Paducah Riverfront Development Authority

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The Paducah Board of Commissioners has introduced an ordinance to abolish the Paducah Riverfront Development Authority.

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  The Paducah Riverfront Development Project can see a finalized completion date in the near future. The long awaited project has cost 8.11 million dollars, which was funded through a series of grants. The city’s public information officer Pam Spencer said she hopes to see luxury boaters come to Paducah and spend time downtown, and says the project should be done just in time for them to do so.

The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority says it wants direction from the City Commission on the still over-budget Shultz Park renovation project.

Overbudget bids are delaying a project to develop a Paducah riverfront recreation area and dock.  

The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority accepted contractor bids this week for the second phase of renovations to Shultz Park, which involves building a gangway and transient fueling dock as well as adding new sidewalks, stairs and lighting around the park.

A $10 million bid topped the proposals and a $7.8 million dollar bid, from New Albany, Ind.-based Mac Construction and Excavating, was the lowest.

Paducah city officials say the developers of a multi-million downtown hotel project missed the city’s deadline for securing their bank loan.

The planned $19 million project would have added lodging downtown for large events including the annual quilt show.  After months of planning and negotiation, the city commission gave the developers the Jan 29 deadline to secure their end of the bank loan.

As of 2pm today, the developers did not meet those requirements.

Groundbreaking on Paducah’s new riverfront hotel may be delayed due to changes to the building’s blueprints.  

The $19 million dollar project aims to bring a new 121-room Hilton Garden Inn to downtown. 

Paducah Riverfront Hotel Progressing

Oct 8, 2014
LWL Architects

The Paducah City Commission got an update Tuesday night on a new downtown hotel that will connect to the Julian Carroll Convention and Expo Center. Paducah Riverfront Development Authority Executive Director Steve Doolittle says the Hilton Garden Inn will give a “stunning” look to downtown.

“I think when PRDA approved the major earthmatic elements we had a very good discussion about getting a hotel that didn’t look like it was an interstate hotel that really fit the urban fabric of downtown Paducah,” Doolittle said.

Paducah Closer to New Downtown Hotel

Jul 2, 2014
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.

 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.

Paducah Riverfront Group Poised to Present Plan

Apr 9, 2014
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.