction of a new 5-story 85,890 square foot climate controlled self-storage facility with ground level retail space and 28 parking spaces.”
The contact person listed on the agenda, David Blumenthal with Travis Pruitt and Associates, declined to comment when contacted by Atlanta Loop.
The Atlanta Preservation Center lists the Trust Company building as among, “Atlanta’s most endangered historic places.” .
“This award-winning branch bank of Trust Company of Georgia (now SunTrust) was designed by Atlanta architect Henri Jova, who came up with a form that had neither front nor back and could be read and recognized from a speeding vehicle on a busy freeway,” the Preservation Center’s website says. “It was published in Time Magazine, Interiors and other publication when it opened in 1965.”
It was featured during the Preservation Center’s “Ancients and Moderns” lecture series in 2003. It has been a series of restaurants in recent years and is currently occupied by Cirque Daiquiri Bar and Grill.