Construction continues on a three-story underground parking garage at the CentrePointe site, with the top floor of the garage scheduled to be poured by this fall, developers said Thursday.
“We expect the lid, or the ground floor where the office tower and the hotel will be built, to be poured in coming weeks, with the goal that it will be completed in September,” said Dudley Webb of the Webb Cos., developer of the long-delayed development in the center of downtown Lexington. The development is to eventually include a hotel, an office tower, an extended-stay hotel, and retail and restaurant space.
Once the underground garage is completed, it can’t be used immediately, Webb said. Two tower cranes that sit on the site will be in use. Those two cranes will build the office tower, at Main Street and Limestone, and the hotel, at Vine and Upper streets, he said.
Webb said it’s not clear which of the two buildings will begin construction first. The current plans call for those two buildings to be built about the same time starting in the fall when the final floor of the garage is completed.
The goal is to have those buildings open in fall 2018, Webb said.
New renderings released Thursday give more details about how the four buildings are to be connected. The plans show that the Marriott hotel and the Marriott Residence Inn will share some common spaces.
“There will be interconnectivity from Main to Vine streets,” Webb said.
The Courthouse Area Design Review Board, which approves designs of buildings in the downtown core, gave its approval in late 2016 for some slight changes to the design of the proposed project. Those changes include allowing apartments or condominiums on top of the proposed office tower instead of the two hotels.