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CentrePointe to open in spring 2018, developer says

The latest rendering of the CentrePointe project was recently unveiled by developer Dudley Webb, who said the project will be largely completed by spring 2018.
The latest rendering of the CentrePointe project was recently unveiled by developer Dudley Webb, who said the project will be largely completed by spring 2018. Provided by Webb Cos.

Developer Dudley Webb has released the final renderings for the downtown CentrePointe project.

The CentrePointe garage would be finished by spring 2017, he said, and most of the remaining CentrePointe complex would be complete by spring 2018. The hotel, which involves more complicated finishes, might take until summer 2018, Webb said Friday.

The new renderings reflect suggestions made by the Courthouse Area Design Review Board in 2014, including a defined top to one of the buildings and an indented space in the office building facade.

The project includes an apartment building, a Marriott hotel, offices and a Jeff Ruby’s steakhouse.

“These are very minor tweaks,” Webb said of the renderings. “We’re just trying to be compliant. It’s a good-looking building.”

It could not immediately be determined whether the latest renderings will require approval of the Courthouse Area Design Review Board.

During the summer of 2008, crews demolished 15 buildings — one by one — in downtown Lexington for the proposed CentrePointe hotel, retail and condo project. This video from the Herald-Leader archives chronicled the demolition — and the controversy

Cheryl Truman: 859-231-3202, @CherylTruman

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