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Wed September 11, 2013
Centrepointe Architects Disassociate Themselves From Downtown Project
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Architectural firm responsible for the approved design of the long-delayed Centrepointe project has abruptly pulled out of the venture.
The Herald Leader reports that Lexington-based EOP Architects decided not to be associated with the multi-structure complex less than 3 weeks after the Courthouse Area Design Board approved the plan.
Members of the firm cited a number of factors all tied to their culture and design philosophy.
Developer Dudley Webb told the paper he considered EOP’s chief role had already been fulfilled and that “the engineers will do the heavy lifting from here on out.”
Despite the setback, Webb maintains that the nearly 400 million dollar project is still on schedule and a formal groundbreaking ceremony is slated for next month.
The complex, which encompasses parts of Main, Limestone and Upper streets, includes office space, a J.W. Marriott hotel, retailers and restaurants, including a Jeff Ruby's steakhouse.