LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A groundbreaking has been set for the nearly $300 million Omni Hotel and housing project in downtown Louisville.
The plans call for a 600-suite Omni hotel, 200-plus apartments, a grocery, retail space and a large parking garage.
The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/1S0IyXB ) the dismantling of the longtime Louisville Water offices has paved the way for construction. The city declined to designate the water company office a historic landmark, clearing its demolition. The shovel ceremony for the Omni has been set for Friday, Jan. 29.
The project was redesigned last year to make it more user-friendly and to meet objections of preservationists, who objected to a long blank wall along much of the Third Street. The redesign features a glass-encased stairway running the entire height of the four-story parking garage.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com
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