State Park Redevelopment to Conference Center
Components: Conference Center, Arena, Amphitheater, Performing Arts Center
Project Value: $120 million
SAG was engaged by the communities of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, AL and the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau to determine if a hotel and conference center, arena, outdoor amphitheater or performing arts center would have market support. The study showed the conference center would best achieve the goals of the communities and CVB of filling area hotel rooms. SAG continued to work with the cities to structure a working agreement with the State’s Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (“DCNR”) to develop the project on the DCNR’s 6,000-acre Gulf State Park resort area, in conjunction with its existing 18-hole golf course. The project is currently in design-development phase and funding sources are being finalized.