In another step for the planning of the facility, the Savannah City Council approved a design contract with Perkins + Will for a new Savannah arena.
Savannah has been planning the construction of a new arena, with the venue slated to be one of the main anchors of a broader Canal District development project. The city had been seeking a design firm to work on the arena, and made a key decision on Thursday by awarding a contract to the Atlanta-based Perkins + Will.
The contract is worth more than $8 million. More from Fox 28 Media:
Council voted to award an $8,820,000 contract to Perkins + Will, an Atlanta-based company. That includes base building design, interior design and construction administration for a new Savannah Arena.
The arena will be built on city property near the intersection of Stiles Avenue and West Gwinnett Street.
“The SPLOST-funded project is expected to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Savannah by attracting new events and entertainment, retain and better accommodate current events that are outgrowing existing venues, and serve as a catalyst for new development,” said Peter Shonka, the City’s Arena Project executive director.
The arena has been pitched as a more modern event space in comparison to Savannah’s aging Civic Center, as well a key feature in a broader development project could better connect the area to downtown Savannah.
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