A two-story, 20,000 square-foot medical office facility is in the pipeline for Tyrone now that city officials approved a requested development variance.
Located next to Waffle House and across Hwy. 74 from Publix, the parcel of land in question is reportedly being eyed by Emory Healthcare. It is currently owned by St. Stephens Development, and the medical office would be built by South-Tree Enterprises, Inc., which has made a name for itself locally in developing Class “A” office buildings.
According to Town Manager Kyle Hood, St. Stevens Development requested the variance, which allows the developer to encroach on the buffer in order to accommodate parking lots on all four sides of the building. Hood noted that the building is being built in the town’s Quality Growth Corridor, which allows the town to place extra restrictions on what is built there.
In this case, Hood says the variance granted really just brings the property back into the normal requirements that had been set in the past for existing buildings, including the Waffle House property, with which the medical office will share a driveway.
The variance was granted unanimously and with little discussion other than a few remarks about how nice it will be for Tyrone to have additional medical facilities.