MARIETTA – The Kennestone Hospital Authority unanimously agreed to accept a grant of 23 acres of land on which WellStar Health System intends to build its East Cobb Health Park.
All nine members of the Authority attended Tuesday’s lunchtime meeting. By taking ownership of the property, near Roswell and Providence Roads in east Cobb, WellStar avoids going through the county’s zoning process and can develop the property as it sees fit.
Only one member of the public urged the Authority against accepting the move, while three citizens spoke in favor.
The 205,000-square-foot health park is expected to cost about $80 million, and WellStar hopes to break ground in the spring.
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