City Commission Meeting Highlights - February 22, 2022

Date of Release: 
February 22, 2022

Note:  Commissioner David Guess was unable to attend this meeting.

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Mayor George Bray’s Opening Remarks Regarding City Block Project Announcement

Calling this a project that will transform downtown, Mayor Bray opened the meeting with the exciting news shared today about the City Block project.  This project will revitalize the block of downtown Paducah bounded by Second Street, Broadway, Water Street, and Jefferson. The City and Weyland Ventures have completed the requirements outlined in the development agreement signed by both parties in 2020.  A groundbreaking ceremony will be planned for this spring with the construction to begin as well.

The first phase of the City Block project includes

  • Expanded public gathering locations at Second and Broadway and Water Street;
  • New linear public promenades and green space along both Second and Water streets;
  • More than 150 public parking spaces; and
  • An 81-room boutique hotel along Jefferson with a restaurant and roof-top bar.

The second phase will include the construction of a mixed-use building on Broadway with storefronts on the main level and upper-story living.


Boards and Commissions

  • Appointment of Gayle Kaler to the Board of Ethics.
  • Appointment of Charles “Chip” Boyle and reappointment of William T. Clayton to the Commissioners of Water Works.
  • Appointment of Tim Meadows to the Code Enforcement (Nuisance) Board.


Additional Meeting Information

  • Ordinances approved for the sale of Paducah Water surplus property at 6071 Clinton Road and 158 Lovelaceville-Florence Station Road.
  • Ordinance approved amending Code of Ordinances Section 2-211 to rename the Information Technology Department as the Technology Department.