Mass. House approves $1.1b convention center expansion
The Massachusetts House of Representatives approved a bill to expand the BCEC and hotels. $1.b billion to be exact. The idea is to construct another hotel (in addition to the one currently under construction) and add an additional 1.3 million square feet to the convention hall. The hotel to be funded with this would add an additional 200 rooms to the area.
Also in the news is that there are multiple companies bidding on building a 1000 room hotel next to the BCEC. There is a 500 room hotel being built currently. So all in all that would add another 1700 rooms in walking distance of the BCEC, which is double of whats available now (within walking distance).
The bill still needs to be approved by the Mass Sentate, schedule for the end of July.
If everything goes through and on schedule (HA!), everything would be opening 2019.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/05/28/massachusetts-house-approves-convention-center-expansion-plan/MZYifMughFcM1jMSCW91KK/story.html