The effort to build a $500 million merchandise mart and convention center in Cleveland advanced last week as a committee recommended a specific site for the complex and revised revenue numbers to accommodate a projected $136 million cost overrun.

A 12-member site selection committee last week recommended to Cuyahoga County commissioners that the complex be built on a riverfront site called Tower City. Officials also said the project’s main revenue source, a county-wide sales tax increase, would bring in at least $490 million to support the project, as opposed to the original estimate of $400 million.

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