Groundbreaking to be held Friday for Paducah’s City Block Project

PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday, January 27 for Paducah’s City Block Project.

According to a release from the city, the ceremony will be at 2 p.m. in the block of Second Street, Broadway, Water Street and Jefferson.

Governor Andy Beshear will join Paducah Mayor George Bray and other city leaders for the groundbreaking.

In 2020, the city of Paducah and Weyland Ventures signed a development grant. Details have now been finalized and the first phase can begin.

The first phase includes building a boutique hotel along Jefferson Street, public promenade, green space and parking improvements.

The city said the hotel will include restaurant and retail space on the first floor with a rooftop bar.

Construction will take about 16 months with an opening expecting in spring 2024.

The second phase of the project includes the construction of a mixed-use building on Broadway with retail space and upper-story living.

Amber Ruch

Amber has worked at KFVS for eight years.