Clearing is under way at the intersection of Division Street and Shorter Avenue across from Rite Aid and Krystal to make way for what tentatively is called “Rome Urgent Care.” A variety of names appear on the blueprints at the Rome-Floyd Planning Department for the project proposed by Omkar Development out of Bogart in Northeast Georgia. “Cartersville Urgent Care” also is noted in some of the plans. We have not been able to find the company in corporate records searches beyond the basics of name, address and registered agent.
But here’s what we do know:
- Site work, or at least clearing, is under way, attracting the interest of thousands of motorists who pass this intersection each day. (Average daily traffic in this area is estimated at 33,000). It is the no. 1 topic of emails to Hometown Headlines this week.
- Plans show the campus will have a compbined cost of $789,000.
- The overall size is just under 5,000 square feet.
- Drawings indicate six exam rooms, two procedure rooms, x-ray and lab rooms, a doctors/nurses station and an 847-square-foot lobby area as well as restrooms, breakroom and other building requirements (electrical, storage and biohazard).
- Brooks Building Group has the project and we have calls into them as well.
This is the second new urgent or immediate care company to enter Northwest Georgia this year. Peachtree Immediate Care will open later this year in the former location of Los Reyes restaurant in Cartersville. It is one of more than 25 walk-in care centers Peachtree has in the metro region in partnership with Emory.
About the Shorter site: At one time, the spot was to be a food truck park as proposed by businessman T. K. Hamilton but development costs were too high. The property had been for sale since then. Hometown photos from July 30, 2018.