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North-South Building Expansion

The Orange County Convention Center has embarked upon a $605M Capital Improvement Plan for two Campus Master Plan projects. The Convention Way Grand Concourse and the Multipurpose Venue expansion will bring total exhibit space at the OCCC to 2.3 million square feet.

The Multipurpose Venue brings an additional 200,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space in the South Building. Overall, the South Building will have a total of 675,141 square feet of exhibit space for a grand total of 1.15 million square feet of exhibit space in the North-South Building. The Multipurpose Venue will also incorporate connectivity between the North and South concourses.

The Convention Way Grand Concourse expansion includes an additional 60,000 square feet of meeting space and an 80,000 square foot ballroom along with a new entry to the North-South Building along Convention Way.

Project History

From Marketing Feasibility Study to Final Budget Approval 

December

Photos from First Design MeetingThe Orange County BCC approved the architectural and engineering design services contract with Populous+ C.T. Hsu, a Joint Venture, for the OCCC’s North-South Building Expansion. The total contract award amount is $38,389,062. The decision was made at the Dec. 17 BCC meeting

The first design team meeting for the North-South Building Expansion took place on Dec. 19 at the OCCC.

October

The second and third contract negotiation meetings with the A/E Design Team were held on Oct. 3 and Oct. 23, respectively, at the OCCC. The Construction Manager at Risk RFP with a restated addendum was issued on Oct. 17, and bid proposals are due Nov. 19, 2019. The Geo-technical Services and Construction Materials Testing Inspection Services RFP was due Oct. 29.

August

Orange County Board of County Commissioners are scheduled to consider presentations from two A/E firms to select one firm for staff to enter into negotiations. The selection was made at the Aug. 6 BCC meeting.

April

Orange County's Procurement Division hosts a second pre-solicitation informational session prior to the opening of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) contract

March

Orange County's Procurement Division hosts a pre-solicitation informational session prior to the opening of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) contract, which will be advertised to construction management firms, subcontractors, suppliers, and related vendors

January

The BCC approves contract for OCCC to hire AECOM Technical Services, Inc. to provide owner's representative services for the North-South Building Improvements project

July

BCC – Budget Work Session Presentation

BCC – Tentative Budget Approval

September

BCC – First Budget Public Hearing

BCC – Second Budget Public Hearing, Final Budget Approval

October

The OCCC enters into negotiations to hire an owner's representative

June

BCC Update – Campus Master Plan (w/OCCC client participation)

July

Begin Concept Refinement/Cost Estimates

November

Charrette – w/ Populous & Stakeholders

January - December

One-on-one meetings with clients, stakeholders and local organizations

March

Phase 2 – Campus Master Plan Program Completed

May

BCC Work Session – Tourist Development Tax/Capital Improvement Project/Campus Master Plan

Executive CAB Committee – Campus Master Plan Update

August

CAB Workshop – Refined Campus Master Plan Concepts

April

Phase 1 – Market Feasibility Study Completed

May

Executive CAB Committee – Marketing Feasibility Study Findings/Preliminary Concepts

June

Orange County BCC Update – Marketing Feasibility Study Findings/Preliminary Concepts

General Public Meeting – Marketing Feasibility Study/Preliminary Concepts

August

CAB – Campus Master Plan Final Recommendations/Prioritization Workshops

December

BCC Update – Campus Master Plan Final Recommendations/Potential Priorities

July

Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Selection of Populous, Inc. for completion of OCCC Market Feasibility Study and Campus Master Plan Program

August

Client Advisory Board (CAB) Strategic Work Sessions

October

Execution of contract with Populous, Inc.

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