Redeveloping Downtown Bowling Green
Bowling Green is the third largest city in Kentucky and the hub of metropolitan activity in South Central Kentucky. Currently undergoing a $200 million+ downtown redevelopment project, the city is changing to accomodate the surge in population and to make downtown Bowling Green a destination for residents and visitors alike.
Current features of the downtown redevelopment project include
Home to the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Bowling Green Ballpark opened for its first season in 2009 and has been a major draw for Bowling Green residents and visitors alike. The 4,500-seat baseball stadium also includes grass lawn seating areas, a kids’ play area, VIP suites and several refreshment areas and eateries.
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center celebrated its grand opening in March 2012 with country music star Vince Gill and a performance by Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green. SKyPAC is an 80,000-square-feet facility offering Broadway productions, local and worldwide music acts, comedy shows and kid-friendly performances.
A $4 million+, state-of-the-art building named the Houchens Center for Business, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is frequently used by businesses for meetings and events.
The location for a free summer musical showcase--Concerts in the Park--as well as other festivals and celebrations, Circus Square Park also includes a large fountain area popular with children and adults during the warm summer months.
Downtown Parking Garage - A five-level garage, including a roof level, has more than 800 parking spaces and offers free two-hour parking during the daytime. The building will soon have a wraparound that will include a new headquarters for Hitcents.com, a website and computer app design, marketing and creative agency.
Future additions to the downtown redevelopment project include
The Augenstein Alumni Center adjacent to Western Kentucky University's campus
A new parking garage adjacent to WKU's campus with a housing wraparound
A new WKU School of Nursing on the campus of The Medical Center