Excitement continues to build as construction of the LEED-Designed Texarkana
Convention Center and Hilton Garden Inn hotel begins. Months of planning by the
design team will culminate in a grand groundbreaking celebration on March 23, 2011. “I
can hardly wait to see the heavy equipment on site,” Mayor Steve Mayo advised. “This
fabulous facility will be like none other in Texarkana – or in our region, for that matter.
The years of planning for our convention center and upscale hotel are behind us – now
we get to watch as they are built.”
The Texarkana Convention is being designed to receive LEED Certification by Griggs
Group Inc. of Hurst, Texas. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental
Design (LEED) and is an internationally recognized green building certification system,
providing third-party verification that a building is designed and built using strategies
intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency,
carbon dioxide emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and
stewardship of local and regional resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
“How often do you have
an opportunity to be a part of your city’s history as it is being made?”
Read more about the announcement here.