The authority that oversees PNC Arena on Thursday received a more detailed report on possibilities for major changes to the 23-year-old arena, with a new focus on the proposed development of an adjacent entertainment district.

The report by CAA ICON to the Centennial Authority on Thursday laid out a road map for not only arena renovations but the “ancillary development” that could include hotels, retail shops, restaurants and a concert venue outside the arena, as proposed by Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon...

"The ancillary development is important, not just for the ability to entice (the Hurricanes) potentially to extend their lease, but more importantly as an important amenity to the community,” Barrett said.

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