Developers Announce Timeline for CentrePointe

CentrePointe to open in spring 2018, developer says by Cheryl Truman, 7.22.16, Kentucky.com Developer Dudley Webb has released the final renderings for the downtown CentrePointe project. The CentrePointe garage would be finished by spring 2017, he said, and most of the remaining CentrePointe complex would be complete by spring 2018. The hotel, which involves more […]

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City Properties Group succeeds with projects other developers avoid

How company restoring Lexington courthouse changed downtown Louisville by Tom Eblen, 7.15.16, Kentucky.com LOUISVILLE The project managers overseeing restoration of the old Fayette County Courthouse have decades of experience turning abused and neglected old buildings into useful, productive community assets. Over the past 25 years, Holly Wiedmann’s Lexington-based AU Associates has redone more than 25 […]

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Lextran Public Meeting About Sale of Loudon Ave Property

Lextran to hold public meeting about sale of Loudon Avenue property Staff Report, 7.16.16, Kentucky.com Lextran will host a community meeting Tuesday to discuss the disposal of property on Loudon Avenue. The transit agency plans to begin the process of selling 101, 105 and 109 West Loudon Avenue this fall. The meeting will be from […]

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Sustainable Environmental Groups Announced

22 groups get Sustainable Environmental Grants Staff Report, 6.20.16, Kentucky.com Twenty-two local organizations were awarded Sustainable Environmental Grants totaling $70,684. The grants, overseen by the city’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works, are designed to promote creative, collaborative projects that improve and protect the environmental health of Lexington’s neighborhoods. The grants, which require a […]

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East End Historic Preservation Reception This Saturday

East End neighborhood to be honored Sunday at free Lyric Theatre event Staff Report, 6.20.16, Kentucky.com Lexington’s East End neighborhood will celebrate its history by honoring its oldest houses and its oldest residents at a historic preservation reception at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Theatre. The Martin Luther King and William Wells Brown neighborhood […]

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Recreational Uses in Rural Area Zone Change Moves Forward at Council

Lexington zoning changes to allow recreation, tourism businesses move forward by Beth Musgrave, 6.14.15, Kentucky.com A Lexington council committee on Tuesday moved to the full council changes to the Fayette County zoning law that would allow for new recreation and tourism-related businesses. The changes have been four years in the making. The Urban County Council […]

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Neighbors Challenge Sports Complex Proposal

Youth sports complex under fire from neighbors as council vote nears by Beth Musgrave, 6.14.16, Kentucky.com Residents of a neighborhood close to a proposed youth sports complex near Versailles and New Circle roads urged the Lexington council on Tuesday to cut $7 million in city funding for the complex in the proposed budget. Tom Creech, […]

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Dense Neighborhoods See Uptick in Spreading Fires

Too close for comfort? Compact neighborhoods see spreading fires by Greg Kocher and Beth Musgrave, 05.30.16, Kentucky.com A Lexington council woman says she will meet with Lexington fire officials and planning staff to determine what can be done to protect homes and help firefighters in neighborhoods where homes are close together. Since September 2015, at […]

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Old Courthouse Renovations Plans Unveiled

Courthouse plan a brilliant solution to a vexing downtown problem by Tom Eblen, 05.24.16, Kentucky.com The plan unveiled Tuesday for renovation of the old Fayette County Courthouse is brilliant in many ways: It preserves one of Lexington’s most iconic buildings, it gives it new life and purpose, and it seems to be financially sound. The […]

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American Water Grant Program Announces Three Fayette County Recipients

Three projects earn financial support from the 2016 American Water Environmental Grant Program Staff Report, 05.17.16, Kentucky.com Three projects in Kentucky have earned financial support from the 2016 American Water Environmental Grant Program. Projects coordinated by the Licking River Watershed Watch, Friends of Parks in Fayette County and Friends of Stoner Creek will receive a […]

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