Update: See Town Branch Commons Design at Arts Center

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Updated: 2/04/2013 11:18 pm
       A new park is coming to Lexington that will be different than anything ever seen in the county.

       On Monday the Lexington Downtown Development Authority unanimously voted on a design for the Town Branch Commons.

       The Commons will be the center piece of the city's proposed Arts and Entertainment District which will feature a new convention center and Rupp Arena.

      The key feature of the park will be the re-surfacing of the Town Branch Creek, which Lexington was founded on, and has run mostly underground for more than a hundred years.

      The creek will be at the center of a two-mile long park that will stretch from roughly Jefferson St, past Rupp and into the heart of Downtown.

      Playgrounds, walking trails, ponds and even waterfalls will be seen throughout the park, making the Commons the cultural gathering place of the city.

      SCAPE/LANDSCAPE Architecture out of New York won the design contest out of five finalists from all over the world.

      No word on how much the project will cost or when construction will begin.

     You can see the designs from all five finalists at the Downtown Arts Center from now until the end of February.
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