The Georgia Aquarium has announced initial plans for Expansion 2020, a major expansion of the facility that will likely be ready in late 2020.
As reported by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the expansion announcement comes with few details, but developers are likely to share more information about the project later this year as plans for the initial phases are finalized.
“Our next endeavor is a big one, a really big one,” Debbie Campbell, vice president of marketing and communications for the aquarium, told ABC in an email.
Sketches of the initial phase of construction have been released, and they show a temporary entrance being built as room is made for construction on the southeastern side of the aquarium. It’s not yet known if the expansion will bring more sea creatures to the 13-year-old aquarium, ABC also said.
Construction on the expansion will presumably begin in September when the temporary entrance is ready, the report added.
Despite its boundaries, the Centennial Park District has continued to see enhancements in recent years. According to Curbed Atlanta, a Centennial Park expansion is underway and two new hotels are in various phases of construction near the aquarium.
The district includes everything from Philips Arena on the southwestern end to the park itself and the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola on the northeastern end.Follow @Sean_Breslin