Fort Worth names design committee for $500M convention center project
Fort Worth City Council moved closer to the design phase of the $400 million to $500 million expansion of the city’s convention center by naming a Design Review Committee.
The committee is expected to meet over the next two years and provide recommendations to City Council.
Fort Worth Convention Center
Discussions have focused on expansion of the convention center’s north end and the possible addition of a large convention headquarters hotel.
City officials are considering splitting the project into phases with the first phase expanding Commerce Street for hotel development and construction of new kitchen and catering facilities between 2022 and 2024. Demolition of the 52-year-old convention center arena and new construction would be part of the second phase between 2024 and 2026.
The city’s goal is to have a recommendation for a project management firm by summer 2020 as well as an architect of record.