New Mixed-Use Development Slated for Main Street

Main Street building at former A1A bar site to include business, condos by Janet Patton, 4.5.16, Kentucky.com The defunct A1A Sandbar on Main Street has been sold for $1.2 million to a developer who plans to tear it down and build in its place a five-story mixed-use building. Developer Jeff Morgan wants to have a […]

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State Removes Funding for Lexington Convention Center from Budget

Senate cuts $60 million for Lexington Convention Center expansion from its budget Staff Report, 3.29.16, BizLex.com Prior to passing its own iteration of the proposed state budget last week, the Kentucky Senate voted to delete $60 million in bond funding for the expansion and renovation of the Lexington Convention Center. The amendment that removed the […]

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CentrePointe Deadline Expires on Wednesday

City deadline for downtown CentrePointe project is Wednesday by Beth Musgrave, 3.29.16, Kentucky.com Lexington officials remained mum Tuesday about what will happen Wednesday when a series of extensions on an April order to fill in the CentrePointe block expires. Under an agreement, the city could fill in the hole if The Webb Companies fails to […]

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Frustration Over CentrePointe Delay Grows at City Hall

Some Lexington council members express frustration over CentrePointe delay by Beth Musgrave, 1.20.16, Kentucky.com A real estate consultant’s report that could help Lexington city officials decide whether to move City Hall to the long-delayed CentrePointe development will be discussed behind closed doors when it is available in coming weeks, city lawyers told the Urban County […]

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New CentrePointe Developers Given Another 30-Day Extension

Lexington gives new CentrePointe developers second 30-day extension by Beth Musgrave, 1.11.16, Kentucky.com Lexington officials have given the new developers of CentrePointe a second 30-day extension on an order to fill in the site. The city is waiting for a real-estate consultant’s report that will help the Urban County Government determine whether moving its offices to […]

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City Meets with CentrePointe Developers, Considering City Hall Plans

City brokers meeting with new CentrePointe developers, consultants weighing city hall plans by Dan Dickson, 12.15.15, BizLex.com An attorney for the City of Lexington and consultants hired to study potential sites for a new city hall met late last week in New York City with the development team that has taken over the long-stalled CentrePointe […]

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CentrePointe Developers Making Progress

Lexington says CentrePointe developers making progress on financing, hiring by Beth Musgrave, 12.06.15, Kentucky.com Lexington officials said new investors in the long-delayed CentrePointe development are interviewing construction managers and are actively seeking financing for the downtown project. The city agreed Friday to give the group that includes a New York real estate investment firm a […]

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Town Branch Commons Receives $3.2 Million Grant

Town Branch Commons park plan get $3.2M boost from grant funding by M. David Nichols, 10.27.15, BizLex.com Town Branch Commons, an ambitious plan to recover Lexington’s founding waterway and create a state-of-the-art linear urban parkway, received a $3.2 million boost from grant funding. Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen appeared Monday with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, Jeff […]

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LFUCG Continues to Explore Site Options for City Hall, CentrePointe Not Ruled Out

Lexington explores site options for new city hall but hasn’t ruled out CentrePointe block by Beth Musgrave, 09.16.15, Kentucky.com Lexington is exploring options for a new city hall but has not ruled out the CentrePointe site. The city received responses to its request for proposals from two consultants — Haymaker Commercial Real Estate and Jones […]

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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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