Summit Development Starts to Take Shape

The Summit at Fritz Farm takes shape with focus on community and commerce by Sara Sproull, 02.25.16, BizLex.com The brisk pace of construction at the Summit at Fritz Farm belies the forethought and work that’s gone into creating Lexington’s anticipated mixed-use shopping district. The project, which officially broke ground this past July, is helmed by […]

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Local-Option Sales Tax Back on the Table

Stumbo renews push for local-option sales tax by Bruce Schreiner, 05.07.16, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT, KY. House Speaker Greg Stumbo renewed his push Monday to amend Kentucky’s Constitution to give local voters the option of temporarily raising sales taxes to pay for big-ticket construction projects. After seeing the proposal die a year ago, Stumbo pitched the local […]

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Bluegrass Stockyards Letter Editor by Fayette Alliance Board Chairman

Stockyards a true asset by Don Robinson, Fayette Alliance Board Chairman Published 03.04.16, Letter to the Editor, Kentucky.com Time after time, the citizens and leaders of Lexington-Fayette County affirm the uniqueness and beauty of our Bluegrass landscape. In a recent study conducted by the Matrix Group, 76 percent of our population valued this signature landscape […]

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PVA Listens to Citizens’ Concerns at Public Meeting about Farmland Tax Break

Citizens sound off on Fayette PVA’s proposed changes to farmland tax break by Linda Blackford, 03.03.16, Kentucky.com After two hours of questions and comments from citizens Thursday night, Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator David O’Neill said he will consider tweaking new policies he’s proposed to regulate who receives a farmland preservation tax break. “I am […]

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City Council Approves TIF Financing for Thistle Station Development

Lexington Council approves incentives for 16-story apartment complex on Newtown Pike by Beth Musgrave, 03.03.16, Kentucky.com Lexington’s Urban County Council gave final approval Thursday for developers of a 16-story mixed-use apartment complex on Newtown Pike to use new property taxes generated from the project to pay for new roads, street lights and sewer lines. The […]

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Exterior Construction on Old Courthouse Will Start this Summer

Work on exterior of Fayette courthouse to begin in early summer by Beth Musgrave, 03.01.16, Kentucky.com Work on the exterior of the former Fayette County Courthouse will hopefully begin in June and renovations on the interior may start as early as August, city officials said Tuesday. Construction on the exterior can not begin until Lexington […]

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Palumbo Files Bill to Limit Ag Preservation Tax Break to Working Farms

Lawmaker files bill to limit farmland preservation tax break to working farms by John Cheves, 03.01.16, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT A Lexington lawmaker filed a bill Tuesday aimed at stopping land developers and owners of suburban 10-acre estates from receiving Kentucky’s farmland preservation tax break. Rep. Ruth Ann Palumbo, a Democrat, called her House Bill 576 “a […]

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Bluegrass Stockyards New Location Revealed: Ironworks Pike by I-75

New Blue Grass Stockyards to go on Ironworks Pike by I-75 by Beth Musgrave & Cheryl Truman, 2.26.16, Kentucky.com Blue Grass Stockyards will rebuild in Lexington on Ironworks Pike adjacent to Interstate 75, city and stockyard officials announced Friday. The announcement had been expected after $540,000 in state tax incentives were approved Thursday by the […]

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Bluegrass Stockyards Announces That It Will Rebuild in Fayette County

BREAKING: Bluegrass Stockyards to rebuild in Fayette, state offers incentives by M. David Nichols, 02.26.16, BizLex.com Bluegrass Stockyards, a lynchpin livestock operation for the southeastern U.S., will stay in Fayette County, officials announced Friday. The company’s sprawling 70-year-old facility on the city’s northwest side was destroyed Jan. 30 in the largest fire to hit Lexington […]

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Non-Ag Properties Benefit from Ag Tax Break

Tax relief intended to save Kentucky farms helps pave them instead by John Cheves and Linda Blackford, 2.18.16 An upscale shopping center, The Summit at Fritz Farm, is rising at Nicholasville Road and Man o’ War Boulevard. The future home of Pottery Barn and Whole Foods Market was sold last summer for $13 million. It’s […]

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