Priority Action Item - Downtown

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Concentrated effort to support, enhance, celebrate, and improve our thriving downtown community.

Key Team Members

Planning Director Nicholas Hutchison
Main Street Director Katie Axt


Quarterly Update - April 2021

City Block Project  City Block preliminary design package has been received and is under review. 

Tax Increment Financing (TIF)  The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (TIF) approved Paducah's Tax Increment Finance District (TIF) on March 25.

Entertainment Destination Center  The City has initiated the process to apply to the State for an Entertainment Destination Center license with the goal to implement the EDC in this summer.   

Business Growth  Five new businesses opened in the first quarter of 2021 in downtown Paducah.  No businesses permanently closed during the first quarter.   

Paducah Main Street  Main Street is on track to be fully accredited in 2021.

Business Survey  A business survey is being created with an expected release in April.


Commission Priorities

Read all 12 Commission Priorities including each action item's objective, key team members, and expectations by visiting Commission Priorities.