A chorus of political and business leaders has recently rallied around a Convention Center expansion years in the making.
They say a $520 million investment to expand the city’s 24-year-old convention center will bring an economic boost to the city in the form of more conventions and hotel visitors. They plan to bolster the current facility on Harbor Drive with another 225,000 square feet of exhibit space and additional ballrooms and meeting spaces.
Their plans also include a five-acre park on the roof of the revamped center and an additional hotel tower.
But the expansion faces a crossroads next month. The state Coastal Commission will either approve the Convention Center project or force supporters back to the drawing board.