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Orange County Convention Center Moves Forward with North-South Building Improvements
The Orange County Convention Center leadership team continues work on the planned North-South Building Improvements after a budget for the projects has been approved.
Earlier this year, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners approved Mayor
Teresa Jacobs’ proposed budget of a $605 million Capital Improvement Plan that funds
the construction of two projects that will improve and enhance the North-South
“We spent the last two years talking with clients and evaluating our own campus to find
the best projects that will help us maintain our spot as the No. 1 meeting destination in
the country,” said Jessie Allen, the Center’s Interim Executive Director. “Securing the
funding will enable us to ramp up for an exciting time of development and growth at the
Center of Hospitality.”
- Convention Way Grand Concourse – an enclosed connection between the North and South concourses that includes additional meeting space and an 80,000 square-foot ballroom with a grand entrance to the North-South building along Convention Way.
- Multipurpose Venue – a 200,000-square-foot, flexible, divisible, column-free space with a combination of retractable and floor seating to accommodate between 18,000-20,000 guests. This project will also incorporate connectivity between the North and South concourses.
Currently, the OCCC Executive team is in negotiations to hire an owner’s representative.
The selected company will manage all aspects of the North-South Building
Improvements. This is the first of several steps which will involve consultants to assist
the team to enhance what was already a premier convention center.
About The Orange County Convention Center
The Orange County Convention Center is the second-largest convention facility in
America. Each year the OCCC attracts more than 200 events to the Central Florida area.
As a result, roughly 1.5 million attendees contribute approximately $2.2 billion to the
area's economy each year. For more information about the OCCC visit our website at
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