Today Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp announced the city of Hopkinsville was recognized last week during the Kentucky Chapter of the American Public Works Association 2014 Annual Conference. The city was presented awards for three recently completed construction projects. Under the “Parks Category” the Downtown & Inner-City Park Improvement Project was selected as project of the year. Under the “Building Category” the Hopkinsville Municipal Center Project was selected as project of the year. Under the “Rails to Trails Category” the Hopkinsville Greenway System was selected as project of the year.
Mayor Kemp stated, “We are honored for these public infrastructure projects to receive recognition at the state level. The awards serve as further assurance the city continues to move forward in a positive direction. Too often, public works projects go unnoticed and unrecognized and it has been a priority of mine to ensure public safety needs are met and quality of life issues are addressed. These projects foster those goals and showcase ongoing improvements in the Downtown Renaissance District and Inner-City REZ neighborhoods. We are pleased with the results and we are grateful how the community has embraced and supported our efforts.”
Design and engineering work for the Downtown & Inner-City Park Improvement Project was provided by M2D/Element Design of Lexington and Bell Engineering of Hopkinsville. Construction was undertaken by Southwinds Contracting of Hopkinsville and Scott and Murphy of Bowling Green. Design and engineering work for the Hopkinsville Municipal Center Project was provided by Earl Swennson Associates of Nashville, Tennessee. Construction Management services were provided by Codell Construction of Winchester, Kentucky. Design and engineering work for the Hopkinsville Greenway System was provided by Lose & Associates of Nashville, Tennessee. Construction was undertaken by Scott and Murphy of Bowling Green. The projects were administered by Community and Development Services and the Public Works Department.