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Downtown is the urban epicenter of commerce and entertainment. The core should be anchored by high-rise structures with ground-level pedestrian engagement opportunities surrounded by mid-rise buildings increasingly offering dense residential uses. Lexington’s Downtown should continue to be notable for its mix of uses and variety of transportation options. Parking should be addressed as a shared urban core asset, eliminating dedicated surface parking lots in favor of structures.

Site Priorities

  • Dense residential options
  • Ground level pedestrian engagement
  • Economic development & job creation
  • Minimize parking in favor of multi-modal options
  • Appropriate transitions to 2nd tier urban & historic neighborhoods

Most Suitable Development Types

High Density Residential
High Density Non-Residential / Mixed-Use