UPDATE: Redevelopment agency approves new expo center project in downtown

UPDATE APRIL 4: The Las Vegas City Council's Redevelopment Agency approved the expo center at the city council meeting Wednesday. It will come back later to the Las Vegas City Council for a formal vote.

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A new expo center could be coming to Downtown Las Vegas.

The proposed $76 million center would be built next to the World Market Center. The city of Las Vegas and the owners of the Market Center came up with the idea.

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The new facility would provide an option in Downtown Las Vegas to host larger scale tradeshows, conventions, and other exhibitions.

Las Vegas would contribute $30 million to the project through a tax increment financing note.

The proposal is scheduled to be voted on at the April 4 Las Vegas City Council meeting.

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