$1 Billion in Completed and Ongoing Investment in Downtown Lexington

$1 billion in completed and ongoing investment downtown, Lexington Downtown Development Authority announces by Cheryl Truman, 3.31.15, Kentucky.com Lexington’s investment in downtown development has, for the first time, reached $1 billion, Lexington Downtown Development Authority officials reported. The $1 billion figure is included in the downtown organization’s 2015 Market Inventory, a compilation of projects recently […]

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2015 Downtown Market Inventory

2015 Downtown Market Inventory Released   For more information view the 2015 Downtown Market Study.

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Courthouse Renovation Plan Released

EOP Architects and Preservation Design Partnership released a Conditions Assessment & Rehabilitation Plan for Lexington’s historic Courthouse   Renovation of former Fayette County Courthouse could cost $38 million, report says by Beth Musgrave, 3.19.15, Kentucky.com After decades of neglect and poorly executed renovations, the former Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street is in such disrepair […]

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Planning Commission Delays Vote on Rural ZOTA

Lexington planning board delays vote on proposed recreation, tourism changes by Beth Musgrave, 3.26.25, Kentucky.com After more than an hour of debate Thursday, the Urban County Planning Commission decided to delay until May a vote on changes in Lexington’s zoning laws that regulate recreation and tourism. The zoning text amendment addresses what types of recreational […]

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Work on Summit Delayed

Work delayed for Summit shopping center; newly signed tenants include Brooks Brothers, Orvis by Janet Patton, 3.25.15, Kentucky.com Work on the $156 million, 60-acre Summit at Fritz Farm at Man o’ War and Nicholasville has been delayed until mid- to late May, but developer Bayer Properties said the shopping and residential center is scheduled to […]

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KY Gives Breeders’ Cup Tax Breaks

Tax break makes Kentucky more attractive for future Breeders’ Cup events, official says by Jack Brammer, 3.17.15, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT — Kentucky lawmakers’ decision to give Keeneland a tax break for hosting the Breeders’ Cup World Championship this fall should help the state get the event again, said Craig Favel, Breeders’ Cup president and chief executive […]

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UK Trustees Approve Funds to Increase Beds in Chandler Hospital

UK trustees approve $75 million to occupy another floor of Chandler Hospital bed tower by Linda B. Blackford, 3.16.15, Kentucky.com The University of Kentucky took another step Monday toward filling the partially vacant patient tower at its Albert B. Chandler Hospital. The UK Board of Trustees approved completion of the 11th floor of what’s called […]

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Council Votes to Increase Sewer Rates

Lexington council votes to increase sewer rates by Beth Musgrave, 3.17.15, Kentucky.com Come July 1, Lexington residents will pay more to flush toilets and take showers. The Urban County Council voted 12-3 Tuesday to raise sewer rates over the next two years to pay for more than $590 million in sewer and stormwater system upgrades […]

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Council Approves Arlington Studio Apartments on North Limestone

Lexington council approves Arlington Studios apartment complex on North Limestone by Beth Musgrave, 3.10.15, Kentucky.com The Urban County Council gave final approval Monday to an affordable housing apartment complex on North Limestone after a five-hour hearing. The council passed the changes to the zoning unanimously. The Planning Commission had previously approved the zoning changes for […]

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Senate Gives Final Approval to Fund UK’s New Medical Research Building

Senate gives final approval to bill to help finance University of Kentucky medical research building by Jack Brammer, 3.3.15, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT — The state Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill fulfilling the University of Kentucky’s request for $132.5 million in state bonds for a six-story medical research center. On a vote of 36-1, […]

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