Warren County selects builder for new event center

Warren County has selected Conger Construction Group to design a $3 million event center at the county fairgrounds.

This morning, the county commissioners authorized Administrator Tiffany Zindel to negotiate a construction contract with Lebanon-based Conger on the project.

RELATED: County inks $19 million racino development deal

The fairgrounds is undergoing a major makeover, prompted by the end of the harness racing era at the facility in downtown Lebanon. The county has committed $4.5 million to the project, $3 million from the owners of the Miami Valley Gaming racino and $1.5 million from state racetrack redevelopment funds.

RELATED: What we knew before today’s vote

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Truck driver indicted for fiery fatal crash in Hamilton
  2. 2 Ohio Rep says sheriffs should 'completely ignore' Kasich's order
  3. 3 Historic Champion Paper building in Hamilton to become hotel

The Lebanon Planning Commission is reviewing plans for the event center to be built where grandstands stood until they were demolished earlier this summer.

RELATED: Follow Lawrence Budd on Twitter

The county expects the event center to be in place early next summer, in time for use during the county fair in July 2018.

RELATED: Land issues cloud fairgrounds redevelopment

More from Journal-news