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Tag: Infill and Redevelopment

Brownfields Grant Will Help With Future Development

The Fayette Alliance supports LFUCG’s grant application for federal funding to perform a countywide assessment of brownfields affected by non-petroleum hazardous substances. This $200,000 will help LFUCG develop an inventory and examine contaminated properties in the Northwest area of the city, including those along the Manchester Street corridor, the Newtown Pike corridor, and the Versailles...

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The Fayette Alliance Urges Southland Christian to be Creative in Redeveloping Lex Mall Site

Southland Christian Church is in the process of purchasing the abandoned 32-acre Lexington Mall site, and aims to build a satellite church campus on the property for $30 million. The mall is currently zoned “Business” B-6P, which allows church uses. Initial development plans include demolishing the one-story portion of the mall, and in its place...

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Council Approves Red Mile Zone Change

On January 14th, LFUCG Council approved the Red Mile zone change application–requesting Mixed-Use Community (MU-3) zoning for 67 acres located at 780, 790, and 1200 Red Mile Road. The Planning Commission also unanimously approved the Red Mile preliminary development plan. This zone change will lead to a $170 million mixed-used entertainment infill project at the...

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Distillery District Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Application and Development Plan

Pepper Distillery LLC is seeking Tax Increment Financing for its $190 million Distillery District project. Through transparent community participation and collaboration, the Distillery District aims to revitalize roughly 28 acres of blighted real estate in downtown Lexington. Approximately 630,000 square feet of new mixed-use construction and 350,000 square feet of adaptive reuse projects will anchor...

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Distillery District Text Amendment

The Fayette Alliance supported the adaptive reuse text amendment that will allow adaptive reuse projects in the B-4 (Wholesale &Warehouse Business), I-1 (Light Industrial), and I-2 (Heavy Industrial) zones within the LFUCG Infill Redevelopment Boundary in downtown Lexington. Adaptive Reuse projects use abandoned, vacant, or underutilized structures for new purposes, such as loft apartments, boutique...

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