New CentrePointe Developers Would Benefit from Public Inclusion

New CentrePointe developers could gain from public inclusion to build support by Richard Levine, 8.24.15, Kentucky.com Now that the huge excavation in the heart of downtown Lexington (formerly known as CentrePointe) is in new hands, it is instructive to review a few things we should have learned from its sordid history. In the hands of […]

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Exciting New Plans for CentrePointe

Brash, exciting plan for filling CentrePit Editorial, 8.11.15, Kentucky.com Lexington will be challenged by the development team that is making a play for the hole in the center of our city. The two young men at the heart of the deal, Matt Collins and Atit Jariwalla, come from radically different backgrounds but their combined vision […]

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New Investors Plan to Take Over CentrePointe, Look for City Hall Input

New investors plan to take over CentrePointe project, want city hall to be part of development by Beth Musgrave, 8.11.15, Kentucky.com A group of investors that includes a New York real estate firm plans to take over the CentrePointe development in downtown Lexington and will likely make key changes in the long-delayed project. The group […]

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CentrePointe Agreement Prompts Cautious Optimism

News of CentrePointe agreement prompts cautious optimism by Cheryl Truman, 8.7.15, Kentucky.com Seven years after it was announced, Lexington’s long-stalled CentrePointe project might be moving ahead. “The developers have reached an agreement in principle with a third party to develop the project. We will follow up over the course of the following week with further […]

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‘Agreement in Principle’ Reached to Develop CentrePointe

CentrePointe ‘agreement in principle’ reached to develop project by M. David Nichols, 8.7.15, BizLex.com City officials late Friday afternoon announced a new “agreement in principle” regarding CentrePointe, the controversial and chronically delayed development that has left a city block-size hole in the heart of downtown Lexington. “The developers have reached an agreement in principle with […]

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Much to Learn from Contrast Between Pepper Campus and CentrePointe

Learn from CentrePit debacle Op-Ed by Sue Roberts and Matthew Zook, 08.01.15, Kentucky.com In classrooms all over the world, students learn by comparing and contrasting. Every year we look for local examples to teach key concepts in urban geography, city planning and economic development. The past several years in Lexington have produced particularly stark contrasts […]

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Unnamed Development Group Interested in CentrePointe

Unnamed development group expresses interest in Lexington’s CentrePointe development by Beth Musgrave, 5.7.15, Kentucky.com An unnamed development group has expressed interest in the long-delayed CentrePointe project in downtown Lexington, city and CentrePointe developers announced late Thursday. That means the city’s April 28 demand that The Webb Companies fill in the block will be put on […]

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Developers Respond to City’s Call to Fill in CentrePointe

CentrePointe developers threaten legal action in letter Staff Report, 5.4.15, Kentucky.com The developers of CentrePointe have sent the city a second letter threatening legal action. An attorney for the downtown project sent a letter Monday saying that the city can “expect to be involved in litigation” if it doesn’t back down on a demand that […]

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Herald-Leader Editorial: City Made the Right Move on CentrePointe

City right to move on CentrePointe Editorial, 4.29.15, Kentucky.com OK, calm down. It’s in no one’s interest for the city of Lexington, or anyone else, to fill in the hole that is the CentrePointe project downtown, and it’s unlikely to happen. After all, the assessed value of the block doubled — from $8 million to […]

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City Demands Webb Companies Fill In CentrePointe

Lexington officials send Webb Companies letter demanding CentrePointe site be filled in by Beth Musgrave, 4.28.15, Kentucky.com Lexington officials demanded Tuesday in a letter to the Webb Companies that the developers fill in the CentrePointe site because there has been little or no recent work on the long-delayed downtown project. In the letter, city lawyers […]

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