With intentions of showing a united front, the Franklin County Fiscal Court followed in the footsteps of elected city leaders by approving the first reading of a resolution to dissolve the Capital Plaza redevelopment project memorandum of agreement with the state Thursday evening.
City officials will be looking to create a committee tasked with prioritizing aspects of the Downtown Master Plan with the public’s input and ensuring implementation of the plan once the group that created it disbands.
The state office building under construction next to Capital Plaza Hotel is approximately six months ahead of schedule, officials say.
After stumbling to find interested developers, the Development Advisory Committee (DAC) will be looking to bring stakeholders together and forge a path forward on a key property for downtown redevelopment.
Editor’s note: This article was updated at 11:45 a.m. Thursday to reflect that Lee Ann Jones is the Farmers Market board’s current president and Connie Lemley is vice president.
Though local officials are pleased with the progress of the Capital Plaza redevelopment project, at least one believes things would be easier if the city alone were responsible for its implementation.
Applause briefly blotted out the grumble of construction noise Tuesday, as officials and workers celebrated the hoisting of the final beam at the site of the new state office building downtown.
Despite their differences, state and local officials are inching toward a public-private partnership to redevelop the land where the Frankfort Convention Center and Fountain Place Shops once stood.
The Capital Plaza Hotel is creating headaches for those tasked with planning downtown redevelopment in Frankfort.
In this series of four photos, an excavator operator tears apart the former Department of Education office on Wilkinson Boulevard Wednesday afternoon. With sounds of metal screeching and glass shattering, a construction crew demolished the storefronts along Wilkinson Boulevard at the former …
As local leaders weigh how to redevelop a soon-to-be vacant lot adjacent to the former Capital Plaza Tower, they’ve repeatedly raised the prospect of introducing tax increment financing — a “TIF” — to the area.
Local leaders have yet to hear from back the state on a proposed deal that would return the former Frankfort Convention Center’s land to city property tax rolls.
Franklin County residents are getting another opportunity to voice their views on Frankfort’s downtown redevelopment.
As state and local governments near a deal for returning the former Frankfort Convention Center’s land to local property tax rolls, some county leaders continue to cry foul over transparency.
The wheels of government are turning slowly toward an agreement on the process for redeveloping the land occupied by the former Frankfort Convention Center and Fountain Place Shops.
The section of Mero Street where the Capital Plaza Tower once stood will close for a year starting Wednesday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a news release.
As a new wave of redevelopment sweeps Frankfort, those guarding the memory of what was once known as its Crawfish Bottom neighborhood are working to ensure a landmark is not forgotten.
Joy Jeffries’ apartment at the top of the Capital Plaza Hotel provided more than a sweeping view of the tower’s implosion on Sunday.
Despite concerns about wind blowing dust from the Capital Plaza Tower’s implosion downtown, the event went off without a hitch, according to officials.
Hoping to get a good look at the Capital Plaza Tower’s implosion, crowds began lining both sides of Kentucky Avenue on Sunday morning.
As implosion day approaches, some Frankfort residents still may be searching for the best spots to watch the Capital Plaza Tower come down.
With less than a month to go before the Capital Plaza Tower is to be demolished, the state has started to answer questions about special safety measures locals must take on implosion day.
Future projects like Frankfort’s Capital Plaza redevelopment could be shrouded in an extra layer of secrecy if the General Assembly passes a bill introduced in the House on Thursday.
Franklin County Judge-Executive Huston Wells cast the deciding vote Monday to hold up county government’s end of a deal to hire a downtown redevelopment consultant.
Frankfort is poised to officially hire urban planning consultant CityVisions on Monday to gather local input on how to redevelop the land on which the Frankfort Convention Center and Fountain Place Shops now stand.
As the Finance and Administration Cabinet prepares to name a firm to raze and rebuild the Capital Plaza complex, one group of locals has continued its fight to save the Frankfort Convention Center from the wrecking ball.