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Final designs for Cedar Rapids convention center approved

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Cedar Rapids council members have approved the final designs of the new Convention Center Complex.

They also increased the budget from $67 million to more than $75 million.

The project involves renovating the U.S. Cellular Center Arena, and building an attached convention center that would include exhibit and ballroom space.

The new facility would be about 291,000 square feet.

Project leaders say it would make Cedar Rapids much more competitive in hosting big events.

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