New designs released in CentrePointe project

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - New designs were released Tuesday for the CentrePointe project in downtown Lexington.

The newly-released renderings include five additional floors to an apartment building, making the planned apartment building 12 floors instead of seven. They also involve an office tower and a retail space.

One of the developers, Dudley Webb, says Marriott wants to add 110 extended stay suites to the first five floors.

"It's much more exciting and dynamic. We've tweaked the drawings and addressed concerns of city leaders. I think everybody is happy," Webb told WKYT.

Work on the underground parking garage is well underway. After years of inactivity, folks in downtown Lexington have been seeing and feeling the CentrePointe project become more with regular blasting taking place to make room for a new parking garage. Webb says the 700-space, underground parking garage should be finished by late summer 2014. The next phase would be construction on the ten-story office complex.

Webb says the long-awaited structure should be open in 2016.

It's been six years since the CentrePointe block was demolished. Construction started in December 2013. The price tag for the project is estimated at $393.9 million.

The Courthouse Area Design Review Board is expected to review the changes on May 14.

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