Town Branch Commons - Reactivating the Lifeline of Lexington

APA Kentucky Chapter

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Friday, September 29, 2017
11 a.m. - noon EDT

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Overview

Town Branch Commons is a system of projects, public and private, that will provide critical bike and pedestrian connections, word class park spaces, and reinterpret the history of the Town Branch creek, on which the City of Lexington was formed.

 

The Town Branch Greenway is 2.5 miles of urban trail in downtown Lexington following the historic path of the Town Branch creek. The greenway will connect the Legacy and Town Branch Trail systems, creating more than 22 miles of connected bike and pedestrian paths and provide interactive water features, new public spaces, and other amenities along the way. The greenway connects existing parks, community centers, neighborhoods, businesses, and rural land along the path, and will become a key driver of economic activity in Lexington. A protected bikeway through the heart of Downtown Lexington will encourage users at all skill levels to get out of their cars and walk or ride their bikes.

 

The greenway is fully funded by federal, state, and local transportation funding and has a total project cost of $39.7 million. The project is currently in the preliminary design phase.

 

Participants will discover how the Town Branch Commons project was developed, from inception through its current reality. We will also cover a multitude of aspects of the project that are directly related to active and healthy communities including: the creation of dedicated pedestrian and bicycle facilities for all level of users, the ‘last mile’ connection to a major multi-use trail system, the inclusion of additional green space throughout Downtown Lexington, new and unique opportunities to interact with water, and a meshing of a residents and visitors from all walks of life to name a few.

Speakers

Samantha Castro, AICP

Samantha Castro is an associate at Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS). Castro joined the company in 2012 as senior urban designer and has held several supervisory and management roles on numerous urban design and planning projects throughout the country. Castro received a master’s of landscape architecture and regional planning from ... Read More

Phil Logsdon, AICP

Phil is assembling a team in Lochner’s Lexington, Kentucky office to provide environmental services that complement their engineering services. Most recently, Phil served as KYTC’s Assistant Director for the Division of Environmental Analysis. In that role, Phil led a comprehensive re-write of the Policy Manual for addressing NEPA ... Read More

Contact Info

Lindsay Walker, lindsay.walker@kimley-horn.com