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Fort Worth City Council to Discuss Convention Center's Future



    (Published Tuesday, June 10, 2014)

    The Fort Worth City Council will discuss the future of the Fort Worth Convention Center on Tuesday.

    There are several options for the convention center including tearing it down and rebuilding, making renovations to the current building or expanding the building and developing the areas around it.

    At a special afternoon meeting, council members will talk about how to keep the convention center current with the growing downtown.

    Kirk Slaughter, the director of public events at the convention center, said they are working with hundreds of strategic partners to figure out the future of the convention center.

    They are gathering input from people in the community and looking at what they can financially support.

    Slaughter said they will present more specifics at a meeting on July 15. He also said work on this project will start in the next five to ten years.

    According to Slaughter, the last time the Fort Worth Convention Center was renovated was in 2004.

    Since then, Fort Worth has grown and Slaughter said they want to make sure the convention center keeps up with the rest of the city's revitalization.