Ames Voters Eye Convention Center Measure
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Officials say a $19 million bond measure would give Ames a long-sought convention center.
The Des Moines Register says the bond referendum is scheduled for a March 4 vote and needs approval from 60 percent of the voters.
The $19 million would be combined with Iowa State money for a $32 million addition and renovation at the campus' Scheman Building.
The 128,000-square-foot addition would be built where a parking lot sits now on the north side of Scheman. A 35,000-square-foot exhibit space would go on the upper level. The ground floor would include covered parking.
The Iowa Board of Regents has yet to vote on the university's contribution.
What's On KCRG