Plans for a third phase of expansions at the convention center that will add approximately 30,000 square feet of exhibit space will be presented by the center’s director, Larry Noccolino, at a City Council work session on April 26.
“Then we have to get state approval,” he said.
The first phase of convention center improvements, completed in early 2013, expanded the facility by enclosing a second-story deck to create a bay-view grand ballroom space on the top floor. The intent of the first phase was to build an alternative area to compensate for space lost when the two-level 1,212-seat Performing Arts Center was constructed during the second phase of expansion work.
Increased pricing schedules for the PAC have also been released for next year, but should be capped until 2019 Noccolino said. There are two tiers of pricing, a reduced rate for show promoters, and a higher scale for existing convention center clients.