The Webb Companies released a “fly-by” video this week that shows what the long-delayed CentrePointe development will look like once it is completed.
The video moves around the proposed development that takes up an entire city block in the heart of downtown Lexington. The long-delayed development is supposed to include a hotel, office tower and extended-stay hotel.
Construction crews have been working for more than a year on a three-story underground parking garage for the project. Dudley Webb of the Webb Companies said the top story of the garage is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
Construction will start soon on the hotel at the corner of Upper and Vine streets and the office tower at the corner of Limestone and Main streets, he said. The hotel and extended-stay hotel will be connected and will both be Marriott properties, developers have previously said.
Meanwhile, Lexington Councilman Jake Gibbs said during a Tuesday council work session that businesses across from CentrePointe on South Upper have been frustrated by closure of the street from Main to Vine streets as crews put in water, sewer and other utilities for the CentrePointe development. The block has been closed for three weeks and is scheduled to be closed for an additional three weeks.
Gibbs, who represents the area, encouraged people to continue to patronize businesses on South Upper, including McCarthy’s, Failte Irish Imports and Nat’s, while the street is closed to vehicular traffic. City officials said Tuesday the city will place signs reminding people the sidewalk is open on South Upper between Main and Vine streets .