The Lexington city council is expected to vote tonight on a proposal to relocate city hall and nearby local government offices to the Herald-Leader building at the corner of Main Street and Midland Avenue. The lease-to-own proposal amounts to a $175 million project.
Finance and Administration Commissioner Bill Omara says deferred maintenance costs in the current city hall run over $20 million.
The 200 E. Main St. location became city hall in 1982. It originally was established as the Lafayette Hotel in 1920. The hotel closed in 1963 and became an office building.