$38 million improvement plan for Tampa Convention Center gets city approval

Tampa city council has given approval to a $38 million capital improvement campaign for the Tampa Convention Center.
Tampa city council has given approval to a $38 million capital improvement campaign for the Tampa Convention Center.

TAMPA, Fla. – Earlier this fall, the City of Tampa city council took the final step needed to begin construction on the Tampa Convention Center (TCC) Capital Improvement Campaign.  The project entails upgrades to existing meeting spaces, ballrooms, and exhibit halls.  Additionally, TCC will gain two floors of new waterfront meeting rooms totaling approximately 18,000 square feet.

By unanimous vote, city council approved the agreement with Skanska USA for providing a targeted value design concept to deliver a guaranteed maximum price agreement for the improvements. The approval of this project allows for the economic development project to break ground.

“Today we take the first step in the expansion of TCC in over two decades. The renovation of our meeting spaces and the additional meeting rooms will allow us to remain competitive in an ever-changing market. Through these efforts, we will be able to attract larger events and bring more visitors and business to Tampa,” said Una Garvey, TCC director.

The $38 million program includes updates to several building infrastructure components and installation of the newest convention venue technologies, while also addressing the most up-to-date sustainability initiatives.

The initial project is expected to be completed by 2023, with a study on the facility’s five-year master plan occurring concurrently.

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