Construction has begun on the multi-billion dollar Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center expansion.

The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison was in attendance for the groundbreaking in downtown Dallas. 

Here is some of what Dan Godwin and Alex Boyer reported on the exciting event for Fox 4 KDFW:

As redevelopment projects go, this is one of the largest the city of Dallas has ever seen.

 

Back in 2022, Dallas voters approved a ballot measure enabling the city to acquire the funding for the project.

 

The price tag is $3.7 billion. It significantly increases the size of the convention center.

 

“The revitalization of this convention center is exactly what this corner of Downtown Dallas needs,” said Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson.

 

Supporters say it will enhance tourism in the city and increase all the revenue it generates.

 

Backers talk about job creation and forging new connections between Downtown Dallas and South Dallas – what’s described as knitting the city together with new opportunities and shared prosperity.

 

The Dallas Convention Center, as it was originally known, opened in 1973 and was expanded in 1984. It was expanded again in 1994.

To read the entire article, click HERE.