Convention center revamp approved

This rendering of the expanded convention center includes a frame-shaped cutout as part of a new pedestrian bridge.

A roughly $115 million project to expand and improve the Charlotte Convention Center is moving ahead after receiving unanimous approval from City Council last night. As previously reported by CBJ's Erik Spanberg, the series of projects will add a skywalk, connecting the convention center with The Westin hotel and the nearby Whole Foods-anchored Novel Stonewall Station retail and residential project, as well as 93,000 square feet of space for meetings, receptions and other events.