Mayor Gray reveals new drawings for Town Branch Commons

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Tuesday, Mayor Jim Gray released new conceptual drawings of Town Branch Commons, a park that will wind through downtown Lexington.

“We are building a Great American City and Great American Cities have great public spaces,” Gray said. “Town Branch will be a link between our beautiful countryside and our urban core. A strip of history that will be a path to private investment and economic development.”

The planned 3.2 mile walking, jogging and cycling trail will close the gap between the Legacy and Town Branch trails, creating 22 miles of uninterrupted trail.

Town Branch Commons, Renderings

Midland Avenue, currently (Photo Courtesy: Office of Mayor Jim Gray)

Rendering of Midland Avenue area of Town Branch Commons (Photo Courtesy: Office of Mayor Jim Gray)

The Town Branch plan also envisions two new parks to be built through a public-private partnership. One of the new parks will be located in what is now the Cox Street parking lot, and the second will be along Vine Street.

Town Branch Commons, Renderings

Vine Street near Quality, currently (Photo Courtesy: Office of Mayor Jim Gray)

Town Branch Commons, Renderings

Rendering of Town Branch Commons at Vine Street near Quality (Photo Courtesy: Office of Mayor Jim Gray)

Tuesday evening, the public will get an opportunity to see and discuss the plans for Town Branch Commons with the project’s architects, SCAPE Landscape Architecture.  The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Thomas Hunt Morgan House, 210 N. Broadway.

Town Branch Commons, Renderings

Vine Street near Rose Street, currently (Photo Courtesy: Office of Mayor Jim Gray)

Town Branch Commons, Renderings

Rendering of Town Branch Commons at Vine Street near Rose Street (Photo Courtesy: Office of Mayor Jim Gray)

 

 

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