Council Schedules Rupp Hearing for June

After questions swirl about Rupp renovation, Lexington council schedules June hearing by Beth Musgrave, 4.22.14, Kentucky.com Lexington’s Urban County Council voted Tuesday to hold a hearing in June on a proposed redesign of Rupp Arena and attached convention center after many questions about the project surfaced during Tuesday’s council meetings. Tuesday was the first day […]

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A Clear Plan Will Make It Easier to Acquire Affordable Housing Funds

Good steps on affordable housing; it’s easier to get dedicated funds with clear plan Op-Ed, 04.22.14, Kentucky.com During the past few weeks, the push in Lexington to address the related issues of homelessness and affordable housing has moved into high gear. Mayor Jim Gray has proposed carving out $3.5 million in surplus funds from this […]

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Mixed-Use Project Near Thoroughbred Park Would Be Anchored by Parking Garage

New city parking garage expected to anchor mixed-use project near Thoroughbred Park by Justin Madden, 04.21.14, Kentucky.com Approval of a new downtown parking garage will be a catalyst for a long-awaited mixed-use project at East Main and East Vine streets and Midland Avenue, a downtown developer said Monday. The parking garage, which will be built […]

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City Will Need to Step Up Game to Move Rupp Project Forward

City officials need to play offense to move Rupp project forward, observers say by Beth Musgrave and Linda Blackford, 4.19.14, Kentucky.com The dream of a $310 million renovation to Rupp Arena and a new convention center could be delayed by another year. And after a contentious fight over funding for the project in Frankfort this […]

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Presentation on Homelessness and Affordable Housing Program Development

On April 15th, Planning Commissioner, Derek Paulsen, gave a presentation to the Planning Committee of Urban County Council on the next steps to developing a robust program on homelessness and affordable housing. Topics covered in the presentation include an overview of the Homelessness Fund and Affordable Housing Fund; proposed organization and coordination for these two […]

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Proposal to Designate Portion of Insurance Fee to Affordable Housing Blocked

Lexington council blocks proposal to designate part of insurance fee to go to housing program by Jim Warren, 04.15.14, Kentucky.com Urban County Council members narrowly blocked another effort by Councilman Steve Kay Tuesday to establish an ongoing funding source for Lexington’s new plan to promote affordable housing and combat homelessness. During Tuesday’s work session, Kay […]

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Rupp Financing Plan Drops Hotel Tax

Gov. Beshear: New Rupp financing plan drops hotel tax, increases state aid to $80 million by Beth Musgrave, 4.14.14, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear plans to meet with legislative leaders later on Monday to discuss a new financing plan for a renovated Rupp Arena and the attached convention center. Beshear said during a news […]

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Euclid Kroger’s Replacement to Open By End of Year

Kroger on Euclid coming down; replacement to open by end of year by Janet Patton, 04.07.14 The walls of the Euclid Avenue Kroger finally came down Monday. Demolition of the store began in earnest, and construction workers probably will have the 38,000-square-foot building down in a week or two. Construction of the new store, to […]

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Enter to Win 6 Tickets to a Private Box at Keeneland on Sunday, April 13th!

If you missed the chance to enter our last Keeneland giveaway, you’re in luck! Nicoma Bloodstock is sponsoring a second Fayette Alliance Keeneland box giveaway. Fill out the form below to win! 6 tickets to a private box during Keeneland’s Beaumont Stakes Sunday, April 13th Our winner is Brenda. Congratulations! This giveaway is now closed. […]

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Ranking of Most Sprawling US Metro Areas Released

As Lexington’s position in sprawl rankings improves, it’s important to remember that sprawl is an ongoing threat that needs continued attention.  We’ve still got a lot of work to do. A Ranking of the Most Sprawling U.S. Metro Areas, and Why You Should Care by Sarah Goodyear, 04.02.14, TheAtlanticCities.com Sprawl may not be a four-letter […]

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