Upgrading Streets and Sidewalks In Downtown Lexington

With the 2010 World Equestrian Games getting closer, the city of Lexington is looking to give downtown a makeover.

The latest on the to-do list is the process of beautifying sidewalks and streets.

In a news conference today, Mayor Jim Newberrry laid out those plans, emphasizing the importance of improving downtown Lexington.

The city has hired a consultant for the project, but the mayor says the city doesn't know yet where it'll get the money for the improvements. Mayor Newberry says the next step is to begin to identify possible means of funding, including state and federal assistance where appropriate, and he says he hopes for some public-private partnerships.

The mayor also says the design process for the project should be finished in 6 to 8 months.


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  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Dec 4, 2007 at 06:14 PM
    Correction, error.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Dec 2, 2007 at 08:03 AM
    J.A.F.O. My eror, when one types (edited) one makes mistakes. Does that answer ones question>
  • by J.A.F.O. Location: lexington on Dec 2, 2007 at 12:12 AM
    Are we going to let our police check the citizenship status of all the concrete finishers that will be needed to complete this? Dave, Going by the dates you gave, one wonders why it took you over a year to camplain to the mayor's office.
  • by Karen Location: Nicholasville on Dec 1, 2007 at 08:03 PM
    I agree with Jeb, but I think that they should spend the money on something a little more important than making the streets and sidewalks look pretty. I think that they should use it on crime research and things of that sort. Although it makes sense for Lexington because they are more interested in how others view them as opposed to how their citizens live.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Dec 1, 2007 at 03:58 PM
    Good idea, get those sidewalks fixed. Don't trouble yourself mayor about citizen complaints like why did it take over four hours for an officer to call me (08/07/2006). I called the police because I received a threat over the phone. Why did it take sixty three minutes for an officer to respond to a 911 call (05/06/2006) after an undocumented alien tried to rob me. Before anybody jumps on the band wagon that I must have a h/o for the police you are sadly mistaken. My father retired from this department after serving thirty years and I respect the police. I have received NO answer from the mayors office except for the e mail that stated once the mayor got the report from E-911 and Commisioner Bennett he would get back to me. That was 08/14/2007 and today is WHAT?
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Nov 30, 2007 at 07:53 PM
    Why, Jeb, didn't you hear? Citizens don't matter. Only foreigners...
  • by Jeb Location: Ky on Nov 30, 2007 at 11:53 AM
    Kind of sad it takes the World Equestrian Games to finally have some improvements happen in Lexington. Why do we have to impress others? Why can't we impress the citizens first?

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