City Block Construction Begins This Week

Date of Release: 
January 29, 2023

Following closely behind last Friday’s groundbreaking celebration for the City Block project, construction for the new public amenities begins the week of January 30.  This project, a partnership between the City of Paducah and Weyland Ventures, will reenergize the downtown Paducah block bounded by Second Street, Broadway, Water Street, and Jefferson.

On Monday, January 30, contractor, Ray Black & Son, will begin mobilizing equipment, installing security fencing, and preparing the site for the new public amenities which include linear promenades with green space along with approximately 150 public parking spaces.  The construction will require the closure of a majority of the block; however, the gazebo and a public parking area will remain open along the Broadway section of the site.

The first phase of this project also includes the construction of an 81-room boutique hotel along Jefferson Street with restaurant space and a roof-top bar. Hotel construction will begin by early spring.

The second phase of the project involves the construction of a mixed-use building on Broadway with retail space and upper-story living.

For more information, visit City Block Project.

Construction map