Convention Center Complex
|McAllen, Texas –October 26, 2004 - The City of McAllen is looking
for experience when it comes to building a multi-million dollar Convention
Center complex. The city is soliciting Bids from General Contractors
for the $50 Million Convention Center Complex.
“The Convention Center project has been talked about in our community
for more than 20 years. It is finally coming to fruition,” said Mayor
Leo Montalvo, City of McAllen. He also stated, “It is the first project
of this size in Hidalgo County and South Texas. The master plan for
the new Convention Center Complex has a future site for a fine arts auditorium,
a special events center, a Hotel, retail and restaurant facilities.
“We are looking at a construction management firm’s previous experience in building a convention center of this size with as much complexity while having a good quality work record,” said Mayor Montalvo.
The new Convention Center project is located on a parcel of land at Expressway 83 and Ware Road in McAllen. The architects of record are Gignac and Associates of Corpus Christi, Texas, and the design architects, TVS of Atlanta, Georgia.
“The value of the construction contract is expected to exceed $50 Million which includes a new Convention Center and infrastructure at the site including, utilities, drainage, streets, sidewalks, landscaping and fountains. The project is anticipated to require approximately 20 months to complete,” said David House, City of McAllen Architect.
A base bid proposal is due December 7, 2004 at 2:00 PM. Alternates, qualifications, and supporting information are due December 7, 2004 at 5:00 PM.
Plans and Specifications may be obtained from Tejas Reprographics, Inc. 1200 W. Polk, Pharr, Texas, 78577 Phone: (956) 782-8782.
City of McAllen
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