Brenau kicks off $6.5 Million Health Care Expansion in Gainesville

Brenau University will lease the Georgia Mountains Center, as seen from Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville, Ga., starting Dec. 15 for the expansion of its health care professions graduate programs. (Nick Dentamaro/Brenau University)

Brenau University will take possession of the city-owned Georgia Mountains Center Dec. 15 as part of a long-term lease agreement with the Gainesville Redevelopment Authority that will pave the way for a $6.5 million expansion of the university’s health care professions graduate programs. 

Brenau President Ed Schrader said that Brenau’s occupancy of the building means that it can start work in January 2013 on major internal renovations to the property. Pending approvals by various academic and professional standards accrediting boards, the university plans to offer graduate programs in physical therapy and other professional health care disciplines in 2014.

View the full release on Brenau acquiring the Georgia Mountains Center here.