AEC engineering design contract OK’d

As plans for redeveloping the 164-acre Alliant Energy Center campus takes shape, the Dane County Board of Supervisors approved the first of many improvements to come.

Strang Inc. of Madison will receive a $199,500 contract for architectural engineering design services related to Exhibition Hall, according to a Capital Times report. Phase I, which includes an expansion of Exhibition Hall’s flexible space and add a second-level kitchen and ballroom, is expected to cost about $77.4 million.

The $300 million project, supported by public and private investments, calls for the addition of hotels, restaurants, and entertainment spaces.