Developers Respond to City’s Call to Fill in CentrePointe

CentrePointe developers threaten legal action in letter Staff Report, 5.4.15, The developers of CentrePointe have sent the city a second letter threatening legal action. An attorney for the downtown project sent a letter Monday saying that the city can “expect to be involved in litigation” if it doesn’t back down on a demand that […]

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Fayette Alliance Sponsors Art for Oliver Lewis Way Bridge

Through our community grants program, Fayette Alliance is contributing $1,000 to the transformative public art project for the Oliver Lewis Way bridge. Christopher Weed’s art installation “Origins” will be unveiled during Breeder’s Cup, and will be a catalytic investment for urban infill occurring in the Manchester Street area of downtown. We are proud to join […]

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City Selects AU Associates for to Manage Renovation of Fayette County Courthouse

We want to congratulate Lexington and Fayette Alliance Board Member Holly Wiedemann on this important partnership! City selects project managers for renovation of old Fayette County Courthouse by Beth Musgrave, 4.28.15, A Lexington developer and a Louisville firm are likely to be project managers for the possible renovation of the old Fayette County Courthouse […]

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Herald-Leader Editorial: City Made the Right Move on CentrePointe

City right to move on CentrePointe Editorial, 4.29.15, OK, calm down. It’s in no one’s interest for the city of Lexington, or anyone else, to fill in the hole that is the CentrePointe project downtown, and it’s unlikely to happen. After all, the assessed value of the block doubled — from $8 million to […]

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City Demands Webb Companies Fill In CentrePointe

Lexington officials send Webb Companies letter demanding CentrePointe site be filled in by Beth Musgrave, 4.28.15, Lexington officials demanded Tuesday in a letter to the Webb Companies that the developers fill in the CentrePointe site because there has been little or no recent work on the long-delayed downtown project. In the letter, city lawyers […]

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Keeneland Contributes $600 Million a Year to Lexington’s Economy

Study: Keeneland contributes almost $600 million a year to Lexington’s economy by Janet Patton, 4.23.15, Between the boutique race meets in spring and fall and world-renowned horse sales, Keeneland has an economic impact of almost $600 million, according to a new study released Thursday. The study, conducted by the University of Kentucky Center for […]

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Tom Eblen: Can North Lexington Avoid the Pitfalls of Gentrification?

Can North Lexington avoid the pitfalls of gentrification? by Tom Eblen, 4.26.15, My column last Monday about the quickening pace of renovations in the North Limestone corridor generated some heated discussions on social media about “gentrification.” In case you aren’t familiar with the term, it was coined in the 1960s to describe the displacement […]

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Krikorian Unveils Plans for Cinema Near Rupp Arena

Cinema complex near Rupp Arena will have 12 screens, bowling alley, restaurant, sports bar by Beth Musgrave, 4.21.15, After months of delays, a Los Angeles cinema group on Tuesday unveiled plans and renderings of a downtown 12-screen movie theater that will include Kentucky’s largest movie screen, a sports bar, bowling alley and laser tag. […]

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New Restaurant And Craft Beer Bar Joining National Ave

Entrepreneurs plan restaurant and craft-beer bar as part of National Avenue renaissance by Cheryl Truman, 4.15.15, Although it doesn’t look like much now, what used to be a drive-through Sportsman’s Liquor store at National and Walton avenues is being transformed. Two Lexington entrepreneurs who played soccer together at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School say […]

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Lextran Approves $24 Million Budget for FY 2016

Lextran approves $24 million budget for fiscal 2016 by Karla Ward, 4.15.15, Lextran’s board of directors on Wednesday night approved a $24 million operating budget for fiscal 2016. The budget marks a decrease in expenses of about 1.7 percent from the current budget. Lextran general manager Carrie Butler said the budget, which also must […]

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