The new Peach Regional Medical Center is expected to be ready by summer and a study by the Middle Georgia Regional Commission estimates that it could bring $3.8 million to the state over the next ten years.
But, some of that economic development is happening now.
A nearly $16 million luxury apartment complex called Hawk's Ridge will soon be built just yards away from the new hospital.
13WMAZ talked to the project's developer, Ben Jones, who says they did a market study on the Byron area and determined there was a need.
Jones said one reason the Centerville road spot appeal to them is the proximity to the new hospital.
"We considered a few spots in this area, obviously with the new construction of Peach County Regional Medical Center, we thought this would be a great fit," said Jones. "Well, we just think this area will have momentum due to the new development."
Hawk's Ridge sits on 20 acres and will have 172 units of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. The costs of the units haven't yet been determined, and Jones said the amenities is what makes them stand out.
"We have a nice clubhouse for all the tenants to use as well as a community pool, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, things of that nature and even like a dog park," said Jones.
Jones said they hope to break ground in the next few months. He said once construction starts they anticipate the project will take up to 15 months to complete.