Some Downtown Demolition Halted While Other Buildings Come Down

A hearing has been set to determine whether the demolition of several buildings can take place in downtown Lexington.

Developers of the CentrePointe project started tearing down some buildings on Wednesday morning, but the project didn't get very far.

The environmental group Preserve Lexington filed an injunction to stop demolition.

Circuit court Judge Pamela Goodwine set a hearing in the case for July 22.

The Webb Company, which is overseeing the large building project, got the go-ahead last week from the city's division of building inspection.

The board gave permission for four buildings on South Broadway to be torn down. The Webb Company also submitted a request to tear down several other near-by buildings, but there's a waiting period for that type of permit.

The company wants to build a 35 story high rise in the block of Main Street between Limestone and Upper Streets.

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