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.
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)