Richard McQuady Named As City’s Affordable Housing Manager

Former director of Kentucky Housing Corp. named city’s affordable housing manager by Beth Musgrave, 8.19.14, Kentucky.com A former chief executive of the Kentucky Housing Corp. has been named the city’s first affordable-housing manager. Richard McQuady, who worked for 28 years at the Kentucky Housing Corp. before retiring last year, will begin his job in September […]

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Future Plan for Old Courthouse Will Be Determined by Final Report

Council members say final report will determine future plan for old courthouse by Beth Musgrave, 8.19.14, Kentucky.com Several members of the Urban County Council said Tuesday that they were dismayed that some areas of the former Fayette County Courthouse had deteriorated so badly that the shuttered Main Street building must be fenced off to protect […]

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Lexington Government Considers Issuing Bonds for CentrePointe

Lexington government agrees to consider issuing bonds for CentrePointe garage by Beth Musgrave, 8.14.14, Kentucky.com Lexington’s government agreed Thursday to explore issuing bonds for a three-story underground parking garage for the controversial CentrePointe project. The move came two days after the state’s top economic development official said the city, not the state, should issue $30 […]

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State Denies Bond Request for CentrePointe

State says no to $30 million in bonds for CentrePointe By Beth Musgrave and Justin Madden, 8.13.14, Kentucky.com The state’s top economic development official said in a letter to city officials this week that the state won’t issue $30 million in state bonds for the controversial CentrePointe development. The denial by the state to issue […]

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Op-Ed: Downtown Management District Needed

Downtown needs a management district By Mukang Cho, Op-Ed, 8.11.14, Kentucky.com Before we make an investment, we spend a great deal of time studying the underpinnings of the market in which the property is located. A diversity of industries, a robust economy, population growth and a well-educated work force are some indicators we study. It’s […]

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New High School Features Innovative Design

Renderings paint a picture of new Fayette Co. high school By Valarie Honeycutt Spears, 8.11.14, Kentucky.com The Fayette County Public School board on Monday was presented with early renderings for the $75.8 million high school proposed for Winchester Road. Fayette Superintendent Tom Shelton said that in developing a design “we were able to think outside […]

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Vacancy Negatively Affects Neighborhoods

Raise taxes on blighted buildings; Neglect costs neighbors, hurts Lexington Editorial, 8.6.14, Kentucky.com Every homeowner knows two things: 1. Vacancy is bad for houses. 2. Vacant houses are bad for neighborhoods. That’s why the work of Lexington’s newly active Vacant Property Review Commission is so important and the Urban County Council should support it by […]

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Council Deciding Whether or Not to Back CentrePointe Bond

Council could decide next week whether to back CentrePointe bond application by Beth Musgrave, 8.6.14, Kentucky.com The Urban County Council probably will decide next week whether to back an application by CentrePointe developers for $30 million in state bonds. On Wednesday, the city’s Economic Development Investment Board, which oversees economic development programs in Lexington, recommended […]

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Jefferson Street Food Culture Continues Growth with The Apiary

Jefferson Street project aims to be gathering place for those who love food, wine and cooking by Tom Eblen, 7.27.14, Kentucky.com Nobody paid much attention to the old industrial building on Jefferson Street until July 17, 2008, when a spectacular two-alarm fire gutted Star Light & Magic, a theatrical special effects company. Jefferson Street is […]

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Planning Commission to Hear Request for Boone Creek Canopy Tours

Fayette judge orders planning commission to hear request for Boone Creek canopy tours by Beth Musgrave, 7.31.14, Kentucky.com A Fayette County canopy tour operator should get a hearing before the city’s planning commission, a judge has ruled. Fayette Circuit Judge James D. Ishmael Jr. said Wednesday that the Urban County Planning Commission must hear the […]

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