Post Tagged with: "convention center"

Med Market Signs Anchor Tenant

June 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm

The medical market that’s poised to take over Nashville’s current convention center building has signed what it’s calling an anchor tenant.

Mayor, Omni Unveil Proposed Deal for Convention-Center Hotel

August 24, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Metro Government will effectively pay half the cost of a hotel to go with its new downtown convention center. That’s part of a proposed deal with Omni Hotels, which will pay cash for the cost of construction and end up the sole owner.

Metro Can Take Parking Lot for New Convention Center

February 5, 2010 at 8:38 am

A circuit court judge has ruled that Metro can legally take a five-acre parking lot to build Nashville’s new downtown convention center.

Convention Center Opposition Waits For Final Hour to Hand in Petition

January 11, 2010 at 7:16 am

A petition drive in opposition of a new downtown convention center has collected 6,500 signatures. The group called Nashville’s Priorities is hoping to convince the Metro Council to allow a non-binding vote of the people on the project. However, it doesn’t plan to hand in the signatures until the day the Metro Council takes a final vote on the issue.

West Nashville Councilman Concerned with Convention Center Financing Plan

January 7, 2010 at 5:12 am

Metro Council members will vote next week on whether or not to approve the financing for a new convention center. The project has been in the works for years, but some council members feel there are still troublesome kinks in the funding plan.

Nashville Mayor Backs Away from Publicly Financed Hotel

December 4, 2009 at 7:48 am

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean backed away from publicly financing a 750-room hotel at Thursday night’s presentation of a new downtown convention center.

Filing Claims It’s Too Soon for Eminent Domain of Convention Center Land

November 18, 2009 at 6:57 pm

The fight over land marked for a new Nashville convention center continued Wednesday as a key property owner filed court papers protesting the city’s efforts to use eminent domain.

Construction Team Squeezes $50 Million out of Convention Center Budget

November 12, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Architects and contractors planning for a new downtown convention center have trimmed $50 million out of the project, lowering the total price tag to $585 million.

Mayor Nominates Convention Center Board

September 4, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Mayor Karl Dean today has nominated nine people to the new Convention Center Authority Board, representing an array of professional backgrounds and experience.

Council Creates Convention Center Authority in Special Meeting

August 21, 2009 at 5:23 pm

The Metro Council voted 33 to 3 Friday afternoon to create a new board that will oversee construction of the proposed downtown convention center.

Council Calls Special Meeting to Vote on Convention Center Authority

August 19, 2009 at 4:38 pm

The Metro Council will have a special meeting Friday afternoon to take an up-or-down vote on establishing a new board to oversee a proposed downtown convention center.

Convention Authority Could Transfer to New Board

August 18, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Tuesday night the Metro Council will vote on transferring oversight of a proposed convention center to a new board.

PR Firm Resigns Convention Center Contract, Mayor to Hire Auditor

August 17, 2009 at 5:36 pm

McNeely, Piggot & Fox has stepped away from its contract to promote a new Nashville convention center.

Convention Center PR Contract Leads to Special Meeting

August 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Metro Council members want to hear from a partner with McNeely Pigott & Fox about public relations services provided for the proposed downtown convention center.

Marriott Chosen to Operate Convention Center Hotel

August 11, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Marriott has been chosen to operate the hotel connected to a proposed downtown convention center.

Dean Files Legislation to Create Convention Center Authority

August 10, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean wants to appoint a nine-member board to manage the development and financing of a new convention center.

Dean Suspends MP&F Contract for Convention Center Communications

August 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says he’s unhappy with the level of oversight given to a $75,000 public relations contract for a new downtown convention center.

Council Concerned About Convention Center Financing

June 17, 2009 at 4:27 pm

The Mayor’s office hasn’t filed a financing package for Nashville’s new downtown convention center with the Metro Council, which will have to sign off on the deal.

MDHA Chooses Convention Hotel Developer with Public Financing Experience

MDHA Chooses Convention Hotel Developer with Public Financing Experience

June 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Developers chosen this week to build a hotel that goes along with a new downtown convention center are working with Metro Government to pay for construction.

Convention Center Debate On Sunday

May 29, 2009 at 6:30 am

With the Metro Council set to take a final vote on the land acquisition bill for the new downtown convention center, a debate on Sunday will discuss the merits of the deal.