NEWS AND NOTES
Morehouse School of Medicine
Launches a $50 Million Project
Morehouse School of Medicine broke ground late October, 2018 for a $50 million new “living, learning and health care campus” adjacent to its southwest Atlanta campus. To be accomplished in two phases, the expansion will include its first-ever student housing, an ambulatory health-care center and a retail component. The first phase also includes a three-story commercial building that will house a student health and wellness clinic as well as an ambulatory care center that will be open to the public.
MSM will partner with a national fitness center chain to develop a 24-hour center on the building’s third floor. Plans also call for a 347-space parking deck and retail space for restaurants and other amenities. Next, MSM aims to build a new research and education building and a conference center to accommodate up to 275 people. Construction will start in 2019 with an anticipated opening date in spring 2020.
These projects would cost about $68 million, of which MSM has raised about 15 percent. The timeline for these projects is seven to 10 years.