Conference center timeline set for site selection, design

The city has set a time table for selection of a conference center site.

At the Jefferson City Council meeting Tuesday, city administrator Nathan Nickolaus said the city has sent out requests for proposals with a deadline of Jan. 31. Further studies will be undertaken after proposals are received, with the hope of selecting a site by June 30.

Last year, the city heard a presentation comparing two possible sites for a potential conference center, the old Missouri State Penitentiary and the 200 block of West McCarty, both of which are currently state-owned.

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Nickolaus said as long as the council makes a selection by June 30, the design phase should begin July 1.


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