According to the Herald-Leader, the Urban County Council is expected to approve two measures that would give the city of Lexington $2.5 million in state money to begin the planning and design phase of the Rupp Arena district project. The council will vote on the measures this afternoon.
Once the city has the money, they can start accepting bids and hire architects and project managers. Frank Butler, the project director for the Rupp district project, told the council this week that three consulting firms have already started doing preliminary work.
Just in case you need a reminder, here are the renderings we’ve already seen of what a renovated Rupp could look like.
No word yet on the running horses.