The City of Bloomington, following the lead of The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Visit Bloomington, and Downtown Bloomington, Inc., has submitted a proposal to the Monroe County Board of Commissioners and County Council for activating the Convention Center expansion.
Deputy Mayor Don Griffin will join Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Eric Spoonmore at the Monroe County Council meeting on Tuesday, August 9 at 5:30 p.m. to formally present the City’s proposal and answer councilmember questions.
As part of its proposal, the City would take full responsibility for the expansion in exchange for the County transferring ownership and management of the Convention Center and supporting properties.
Under this proposal, the City of Bloomington would:
“The Convention Center project is extremely important to the vitality of our downtown and to our local and regional economy. I am deeply appreciative of the Chamber of Commerce, Visit Bloomington, and Downtown Bloomington for their leadership in moving this project forward,” said Mayor John Hamilton. “City staff look forward to discussing this proposal and working with the Bloomington City Council, Monroe County Commissioners, County Council, and our many partners to realize this much-needed expansion.”
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