November 2019 Around Town 2

Georgia Cancer Partnership to Receive $11 Million in Research Funding

The Georgia NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) has been awarded a six-year grant expected to result in more than $11 million in funding from the National Cancer Institute to enroll even more Georgians in important clinical trials. The consortium is a collaboration with Northside and the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler in Savannah and the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education in Atlanta. More than 2,500 cancer patients have been enrolled in clinical trials through the program over the past five years.


No. 2 Opus Place to Break Ground This Fall

New York-based developer Olympia Heights confirms that construction on No. 2 Opus Place will begin this fall. The long-anticipated project is a proposed 55-story building with 195 luxury condos on top of seven floors of office space at 98 14th St. Director of Developments Roni Avraham says site work is already underway. Construction is scheduled to be in full swing in November, he adds. The tower will be finished in October 2022.   The second phase of the project is still under works. Discussions include a hotel, more condos or apartments.

Car Ownership Declines in Midtown

The Midtown Alliance’s recent community survey shows Midtown residents and workers are relying less on vehicles. In fact, 23% of respondents who both live and work in Midtown said they own fewer cars now than in the past. The survey also notes that residents and workers want a better infrastructure to support alternate transportation modes. Ninety-six percent noted walkability as the top concern while 42% said e-scooters were a priority.