City remains silent on CentrePointe project as extension expires Wednesday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) -The City of Lexington is withholding comment about the expiration of a number of extensions on an order to fill-in the CentrePointe construction site in downtown Lexington.

Last April, the city issued the fill-in order to the Webb Companies, after city officials said the developer did not work on the site for over two months.  The Webb Cos. denied that claim.  Under an agreement between the Webb Cos. and the city, the city could take over the land Wednesday and fill in the site if no new work was performed.

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The hole was dug on the site for a three-story underground parking garage.

The CentrePointe development is supposed to feature two hotels, ab apartment building, office tower, restaurant and retail space.  The private project has been delayed for years after the unexpected death of the lead investor and the recession.

Dudley Webb, of the Webb Cos. told the Herald-Leader that he hadn’t heard anything from the city regarding the  fill-in order, and claims that work was done on the site.

ABC 36 tried to reach Webb for comment, but were told he’s on vacation with his family.