by Ashley Fahey
At its midtown site, Pappas Properties will deliver about 280,000 square feet of medical outpatient space over the next two years for Atrium Health adult specialty centers, including Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, neurology and digestive health.
Atrium Health is extending its campus in midtown Charlotte with a $200 million investment in two medical office buildings. It’s the next phase of Pappas Properties’ $250 million mixed-use development at its Kenilworth Avenue site.
The project involves the construction of about 280,000 square feet of medical outpatient space over the next two years for Charlotte-based Atrium’s adult specialty centers, including Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, neurology and digestive health. Pappas will also develop a parking structure and two levels of subterranean parking for the medical office space and future phases of the project.
“We constantly assess how to provide the most convenient access to the care our patients need. These new medical office buildings are conveniently located (close) to our Atrium Health hospital campus and will provide vital access for our communities in central Charlotte,” Atrium says.
The medical office buildings will be at Kenilworth Avenue and Harding Place on part of a larger 5.5-acre site, which has been the longtime home of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. CRRA’s current building, which dates back to the 1970s, will be demolished after a new, 58,697-square-foot headquarters is expected to deliver in the spring.
CRRA broke ground on its new headquarters in March.
Atrium says it has been working with Pappas Properties “as the vision for this development grew and materialized.” Details were finalized over the last year.
The midtown project is part of Atrium’s strategic facility master plan and a $1 billion capital commitment over the next seven years. The commitment, which was announced in June, is a piece of Atrium’s larger goal to address capacity issues, technological advancements and infrastructure needs in an effort to make patient care more efficient, Atrium chief executive Gene Woods previously said.
“This is really an opportunity to reposition ourselves,” Woods said.