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Atrium to present plans for new hospital in Cornelius

In this site plan for the new hospital, Hwy 21/Statesville Road runs across the top of the image

June 15. By Dave Vieser. Residents interested in seeing what the new Atrium Cornelius Hospital will look like are invited to attend a special presentation July 18 during the regular Town Board Meeting.

At that time, Atrium officials will unveil for the first time their plans for the medical facility to be built on the west side of Statesville Road (Hwy. 21) a short distance south of the intersection with Westmoreland Road.

The hospital project is valued at more than $150 million.

Rezoning needed

Atrium, operating as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, is asking to rezone approximately 28 acres of a 97-acre parcel formerly known as Augustalee.

The plans call for a 282,000 square foot hospital along with medical office buildings and accessory facilities. The maximum building height will be 120 feet and the authority seeks to rezone the site for conditional zoning.

Only 20 years ago the property was a farm.

Meeting details

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 pm.

The meeting will also be available online via the town web site: www.Cornelius.org. Access the link to “watch meetings online.”

While details of the proposal will be provided, no decisions on the rezoning are expected that evening as the applicant must still conduct a community meeting, as well as project review by the town Planing Board, prior to Town Board approval.