Mon December 19, 2011

Design Approved for Rupp Renovation

A committee appointed to reimagine Rupp Arena and a new downtown arts and entertainment district voted unanimously Saturday to renovate Rupp, approving a design that would strip the arena's industrial siding and replace it with a glass and translucent covering. When architectural consultant Gary Bates asked the planning committee for its reaction to the design, chairwoman and former Lexington Mayor Pam Miller responded, "We're bowled over." Bates walked the committee through the master plan during a conference call Saturday morning.