Another medical office building and a new parking deck will be added to the campus of The Emory Clinic at 3903, 3949 and 3969 South Cobb Drive in Smyrna. Later this summer, the existing hospital will shut down until August 2020 for total renovation. (Courtesy of The Emory Clinic)

Emory Clinic to expand in Smyrna

The Emory Clinic has received approval from the Smyrna City Council to add a 120,000-square-foot medical office building and a new parking deck.

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The Council voted its approval on April 15 to rezone 3903, 3949 and 3969 South Cobb Drive from OI (Office-Institutional) to OI-PD (Planned Office Development) to redevelop a portion of the site.

Currently, that site has a hospital building and two medical office buildings, consisting of 38,000 and 25,200 square feet.

The new parking deck will serve these existing buildings and later the new four-story medical office building with 30,000 square feet on each floor.

This new medical office building will be built closer to South Cobb Drive than the existing medical office buildings.

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Interior renovations and some utility changes will occur in this Phase I to the existing hospital.

All major renovations to the hospital will occur in Phase II.

Emory Clinic Vice President of Operations Mike Mason told Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon and the Council the existing hospital will be shut down later this summer and reopened by August 2020, following “complete renovation.”

A certificate of need process “should be decided by June 1 and no later than August,” he added.

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For those facing the hospital from South Cobb Drive, the 3903 medical office building on the left will have some of its occupants moved into the new medical office building, Mason said.

However, the medical arts building on the right will not have any major renovations, Mason added.


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