Amoco Joint Powers Board Still Waits For Final Go-Ahead For Conference Center
The deals that will create the proposed conference center are coming together, but the final word from the hotel builder has yet to be uttered to commence construction, said the chairman of the board overseeing the development of the former Amoco refinery property.
"Since our last time we discussed, the updates aren't that severe by any means, but we are a lot further along in our understanding in how we make sure it happens," Bryce Row said Wednesday.
The board has been waiting for a final report since October.
Much of the major contractual work is done.
The ARAJPB was created in 1998 when Amoco — now BP — signed an agreement with the city of Casper and Natrona County to oversee the development of the property. The Casper City Council and the Natrona County Commission appoint the board members.
BP pledged more than $25 million toward the goal of replacing the number of jobs lost when the refinery shut down in 1991. The board receives no money from the city or the county.
The Platte River Commons is the home to the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission building, the Casper Area Innovation Center, the Platte River Business Plaza, the Three Crowns Golf Course, and the new Wyoming Otolaryngology Clinic.