Update: The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, March 9, approved a 44-acre medical office park in North Hall, though not without some opposition from county residents.
Thompson Bridge Medical Park is a project of the Northeast Georgia Health System.
Margaret McGlaun, 78, told commissioners the development would amount to the “rape of Mother Nature,” worrying about its impact on the local environment and wildlife.
“We are trying to be good stewards of the space,” Brian Rochester, executive vice president of Rochester & Associates, a civil engineering company, said on behalf of NGHS.
“They want to cut down as few trees as they can,” he said of the health system, adding that the development has a relatively low density, with only 200,000 square feet of building space on 44 acres.
Original story: A 44-acre medical office park may come to North Hall.
Northeast Georgia Health System is proposing to build the park off Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 across from Kroger-anchored Thompson Bridge Commons shopping center.
The first building in what would be called Thompson Bridge Medical Park would be the 14,000-square-foot, $10.5 million building Medical Plaza 1. It would be at the corner of Ga. 60 and Southers Road, north of several businesses, including Biscuit Barn.
If all goes as the health system hopes, construction could start this spring or summer on the building, with opening possibly happening in 2024.
Medical Plaza 1 would serve as the new home of Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Thompson Bridge, which would move from its current location at 1856 Thompson Bridge Road.
It would “still provide the same primary care and weight loss services that patients know and love,” a NGHS press release states. “The future location will also offer gynecology services.”
“Having a new space that will accommodate our patients even better than our practice does now will be such a welcomed change,” said Dr. Christy Wagner, a longtime physician at the clinic. “I’m excited to see our practice grow along with Thompson Bridge Medical Park so we can care for more people in this area.”
Thompson Bridge Medical Park is planned to be a mixed-use office park developed in several phases.
A mixture of one-and two-story buildings with a total of 200,000 square feet may eventually fill the park.
“We’re excited that patients in our Thompson Bridge practice will have a new, larger facility, but more importantly, we’re looking forward to having the staff and space to welcome new patients, too,” said Dr. Katie Dudas, who also practices at NGPG Thompson Bridge.
The proposed park is set to go before the Hall County Planning Commission on Feb. 6, as NGHS is seeking to rezone the property for a mixed-use office-institutional park.
The board’s recommendation will be forwarded to the Hall County Board of Commissioners for final action on March 9.
Hall County Planning Commission
What: Rezoning for proposed medical office park in North Hall
When: 5:15 p.m. Feb. 6
Where: Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road