Rupp District Beshear Continues Push For Rupp Funding By Josh James • Apr 3, 2014 Gov. Steve Beshear is keeping up the pressure on lawmakers in Frankfort to fund the Rupp Arena redesign. State Rep. Introduces Hotel Tax Bill As Potential Revenue Generator For Rupp Project By Josh James • Mar 6, 2014 Business Lexington State Rep. Jesse Crenshaw says Lexington should be allowed to raise taxes on hotel rooms to help fund the proposed renovation of Rupp Arena. New Rupp Arena Designs Revealed By Josh James • Feb 10, 2014 NBBJ / EOP / Scape Mayor Jim Gray and Gov. Steve Beshear unveiled the new $310 million dollar design for the Rupp Arena Monday. Public Sees Details of Town Branch Commons Proposal By Brenna Angel • May 2, 2013 LEXINGTON, Ky. - Four connected zones would make up Lexington’s Town Branch Commons in a downtown greenspace proposal that was unveiled at a public meeting Wednesday. Consultant Picked for Rupp District Project By Brenna Angel • Nov 16, 2012 LEXINGTON, Ky. - The consulting firm Conventions, Sports & Leisure International will serve as the strategic advisor for the proposed project to renovate Rupp Arena and develop an Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Lexington. Design Firms Asked to Show What's Possible for Daylighting Town Branch By Brenna Angel • Sep 26, 2012 photo by Brenna Angel LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Downtown Development Authority is looking for ideas on how to possibly bring the Town Branch Creek back to the surface.