We’re honored to share that Town Branch Commons received two chapter awards this week: first, an Honor Award in Constructed Work in ASLA Kentucky’s 2023 Design Awards; and second, a Merit Award in General Design from the ASLA Southeast Regional Conference (SERC).
Developed over a decade of partnership with government, landowners, and residents, Town Branch Commons is a transformative multi-modal trail linking open space across Lexington, connecting rural and urban communities. Weaving along the path of the buried Town Branch Creek, all aspects of design are inspired by local karst geology and Bluegrass landscapes, drastically expanding the city’s tree canopy and green infrastructure while carving out space for protected bike and pedestrian lanes through a downtown “road diet.” Beyond the greenway, the Commons is also a long-term public education initiative that has involved multimedia events, videos, and interpretive signage created with local historians.
- Visit the project page.
- Watch Kate Orff’s remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in October 2022.
- Read Matt Hickman in The Architect’s Newspaper.