Editorial, 11.14.13, Kentucky.com
Shortly after the Lexington and Fayette County governments merged in 1974, a discussion began about creating more office space for local government.
A 2001 story summarized the outcome: “1982: After much squabbling and many unfulfilled plans, the city moves offices into the former Lafayette Hotel.”
Not precisely one for the urban planning hall of fame. So it’s no surprise that, 30 years on, the 1920 building and its use are still not well suited to each other… Read more at Kentucky.com
by Erik A. Carlson, 11.05.13, BizLex.com
Lexington, KY – Mayor Jim Gray has announced a plan that would allow for private redevelopment of current city buildings, including the Government Center, originally opened as a hotel in 1920.
“A public private partnership just makes good business sense. We’re looking to the private sector rather than asking taxpayers to foot the bill,” Mayor Jim Gray said in a release from his office. “This can be a win for taxpayers and a win for our awakened downtown.”
The city will release a request for qualifications tomorrow for real estate developers. Lexington is exploring options that could bring prime retail locations that flank the Kentucky Theatre to market rather than using it for city office space…Read more at BizLex.com
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