Kim Spies of Rouse Frets White Goss serves as lead counsel on St. Louis convention center bond financing matter

By November 9, 2020November 10th, 2020Client Results

Kansas City, Mo. – November 9, 2020— Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes P.C. recently served as underwriters’ counsel on a $99,790,000 bond financing for the city of St. Louis, Missouri, to expand The Cervantes Convention Center. Kim Spies of Rouse Frets White Goss served as lead counsel for the firm.

The project is a major redesign and modernization of the 43-year-old Cervantes Convention Center, the largest convention facility in the St. Louis metropolitan region. The total cost is expected to be $210 million, which will be funded equally by the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. The Cervantes Convention Center is part of the America’s Center Convention Complex, which also includes the Dome at America’s Center. The project involves the first major improvement to the Cervantes Convention Center since 1993.

The project is the culmination of months of work by financing professionals and includes agreements among a variety of St. Louis agencies. Although it was initially delayed due to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, the successful closing raised all of the funds needed for the city’s share of the project. The convention center expansion is estimated to be complete by 2023.

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