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Construction of major county projects coming along

Northside Hospital Forsyth, Kroger, Walmart in the works

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Nearly everywhere you turn in Forsyth County, there is some form of construction occurring. From shopping centers to new schools, the county is booming. Some of the most talked about projects are in the works, so we rounded up information on where they stand.

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Northside Hospital Forsyth

Northside Hospital Forsyth seems to always be adding to its vast business.

Currently, construction is underway on a fifth medical office building with 135,000-square-feet of space. The building is located on the southern perimeter of the hospital campus and is expected to open in early 2018.

Additionally, expansion and renovation of the hospital’s cafeteria and dining room within the hospital have also begun. Estimated completion is spring 2018.

In December 2016, the hospital added three floors to its Forsyth County campus including two patient floors to accommodate surgical and oncology patient needs.

The 77,975-square-foot, $30 million expansion, added a seventh floor to care for patients undergoing cancer treatment and an eighth floor that serves post-surgical needs.

The project brings the hospital’s inpatient bed count to 247, previously 231, and the total number of beds, including observation, to 325.

The hospital, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive in Cumming, now stands at eight floors, making it the tallest building in the county, said Lynn Jackson, Northside Hospital Forsyth administrator.

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Walmart on Ga. 369

In June 2016, the county broke ground on a Walmart location off Browns Bridge Road, or Ga. 369, west of Ga. 400. A building permit was approved in April 2016 for the 44-acre property and construction is underway.

The store will be 185,000 square feet with a fresh grocery, dry goods, general merchandise, pharmacy, tire and lube express and optical.

It is expected to open spring 2018.

Kroger

Kroger on Bethelview/Castleberry

In September 2015, the county began looking into opening a Kroger southwest of Cumming on 27 acres at the corner of Castleberry and Bethelview roads.

Now, the project has been issued a building permit, but the company will be submitting revisions which will need to be reviewed.

Plans call for a more than 141,000-square-foot store, 18-pump fuel station and over 650 parking spaces.


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