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Old December 18th, 2011, 03:28 AM   #4881
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love the design and hope they get the funding soon. Here is an aerial view of the new convention and renovated rupp.

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Old January 4th, 2012, 05:12 AM   #4882
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A higher resolution rendering of Rupp Arena.


Illustration by MIR, courtesy by Space Group (the architect) | Original rendering (2048x945 pixels | 628Kb)
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Old January 4th, 2012, 05:14 AM   #4883
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Great render, thanks!
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Old January 4th, 2012, 05:39 AM   #4884
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yeah, that woman running scared is priceless.
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Old January 4th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #4885
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Heard that the people from Pazzo's bought the Metropol building and are putting in a gastropub. They do a nice job so I am looking forward to it.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:20 AM   #4886
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Saw steel going up on the site across from The Lex today!
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Old January 15th, 2012, 04:47 AM   #4887
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Nothing flashy about these two projects but according to the plans under review they represent 1,386 new bedrooms two blocks apart on S. Broadway.

S. Broadway is becoming a dense area and it seems to be marching southward from downtown. In the last decade its seen The Lex, the South Hill developments (CenterCourt, University Lofts, South Hill Station, etc.), Jefferson Davis Inn, Newtown Crossing and now these, all within about six blocks.

http://lexingtonky.gov/Modules/ShowD...cumentid=18786
http://lexingtonky.gov/Modules/ShowD...cumentid=18785
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Old January 16th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #4888
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Nothing flashy about these two projects but according to the plans under review they represent 1,386 new bedrooms two blocks apart on S. Broadway.

S. Broadway is becoming a dense area and it seems to be marching southward from downtown. In the last decade its seen The Lex, the South Hill developments (CenterCourt, University Lofts, South Hill Station, etc.), Jefferson Davis Inn, Newtown Crossing and now these, all within about six blocks.

http://lexingtonky.gov/Modules/ShowD...cumentid=18786
http://lexingtonky.gov/Modules/ShowD...cumentid=18785
The development of this area should put extra pressure on the city to finish the Newtown Pike extension project with the Scott Street component and related infrastructure. I love the development of this area, but the existing infrastructure is a pretty big limitation. The city needs to find ways for growth to happen in many directions fairly soon. If not, I'm afraid the Red Mile will just sell everything. If we want to keep the Red Mile, the city needs to be much more proactive in this area.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:07 AM   #4889
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well it looks like the newtown pike project will get the funding needed to complete the project. Also the Rupp District project will get $3.5 million from the state and the LFUCG will put in $1.5 million for a total of $5 million to get the project going. This falls far short of the $20 million dollars they were asking for. This all however has to get approved.

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Old January 18th, 2012, 05:31 AM   #4890
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Here is the design submitted for approval at 101 E. Main St. (Taste of Thai Building) that the Webb Companies recently purchased. The redesign is pretty impressive and I don't see taste of thai or Sam's hot dog stand staying in that building, but I could be wrong (maybe the Jeff Ruby's we were all promised!...).
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 07:44 PM   #4891
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Looks like the 500's are going to be finished up at last

http://www.kentucky.com/2012/01/22/2...t-showing.html
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 10:42 PM   #4892
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... I could be wrong (maybe the Jeff Ruby's we were all promised!...).
I don't remember being "promised" a Jeff Ruby's. There was a mention of a major steak house in the CentrePointe block and the interest of Mr Ruby himself, but there was no stated intention of opening in Lexington.

Take a look at some of the existing restaurants serving the "high class" fare of Jeff Ruby's or the size of his existing locations, I don't think that this site would suit his needs
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 01:54 AM   #4893
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I don't remember being "promised" a Jeff Ruby's. There was a mention of a major steak house in the CentrePointe block and the interest of Mr Ruby himself, but there was no stated intention of opening in Lexington.

Take a look at some of the existing restaurants serving the "high class" fare of Jeff Ruby's or the size of his existing locations, I don't think that this site would suit his needs
Actually, Jeff Ruby took out several full page advertisements this past summer in the Herald Leader stating that a Ruby's Steakhouse was opening in Lexington. During the time Gang Studio revealed its designs for CenterPointe, Jeff Ruby was very vocal with Woodford Webb that the restaurant designed on the corner of Vine and Limestone of that block would be his steakhouse.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 02:45 PM   #4894
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I tended to put less stock in the Studio Gang idea and presentation than all others before.

I have been called a dreamer, but I think that Webb will get what he wants eventually.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 12:52 AM   #4895
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Here are renderings of what the re-imagined Rupp Arena will look like on the inside and will include 800-1000 more seats in the lower level.



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Old January 25th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #4896
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Seriously, a Star Wars scout trooper on a Segway rolling through the concourse? Are we getting a national Sci-Fi conference or something? And a Kansas vs Ky. game with two differing scores on the score boards?(a nearly final score on the overhead and an early score on the corner boards)

I can't wait for someone to add the Makers Mark dripping wax to the outside rendering for Bill Samuels.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 06:07 AM   #4897
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Yeah I dont really understand the weird stuff they keep putting in these renderings. Besides that I think they look great and I am glad the inside of the arena didnt turn into Thompson Boling arena. I for one hate the way the suites are set up.


Also here is a rendering with blue ribbon boards instead of pink...
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Old January 30th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #4898
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I like this.. new development for the benefit of low income:

Tom Eblen: Unique development project opens in Gardenside neighborhood

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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:56 PM   #4899
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The final report of the Rupp Task Force was released. The project is projected to be completed by 2017. I was hoping sooner, but hope they can get the funding and keep the project on time.

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Old February 1st, 2012, 03:13 PM   #4900
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It is ambitious and who knows if or when it will happen, but a lot of thought went in to it and I think it has some really cool ideas. If it happens anything close to this I will be impressed.
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