Renovations of the VIP Complex at International Park integrate outdoor spaces while maintaining a multi-functional facility for arts and entertainment. Other enhancements include additional covered seating, event administrative space, dressing rooms, additional concessions, re-design of restrooms, backstage facilities, and vendor kiosks.

June 2024: The plan review with Community Development has been approved and is now pending the solicitation process with Central Services.

May 2024:  Revised design documents from Gardner Spencer Smith architects have been submitted to Community Development for approval.

April 2024:   Revised design documents from Gardner Spencer Smith architects have been submitted to Community Development for approval. In preparation for an Invitation to Bid issuance, Transportation & Development has issued the necessary Land Disturbance Permit needed to begin construction following a contract award.

March 2024: Building plans are in review with the fire marshal. Revisions are pending Community Development review.

February 2024: Design and construction plans are in review with Community Development.

January 2024: A review of construction documents with Community Development is scheduled for mid to end of February.

December 2023: Construction documents have been reviewed by Building & Maintenance Planning, Design and Construction and submitted back to Gardner Spencer Smith Tench & Jarbeau architectural firm for revisions. The county is awaiting updated design documents based on revisions.

November 2023: Planning, Design and Construction with Building and Maintenance has reviewed amphitheater design documents and submitted revisions to Gardner Spencer Smith architectural firm. Following the addition of revisions, the documents will be submitted to Community Development for review.

October 2023: An internal review of design documents has been done. The design will be returned to the architects with revision suggestions. Once the design have been finalized they will be submitted to Community Development for review and approval.

September 2023: Final touches are being made to the facility’s design documents. The process to hire a contractor to oversee the project will begin in late fall.

August 2023: Complex designs are nearing completion. Architects are currently making final revisions. Following completion, the project is expected to be placed out for bid.

July 2023: Final design drawings are expected to be received in July. Following a review, the search for a building contractor will begin.

June 2023: A meeting between architects and county officials was held resulting in Gardner Spencer Smith Tench & Jarbeau updating design drawings based on comments from staff. In addition, comments from the Clayton County Water Authority are being taken into consideration for design.

May 2023: The county is waiting for documentation to use the existing stormwater pond at the International Park for the amphitheater building, per Clayton County Water Authority requirements to finalize the facility’s design.




Commission District

District 04

Design Firm

Winter Construction

Served by Commissioner

Commissioner DeMont Davis