Update: New Design Submitted For CentrePointe Project

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 10/02/2013 10:56 pm
New designs for the CentrePointe project were submitted to the city on Wednesday, according to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Alterations include a new brick color for the apartment building, space for signs for first-floor retail space, some of the exterior is now recessed, the top of the building has a distinctive "cap," which was requested by the Courthouse Area Design Review Board.

The 10-story office building now has a flat glass surface rather than the picture-type frames on the side of the building.  The hotel complex also has some design changes, according to the renderings.

The new design will be discussed at a special meeting on October 9th, according to the published report.

CMMI of Atlanta, the original architects for the project, filed the latest designs, according to the newspaper.

EOP Architects pulled out of the project in August.

Developer Dudley Webb told the Herald-Leader that a ceremonial groundbreaking is scheduled for mid-October.  He said actual construction could begin in early November.

Webb said all of the construction, with the exception of the inside of the hotel, would be completed by June 2015.

The $393.2 million project was first announced in 2008.  It stalled following the unexpected death of an unnamed European investor.

The development is at Main, Vine, Limestone and Upper streets in the heart of downtown.  

It includes a J.W. Marriott hotel, retail and office space, an apartment building and restaurants, including a Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse.

The Courthouse Area Design Review Board voted 2-1 in August to approve the project.

To see more artist renderings of the new design, click here.
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