State-of-the-art theater, dazzling fountain among new additions
Neel-Schaffer provided all aspects of civil site design for the Phase 2 expansion of the Renaissance at Colony Park lifestyle center, Mississippi’s premier shopping destination.
Phase 2 of the facility in Ridgeland (MS) added 125,000 square feet of retail space, including provisions for a Zea Rotisserie & Bar and for a state-of-the-art Malco theater, the Renaissance Cinema Grill.
Neel-Schaffer provided engineering services for utility infrastructure, pavement design and pedestrian circulation. Neel-Schaffer initiated design services for Phase 2 in early 2018. Construction began in late 2018 and the first new tenants were open for business in November 2019 (Zea) and December 2019 (Renaissance Cinema Grill).
The six-screen boutique theater encompasses approximately 25,000 square feet and has six luxury recliner auditoriums with reserved seating and Dolby 7.1 digital surround sound. The theater also features quick-casual food and a full bar.
Another exciting feature of the expansion is a plaza-level show fountain near the theater that has quickly become an entertainment showcase for shoppers. The fountain sprays water high in the air, choregraphed with music and multi-colored lighting. It has 62 nozzles that shoot water up to 35 feet high, four multi-axis nozzles that twist, 200 color-changing LED lights, and building mounted speakers.
Neel-Schaffer also provided engineering design services for Phase 1 of the Renaissance on Colony Park, which was completed in 2008, providing 500,000 square feet of retail space that includes shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The development also has a six-story, 110-room Hyatt Place hotel.