Town Branch Greenway

  • Kent Black

    Kent Black P.E.

    Executive Vice President Contact
GS&P was selected to design Town Branch Greenway, a multimodal trail, greenway and park system in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The project will trace the route of Town Branch Creek, the city’s original water source that now runs under Lexington’s streets. When complete, Town Branch Greenway will serve as the centerpiece of a city-wide park system, linking Lexington’s urban core with the Bluegrass countryside.

In addition to the downtown park system, GS&P will also design an urban bike network, additions to the city’s Legacy Trail and Town Branch Trail system and improvements to the Lexington transit center frontage. The firm is providing landscape architecture, land planning, urban planning, civil engineering, roadway design, traffic engineering, structural design and transportation planning services for the project.

The greenway will provide greater connectivity and enhanced mobility for Lexington residents, offering additional transportation options. The design team will improve transit accessibility and improve pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular safety by integrating a Complete Streets design, including separated bicycle and pedestrian facilities, enhanced pedestrian crossings and intersection safety improvements.

The Town Branch Greenway design was developed for the 2013 Town Branch Commons design competition. GS&P’s design will honor the original design vision, which celebrates Lexington’s history by bringing water back to downtown. The Town Branch Greenway project will be funded by local, state and federal funds, with parks being funded through a public-private partnership (P3).

Town Branch Greenway is a visionary concept, one that threads together public spaces, neighborhoods and infrastructure while paying homage to the city’s history. Great public spaces are a common theme among world-class cities and I look forward to having a hand in this project.

Jim Brannon, P.E.
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