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Old 08-27-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Lexington is a great city, I was born and raised here and I have much respect for our community. But, you hear alot of "Lexington is boring" or "lexington doesn't offer what other bigger cities do".

Now I know for a fact we won't be bringing any professional basketball teams (or other sports) to town any time soon (and they'd likely get beat by a Calipari squad anyways). Besides things such a pro sports, specifically what is Lexington missing?

Lexington has a great economy and is contastly growing and evolving. Adding shopping in Hamburg, innovative little ideas like Movie Tavern, redevelopment in parts of the city (Newtown and the proposed Manchester arts district), Hugh Jass/Pazzo's for college students, etc.

But what specifically could Lexington feasibly offer (again no pro sports or other unreasonable requests) to make the city better. There are many on here with big city experience that are familiar with Lex that could give perspective. I love the vibe in Lex, and do not want to somehow try to change the town into something its not -I like (as do many) the BIG town feel as opposed to a city feel, but it can admittedly get boring sometimes if you've spent your whole life here. I am looking for specific ideas as to what we could bring to Lexington to better the community. Ideas?
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:11 PM
 
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A real art museum would be nice. An indoor mini golf & a Gameworks would do extremely well in the winter.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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Having just moved to Lexington a month and half ago, and have visited off and on for over 8 years, Lexington needs someone that understands traffic management. There are some areas of the city that the traffic light timing pattern must have been setup by a untrained monkey.

New Circle Road is great to use to get around the city unless you have to travel between Richmond Road and Boardwalk. New Circle Road should be a true ring road with no traffic lights. To bad if it upsets the current businesses in these areas, its for the better.

Other than that, I agree a Gameworks/Dave and Busters type of place would be nice. I am also selfish in this comment but I wish there was more live racing at Red Mile and Keeneland.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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A connector road from the SW suburbs to south I-75 is needed badly. Ideally I'd like to see a freeway added from the north I-75/64 split along the edge of the city, through northern Jessamine County, and meeting I-75 just south of the Athens exit. It currently takes over 1 hour to drive from Nicholasville to Richmond, two towns that are only 15 miles apart as a crow flies.

I'd like to see roundabouts replace some traffic signals on 2 lane city roads like Clays Mill, Wilson Downing, etc.

I think the skyline could use several more buildings that are at least as tall as the 5/3.

AND more traffic enforcement!! I've never been anywhere with less speed limit enforcement. It's like driving in the Wild West
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:34 PM
 
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A lot more roundabouts to replace 10 minute long red lights. (seems like 10 minutes anyway)
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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A lot more roundabouts to replace 10 minute long red lights. (seems like 10 minutes anyway)
YES!!!

When I first moved here, people would honk at me the instant the light turned green. I thought they were being extremely rude, but now I know it was just a courtesy honk to wake me up in case I had fallen asleep.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:17 AM
 
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---what does Lexington need--

A college football team that gets ranked in the top 10.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, FL
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A decent music scene that's not chock full of hipsters would be nice.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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---what does lexington need--

a college football team that gets ranked in the top 10.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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A decent electronic music scene that's not chock full of blowouts would be nice.
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