Objective - Protecting Key Historical and Cultural Resources
Collaborate with community partners to support and invest in the historical and cultural resources unique to Paducah.
Key Team Members
Parks & Recreation Department Director Amie Clark
Planning Director Nic Hutchison
Historical and Cultural Resources Priority Details
- Finish the design and begin the Robert Cherry Civic Center renovation
- Work with the McCracken County Sports Tourism Commission to honor the legacy of Dr. William Stuart Nelson for the outdoor sports and recreation complex
- Determine the City's role in supporting and collaborating with community partners (i.e. Hotel Metropolitan, Columbia Theater, and more)
Consulting Services Related to Historical Assets & Neighborhoods At the June 28, 2022, Commission meeting, the Board authorized the initiation of a request for proposals (RFP) for consulting services related to preservation assessment and stewardship of certain historic assets and neighborhoods. Rhodes Heritage Group was selected. The project focuses on the Hotel Metropolitan, the Oscar Cross birth house, Columbia Theater, Stuart Nelson Park, and the Southside
Outdoor Sports and Recreation Complex Staff is attending the McCracken County Sports Tourism Commission meetings and participating in the design working group for the outdoor sports facilities being designed for the former Bluegrass Downs site and Stuart Nelson Park.
Robert Cherry Civic Center The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved in March 2022 renovating the Robert Cherry Civic Center using the existing building footprint for the Parks & Recreation Department office space and public assembly space for events. Due to a collision of a truck into the building in September 2022, the construction documents were reworked to account for the structural damage. In March 2023, the City accepted a construction bid to rehabilitate the facility with the construction expected to be completed in December.
Read all Commission Priorities and Continuous Improvement Items including each action item's objective, key team members, and expectations by visiting Commission Priorities.