October 5th, 2018 at 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Ohio Kentucky Indiana (OKI) Regional Planning Conference

Cincinnati, OH


Town Branch Commons – Rediscovery of Lexington’s Forgotten Lifeline

Presented by Gresham Smith Senior Landscape Architect Louis Johnson, PLA, ASLA, the Lexington Mayor’s Office Director of Project Management Brandi Beacher and Lord Aeck Sargent Associate Samantha Castro, LEED AP ND

Town Branch Commons, a multimodal trail, greenway and park system in downtown Lexington, Ky., will be a strip of Bluegrass in the grey concrete. The 3.2-mile long urban greenway will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists, connecting Lexington’s urban core to the Bluegrass countryside, including neighborhoods, parks and trail systems. When complete, the project will create more than 22 continuous miles of protected bike and pedestrian paths. The project team will also improve pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular safety but integrating a complete streets design, including separated bicycle and pedestrian facilities, enhanced pedestrian crossings and intersection safety improvements.

In this presentation, Gresham Smith’s Louis Johnson, alongside project partners, will highlight how the project will improve last-mile connectivity, incorporate greenspace in downtown, emphasize placemaking, honor Lexington’s natural history and spur economic development.


More information and a full conference schedule can be accessed here.