A ground breaking event was held on May 26, 2016 for the Hotel/Conference Center. The construction effort has enjoyed very good weather and is now ahead of schedule. The topping out ceremony that was scheduled for June 2017 took place in the middle of February 2017. Expected completion is now November 2017.
This facility will bring a whole new visitor client to Edmond to expand on our Convention and Visitor Bureau activities. In fact, the new offices will located in the conference center office space. This new location will greatly improve the visibility for the CVB. City Council has committed some additional funds to the CVB budget for an additional staff person and furnishings for the new space.
The I-35 / Covell location is almost the center of Edmond and near the center of Oklahoma which makes access to the new Conference Center very appealing for many organizations and groups to schedule their meetings. I’ve been told some bookings are already being scheduled.
The new road improvements for Covell and Sooner Road also got started on June 13th, 2016 and they were completed before the end of May 2017.
A new Showbiz entertainment project is coming as an additional project just Northwest of the HCC. Lots of activity at I-35 and Covell these days.