Emory purchasedthe 42-acre Briarcliff property in 1998.  The site, located a half-mile from the Druid Hills campus on Briarcliff Road, includes the historic Candler Mansion; an archival library facility jointly serving Emory and Georgia Tech; and the former Georgia Mental Health Institute 

The property is unique in that it includes significant acreage with future development potential, but also a site in the DeKalb County Historic Preservation District bound by established residential neighbors, and with limited access offof a heavily traveled Briarcliff Road.  

In recent years, film and television productions have used the property for shows such as CBS’s ‘MacGyver,’ the popular Netflix series ‘Stranger Things,’ and ‘Doom Patrol’ on HBO Max. 

Since its purchase, Emory has explored several possible for use of all or part of the property.  The current master planning process continues to study possible development concepts for this site.