Paducah Riverfront Development Authority

Government
3:14 pm
Thu June 4, 2015

Shultz Park Paducah Riverfront Project Delayed; Contractor Bids $1M Overbudget

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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.  

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Government
5:00 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Developers Miss Financing Deadline, Paducah Riverfront Hotel Project Delayed

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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. 

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Government
4:18 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Paducah Riverfront Hotel Undergoes Design Changes, Delays Possible

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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. 

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Society
6:42 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Paducah Riverfront Hotel Progressing

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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.

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Business
6:50 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Paducah Closer to New Downtown Hotel

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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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Society
1:06 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Hilton Enters Franchise Agreement for Paducah Hotel

Julian Carroll Convention Center
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 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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Government
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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Business
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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Government
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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