National Avenue Continues to Attract Businesses

Cosmic Charlie’s is moving to National Avenue, will add daytime hours by Janet Patton, 8.3.16, Kentucky.com Bar and music venue Cosmic Charlie’s is moving from University Plaza at the corner of Woodland and Euclid avenues, where it has been since 2009, to National Avenue, where it will take on more of a neighborhood bar feel. […]

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LFUCG Considers Main Street Central Library For New City Hall

Lexington may buy Central Library on Main Street for new city hall by Beth Musgrave, 8.2.16, Kentucky.com The city of Lexington is considering buying the Central Library on East Main Street for a new city hall, city and library officials said Tuesday. City government, which currently operates out of the former Lafayette Hotel building on […]

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Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA

Council Unanimously Passes Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA We are pleased to report that on July 7, 2016, the Council unanimously voted to adopt the Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA. This ZOTA strengthens oversight by the Board of Adjustment for the protection of environmentally sensitive areas (as defined under the Subdivision Regulations). In 2014, the Planning Commission […]

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Overview of Lexington’s Current Real Estate Market

Racing for real estate: Facing rising sales and low inventory, Fayette County homebuyers move quickly to grab properties — or lose out by Susan Baniak, 7.20.16, Kentucky.com The benefits of home ownership fell generally out of favor for many during the recession. Additional driving factors behind the increase in rental demand in recent years may […]

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Town Branch Trail Receives $14.1 Million TIGER Grant

Lexington receives $14 million federal grant to pay for Town Branch Trail by Beth Musgrave, 7.26.16, Kentucky.com Lexington has received a $14.1 million federal grant that will pay for the Town Branch Trail from South Forbes Street to Midland and Third streets, city and federal officials announced Tuesday. The $14.1 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic […]

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Construction on Legacy Trail Extension Nearly Complete

1.5-mile Legacy Trail extension to Scott County near completion by Jacob Dick, 7.25.16, Kentucky.com Construction crews are paving a 1.5-mile section of the Legacy Trail, which stretches from the Kentucky Horse Park to the Scott County line. Work on the new section of the trail began in November and had been expected to be completed […]

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Details About Midland Avenue Development Revealed

Midland Avenue set to blossom as developers leverage funding by Jon Michael-Brothers, 7.20.16, BizLex.com Change is coming to Midland Avenue, the near east side corridor stretching from Main and Vine streets up to Third. Three developers — Phil Holoubek and his Lexington’s Real Estate Co. (LRC), statewide non-profit Community Ventures and former Lexington vice mayor […]

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Fayette Local Planning Committee To Develop Plan for Regarding New Schools

As Fayette County grows, more new schools are likely soon by Valerie Honeycutt Spears, 7.23.16, Kentucky.com Fayette County can’t build schools or add classrooms fast enough. Two elementary schools are opening next month and a high school will open in 2017, but Fayette County Public Schools officials say more new schools and renovations are needed […]

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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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