Two Projects That Will Transform Fairview Get Underway
The Henry County Board of Commissioners, District V Commissioner Bruce Holmes, Nidus Development and the SPLOST Department will join forces later this month for a groundbreaking ceremony on two transformative projects that will change the face of the Fairview area, serving to improve commute times, improve access to healthcare and stimulate commerce in the area.
The first project is the Fairview Road Widening Project, one of the biggest transportation projects remaining on the SPLOST III project list. It consists of widening to four lanes 1.85 miles of roadway from Anvil Block Road to just beyond what is now the newly realigned West Panola and Fairview intersection, the installation of eight foot wide, multi-use paths on both sides of the road, decorative stamped concrete crosswalks, mast arm signal poles, decorative lighting and enhanced landscaping.
Also breaking ground that day will be the Fairview Medical Center by Nidus Development, a critical first healthcare foray into northern Henry County, which has been historically underserved by the medical community. This facility by Nidus Development is the first phase of a major mixed-use campus planned for the area to include an upscale, village concept retail component. The project is currently in the planning, design and site development phase. According to Nidus Development, preliminary plans call for approximately 88,000 square feet of medical office space and 80,000 square feet of retail space, with opportunity for additional development. The campus will feature a park-like setting with splash fountains, green spaces, and walking trails. Upon completion, the Fairview Medical Center is projected to employ over 1,300 persons directly and indirectly, with an estimated $185 million economic impact.
The public is invited to attend the celebration, which will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. on a parcel of land at the intersection of West Panola and Fairview Roads. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.