Sidewalk Improvements Coming to West Fourth Street

New sidewalks, lighting, signs coming to Lexington’s West Fourth Street Staff Report, 1.04.15, Kentucky.com Transylvania University and the city of Lexington will be teaming up to provide pedestrian and other improvements along Fourth Street. Transylvania recently received a $1.3 million federal transportation grant through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Transylvania will pay for the 20 percent […]

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Study Finds Local Chefs & Institutions Want More from Lexington’s Local Food Economy

UK study: Local chefs, institutions want more from Lexington’s food economy by Janet Patton, 12.20.15, Kentucky.com When Central Kentucky chef Ouita Michel opens her new restaurant, Honeywood, at The Summit at Fritz Farm in March 2017, she anticipates increasing her local food purchases by at least half a million dollars a year, primarily in pork, […]

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New Construction on Town Branch and Legacy Trail Begins in 2016

Construction on six miles of Town Branch and Legacy trails to begin in 2016 by Beth Musgrave, 12.20.15, Kentucky.com Construction of key sections of both the Town Branch and Legacy trails will begin in 2016 as Lexington works toward connecting its two longest trails to make a continuous 20-mile loop from horse country through downtown […]

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Lexington’s East End & North Lime Neighborhoods Selected for Economic Revitalization Project

Lexington’s East End, North Limestone neighborhoods picked for economic revitalization project by M. David Nichols, 12.07.15, BizLex.com Lexington has been chosen to be part of an intensive revitalization effort, joining six other U.S. cities that will receive a year or more of expert assistance aimed at boosting the economic viability of entire neighborhoods. The National […]

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City Meets with CentrePointe Developers, Considering City Hall Plans

City brokers meeting with new CentrePointe developers, consultants weighing city hall plans by Dan Dickson, 12.15.15, BizLex.com An attorney for the City of Lexington and consultants hired to study potential sites for a new city hall met late last week in New York City with the development team that has taken over the long-stalled CentrePointe […]

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Progress Made on the Downtown Management Board

Downtown Lexington management district board taking shape by Beth Musgrave, 12.14.15, Kentucky.com The 15-member board of a new downtown management district that aims to make Lexington’s core cleaner, safer and more inviting hopes to start meeting by the end of January. But the district probably won’t start providing services until at least next fall, when […]

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CentrePointe Developers Making Progress

Lexington says CentrePointe developers making progress on financing, hiring by Beth Musgrave, 12.06.15, Kentucky.com Lexington officials said new investors in the long-delayed CentrePointe development are interviewing construction managers and are actively seeking financing for the downtown project. The city agreed Friday to give the group that includes a New York real estate investment firm a […]

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City to Pursue $5.6 Million State Loan for Town Branch Commons

Lexington will pursue $5.6 million state loan to pay for Town Branch Commons by Beth Musgrave, 12.06.15, Kentucky.com Lexington is applying for a $5.6 million low-interest loan to help pay for $23 million in initial infrastructure costs for Town Branch Commons, a proposed 2.5-mile linear downtown park, city officials said last week. If that low-interest […]

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Lexington Council Will Vote on Hotel Tax Increase on Dec. 8

Lexington council takes first step toward hotel tax increase for $250 million convention center renovation by Beth Musgrave, 12.01.15, Kentucky.com The Urban County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to put on its agenda a resolution supporting legislation that would allow for a 2 percent increase in Fayette County’s hotel and motel tax to pay for a […]

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Energy Efficiency Changes the Future of American Homes

Early solar architect sees big changes ahead for American homes by Tom Eblen, 11.29.15, Kentucky.com To appreciate how much has changed in energy-efficient construction and solar power technology over the past four decades, take a look at the house architect Richard Levine designed and built for himself near Lexington in 1975. It was one of […]

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