F'ville P&Z votes yes on hospital oncology center

Tue, 12/09/2008 - 4:09pm
By: Ben Nelms

Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-0 at the Dec. 2 regular session in favor of Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s proposed oncology center.

The cancer treatment expansion is expected to break ground in the first or second quarter of 2009.

The new facility will be the home of a 10,440 square-foot building on the ground floor located at the northeast side of the existing campus along Ga. Highway 54.

The majority of the building, approximately 9,000 square feet, will be used for oncology, with the remaining 1,440 square feet used for vault-utilized linear accelerator.

The structure for the one-story linear accelerator, a radiation treatment device, will match the existing building design and character, said Planning and Zoning Director Eldridge Gunn.

The proposed addition will be connected to the hospital through an existing corridor leading to the existing elevators and will be blended and integrated with the current appearance, structure and mechanical systems of the hospital campus, said Gunn.

Gunn said the project will require minor site work, concrete work for handicapped parking and some additional landscaping. The completed project will result in some reduction in parking spaces, he added.

Although connected to the hospital, it will still be self-contained for out-patient accessibility and a covered public entry canopy matching the existing canopies on the east entry and west entry will be provided, Gunn said.

Piedmont Fayette’s Support Services Vice President Tracy Cofer told commissioners the project to get underway sometime in the first or second quarter of 2009.

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