A project designed to bring a new look and life to the largest meeting space in Grand Junction, Colorado is about to get underway.
Members of the Grand Junction City Council have agreed to hire an architecture firm for the redesign and remodeling of the Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction.
That firm is the Grand Junction-based Chamberlin Architects, which has extensive experience in public facility design.
With money coming from the city’s Downtown Development Authority tax increment funding, the project is expected to cost around $6 million.
Additional project plans call for building a new hotel which would be attached to the convention center, with a 2021 completion date.
Located at 159 Main Street, the 23,000 square foot facility, which was built in the early 1970s, regularly hosts any number of trade shows, concerts, and seminars. Convention center officials have previously said that an updating and remodeling of the facility will attract larger business meetings and conventions.
In April of last year, a proposal to increase a local sales tax in order to raise some $30 million for the center’s renovation was overwhelmingly defeated by Grand Junction voters.
The renovation work at the Two Rivers Convention Center will include kitchen upgrades, exterior and roof repairs, and an upgrading to the facility’s water supply and drainage system.
By Garry Boulard
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