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KC Convention hotel development plan filed with the city; hearing is set for April


After years of work, backers of a new downtown Kansas City convention hotel have filed their development plan with the city and are hoping for final regulatory approval from City Hall in April.

That would precede a financial closing in May and construction starting shortly thereafter on the site at 16th Street and Baltimore Avenue, next to the Bartle Hall Ballroom.

“We have an April 4 hearing,” attorney Mike Burke, who represents the development team, said Tuesday. April 4 is the date that the hotel plan is scheduled to be heard by the City Plan Commission, a citizens’ advisory group. Coincidentally, it also happens to be election day, when Kansas City voters will consider an $800 million infrastructure bond package on the ballot.