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File #: 22-1056    Version: 1 Name:
Type: ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/20/2022 In control: Department of Convention and Event Services
On agenda: 5/11/2022 Final action:
Title: Authorize a professional services contract with WSP USA, Inc. to provide advance planning and feasibility for the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas Master Plan - Not to exceed $14,924,394.00 - Financing: Convention Center Construction Fund
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Attachments: 1. Resolution
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Economic Development
AGENDA DATE: May 11, 2022
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S):|910|DEPARTMENT: Department of Convention and Event Services
EXECUTIVE: Majed Al-Ghafry
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Authorize a professional services contract with WSP USA, Inc. to provide advance planning and feasibility for the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas Master Plan - Not to exceed $14,924,394.00 - Financing: Convention Center Construction Fund

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BACKGROUND

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) Master Plan is in the eleventh month of the master planning process. The master planning contract with WSP USA, Inc. (WSP) was approved by Council Resolution No. 21-0245 on January 27, 2021 based on the outcomes of a Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals process which was conducted in coordination with multiple stakeholders and 14 city departments. The overall goal of the procurement process was to engage a firm that could develop a plan to create a walkable convention center district that incorporates transportation and private development in a way that ensures Dallas continues to be competitive economically in multiple sectors, including the tourism and hospitality space, and in its ability to keep pace with the downtown growth of other large competing cities.

Convention and Event Services (CES) briefed the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on December 7, 2021, and January 18, 2022, to provide updates and to present recommendations related to the KBHCCD Master Plan. Based on the Committee's recommendation, CES briefed City Council on February 2, 2022, recommending that the 3C West of Lamar convention center alternative be moved forward for full City Council approval. City Council adopted the recommended 3C West of Lamar alternative on February 9, 2022.

City Council approval incorporated implementation steps to be carried out by CES staff, including: (1) de...

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