August 26, 2011
The fourth phase of Emory's freshman housing complex is under construction for occupancy in 2012. Holmes Hall will be named for physician Hamilton Holmes, the first African American graduate from Emory's School of Medicine in 1967. The building will house 125 beds near the Dobbs University Center and Longstreet-Means Hall.
A new Emory-Children's Healthcare of Atlanta pediatric research building being built on Haygood Road next to Druid Hills High School broke ground in June. The project includes a two story bridge over Haygood Road that will connect with the Emory-Children's center. The research building is scheduled for completion in April 2013.
Construction started in July on the 443-unit luxury apartment and retail project on Clifton Road. This first phase of the mixed-use development will be completed in the fall of 2012. Cousins Properties is developing the project and will manage the retail component, Gables Residential will manage the apartments. Initial retail tenants will be announced in September.
The traffic light at Emory's front gate is gone, the stop signs are gone, and the new roundabout and improved streetscapes in Emory Village are complete. The new park on Oxford Road should be completed this fall. Landscaping, including over 50 trees, will be planted in October.
Hospital site location plans were announced earlier this summer for the new nine-story bed tower and expansion of Emory University Hospital’s new emergency room. The new tower will include 210 patient beds, new operating rooms and overall ingress and egress improvements to the health care facilities. Emory expects to receive final DeKalb County approvals this fall.