The Smyrna City Council agreed recently to waive $15,950 in building permit fees and other associated fees for the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department to renovate the building at 3001 South Cobb Drive for the new Smyrna Public Health Center.
Scheduled to begin in early 2017, this renovation will provide an elevator and additional stairs for increased American Disabilities Act accessibility.
The new center will offer the Women, Infants and Children food supplement program, offering nutrition education and food supplement vouchers.
Also, the center will provide a wellness clinic for adult and child health services such as immunization, family planning, school screenings and pediatric care.
The purchase of the building and the associated renovation are funded through the 2016 Cobb County SPLOST program.
Near Wade Ford at 3860 South Cobb Drive, the current location has limited visibility and no bus stop on the facility side of the road.
The new building has increased visibility for customers and a bus stop on the facility side of the road to increase the safety of customers who arrive via Cobb Linc or walk to the facility.