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City leaders approve restroom remodel at Sioux City Convention Center

SIOUX CITY (KTIV)- Residents will have to wait at least an extra 90 days to reap the benefits of a project downtown– the Sioux City Convention Center Project.

City leaders approved to remodel 4 of the Sioux City Convention Center’s restrooms, saying the work will then match the rest of the new addition.

The price tag? $211-thousand.

The new total cost of the project is now slightly less than $3.3 million.

“They need it,” said Rhonda Capron, Sioux City City Council. “They’re over 30 years old and I would hate to start over, and get bids, and have to go that route because what’s going to happen is it’s going to take too long and I am afraid they’re going to come in a lot higher.”

The Sioux City Convention Center Renovation Project was expected to be finished by November.

But, now with redoing the restrooms, it will not be completed until the end of January of 2020.

SIOUX CITY (KTIV)-  The Sioux City Convention Center Renovation Project could tack on a new task- delaying the completion date, and upping the cost.

On Monday, the Sioux City City council is being asked to approve a contract to remodel 4 public restrooms on the west side of the center.

The price tag? $211,151.

The original contract amount was $2,900,100.

With this change, the total cost of the project would be $3,258,181, or approximately 12.35% increase over the original cost.

Last week, the vote was 2-2 on the issue, with councilman Dan Moore being absent-

On Monday, he will be in attendance.

“If we don’t do it now, we need to do it sometime in the future,” said Sioux City Mayor Pro Tem, Dan Moore. “Whether it’s a year from now, two years from now, three years from now. So we’ve got this new convention hall, we’ve got the ballroom, and we’re going to have a new hotel, I’m not sure it would go over very well if we had to come in, take the westside and close it down, and redo those restrooms at that time.”

Moore adds that before he makes a decision on the matter, he wants to hear from the public.

The final vote will take place at Monday’s council meeting.

Jennifer Lenzini

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