Lexington Looking For New City Hall Location

Posted at 3:45 PM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 15:45:53-04

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The City of Lexington is looking for a new place to call home for City Hall.

City council members have received proposals from four developers for a new city government building. That includes City Hall and the offices that are currently in the Pheonix Building on Main Street. 

A city spokesperson said at Thursday’s Urban County Council meeting that a committee recommended one of the options to council members. That plan is moving City Hall and city offices to the Herald-Leader building on Midland. It would include major renovations and expansion, even adding a police station to the building.

Restaurant owner Mark Fichtner likes the idea of growing downtown Lexington in that direction.

"One of the things that I’m excited about is, like we did here at Carson’s, we rejuvenated an old building. And if we’re going to do that, I think it’s important that we reinvest in properties that already are here instead of just continuing to build new," said Fichtner.

Other locations being considered are the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Corral Street, and Main Street at Martin Luther King where the county clerk’s office building is now.