Vice Mayor Hopes New Idea Will Bring Solutions For Controversial Project

By: Cynthia Ibarra Email
By: Cynthia Ibarra Email

Vice Mayor Gray announced an international design competition focused on illustrating the most creative and best use for historic, Rosenberg block.

"We wanna focus on whats been done, what to preserve and how to move forward" said Gray. Michael Speaks, Dean of UK College of Design, supports the Vice Mayors idea.

The Cross Roads Competition, however, is not getting much support from developers, who rejected the proposal this afternoon.

Vice Mayor Gray says he hopes the developers will reconsider their rejection.


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  • by matt Location: Lexington on Apr 1, 2008 at 07:26 AM
    The contest is a good idea. We need to be able to have a say in what kind of building we want. To justify destroying those characteristic buildings they need to build an equally or more characteristic of our city building there. Anything less is a crime. That building that was proposed was a dime-a-dozen, generic, empty shell of a building waiting to happen in 3 years.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Apr 1, 2008 at 02:50 AM
    As long as the folks in Lexington have to pay for it, I'm all for it. When are they gonna build that bridge over Lexington?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2008 at 05:53 PM
    Yes, it is private property, but the proposal calls for Tax Increment Financing, making this a very PUBLIC project. It is also within pre-existing design overlay zones, once again calling for government participation. So before you go around defending the right of the Webbs to develop this block however they see fit you should first understand that there are many factors involved that clearly justify public and governmental input.
  • by Mike Location: Lexington on Mar 31, 2008 at 04:30 PM
    It is private property. Our elected officials need to learn how to provide basic services and get out of the way of CAPITALISM.

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