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Emory Plans Healthcare Expansion At Interstate-85

Nov 18, 2016

Two of Atlanta’s biggest hospital systems are set to create the city’s next healthcare hub at Interstate 85 and North Druid Hills Road.

According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, Emory University would develop a mixed-use campus on 70 acres at the south side of North Druid Hills in Executive Park with 2.3 million square feet of new development.

The massive project would include up new office space, residential development, retail space, and a hotel, according to master plans filed with the city of Brookhaven.

Landscape designer HGOR is working on the master plan, according to the documents.

On the north side of North Druid Hills, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has filed plans with Brookhaven for an eight-story medical office building and 1,000-space parking deck. But sources familiar with the project say Children’s would expand in coming years to develop a health-care campus along North Druid that could be as large as what Emory is developing.

The combined developments could ultimately create a new health-care hub for Atlanta, similar to “Pill Hill” at Interstate 285 and Georgia 400.

Ellie Hensley is an entertainment, health care and general assignment reporter for Atlanta Business Chronicle. Douglas Sams covers commercial real estate for Atlanta Business Chronicle.