Tuesday, July 7, 2020
By Matthew Moyer
on Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 8:23 PM
The $605 million expansion of the Orange County Convention Center is now off the table for the foreseeable future.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said in a news conference Monday afternoon, while running down the new county budget, that this massive construction project has been postponed, if not canceled.
With the uncertain future of the tourism industry (not to mention conventions/trade shows) in Central Florida amid the coronavirus pandemic, and an accompanying precipitous drop in revenue from tourism development taxes, the construction project was shelved indefinitely.
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