Filling the CentrePointe hole

Workers hauled in truck-loads of dirt Monday to fill in a vacant lot in downtown Lexington where the CentrePointe project is planned.

The lot has set empty since the block was torn down last year to make way for the skyscraper. Developer Dudley Webb says the financing of the 250 million dollar project has been delayed because of the death of a key investor.

Trucks began hauling in dirt to fill in the hole early Monday morning. Crews will then cover the block with grass. The project should be complete within about three weeks. Webb says the fences will remain up even after the grass is put in place, but will likely be taken down if construction does not begin within a few months. Webb even suggested making the open space an entertainment venue.

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