Town Branch Commons - Reactivating the Lifeline of Lexington
Friday, September 29, 2017
11 a.m. - noon EDT
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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.
Samantha Castro, AICP
Phil Logsdon, AICP
Lindsay Walker, email@example.com