Groundbreaking for the new downtown Terre Haute convention center has been set for 11 a.m. Sept. 6, rain or shine.
The public is invited and refreshments will be provided.
“The convention center will bring an increase in tourism and economic vitality for Terre Haute, Vigo County and the region,” the Vigo County Capital Improvement Board (CIB) said in a July 24 new release. “The structure is expected to be complete in Spring of 2021 and will house events and mid-level conventions.”
The CIB is now working on finalizing its financing and property acquisitions. It next meets Aug. 21.
Thirty-eight companies bid on 17 categories of construction work. The low bids in total reached more than $29.5 million, while high bids were more than $32 million, according to a Tribune-Star review of the bids. The project was estimated to cost $32.5 million with bond and acquisition costs.
The CIB’s project manager, Nations Group, is conducting a review of the bid packages along with construction manager Garmong Construction Services to make sure the bids include all requested work, The News and Tribune reports.