City to start renovation work on Two Rivers Convention Center

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The renovation of a local convention center is about to get underway.

Wednesday night the Grand Junction City Council signed off on a contract for the architecture firm involved in remodeling the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction.

City staff will now start the design process. This process of the project will be improving building systems, functionality, and aesthetics.

The entire project is going to cost $6 million. That money is coming from the Downtown Development Authority tax increment funding.

"We'll start probably in the summertime. We're going to coordinate around events happening at Two Rivers, we want the least amount of disruption at Two Rivers," said Jay Valentine, the deputy finance director for the city.

After this first phase of remodeling, the city is going to build a new hotel attached to the convention center. It won't be finished until 2021.

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