We are thrilled to report progress on Town Branch Commons, a project developed with the City of Lexington, the Lexington Downtown Development Authority, and the Blue Grass Community Foundation. At last month’s public meeting on Town Branch Commons and Town Branch Trail, there were over 250 people who attended the meeting: a mix of residents, city officials, project consultants, and the design team. Following an introduction from Mayor Jim Gray, Kate gave a presentation on the overall design process as well as the inspiration behind SCAPE’s design for a connective public streetscape. Afterward, attendees were invited to examine the latest designs, speak with team members and leave comments.
Recent press in the Lexington Herald has covered the project extensively and premiers the latest SCAPE renderings, highlighting the project as an important transportation network through the city and how it brings water and karst elements to the urban streetscape. Town Branch Commons will be funded through public private partnerships; $40M of public funding will support the public infrastructure in the linear section of the project, while a capital campaign is underway to raise private funding for Town Branch Park.
Please continue to stay in touch with project updates at the official Town Branch Commons website, and the public is encouraged to participate in the process by submitting your comments and ideas.
Check out the project page for new renderings and SCAPE’s Facebook page for the photos from the public meeting.