Courtesy Philips Arena
Courtesy Philips Arena

The Atlanta Hawks are in discussions to redevelop the area surrounding Philips Arena into a mixed-use entertainment district, according to a report from the AJC.

Among the ideas under consideration is a complex similar to L.A. Live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles that would include more retail and restaurants and perhaps offices and residences.

The owners of the Atlanta Hawks have said they want a major renovation to Philips Arena, which opened in 1999, but is now considered outdated. The Hawks have also been looking at property in other areas around Downtown, according to the report.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.