Downtown Development Corporation

Behind-the-scenes work continues to merge two downtown Lexington business-focused groups. Representatives of both express support for the idea, but admit it will take more effort to get it done.

Public Hearing Set For Fayette County Zip Line

Nov 30, 2016
Boone Creek Outdoors

The long-debated question of zip line operation in Fayette County will come again before Lexington's city council. The issue of how to proceed on the matter was debated Tuesday.

Lexington Mayor to Unveil Budget Plan Tuesday

Apr 5, 2015

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray on Tuesday will unveil his budget recommendations for the upcoming fiscal year. The spending plan is expected to call for resources for additional construction. Gray characterizes his budget plan as 'taking care of the basics and making investments in the future.' The mayor says the city has had budget surpluses the last three years. Gray says the multi- million dollar plan includes more brick and mortar projects than last year's budget. "We can afford to make...

Increasing local food production in the Lexington area is one key objective of the city's newly named local food coordinator. Ashton Potter-Wright presented her agenda this week to Lexington council members. Potter-Wright admits it's unrealistic to expect significant, short-term economic gains in bluegrass food production. She says getting area schools and groceries to use more locally grown foods is no easy task. "It's a challenge, I will tell you. I mean, to say in a year, we'll be able to...

Centre Point Bonding Request Rejected by State

Aug 14, 2014

The six-year downtown Centre Point project has hit another snag. The state has refused to grant developers funds for an underground parking structure. It's likely the topic will be up for discussion Thursday evening at Lexington City Hall. The Lexington Council's backing of Developer Dudley Webb's application to borrow 30 million dollars was anticipated to be a formality. But, the Lexington Herald Leader reports city officials received a letter from the state saying it will not issue 30...

When members of the Urban County Council return from summer recess, a highly debated downtown development project is likely to get their attention. Developers of the Centre Point Project are seeking to borrow 30 million dollars to construct an underground parking garage. The Lexington Herald Leader reported last week the state bond application must have the backing of the city. Urban County Council member Steve Kay doesn't have any major concerns with the request. "It is not anything that the...

New State Group to Aid Natural Disaster Recovery

Aug 3, 2014

A new multi-agency state council is aimed at helping Kentucky communities recover from significant natural disasters. Governor Beshear last week established the Council for Community Recovery and Resiliency. State Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder says there's only so much initial emergency responders can do. "They'll go in an get utilities back on and telephones working again, but you have a tremendous void in, not only public services, but just providing housing and...