New Peek at Midtown Proton Therapy Center

Video shows an updated look at plans for a proposed 115,000 square-foot cancer-treating proton facility to be built on a key piece of south Midtown property

At last month’s Midtown SPI-16 & SPI-17 Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting, the committee heard plans from a group seeking to build a $225 million, 115,000 square-foot cancer-treating proton facility on a 2.39-acre property bounded by Peachtree St., North Ave., Juniper St., and Ponce de Leon Ave.

Plans were not made available to Patch at the time, nor have they been made available since. However, at this week’s Neighborhood Planning Unit-E meeting in Midtown, a representative from the architectural firm Perkins + Will did give the NPU a brief update on site plan changes made during the last few weeks.

Patch provides here a video – by no means of professional quality – of portions of that presentation. The group is expected to go before the DRC again next week.

The Georgia Proton Therapy Center that is slated for the 615 Peachtree Street property will be co-operated by Emory Healthcare. It will be the state’s first proton therapy facility, employing approximately 110 professionals and treating around 1,900 patients annually. Developers would like to begin construction by February 2013.

The main pedestrian entrance to the project will be at the corner of Peachtree and North with retail space stretching along portions of Peachtree - the only retail space offered in the plans.

Last month, the DRC encouraged the applicant to let the North and Ponce facades have the opportunity to “express itself.” See here for more coverage of last month’s meeting.

After viewing the video, what do you think? (and again, we’re not talking about the quality of the video ... we know it's not so good)

Bryan Farley August 13, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I hope the current proposal doesn't pass. That is such a prime area. I like the "Pei" mixed use project to include more living in downtown and Midtown though. I would much rather see a major development for that section. Like having a low rise and high rise connected. A smaller 5-10 story building can line Peachtree and North Ave with street level retail along both that would connected to a high rise that includes development on the land connecting Ponce, Juniper, and North in the rage of 40 to 45 stories. This would compliment the existing Bank of America tower and AT&T tower to extend the skyline. The proton center could still easily be incorporated into the smaller portion of the building. Such a waste of land for a small 2 story building.


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