Charlotte approves $110 million for convention center expansion

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Charlotte City Council has approved a $110-million plan to expand and renovate the Charlotte Convention Center, the Charlotte Observer has reported.

The project will add 93,000 sq. ft. of space along Stonewall St. Plans include 15 new meeting spaces with movable walls and a pedestrian bridge across Stonewall St. connecting the center to the Novel apartment and retail development, as well as the Blue Line light-rail station and the 700-room Westin Hotel.

Holder-Edison Foard-Leeper Co. has been selected as construction manager for the project, while TVS North Carolina will provide architectural services.

Construction is expected to start next year and would run through 2020.

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