A rendering of the renovated Court of the South at Phipps Plaza.

Simon Property Group has announced “extensive” renovation plans for Phipps Plaza shopping mall in Buckhead beginning this summer.

According to a media release, the first project in a series of improvements will be an interior makeover with upgraded LED lighting, repainting the interior, new warm wood accents, an updated railing system, luxury seating and lounging areas with Wi-Fi connectivity and chargers, upgraded restrooms and the installation of a hotel-like concierge service center.

Major improvements to the parking decks will also be undertaken. All entrances from the parking decks to the mall will be improved with new flooring, lighting and automatic doors to welcome customers. Lighting in the parking decks will be converted to energy efficient LED which will also improve visibility.

Phipps will remain open during the renovation and hopes to have the work complete in time for the holiday shopping season.

Exterior projects are also in Phipp’s future, including a new “dramatic entrance” along Peachtree Road, a streetscape filled with luxury storefronts and new landscaping.  Plans have also been announced for  320 luxury residential units and a 164-room hotel to be connected to the mall.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley is Editor of Atlanta Intown. He can be reached at editor@atlantaintownpaper.com.