Fayette Alliance Awards

  Fayette Alliance Awards celebrate and recognize the people, organizations, and projects that help us achieve our mission of sustainably growing our city and promoting our farms in Lexington. Awards represent the major pillars of our mission: agricultural excellence, innovative development, and environmental stewardship. All recipients of Fayette Alliance Awards, should primarily do business, be […]

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PDR Program Now Accepting Applications

The Purchase of Development Rights Program helps conserve our precious Bluegrass landscape. The program aims to purchase conservation easements on 50,000 acres in the Rural Service Area to secure a critical mass of protected farmland for the general agriculture, equine and tourism industries. The PDR program is currently accepting applications. The deadline to apply is […]

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New CentrePointe Developers Would Benefit from Public Inclusion

New CentrePointe developers could gain from public inclusion to build support by Richard Levine, 8.24.15, Kentucky.com Now that the huge excavation in the heart of downtown Lexington (formerly known as CentrePointe) is in new hands, it is instructive to review a few things we should have learned from its sordid history. In the hands of […]

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Architect for Old Courthouse Renovation Will Be Selected Soon

Architect likely to be selected soon on old Lexington courthouse renovation by Beth Musgrave, 8.18.15, Kentucky.com Lexington officials expect to name an architectural and engineering firm soon for the city’s $30 million overhaul of the former Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street downtown. During an update at a Tuesday Urban County Council work session, Jenifer […]

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21c Hotel Names Lexington Restaurant Lockbox

Lexington’s 21c Hotel restaurant to be called Lockbox, executive chef named by Janet Patton, 8.11.15, Kentucky.com Lexington’s 21c Museum Hotel announced Tuesday that the restaurant in the historic First National Bank building will be called Lockbox in honor of the building’s banking past. The executive chef will be Jonathan Searle, who has served as executive […]

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Exciting New Plans for CentrePointe

Brash, exciting plan for filling CentrePit Editorial, 8.11.15, Kentucky.com Lexington will be challenged by the development team that is making a play for the hole in the center of our city. The two young men at the heart of the deal, Matt Collins and Atit Jariwalla, come from radically different backgrounds but their combined vision […]

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New Investors Plan to Take Over CentrePointe, Look for City Hall Input

New investors plan to take over CentrePointe project, want city hall to be part of development by Beth Musgrave, 8.11.15, Kentucky.com A group of investors that includes a New York real estate firm plans to take over the CentrePointe development in downtown Lexington and will likely make key changes in the long-delayed project. The group […]

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Manchester Music Hall Planned for Old Buster’s Site

Old Buster’s site to be reborn as Manchester Music Hall Staff Report, 8.11.15, BizLex.com The former site of Buster’s Billiards & Backroom, a popular Manchester Street concert venue that closed in December, is being reborn as Manchester Music Hall. Owners Adam Hatton, Mitch Potter and Adam Short say they plan to renovate the space to […]

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How Indianapolis Has Become a More Walkable City

How $500 Million Turned Car-Centric Indianapolis Into a More Walkable City by Anna Clark, 8.06.15, NextCity.org Low-slung homes, green lawns and no sidewalks: Many neighborhoods just outside downtown Indianapolis showcase the suburban ideal of the 1950s and 1960s. Developed at the height of the automobile, they made Indiana’s capital city a car-centric town. Paths are […]

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CentrePointe Agreement Prompts Cautious Optimism

News of CentrePointe agreement prompts cautious optimism by Cheryl Truman, 8.7.15, Kentucky.com Seven years after it was announced, Lexington’s long-stalled CentrePointe project might be moving ahead. “The developers have reached an agreement in principle with a third party to develop the project. We will follow up over the course of the following week with further […]

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