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City council awards contract for hotel convention center study

By Brian Cuaron
May 17, 2011 at 12:17 a.m.


The Victoria city council unanimously approved $30,000 for a hotel convention center feasibility study.

The contract was awarded to PKF Consulting, of Houston.

Randy McCaslin, PKF vice president, was on hand to present the company's proposal. The company has done such studies for others in the past.

And just because a study is being done doesn't mean the company will tell the city to build. In Alvin, McCaslin said PKF recommended the city build a convention center but not a hotel.

Mayor Will Armstrong said that the study "will help us sell Victoria."

McCaslin said a new hotel and convention center can bring in outside people who will spend money in the city.

McCaslin added that a convention center gives companies here a place to hold training sessions while also giving local groups a place to hold meetings other than a high school cafeteria.

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