Kansas is seeking proposals from developers to build a large resort and convention center at Clinton State Park near Lawrence.
A feasibility study found that the park could support a resort with about 175 rooms, two restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, a pool-side bar and grill, spa, fitness center and 15,000 square feet of meeting space. The Wichita Eagle reports that the study was conducted for the state by a resort consulting company.
Kansas Department of Commerce deputy secretary Steve Kelly says he thinks the facility could attract people who’ve been leaving to go to places like Lake of the Ozarks for business meetings or retreats.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism head Robin Jennison says he’s expecting five or six developers to submit proposals later this month.