Council Considers Incentives for Downtown Development

Council looks at incentives to spur downtown development

By Beth Musgrave, 2.10.15,

The Urban County Council began discussions Tuesday on new design standards for downtown Lexington but took no vote.

Instead, the council will return in April to further explore incentives for downtown development as part of the downtown design standards.

Vice Mayor Steve Kay, who is the second chairman of the Design Excellence Task Force that began meeting in May 2010, told the council’s Planning and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday that he would return during the committee’s April meeting with a list of incentives the task force had considered during nearly five years of discussions regarding design standards for downtown…Read more at


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