The City of Tyler is considering moving forward with plans to build a new hotel and convention center at the Tyler Rose Complex.
City of Tyler Managing Director Stephanie Franklin says the concept has “been in discussion for quite a long period of time".
Wednesday, city council will vote to pay Garfield Public/Private LLC $48,000 over four months to survey the Rose Complex as a possible location.
Franklin says the goal is to get a better understanding of construction costs. The pre-development agreement will also deliver a conceptual design for a 200-room hotel and 20,000 square foot facility that would include “ballrooms, meeting areas and pre-function areas".
Shari Lee, the VP/GM of Visit Tyler, says she’s in favor of the concept. “Most people that come to conventions do like the combination of being able to be close to their hotel and then having the convention as well…Anything that we do to the Rose Garden Center or anywhere in that area is going to be completely helpful for our city.”
The project has no set timeline.