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A regional insurance company will begin constructing a two story building in Murray's downtown this summer. Peel & Holland are designing a space for 12 employees and 2,500 square feet of office space for lease. Murray Main Street Program Director Deana Wright says it’s a wonderful part of the rebuilding process.

Murray Main Street

Murray city and economic officials seek public input on the future of Downtown.  

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Another downtown Murray building at 500 Maple Street is set to be razed following a summer fire. 

Site of Recent Murray Downtown Fire to be Demolished

Sep 2, 2014
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The City of Murray has issued a demolition order for buildings gutted by a recent court square fire.

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More downtown Murray buildings are likely to be demolished after this week’s massive downtown fire. City officials briefed community members this morning about the fire’s impact on the community.

Some businesses remain closed awaiting electrical and structural inspections before the city can re-energize offices with electricity and turn on natural gas supply lines. The fire’s cause is still unknown, and no one was injured.

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Murray Mayor Bill Wells says the city was in talks with the Kentucky League of Cities for clarification on its legal involvement in keeping downtown buildings safe and maintained before this morning’s fire broke out.