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Dedication ceremony held for newly renovated neighborhood

It's a Lexington community with a lot of history.

Friday morning, city and state leaders took part in a dedication marking the opening of the newly renovated neighborhood, formally known as Bluegrass Aspendale.

After almost five years, the construction fences have come down, and people are getting ready to move in.

Nearly 300 rental units are opening this month, and some houses are for sale.

The new community sits where Bluegrass Aspendale, Lexington's first public housing community, used to.

People who designed the new neighborhood worked hard to make it different from the old one.

Now, there's colorful siding and stone, and three different styles of homes where there used to be crowded buildings that all looked the same.

In fact, Bluegrass Aspendale included 900 government subsidized units.

Now, there are 400 units, including homes for sale and rental property.

Al Anderson grew up in Bluegrass Aspendale, and says he's excited to move into the new and improved neighborhood.

"I just got approved for a three bedroom," Anderson said. "So, hopefully, by the end of the month, we'll be starting our Fourth of July in a new house or three bedroom."

There will be 102 homes for sale with prices between $80,000 and $120,000.

People at any income level can buy them, but those at or below Fayette County's median income of $50,325 are eligible for assistance.

Tours will be given of the new homes both Friday and Saturday.

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