Sponsored the design competition for the Town Branch Commons development in downtown Lexington. Acclaimed New York landscape architect Kate Orff submitted the winning design for the linear park and greenway. Phased construction plans for the catalytic project are forthcoming, and we hope to help make this project a reality moving forward.
Sponsored the AIA Design Slam—during which several local architectural firms competed in a design competition focusing on redeveloping a surface parking lot next to the iconic First National Building downtown. The competition promoted the importance of good urban design in reviving downtown areas.
In September of 2013, we partnered with the Bourbon Review and Alltech to remove garbage, debris, and invasive species from Lexington’s founding waterway—Town Branch Creek— during our annual stream cleanup. This event raised awareness for clean waterways and storm sewer maintenance in Lexington.
Organized the 7th Annual Bluegrass International Cup at historic Mt. Brilliant Farm, benefitting Fayette Alliance and the Markey Cancer Foundation. The event included a sold-out Evening in the Gardens Dinner the night before, and the Bluegrass International Cup featured exciting highgoal polo, live music, and delicious food. More than 600 people attended the festivities along with celebrity guest Nacho Figueras.
Sponsored the 2013 Chamber Music Festival of Lexington. Growing a vibrant city and promoting our farms is good for our environment—and also quality of life. We proudly supported this event to synergize our efforts with those in the arts community and beyond.
In November of 2013, we hosted our first Annual Fayette Alliance Awards ceremony and party—celebrating the people, places, and projects that help us achieve our mission in Lexington. Awards were given for the three land-use pillars of our mission: productive agriculture, innovative development, and infrastructure improvement. A selection committee and the voting public helped us pick our winners.
In 2012, the Allies of the Alliance participated in PARK(ing) day, temporarily transforming a downtown parking spot into an interactive land-use map of Fayette County—to raise awareness about the importance of land-use planning in the city.
On July 20th, 2012 more than 700 people attended the 6th Annual Bluegrass International Cup, benefiting Fayette Alliance and the Markey Cancer Foundation.
Sponsored and participated in the design competition for the Town Branch Commons development in downtown Lexington in January and February 2013.
Our first Evening in the Gardens on July 19th, 2012 sold out. It featured a garden tour by Jon Carloftis and talk by Sally Van Winkle at historic Mt. Brilliant Farm.
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