Influential Lexington Developer Dies

Jul 19, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Locally well-known businessman and developer Donald Webb has died. Webb and his brother Dudley began investing in real estate in the early 70s.

Developer Donald Webb
Developer Donald Webb

Long a key player in Lexington development, Donald Webb was involved in the construction of Lexington’s tallest Skyscraper and the proposed CentrePointe project, which has been stalled since 2008.

Webb and his brother launched The Webb Companies in 1972. The firm has developed a variety of properties in states across the country, including landmarks such as the Fifth Third Bank building and Victorian Square downtown in Lexington.

Webb, who was retired and living in Florida, died from complications from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis disease. He was 74.