Jan 24th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

The city of Amarillo’s plans to renovate the Amarillo Civic Center Complex earned the support of a citizen executive committee that recommended a $319 million project to be funded by voter-approved debt.
Amarillo Convention Center renovation arena and central plaza Committee recommends $319M project to renovate Amarillo Civic Center venue

Rendering of Amarillo Civic Center Complex

At a City Council work session on January 21, the committee recommended several amenities including a new 75,600-square-foot exhibit space, a 10,100-seat arena, a new ballroom, pre-convention gathering areas, a commercial-grade kitchen, a renovated Santa Fe Depot, and a new expanded central plaza.

Councilmembers are scheduled to vote on the committee’s recommendation at their February 11 meeting. If voters approve the measure, the city would initiate a 10- to 12-month design phase.

City officials said construction would occur in phases. Completion is targeted for 2024.