The Jefferson City Council has approved moving three proposals received for a conference center on to the second phase of review.
The three developers and their proposed conference center locations are:
• Ehrhardt Hospitality Group
Melgrove Lane, Suite 200, Hannibal, Mo.
Proposed location: state property adjacent to Broadway and McCarty streets
• Drury Development Corporation
721 Emerson Road, Suite 200, St. Louis, Mo.
Proposed locations: prequalified sites contained in the request for proposals (West McCarty Street and the Missouri State Penitentiary area) as well as additional sites meeting the city's requirements.
• Farmer Holding Company
221 Bolivar Street, Suite 400, Jefferson City, Mo.
Proposed location: adjacent to Capital Mall
The developers will each be invited to present their proposals to the council in the coming weeks. The meetings will be held in closed sessions since the proposals are still under negotiation.
The council had sent out the request for conference center proposals in December 2012. The deadline to submit proposals was Jan. 31, 2013.
Jefferson City voters approved a lodging tax in 2011 to fund a conference center.