JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Jefferson City Council unanimously approved a $575,000 appropriation from the city's parking fund to buy the building located at 210 Monroe Street, the site of the Jefferson City News Tribune.
The city previously approved the sale with the owner, Wehco Media, and the contract is set to close on Thursday, Nov. 30.
On Oct. 31, Jefferson City officials announced plans to build a conference center to replace the parking garage at 200 Madison Street.
According to the city’s website, the project will include a conference center with a hotel, shared structured parking facility serving the conference center, and short-term, daily parking for the general public. Submissions are due on Dec. 15. Officials previously stated they hoped to find a developer by February.
Additionally at Monday night's meeting, candidate filing for the 2024 municipal elections were unanimously approved to run from 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26. Multiple councilmembers terms expire in 2024, including Ward 1 Councilman Jack Deeken, Ward 2 Councilman Mike Lester, Ward 3 Councilwoman Erin Wiseman, Ward 4 Councilman Randall Wright and Ward 5 Councilman John Hensley.
The council unanimously approved a $628,314.35 land lease agreement with Fischer Grain Farms.