City power brokers have long pushed a $520 million Convention Center expansion.
But on Thursday, the fate of the project is in the state Coastal Commission’s hands.
The commission, which must sign off any shoreline developments across the state, is set to vote on whether to allow the roughly 400,000 square-foot expansion.
Backers say the project is crucial to securing large conventions and that the city’s current space isn’t large enough to accommodate their needs. They project it’ll bring millions to the region but taxpayers will chip in to make it happen.