Council Begins Discussion on Development Standards for Downtown Lexington

Council to begin discussions on proposed development standards for downtown Lexington by Beth Musgrave, 2.8.15, The Urban County Council will begin discussions on new design standards for downtown Lexington redevelopment and construction Tuesday, nearly five years after new standards were proposed. Vice Mayor Steve Kay, chairman of the Design Excellence Task Force, told council […]

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City Working to Stabilize Former Bellini’s Building

Lexington code enforcement takes action to stabilize former Bellini’s building by Cheryl Truman, 2.5.15, Lexington’s code enforcement department has taken emergency action to stabilize 115 West Main Street, an Italianate building that housed the now-closed Bellini’s restaurant. The city spent $2,900 this week to board up broken windows that were a hazard to passersby, […]

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Lextran Receives Funding for Elective Buses

Lexington’s Lextran receives more than $6 million to buy 5 electric buses The Associated Press, 2.6.15, LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Transit agencies in Kentucky’s two largest cities will receive funding for five battery-electric, zero-emission buses each as part of a U.S. Department of Transportation program. Senior adviser Carolyn Flowers of the department’s Federal Transit Administration […]

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City Turns Attention to Town Branch Commons Linear Park

With Rupp plans stalled, city turns attention to Town Branch Commons linear park by Beth Musgrave, 1.24.15, The row of asphalt parking lots behind the city’s government center and the Kentucky Theater along Vine Street provides parking but little else. In 100 years, no one will remember it, said Jeff Fugate, president of the […]

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Tom Eblen on Lexington’s Recent Redevelopment Wins

A banner week for urban redevelopment in Lexington by Tom Eblen, 1.24.15, It was a great week for “infill and redevelopment,” the popular Lexington catchphrase that is easier to say than do. First, The New York Times made my little neighborhood look positively hip. A Travel section story told how Walker Properties and other […]

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Horse Country Will Allow Visitors to Experience our Signature Equine Industry

Thoroughbred industry’s winning idea Editorial, 1.21.15, For too long Central Kentucky’s horse farms have been alluring but inaccessible. Like a gorgeous shop window with the store behind it off limits, they entice but frustrate visitors. Some dedicated and forward- thinking members of the Thoroughbred industry have invested a lot of their own time, money […]

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Euclid Kroger Reopens Today! (January 22)

Kroger ‘unlike any other’ opens on Euclid Avenue Staff Report, 1.21.15, The new Kroger at 704 Euclid Avenue — which Kroger officials say is “unlike any other Kroger store in the nation” — will open Thursday at 8 a.m. with University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari cutting the ribbon. The 86,000-square-foot store […]

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NY Times Features National Ave Redevelopment

A Trot, Not a Gallop, Toward Renewal in Lexington, KY. by Andrew Simmons, 1.20.15, Residents of Mentelle, a neighborhood on the east side of Lexington, Ky., once drove right past National Avenue, a half-mile street hemmed in by railroad tracks and the hum of traffic on U.S. 60. Now they can leave their cars […]

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National Avenue: Perfect Example of Infill Redevelopment

National Avenue corridor has become ‘perfect example’ of infill redevelopment by Cheryl Truman, 1.20.14, Lauren Higdon looks over what was once a far less sophisticated property now neatly draped and divided, with an aromatherapy mix wafting through, a yoga class stretching out and a corner cafe where chef JoAnn Prosser makes a creamy sugar-free […]

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Budget Proposal Includes Funding for Old Courthouse and Town Branch Park

Mayor Gray: Budget proposal to include money for old courthouse, Town Branch Park by Beth Musgrave, 1.20.15, Mayor Jim Gray said Tuesday that he will include money to save the old Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street and for a new urban park in his upcoming budget. “In the campaign, I heard from many […]

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