Jefferson City Considers Conference Center Proposals

Posted: Jan 31, 2013 2:12 PM by Micah Smith
Updated: Jan 31, 2013 3:35 PM

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JEFFERSON CITY - Thursday was the last day to turn in Request For Proposal forms for a new conference center in Jefferson City. The City received 3 different proposals which they will begin considering next week.

Jefferson City voters passed a lodging tax in favor of a conference center in 2011. With the increase in revenue, the city now has the resources to build the conference center.

"Once that passed it was a signal from the voters that it's time to really get serious for our community to move forward with looking at the options for a conference center," said Councilwoman Carrie Carroll.

In recent years two sites have been considered for the conference center- the former Missouri State Penitentiary and a parking lot in the 200 block of McCarty Street. Ultimately, it will be up to the City Council to decide. It says both sites are large enough for the conference center.

The City Council says the City Administrator will meet with the City Council Monday to discuss the review process of the proposals.

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