It’s official: Convention center to be built in Harlingen

HARLINGEN — After years of planning, the city will build a convention center.

In a meeting yesterday, city commissioners and members of the Harlingen Community Improvement Board approved agreements with developers B.C. Lynd Hospitality and Ezequiel Reyna to build the $14.8 million convention center next to an upscale 150-room hotel.

“This is a big day for the city of Harlingen,” Mayor Chris Boswell told officials and developers. “We’ve been working on this for a long time. It’s a new beginning.”

The city will borrow $13.5 million in taxable certificates of obligation to build the 43,700-square-foot convention center.

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