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Special meeting called over Convention Center Authority


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors has agreed to hold a special meeting after Metro Council members Tuesday night voted to create a Convention Center Authority but then, moments later, decided to delay the issue until their next meeting negating the original vote.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean filed legislation last week to create the Convention Center Authority, which will provide strong public oversight through a nine-member board appointed by Dean and confirmed by the council.

After Tuesday's recalled vote, 15 or 16 council members requested a special meeting about the issue.

The meeting is set for Friday at 4:30 p.m.

When complete, the $635 million Music City Center will sit on 15 acres downtown, stretching from 5th Avenue to 8th Avenue and from Demonbreun to Korean Veterans Parkway. 

A 40-story, 1,000-room Marriott Marquis with 100,000 square feet of meeting space, ballrooms, restaurants and retail areas is also planned for the area and will sit adjacent to the convention center.

Metro government must still secure financing and buy the property where the structure will be built.

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