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Council votes to suspend negotiations to build new Lexington city hall

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council has voted against a resolution to negotiate a proposal from a private developer aimed at building a new city hall on the grounds of the Lexington-Herald Leader building.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council has voted against a resolution to negotiate a proposal from a private developer aimed at building a new city hall on the grounds of the Lexington-Herald Leader building.

The building proposal from CRM Companies would have consolidated five of the city’s existing buildings into one city hall. The proposed building would’ve amassed a large 213,000 square feet and was expected to have 800 parking spaces.

This unsuccessful vote comes after the council narrowly voted to put the vote for negotiations on the docket, after Mayor Jim Gray put forth a tie-breaking vote in favor.

The proposal would’ve cost the city $5.1 million annually for 35 years.

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