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Re: Lexington, KY Developments
« Reply #210 on: December 12, 2009, 06:44:32 PM »
City to get tough on 'vinyl-box' owners
City seeks injunction against some boarding house owners
By Beverly Fortune, Herald-Leader, December 12, 2009

City officials will go to Fayette Circuit Court on Monday seeking a temporary injunction against homeowners who are operating six houses as boarding houses in single-family residential neighborhoods, a violation of the Lexington zoning codes.

The houses, owned by James Michael Haley and Michelle Haley, are at 1113, 1115 and 1201 Crescent Avenue, 200 University Avenue, 231 Forest Park and 453 Oldham Avenue.

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Re: Lexington, KY Developments
« Reply #211 on: December 14, 2009, 03:01:04 PM »
Health care built for this century
$762 million plan for facility has long-range view
By Ryan Alessi, Herald-Leader, December 14, 2009

The plan for the new $762 million University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital that towers over South Limestone is for it to remain relevant for a century — an ambitious long-range view.

Rapid technological changes in medicine these days can make a new hospital seem dated as soon as it opens. But UK has built flexibility into its construction to allow for future needs in medical care.

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Re: Lexington, KY Developments
« Reply #212 on: December 15, 2009, 05:58:28 AM »
Lexington hospitals building to be the best
UK, ST. JOSEPH, CENTRAL BAPTIST RACE TO EXPAND
By Cheryl Truman, Herald-Leader, December 13, 2009

In 2008, the payroll at Toyota in Georgetown was $537 million.

At Lexington's three big hospitals — UK HealthCare, Central Baptist and St. Joseph — the combined payroll for a year is more than $1 billion. That's without benefits.

A major engine of Central Kentucky's economy — health care is poised for even more explosive growth over the next decade. As each hospital builds new, more sophisticated facilities, the rivalry among them will intensify for patients, for awards, and for the best doctors as health care reform ups the ante on how the market is divided.

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Re: Lexington, KY Developments
« Reply #213 on: December 16, 2009, 02:36:38 PM »
Gateway to Lexington's East End neighborhood opens
Herald-Leader, December 16, 2009

A new gateway to Lexington's East End neighborhood was created Wednesday with the opening of Shropshire Avenue extension. Shropshire now connects East Sixth Street to Midland Avenue.

Also, new street signs for the neighborhood, with the East End logo, were unveiled. Over the next several months, 518 street signs in the East End will be replaced.

The $2.4 million Shropshire Avenue extension provides access to a neighborhood that been isolated from much of downtown, said Austin Simms, executive director of the Lexington-Fayette County Housing Authority. "This opens up all kinds of opportunities for the neighborhood to be reintegrated into the city," he said.

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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl. | U/C
« Reply #214 on: December 20, 2009, 08:11:35 PM »
CentrePit, CentrePasture — what's next?
By Tom Eblen, Herald-Leader, December 20, 2009

Efforts to build the 35-story CentrePointe tower seem to be as dead as developer Dudley Webb's mysterious financier.

Since the project stalled more than a year ago, CentrePointe has become the ultimate Lexington irony: a block developed for more than two centuries that has been cleared, planted in grass and fenced like a horse farm.

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Re: Lexington, KY Developments
« Reply #215 on: January 26, 2010, 03:14:18 PM »
Streetscaping downtown Lexington
UrbanUp, January 26, 2010

Lexington, Kentucky has a deep connection with its thoroughbreds and is known as the "Horse Capital of the World" due to its acclaim for everything equine. To help preserve this ideal, the city has been actively engaged in land conservation, planning and development for almost a century, becoming a pioneer in adopting an Urban Service Boundary in 1958.

Click through to read more on this entry, and be sure to check out the newest UrbanUp article, Streetscaping Lexington.

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Re: Lexington, KY Developments
« Reply #216 on: March 25, 2010, 08:07:55 PM »
Yes! What we need. A suburban CVS with two drive-through lanes!

Demolition to begin soon for downtown drugstore
By Scott Sloan, Herald-Leader, March 23, 2010

A deal is expected shortly to bring a drugstore back to downtown Lexington.

A fence has been erected in anticipation of demolishing three buildings at the intersection of Main and Vine streets near Midland Avenue, where it's expected a CVS will be locating.

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« Reply #217 on: April 16, 2010, 01:45:58 PM »
Central Baptist announces major expansion, delays Hamburg hospital
By Jim Warren, Herald-Leader, April 15, 2010

Central Baptist Hospital announced Wednesday it will spend $200 million to expand its Nicholasville Road campus with a seven-story addition that will include a cancer center and a women's center.

The addition, totaling almost 338,000 square feet, will be built just north of Central Baptist's existing hospital. Construction is to start late this summer, with completion expected in two to 21/2 years.

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« Reply #218 on: April 17, 2010, 11:13:20 PM »
Pavilion in Cheapside Park opens
By Patrick Sullivan, Herald-Leader, April 16, 2010

The Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in Cheapside Park officially opened Friday.

The ribbon was cut by Fifth Third Bank Central Kentucky President & CEO Sam Barnes, Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry, councilmembers and representatives of the Downtown Lexington Corp., businesses and the Farmers Market.

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« Reply #219 on: April 21, 2010, 06:25:42 AM »
Turning trash into treasure
By Tom Eblen, Herald-Leader columnist, April 20, 2010

Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, so everyone should know by now that recycling is good for the environment. But here's something you may not know: it's good for your wallet, too.

Thanks to Lexington's growing recycling program, everyone's trash is becoming everyone's treasure.

Since Lexington began citywide recycling in 1991, the city has earned taxpayers more and more money each year by selling recyclable material to contractors. Recycling also has saved taxpayers money by reducing landfill costs.

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Re: Lexington, KY Developments
« Reply #220 on: April 27, 2010, 06:38:30 AM »
Finishing touches appearing on South Limestone
reconstruction nears completion
By Beverly Fortune, Herald-Leader, April 26, 2010

Finishing touches are starting to appear on South Limestone, and the overhaul of the street between Avenue of Champions and Vine Street is on schedule for completion by July 1, George Milligan, the city's streetscape project manager, said Monday.

Between Avenue of Champions and Maxwell Street, sidewalks are finished, and decorative blue glass accent pavers are 90 percent installed, Milligan said. Paver work should be completed by week's end. Also, new streetlights are operational.

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« Reply #221 on: April 30, 2010, 06:28:22 AM »
Outsiders appreciate our architecture more than we do
By Tom Eblen, Herald-Leader columnist, April 28, 2010

One of the drawbacks to Central Kentucky's growth during the past half-century is that so much of its beautiful landscape and remarkable architectural heritage have been lost to unremarkable development.

That fact was brought home this month by visits from two groups from elsewhere — a tour organized by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America and a regional gathering of the American Institute of Architecture Students.

The first group spent three full days touring the Bluegrass's magnificent — or, at least, once-magnificent — classical buildings. Most of the tourists were architects, interior designers and other professionals from all over the country. To say they were impressed would be an understatement.

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Re: Lexington, KY Developments
« Reply #222 on: April 30, 2010, 10:21:15 PM »
Sherman, thank you for sharing Lexington news here on UO.  I read each story you post.

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Re: Lexington, KY Developments
« Reply #223 on: May 26, 2010, 06:50:14 PM »
Messy downtown Lexington expected to be ready for WEG
By Beverly Fortune, Herald-Leader, May 26, 2010

Torn-up sidewalks and closed traffic lanes confront downtown pedestrians and motorists as Lexington attempts to remake its appearance before the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games this fall.

Downtown's two major east-west streets — Main and Vine — are obstacle courses of destruction and construction, but the city expects the work to be finished by Aug. 20, more than a month before the Games begin.

The city's ambitious $31 million Downtown Streetscape Plan, paid for with local, state and federal funds, includes Main, Vine, South Limestone and Cheapside Park.

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Re: Lexington, KY Developments
« Reply #224 on: May 31, 2010, 10:22:21 PM »
This was initiated basically because of the CVS/Pharmacy that is locating on the site of the once-proposed Main & Vine urban development on the eastern fringe of downtown. Instead of a four-level mixed-use development, the city is pretty much receiving a suburban drugstore (much needed drugstore) with a drive-through and surface lot.

Lexington planners take first step toward design standards
By Beverly Fortune, Herald-Leader, May. 27, 2010

Lexington planners took the first steps on Thursday in moving toward establishing design standards for new buildings in the city.

Chris King, head of the planning division, outlined for the Urban County Council's planning committee what it would mean for the city to adopt form-based guidelines. The guidelines would regulate such elements as the size and shape of a building, the distance it is set back from the street and the number of windows and doors. The guidelines would not regulate the building's use, King said.

"These form-based codes are basically where you say, 'We really don't care very much what's in there, but we do care what the it looks like,'" King said.

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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl. | U/C
« Reply #225 on: July 10, 2010, 04:27:04 PM »
I'm surprised you havent posted any updated renderings on this project, Sherman ;)

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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl. | U/C
« Reply #226 on: July 11, 2010, 12:42:41 PM »
Eh, I have copies and articles but don't feel my contributions here are all that desired, so I haven't been posting as much. I can pm you a link to it all.

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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl. | U/C
« Reply #227 on: July 14, 2010, 10:37:14 AM »
^I always find your contributions in this thread, the Huntington WV thread, and the Xavier thread to be good.  (For whatever that's worth.)

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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl. | U/C
« Reply #228 on: July 14, 2010, 10:44:37 AM »
So it says, U/C.  If it's under construction, that's great considering the hurdles that needed to be jumped through.

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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl.
« Reply #229 on: September 26, 2011, 01:21:27 PM »
I wouldn't say abandoned anymore.




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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl.
« Reply #230 on: September 26, 2011, 01:53:55 PM »
I have also re-added the Centrepointe article to UrbanUp and updated the last few paragraphs with new information on the proposal, which includes Jeff Ruby.

http://urbanup.net/cities/kentucky/lexington-kentucky/lexington-kentucky-downtown/centrepointe/

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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl.
« Reply #231 on: September 26, 2011, 10:05:39 PM »
What in God's hell?
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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl.
« Reply #232 on: September 27, 2011, 05:51:14 AM »
...at least they dropped that "Stalinist Skyscraper" design.


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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl.
« Reply #233 on: September 27, 2011, 07:53:47 AM »
What in God's hell?

Who knows.  Those box like structures on top are terr.i.ble. 

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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl.
« Reply #234 on: September 27, 2011, 08:28:05 AM »
I actually like this design. Compared to the original proposal, which was a phallic, oversized box - similar in mass to Queen City Square that did not open up much to the street, and the second proposal which was a flatter and shorter design with an auto loop, this one works out in that it has a ring of smaller buildings facing Main for offices and retail (Jeff Ruby will be one of the prime tenants), and a tubular inner core.

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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl.
« Reply #235 on: September 30, 2011, 11:40:47 AM »
does not look like this version is on any better footing than the others were -- funding unknown except for one guy who would like to have a steakhouse in there.

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Re: Lexington, KY: Centrepointe | 550 ft. | 35 fl.
« Reply #236 on: July 09, 2012, 08:48:03 PM »
Any updates on this? 

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Re: Lexington: Developments and News
« Reply #237 on: October 20, 2014, 10:13:52 PM »
http://www.kentucky.com/2014/10/20/3491090/shriners-hospital-iconic-lexington.html
Shriners Hospital: Iconic Lexington institution gets ready to move from longtime home
BY CHERYL TRUMAN
ctruman@herald-leader.comOctober 20, 2014 Updated 19 minutes ago

Shriners Hospital has been a fixture on Richmond Road for as long as most Lexingtonians can remember — the 117,000-square-foot hospital sits atop a big slope on 27 acres where visitors gather to watch fireworks in the summer and to sled in the winter.

The new $50 million, 100,000-square-foot hospital between Conn Terrace and State Street, a pedway's walk away from the main UK Hospital, will begin construction in February 2015 and should be ready for occupancy by May 2017.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2014, 10:14:16 PM by Sherman Cahal »

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« Reply #238 on: October 30, 2014, 02:53:33 PM »
http://urbanup.net/2014/10/30/construction-watch-university-kentucky-football-training-facility/

With the success of the University of Kentucky’s football program as of late, it was conceivable that a new facility would be built for indoor football training.

In January 2014, the university’s Board of Trustees approved a plan to construct such a complex as an addition to the Nutter Indoor Training Center along Alumni Drive in Lexington, Kentucky. The privately-financed $45 million building will open in mid-2016.




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« Reply #239 on: October 31, 2014, 12:08:16 PM »
^ looks nice -- is that related to the nutter center in dayton at wsu?