WICHITA, Kansas - Go Wichita and the City of Wichita are looking at the future of conventions. The plans may include Century II.
A consulting group says if Wichita does nothing, convention business will decline.
They recommend separating performing arts and convention functions.
It also says Wichita does a great job attracting state and regional conventions, but could draw in national events if it upgrades its facilities.
"We now know the potential, and it's really exciting because there is a lot of potential to bring more business to Wichita and that means more dollars into our community and that's phase one," said Susie Santo, President and CEO Go Wichita.
The study is just the first of three phases.
Next, architects will provide design options for a new convention facility.
Cost for the project hasn't yet been addressed, although the city says an increase of property tax is not an option.
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