The study will examine workforce development, cooperation with other research universities, “live/work/play elements” and creating links between the site and the burgeoning neighborhoods in the western end of Midtown.
“The vision for the Enterprise Park District would be the interconnection of parcels by various land owners (including Georgia Tech, the Atlanta Housing Authority, and the City of Atlanta, among others) to create a health and bioscience research hub on the Westside,” the document said.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday on Tech's plans to expand its Midtown footprint, with the Technology Enterprise Park being just one prong.
Georgia Tech and noted Atlanta developer Portman Holdings plan to start construction this year on the High Performance Computing Center, the 700,000 square-foot second phase of Technology Square that will be both an expansion of Tech’s campus and potentially a center for health care information technology and other big data companies.
The neighborhoods around Georgia Tech and Technology Square have becomes hubs for innovation labs and, of late, the place where high-tech firms want to place their headquarters or regional hubs.
NCR plans a 20-story headquarters tower a block to the north, and the company's CEO, Bill Nuti, has planned to recruit other major corporations to join the Fortune 500 financial technology giant.
Tech is in talks with at least a half-dozen firms about locating innovation labs near campus, said current Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson said in a recent interview with the AJC.