Emory at Executive Park
City of Brookhaven


Located near the interchange of I-85 and North Druid Hills Road, Executive Park provides a unique opportunity for Emory to create a live-work-play health innovation district focused on supporting a connected community and workplace of the future. Emory serves the community and advances the future of health care through community partnerships, patient-focused care and innovative research.

Our plan will be phased in over the next 15 years or more, further solidifying Emory's commitment to being a trusted, long-term neighbor.

Our Plan

Our Community-Focused Approach

Pedestrian Friendly

Emory will provide a more walkable and connected community. We'll add more than one and a half miles of new sidewalks along public and private roads within Executive Park.

A half-mile, off-street multi-use trail will enable additional pedestrian and bike connectivity to the surrounding neighborhoods and commercial areas. Emory is also coordinating with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for a connection to the Peachtree Creek Greenway.

Slide walk with bikes

Public Greenspace

Emory's vision will provide approximately seven acres of greenspace including civic open space for staff, patrons and neighbors to enjoy. Emory seeks to inspire engagement and social interactions through outdoor environments.

Greenspace with woman reading under a tree

Health and Innovation

Emory provides stability and value to the community through health care and innovation. We already have successful programs in Orthopedics, Brain Health, Medical Science Education and Health Information Technology at Executive Park. We're seeking to expand and better integrate these services to develop future innovative treatments and provide solutions for health care challenges facing our communities.

Building concept

Traffic Improvements

Emory will provide ways to improve traffic flow in the North Druid Hills corridor and surrounding area. Our revised plan includes uses that are much less traffic intensive, reducing daily trip counts by six percent compared to the previously approved traffic study. We're coordinating with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to align our entrances along North Druid Hills Road. Emory is also paying for a number of road improvements within Executive Park on public and private roads, such as roundabouts, that will improve access in and out of the site and discourage cut-through traffic. Through the DRI process, we're working with the Atlanta Regional Commission and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority on further recommendations for road projects and traffic improvements. Plus, our existing shuttle service that runs between the Emory University Campus and Executive Park will be enhanced.

Economic Impact

Emory's new plan for Executive Park provides a positive economic impact to Brookhaven, DeKalb County and the DeKalb County School District. The estimated value of the proposed plan at full build-out is up to $1 billion dollars which includes direct and indirect investments. Upon full project completion, the new plan is estimated to generate nearly $5 million in property tax revenue each year. New business activity on the site is proposed to generate an ongoing economic impact of more than $650 million within Brookhaven each year. The plan also creates robust job growth in stable fields with good compensation and career development opportunities.

Economic Impact

Common Questions

We will engage with our partners, the community and government leaders during the development of specific plans. Review common questions, submit a new question and check back for updates.

Executive Park provides a unique opportunity for us to create a live-work-play health innovation district focused on supporting a connected community and workplace of the future. The current plan is retail/office focused, so Emory is asking to replace it with a revised site plan supporting our long-term vision focused on health care, wellness, research and innovation uses.

Emory already has successful programs in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Brain Health, Medical Science Education and Health Information Technology located in Executive Park and our long-term plan continues to focus on health care and innovation. We’re seeking to add more medical and office space including a proposed 140-bed, non-emergency, inpatient hospital. Since Emory’s plans at Executive Park are part of a master planning process still under development, specifics about a hospital and any Certificate of Need (CON) implications have yet to be determined. A proposed conference center and hotel plus multi-family residential, all of which were approved in the previous plan, will remain for future phased development. 

Emory hosted a community meeting on Monday, May 20, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with nearly 70 area residents in attendance. You can view the presentation slides from that meeting here. We'll update this site with future meetings as we progress through the zoning process.

This phased plan is projected to occur over 15 years or more.

We’re creating approximately seven acres of greenspace at Executive Park including civic open space and a multi-use trail. 

Yes! Our plans call for more than one and a half miles of new sidewalks, a half-mile, off-street multi-use trail that will provide additional pedestrian and bike connectivity and a new pedestrian connection to the adjacent shopping center Brighten Park. Emory is also coordinating with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for a connection to the Peachtree Creek Greenway. Over our 15-year plus horizon, Executive Park will become a more walkable community to allow our staff, visitors and neighbors to connect and collaborate.

Our proposed plan reduces daily trip counts by six percent compared to the previously approved traffic study. In addition to the investment we’re making in bike and pedestrian infrastructure, we’re coordinating with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to align our entrances. Our goal is to provide easy access from the North Druid Hills corridor in and out of the site to facilitate on-site traffic operation while discouraging cut-through traffic to Sheridan Road. We are paying for a number of road improvements within Executive Park on public and private roads, such as roundabout. Our existing shuttle service that travels between the Emory University Campus and Executive Park will be enhanced. Through the DRI process, we’re working with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) on further recommendations for road projects and traffic improvements.

Emory at Executive Park provides a positive economic impact to Brookhaven, DeKalb County and the DeKalb County School District. At full build-out, the new plan is estimated to generate nearly $5 million in property tax revenue each year. With our focus on health and innovation, we’ll create robust job growth in stable fields with good compensation and career development opportunities. Emory’s development plans at Executive Park will further reinforce Brookhaven as a city with diverse business and employment sectors, and a destination to do business in Georgia.

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