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Children's Healthcare Moving Into Old 19-Story Hotel

The company bought the aging building for $9.6 million.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is moving into one of North Druid Hills' bigger, unofficial landmarks.

The company, which operates numerous children's hospitals in the metro Atlanta area, paid $9.6 million for the 19-story high-rise – known at one point as the Executive Park Motor Hotel – at 1447 Northeast Expressway and North Druid Hills Road, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle.

From the Jan. 3 story:

The purchase of the hotel is part of the overall development plan for that park, said Children’s Healthcare spokeswoman Patty Gregory.

Exactly how the building will be used, or what functions Children’s Healthcare will house there, is still uncertain, Gregory said. But, it would significantly raise the profile of the company along one of the most heavily traveled commutes between DeKalb and Fulton counties.

Read the full Chronicle story for more information.

No doubt the development of that area will be very good for the commercial area near the intersection of Briarcliff and North Druid Hills roads. (And it'll be an added traffic headache to the already painful traffic situation that exists for much of the day along that corridor.)

Tammy January 08, 2013 at 02:47 PM
I would not bet on anything on that property staying. They'll likely level it and build as their business needs dictate. The first thing you'll probably see is a medical office building and overflow parking for the adjacent Children's Office Park.
Tom Doolittle January 08, 2013 at 10:35 PM
So you have CDC and Emory (healthcare) across from each other--and across I-85 to each other. Possibly the beginning of a public health/research/bio hub? Not a decision based on price--strategic. The more power players that locate there, the better chance you'll see a CID--road and ped improvements...probably a bridge/park across I-85 to connect the office complexes with similar tenants (Federal govt). Power talks.
Sally January 09, 2013 at 01:14 PM
That would be better than what is there now.
Sally January 09, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Your making too much sense there. Don't confuse those who will protest any change in this area.
Ricco January 11, 2013 at 04:31 AM
Im hope its for the better I was suprise the Building was still up I was security there between 2006-2007. I thought it was gona be renovated then because the Pattni Group Bought it i there was a rendering showing it was supposed to be a sheraton. Also they bought the Days inn downtown (300 spring st.) aroundthe same time. ironicaly i workes there acouple yrs before LOL. well it was a very large Bulding and im sure during its day Had alot going on.

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