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Downtown Lexington may soon see new developments

By: Whitney Wetzel Email
By: Whitney Wetzel Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington's downtown area has experienced a comeback over the past couple of years but plans to make even more changes are in the works.

"The ultimate goal is to make Lexington competitive. You know, it's the 21st century, our economy's changing and we're no longer just competing to get a business to locate here. We're competing for the workers to locate here as well," said Jeff Fugate, President of the Lexington Downtown Development Authority.

The Lexington Downtown Development Authority is in charge of maintaining the city's core as a diverse and thriving heart of Central Kentucky. President of the Development Authority, Jeff Fugate, spoke to members of the Lexington Forum about his plan for the downtown area. That plan is to make Lexington more competitive in today's economy.

"We're very well positioned for that. We have a great quality of life, great cost of living, we have world class landscape, we have wonderful neighborhoods. So this is really just the last piece of the puzzle," said Fugate.

The Development Authority's goal is to make the downtown area appeal to both young adults as well as those looking to start a family.

Plans are also being considered for a new entertainment district involving Rupp Area, Town Branch and 21C Hotel.

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