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Atrium office project comes before Town Board Monday

Proposed Atrium office project on Hwy. 21

Aug. 16. By Dave Vieser. Plans for a new medical complex in Cornelius will likely take a step forward at tonight’s Town Board meeting. The proposal by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority—also known as Atrium—to construct a two-story, 25,000 square foot building on Hwy. 21 for professional and general office uses will be considered for final approval by commissioners.

The offfice project sits on a 6.54 acre parcel within the 97 acres owned by Atrium between I-77 and Hwy. 21 opposite Bailey Road.

The hospital

Atrium Hospital in Cornelius

Atrium has already received a Certificate of Need for a 160,000 square-foot hospital with 30 beds on the 97 acres—the former Augustalee property.

Atrium Health Lake Norman, as the facility will be known, will be built at the southwest corner of the intersection of Westmoreland Road and Hwy. 21, in Cornelius.

The office

The 25,000 square foot office would be on the west side of Hwy. 21, north of the Huntersville town line and adjacent to the future intersection of Bailey Road extension.

The project carries a recommendation for approval from the Town Planning Board, and received positive comments during previous hearings.

The Town Board meets at 5 pm in Town Hall. The meeting can be viewed live online by accessing www.cornelius.org and clicking the watch meetings online tab.