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Downtown Lexington

Dear Friend,

There has never been a more exciting time to be in Downtown Lexington! The finishing touches are being put on new residential development, as the number of downtown residents continues to rise. On almost every downtown street, historic structures are being renovated and finding new life as commercial space, or welcoming home a new family.

A lot of hard work and public support have made these changes possible. I salute the city leaders, developers and members of the financial community who have found a way to make downtown projects work, and work well. Downtown Lexington is re-emerging as the cultural and residential heart of central Kentucky, offering a wide variety of opportunities to work, live, eat, shop and play.

If it has been a while since you explored downtown Lexington, I urge you to spend an evening in our central city…and soon!

Jim Gray

More information about Lexington Downtown -

Downtown Development Authority

small DDA Logo.jpeg.jpgIn operation since 2000, the mission of the Lexington Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) is to promote development, land uses and activities that make Downtown Lexington the lively, thriving, stimulating and diverse economic, cultural and residential heart of Central Kentucky. Welcome to our downtown and please visit our website to learn more.



Downtown Lexington Corporation

Welcome to Downtown Lexington! The mission of the Downtown Lexington Corporation is to dlclogo.jpgpromote Downtown as a unique and vibrant place in Lexington for business, residential life and entertainment. Visit our website to learn about events, entertainment, dining and shopping options.


small lexarts new color.jpgAs Lexington’s united arts fund and local area arts council, LexArts is a nonprofit community organization that works for the development of a strong and vibrant arts community as a means of enhancing the quality of life in central Kentucky.

Through its annual Campaign for the Arts, LexArts raises millions of dollars in support of local arts and provides planning and services designed to integrate the arts into our daily lives. In addition, LexArts underwrites the operating expenses for a variety of Beneficiary Groups, offers affordable exhibition and performance space for arts organizations, as well as competitive grants for community outreach projects.  


Lexington and Fayette County Parking Authority

small lexpark logo.jpgThe Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority (LFCPA) would like to welcome you to downtown Lexington.  Our mission is to provide, maintain and operate adequate, high-quality, customer-focused public parking and encourage economic growth for the benefit of the residents, businesses and visitors of Lexington-Fayette County.  The website serves as a resource for residents, businesses, and visitors who want to know more about Lexington's parking facilities, future plans, ordinances, and procedures.

Lexington Center

lexingtonCenter_color.jpgLexington Center Corporation (LCC) is a not-for profit 501c4 corporate agency of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) created to manage and maintain the following facilities:



Rupp Arena - a 23,000 seat sports and entertainment center, home of University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball.


smallOpera_House_audience_high.jpgThe Lexington Opera House - a 1,000 seat historic theatre, originally built in 1886 and renovated in 1976.


Lexington Convention Center - Nearly 130,000 square feet of elegant and versatile meeting, pre-function and exhibition space.


The Shops at Lexington Center - Three levels of unique, locally owned and operated boutiques, fine gift and specialty shops with a food court offering casual dining choices.



Triangle Park - This landmark park features a beautiful cascading fountain.smallLCC_night2_high.jpg










Last updated: 2/16/2016 11:10:52 AM