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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Manager Named for 21C Hotel in Lexington

21c names manager for Lexington hotel to open early 2016 by Janet Patton, 8.4.15, Kentucky.com Sarka Takovich has been appointed manager of the Lexington’s 21c Museum Hotel which will open in the first quarter of 2016. Takovich has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She was previously director of operations for […]

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‘Agreement in Principle’ Reached to Develop CentrePointe

CentrePointe ‘agreement in principle’ reached to develop project by M. David Nichols, 8.7.15, BizLex.com City officials late Friday afternoon announced a new “agreement in principle” regarding CentrePointe, the controversial and chronically delayed development that has left a city block-size hole in the heart of downtown Lexington. “The developers have reached an agreement in principle with […]

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Venerable 12th District Council Member Ed Lane Passes Away

Fayette Alliance is deeply saddened by the passing of 12th District Council Member Ed Lane. He was a leader and friend who tirelessly dedicated himself to Lexington. Lexington council member, business magazine founder Ed Lane dies Staff Report, 08.03.15, Kentucky.com Lexington Urban County Council member Edwin “Ed” Green Lane III, founder and publisher of The […]

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Much to Learn from Contrast Between Pepper Campus and CentrePointe

Learn from CentrePit debacle Op-Ed by Sue Roberts and Matthew Zook, 08.01.15, Kentucky.com In classrooms all over the world, students learn by comparing and contrasting. Every year we look for local examples to teach key concepts in urban geography, city planning and economic development. The past several years in Lexington have produced particularly stark contrasts […]

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Arboretum Bike Path Connects South Lex to UK and Downtown

Arboretum opens bike path to connect south Lexington to UK campus, downtown by Jessica Voorhees, 7.29.15, Kentucky.com The University of Kentucky opened a new bike path Wednesday at the Arboretum to connect bicyclists from south Lexington neighborhoods to campus and downtown. The shared-use path links Shady Lane to University Court and provides a safe route […]

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Pieces Fall Into Place to Save Peoples Bank Building

Lessons from saving Peoples Bank Editorial, 7.28.15, Kentucky.com Thanks to the hard work, vision and generosity of many, the pieces of the puzzle have just about fallen into place to save and reopen the Peoples Bank building. Monday the Civic Center Board announced it had agreed to let the Warwick Foundation move the 1960s jewel […]

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Investors Purchase Buster’s; Plan to Reopen in the Fall

Former Buster’s on Manchester Street sold to Pikeville group; venue to reopen in fall by Janet Patton, 7.22.15, Kentucky.com The former Buster’s music venue on Manchester Street has sold for $1.01 million to a trio of Pikeville businessmen who plan to keep it as an entertainment venue. Mitch Potter, working with business partners Adam Hatton […]

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The Summit Will Include Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn home furnishings chain to open Lexington store at The Summit, developers announce by Cheryl Truman, 7.16.15, Kentucky.com Pottery Barn will open its first Lexington store at The Summit at Fritz Farm, now under construction at Nicholasville Road and Man o’ War Boulevard. Pottery Barn sells upscale home furnishings and home décor. The chain […]

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