Downtown Convention Center Gets An Upgrade

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - More hotel beds are on their way to downtown, and a revamp of the Two Rivers Convention Center could be coming with it.

That's the plan approved by City Council last night. It moves forward a project for a new hotel and ballroom at the Downtown Convention Center. 

The hotel will be built on the current parking lot which is city land. The land comes with the understanding the hotel will build a connecting ballroom to Two Rivers.

Renovations to the convention center come in a total of $6 million.

What it is meant to do is add economic activity to our downtown and to our community in general.

"Now, it is doing that. Now that we add space, spruce it up, and make it look better. It will be even more of an economic engine for downtown moving forward," said Greg Caton, City Manager.

The project will bring two hotels downtown. The first will break ground next Spring, with a 12 month construction timeline.

The hotel connecting to the conference center will break ground in late 2019.

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