Over the past couple years, Dallas has been hitting many milestones, and we continue to travel towards an even brighter future with the development of Dallas’ expanded convention center.
In February of 2021, the City of Dallas began development of a “Master Plan,” for approval to build a new and expanded KBHCCD, which would catapult extensive growth in the region. After widespread research and a multitude of town halls, public meetings, and city council votes, the final step to approval landed on the city’s November 2022 ballot via Proposition A. Dallas voters overwhelmingly approved the $3.7 billion plan and set the course to build a new and expanded convention center. With no impact on local taxpayers, Proposition A affords the expansion to be funded from hotel tax revenue, which can only be spent on tourism-related initiatives. The positive effect that this momentous decision will have, is exemplified in the words of City of Dallas’ Executive Director of Convention and Event Services, Rosa Fleming. “The expansion of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas is more than the renovation or reconstruction of convention center. It is an opportunity to re-envision downtown Dallas reconnecting downtown to its southern neighborhoods and ensuring growth in the retail, restaurant, and housing sectors. In short, the project is a long-term economic development initiative for the city that will resonate for years to come.”
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2.5 Million Square of space
• 800,000 square feet of Exhibit Space • 260,000 square feet of Breakout Space • 170,000 square feet of Ballroom Space (including 105,000 sq. ft. ballroom) • Newly renovated Arena and Theater • Welcoming entry and lobby with ample space for activations
• All-new walkable area • Premier entertainment and restaurant experiences • Multimodal station center, which will maximize public transportation to and from the KBHCCD
The master plan will integrate a mix of commercial, retail and residential spaces to build the gap between neighborhoods that would not thrive without the convention center's expansion.