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Southgate council approves development of former Beverly Hills Supper Club site

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Posted at 7:01 PM, Aug 19, 2020

SOUTHGATE, Ky. — Southgate City Council unanimously approved rezoning land on the former site of the Beverly Hills Supper Club for a mixed-use residential development called Memorial Point.

In May, plans were announced for a $65 million development on the site of the club that burned down in 1977, killing 165 people.

The 80-acre development would include 100 to 200 luxury apartments, single-family homes and a 79-unit assisted-living center. Currently, the land is zoned for commercial office use.

In July, the Campbell County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved changing the zone and approving a conditional use permit that moves the project forward and recommends that it be given a final go-ahead by the city of Southgate.

Southgate already approved Ashley Builders and Vision Realty Group for the construction of the development.

MORE: An oral history of the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire of 1977

The project will also include a memorial to the people killed in the fire decades ago.

"We fully understand and embrace the need for a memorial that ensures that the people who were lost in the fire will never be forgotten. It is our intention to continue to work with a group of survivors and family members of victims as well as with Southgate city officials on a memorial planning committee," read a statement from Ashley Builders Group.

With the zoning change approved, construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2021.