Emory seeks to create live-work-play health innovation district at Executive Park

May 1, 2019

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Emory's plans for Executive Park include approximately seven acres of greenspace and a half-mile, off-street multi-use trail to enable additional pedestrian and bike connectivity to the surrounding neighborhoods and commercial areas

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Emory University filed a rezoning permit Wednesday with the city of Brookhaven for Executive Park, located near the interchange of North Druid Hills Road and I-85. Executive Park provides a unique opportunity for Emory to create a live-work-play health innovation district focused on supporting a connected community and workplace for the future.

“Our plans for Executive Park support Emory’s long-term visions focused on health care, wellness, research and innovation,” says Robin Morey, Emory University vice president and chief planning officer. “We are excited to partner with the city of Brookhaven and community leaders to expand the work and partnerships we already have in Executive Park.”

Emory purchased the nearly 60 acres in 2016 and seeks to replace the current retail- and office-centric site plan with a revised site plan that builds on the successful programs in orthopedics, sports medicine, brain health, medical science education and health information technology already located on site. Emory seeks to add more medical and office space, including a 140-bed, non-emergency, inpatient hospital.

Executive Park will become a more walkable community to allow staff, visitors and neighbors to connect and collaborate. Emory’s plans call for more than 1.5 miles of new sidewalks and a half-mile, off-street multi-use trail that will provide additional pedestrian and bike connectivity.

The proposed projects would be phased in over more than 15 years and Emory will continue to keep the community informed as initiatives move from concepts to construction to completion. More information about Executive Park can be found at this website.