Mayor Jim Gray speaks at a July press conference announcing the architect and construction manager for a re-imagined Rupp Arena and Lexington Center as Gov. Steve Beshear, Lexington Center board chair Brent Rice and NBBJ Partner Robert Mankin look on.
Lexington, KY – A public meeting will be held Wednesday afternoon from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Kentucky Theatre where the public will have the opportunity to share their opinions on the Rupp District and Town Branch Commons projects.
Robert Mankin from NBBJ, the lead architect working on Rupp and the convention center will be joined by Kate Orff from SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, winners of an international competition to design Town Branch Commons.
Both will offer brief presentations and then listen to suggestions from the public.
“We need to hear from the public as we begin making important decisions about Rupp and our downtown,” Mayor Jim Gray said in a release.
In July the Lexington Center board hired NBBJ to reinvent Rupp and design a new convention center. The selection of SCAPE was announced back in February.
The release states there is no design yet for the Rupp District, allowing for public input to be included in the final design
In addition to the Rupp District aspect of the meeting, it will also focus on plans for Town Branch Park, behind Rupp Arena, and how it relates to plans for Rupp Arena.