KC trims list of downtown convention hotel sites

The list of sites for a downtown convention hotel is down to four, and Barney Allis Plaza is among the finalists.

Fox 4 reports that the city cut its list of sites in half on Monday, and although the 1,000-room convention hotel isn’t a certainty, it’s inching toward becoming one. Oh, and you’re going to subsidize it.

Here’s the final four:

1. Barney Allis Plaza: Southeast corner of 12th and Central streets


Jury Site: 13th and 14th streets, between Wyandotte Street and

Baltimore Avenue. This block includes the Power & Light Building.

3. DST: 14th Street to Truman Road, between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue
4. Hereford Site: Truman Road to 16th Street, between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue

Meanwhile, the consultants who are going to most assuredly tell us that we need a convention hotel (and that you have to pay for it) are getting paid handsomely.

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