City seeks conference center plans in October

Requests for proposals on the latest conference center concept likely will go out in October, after the Jefferson City Council signs off on what staff has put together.

In late May, the City Council directed staff to begin drafting RFPs for the conference center concept detailed by Mayor Eric Struemph during the city’s town hall meetings last spring.

The concept would be a simple exhibition hall next to a hotel, either an existing hotel or a new hotel paid for by a developer, in a public-private partnership where the hotelier would run both the hotel and conference center, getting all the profits and absorbing all the losses.

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