Paducah Riverfront Development Authority

6:50 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Paducah Closer to New Downtown Hotel

Credit Lance Dennee

The city of Paducah is one step closer to a new downtown hotel. The Kentucky Tourism Development Act Authority Board approved $4.5 million in tax credits to build the Hilton Garden Inn at the pavilion site adjacent to the Julian Carroll Convention Center according to Paducah Riverfront Development Authority director Steve Doolittle.

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1:06 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Hilton Enters Franchise Agreement for Paducah Hotel

Julian Carroll Convention Center

 The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority signed a Franchise Agreement with Hilton Worldwide to build a 121 room, seven story Hilton Garden Inn. The announcement comes months after PRDA Executive Director Steve Doolittle's initial estimate. The long planned hotel will connect to the Julian Carroll Convention Center by a bridge over the floodwall.

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9:31 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Paducah Riverfront Group Poised to Present Plan

Credit Lance Dennee


The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority board is ready to present their plans to the City Commission to construct a marina along the Ohio River.

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12:12 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Downtown Paducah Hotel Franchise Announcement Could Come Within a Week

The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority plans to reveal the franchise for a new downtown hotel. 

PRDA Executive Director Steve Doolittle says the city wants to release the franchise with an architectural rendering. But the rendering could delay the roll-out. 

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Paducah Riverfront Redevelopment Project
7:52 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Future of Riverfront Redevelopment Remains Undecided

Paducah Riverfront Development Authority member Joe Frampton, left, discusses the future of the project during Wednesday.
Credit John Paul Henry

Board members remain divided on the future of a riverfront development project in Paducah. The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority grappled with narrowed options for Schultz Park and a new dock at Wednesday's PRDA meeting due to limited grant funds. 

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7:29 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

PRDA to Fine Tune Riverfront Project

Paducah City Commissioner Sandra Wilson meets with the Paducah Riverfront Development Authority on Wednesday, Oct. 22 to discuss the future of the redevelopment project.

The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority officially took the lead from the City Commission on Wednesday to finish planning the final stages of the riverfront redevelopment project.

Reevaluation was assigned from the City Commission to PRDA this month because the project is over budget to be completed as planned.

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Riverfront Redevelopment
9:06 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

More work to be done before pausing Riverfront Redevelopment

Paducah City Commissioner Allan Rhodes, center, relates the status of the Paducah Riverfront Redevelopment Project on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at City Hall.
Credit John Paul Henry

The Paducah Riverfront Redevelopment Project needs $50,000 in rock grading before the project can be put on hold for evaluation. 

Paducah City Engineer and Public Works Director Rick Murphy proposed paying MAC Construction to grade the material Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at the Paducah City Commission Meeting at City Hall.

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12:07 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Paducah Planning Commission Tables RAMP Again

The Paducah Planning Commission tabled its discussion earlier this week on a plan to improve the downtown area. The Renaissance Area Master Plan has been in front of the commission for about eight months. Paducah Riverfront Development Authority director Steve Doolittle says the commission tabled the plan to sort out some outstanding issues such as riverfront properties that currently serve as parking lots.

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