Board Approves Design for CentrePointe

A rendering of the latest CentrePointe project update showed an aerial view from Vine and Limestone. | photo courtesy of Lexingtin Herald-Leader

Design for Lexington’s CentrePointe project gets board’s approval

by Beverly Fortune, 3.28.12,

The Courthouse Area Design Review Board on Wednesday approved the latest — and presumably final — design for developer Dudley Webb’s hotel, condo, retail and office project on the CentrePointe block in downtown Lexington.

With the exception of some relatively minor changes — including removal of a controversial pedway — it is the design EOP Architects presented to the board on Feb. 15.

The CentrePointe project includes a 28-story hotel-condo tower and six other buildings on the block, including four smaller structures on Main Street designed by several local architects… Read more at

Pedway dropped from CentrePointe design application

by Janet Patton, 3.15.12,

A controversial pedway has been withdrawn from the design of the CentrePointe project, at least for now.

In a letter to the Courthouse Area Design Review Board, CentrePointe attorney Kimberly Bryant said the developers, the Webb Companies, are withdrawing the pedway from the design to be considered later this month “in order to minimize the pedway issue as a possible distraction from the construction and financing of the project.”

Bryant said the developer “recognizes that some in the community have questioned the need or appropriateness of the pedway.” The pedway would have passed over South Upper Street and connected two buildings — the circa 1846 McAdams & Morford building and the 1860 building that houses McCarthy’s Bar and Failte Irish Imports…Read more at

Read more,

“Concept of enclosed walkways met with resistance in community” by Tom Martin, 3.15.12, Business Lexington

“Local architects add their building designs to the changing vision for downtown Lexington’s controversial CentrePointe block” by Celeste Lewis, 3.14.12, Business Lexington

“Questions & Answers: R. Dudley Webb” by staff, 3.14.12, Business Lexington

“Pedways in CentrePointe design likely to be nixed” by Tom Eblen, 3.06.12, Lexington Herald-Leader

“Latest incarnation of redesigned CentrePointe block gets positive reception” by Beverly Fortune, 3.2.12, Lexington Herald-Leader

“Architects seek feedback about CentrePointe at Thursday meeting” by Beverly Fortune, 3.1.12, Lexington Herald-Leader

“Tom Eblen: Latest version of CentrePointe shows progress in Lexington’s design process” by Tom Eblen, 2.18.12, Lexington Herald-Leader

“Architects present new preliminary design for Lexington’s CentrePointe block” by Beverly Fortune, 2.16.12, Lexington Herald-Leader

“Study suggests need for more hotel rooms downtown” by Scott Sloan, 11.2.11, Lexington Herald-Leader

“Study of Lexington Center Calls for More Space, More Hotel Rooms: Report may vindicate CentrePointe developer’s latest decision” by Tom Martin, 11.1.11, Business Lexington

“Architect Jeanne Gang no longer involved with CentrePointe, developer says” Beverly Fortune, 10.28.11, Lexington Herald-Leader

“What now for CentrePointe?” Op-Ed, 11.1.11, Lexington Herald-Leader

“Belief in a good outcome at CentrePointe requires hope” By Tom Eblen, 10.28.11, Lexington Herald-Leader

“CentrePointe architect wins $500,000 MacArthur ‘genius’ grant  Staff Report, 9.21.11, Lexington Herald-Leader

“CentrePointe redesign process points way for Lexington Center redevelopment” By Tom Eblen, 7.17.11, Lexington Herald-Leader

“Jeff Ruby’s expresses interest; developer talks strategy at CentrePointe design unveiling” By Beverly Fortune, 7.15.11, Lexington Herald-Leader

“New CentrePointe design includes 30-story tower of tubes” By Beverly Fortune, 7.14.11, Lexington Herald-Leader

“See Studio Gang’s newest CentrePointe designs” By Tom Eblem, 7.13.11, Lexington Herald-Leader

“Chicago architect to present detailed designs for CentrePointe block” By Beverly Fortune, 7.8.11, Lexington Herald-Leader

CentrePointe design: Smaller projects most exciting aspect” Staff Report, 7.28.11,

“Fresh start on CentrePointe design gets a warm public reception” By Beverly Fortune, 6.3.11,

“New architect impresses CentrePointe skeptics” By Tom Eblen, 6.4.11,

“Straightforward on CentrePointe: Questions and Answers” By Tom Martin, 7.05.11,

“Optimism about CentrePointe; Rifts closing around new approach” Staff Report, 6.16.11,

The Promise (and Predicament) of CentrePointe” By Rob Morris, 6.3.11, Under the Hood

“Centerpointe Counterpoint” By Graham Pohl, 6.6.11,

“Architect set to share preliminary ideas for CentrePointe, listen to public’s input” By Beverly Fortune, 6.2.11,

“Will the saga of CentrePointe have a fairy-tale ending?” By Tom Eblen, 6.2.11,

“Chicago architect to offer ideas for CentrePointe design” By Beverly Fortune, 4.08.11,

“New project plan, little city planning: CentrePointe or not, design rules urgent” Op-Ed, 6.11.10,

“Dudley Webb submits scaled-down version of CentrePointe” By Beverly Fortune & Cheryl Truman, 6.10.10,

“New Design for CentrePointe Submitted” By Tom Martin & Erik A. Carlson,6.10.10,

“Developer insists CentrePointe will be built despite death of key financier” Beverly Fortune, 4.10.09,

The Fayette Alliance’s Position Statement on CentrePointe, July 8, 2008

“Courthouse Overlay Text Amendment” The Fayette Alliance, June 2009

“Financing approved for public projects near CentrePointe development” By Scott Sloan, 9.25.09,


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