Tornado Watch expires at 2:00 AM on 7/28, issued at 7:58 PM Allen, KY | Annville, KY | Artemus, KY | Ary, KY

Town Branch Could Resurface in Lexington

Reported by: Ian Preston
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 11/23/2012 11:37 pm
     Not many may know that underneath Downtown Lexington's Vine Street flows the first source of water Lexington was founded on, Town Branch Creek.

     City developers are planning a major project that would make major changes to some of downtown's biggest attractions, including a project that would bring Town Branch back to the surface.

     The Downtown Development Authority says part of the major project that will renovate Rupp Arena and the convention center, could also include a two-mile long park system through downtown that will feature a the creek once again running through the city.

     Town Branch has flowed under Vine Street for much of the last 100 years. Originally the creek was moved underground as a way to prevent flooding within the city.

    The city has received a number of design concepts for the 'Town Branch Commons from firms across the globe. The Downtown Development Authority says they've narrowed down the list of concepts to five, which will be presented to the public in early 2013. From there a panel will choose which design the city will use and present their recommendation to the city government who will begin negotiating a master plan.

     There is no time table on the project or cost, since it's still in the preliminary stages, but city officials hope the entire redevelopment will be completed in another decade.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Kentucky hospital live streaming video from NICU
A southern Kentucky hospital has begun live streaming video of newborns in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, allowing parents and staff to keep an eye on the babies.
Tree Goes Through Family's Bedroom
Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. on Carver Road a tree slams into a family’s home.
Tornado Watch Extended For Parts Of Kentucky
The tornado watch has been allowed to expire for some counties as planned at 8 p.m. Sunday, but most of the watch has been extended until 2 a.m. Monday.
36 Blitz: Rowan Co. Vikings
Ray Graham Returns To School He Led During Early 80s Stint Video Video
UPDATE: Lexington Man Found
Lexington Police found an elderly man missing.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.