Welcome to this website. The goal is to provide up-to-date and accurate information regarding the redevelopment project for the Capital Plaza Complex in Downtown Frankfort! Please check back regularly as updates will be posted as they become available.
For many years the Finance and Administration Cabinet's Department of Facilities and Support Services has advocated for a new building to replace the functionally obsolete Capital Plaza complex that is nearly 48 years old. Costly maintenance issues and cost overruns, along with potential safety issues, were thoroughly analyzed before the cabinet concluded the most effective solution is to demolish current structures and replace them with new energy efficient and modern ones.
In early November 2017, CRM/DW Wilburn #2 LLC of Lexington was selected to design, build, finance, and operate a new 385,500-square-foot, 1,500 employee office building and 1206 space parking structure. Developer CRM and construction contractor DW Wilburn have partnered on this project in response to a request for proposal (RFP) that encompassed not only the new construction, but also the demolition of other Capital Plaza Complex structures.
This is the sixth build-to-suit project the state has done since 2008. The most recent one in Frankfort was the 300 Building on Sower Boulevard, also developed by CRM/DW Wilburn. Final determination of agencies that will move to the new building has not been made.
Questions? Please contact Pamela Trautner with the Finance and Administration Cabinet at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 502-564-4240.
UPDATE: Stage and Guest Viewing Area for Capital Plaza Tower Implosion Changed to Mero Street
In just over 24 hours the Capital Plaza Tower is slated to be imploded. After getting a wind forecast from the National Weather Service yesterday, the decision was made to move the stage/media/guest area. A predicted wind out of the northeast, which is unusual, will likely send the vast majority of the heavy dust plume directly over the previously designated area around the Frankfort YMCA. This new stage area may also see heavy dust.
The stage and designated media/guest area will be on Mero St., directly in front of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Building, just inside Ann St.
Media parking will be in a lot across from the State Office Building at 501 High St.
Credentialed guest parking is available in the east parking garage of the Transportation Building. The entrance is at the intersection of High/Holmes/Mero streets.
The program with Governor Bevin and Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary will begin just after 1 pm.
The previously designated media area behind the YMCA is expected to have heavy dust because of the predicted wind direction. If people go there to view the implosion, they need to prepare accordingly.
Press Releases and Announcements
Road Access to Transportation Parking Garage Changing
from Mero/St. Clair to Wilkinson Blvd/Hill St.
Access to the KYTC parking garage (the end nearest the new
office building) will change the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 17. Instead of
accessing that KYTC parking garage and loading dock from St. Clair St., you
will now need to use Hill Street, which runs behind the new building. Hill
Street is accessed from Wilkinson Boulevard. Please see the graphic below.
Street Closures and Traffic Re-routing
View Full Size Temporary Circulation Diagram
On-site Construction Camera (coming soon)
Capital Plaza Tower Implosion Information