Lexington Mayor reacts to CentrePointe plans

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - If you drove by the CentrePointe lot on Monday morning, you would have seen some construction equipment. By late afternoon, the machines were gone.

Dudley Webb, the CentrePointe project manager tells WKYT there was some miscommunication with the contractors. The equipment was brought on site without the proper permits. Despite the mix-up, Webb says that once the permits are approved those machines will return.

WKYT's Brittany Pelletz caught up with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and asked him if he thinks the city's permitting process is too strict?

"I've been in the building process all my life. What I know is that constraints and requirements often lead to the best results and the best developments," says Mayor Gray.

By late Monday afternoon, Centerpointe returned to a vacant lot leaving some people skeptical of the plans all together.

We asked Mayor Gray is he believed the highly anticipated project will happen?

"I'm optimistic about the CentrePointe project. I am optimistic about any project where investors want to invest in our city," says Gray.

At this point, it's unclear when those machines will return or when any construction work will begin.

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