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Wed October 9, 2013
Review Board Narrowly Passes Final Designs For Centrepointe
It took a tie-breaking vote for the Courthouse Area Design Review Board to give the OK for the latest designs of the CentrePointe block.
The design review board, which has say over construction design in a close proximity to Lexington’s historic courthouse, has a different makeup from the board’s August meeting in which designs were narrowly approved pending alterations to an apartment building on the block.
That meeting saw one ‘no’ vote from the Mayor’s Chief Development Officer, Kevin Atkins and an abstention from the board’s design representative Graham Pohl. This time around Pohl opted to vote and casted a ‘no’ vote as did new board member Martin Summers, an assistant professor architecture at the University of Kentucky.
Atkins spoke for around four minutes about his dislike for the design of the project before saying he would vote to approve the design.
Following the vote, Developer Dudley Webb told Business Lexington that he was “excited” and has plans in the works to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking in late October.