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Officials Ask For More Time To Consider Raleigh Convention Center Proposal

Posted July 1, 2003 8:01 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh and Wake County leaders are holding off on a vote for a new convention center -- for now.

Officials want more time to look at a proposal to build the new convention center near the existing one on the Fayetteville Street Mall.

The proposed $200 million project would be paid for using meal and hotel taxes already in place.

Some of the elected officials saw the proposed agreement for the first time at a meeting Monday and asked for at least another week to consider it.

The contract between the two governments would allow designers to begin specific plans for the building.