A Report on Town Branch Projects

For its first program of 2018, the Lexington Forum will address exciting public space projects that are planned for downtown Lexington.  The Town Branch Commons Corridor is a 2.5 mile multi-modal path and park system that will wind through downtown Lexington, following the path of historic Town Branch Creek. The Town Branch Parkwill be an urban green space park that will replace the paved parking lot behind the Lexington Convention Center. The Town Branch Trail will weave through downtown Lexington and connect to the Legacy Trail.
This program will feature the following individuals who are involved in these projects:
Brandi Peacher is the Director of Project Management in the Office of the Mayor with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.  Peacher attended the University of Kentucky where she obtained a Masters in Architecture. Her design and development career has allowed her to work on a variety of commercial, residential, and public projects in Chicago, Dubai, and Lexington. Prior to working in the Office of The Mayor, she acted as Project Manager at the Lexington Downtown Development Authority and as Design Specialist for the Division of Planning. Today, Peacher oversees the group of projects under the Town Branch Commons umbrella.  Her primary focus is on the implementation of Town Branch Greenway, a publicly funded 3.2 mile walking, jogging, and cycling trail. This signature project will link downtown parks into a cohesive system and provide the missing link creating 22 miles of continuous trails weaving throughout our iconic Bluegrass countryside.
Allison Peck Lankford is the Executive Director of Town Branch Fund, working to transform a sea of parking directly behind the Lexington Convention Center into an inviting and unparalleled signature park for Lexington.  In addition to raising the money necessary to build the Park, the Fund is responsible for the design, programming plan, revenue model and governance structure for the future Park. Until her recent focus on the Town Branch Park, Allison led the Community Foundation’s advancement efforts for over a decade, serving as Sr. Vice-President and General Counsel.  Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Allison was an attorney at the Lexington firm of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Louisville. A graduate of Furman University in Greenville, SC with a degree in Sociology and Political Science, she received her law degree at the University of Kentucky School of Law.
Keith Lovan is the Project Manager in the Division of Engineering with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.  Keith attended the University of Kentucky where he obtained a Bachelors in Civil Engineering. He is the Project Manager for the Legacy Trail, Town Branch Trail and Brighton Rail Trail projects, which are part of the overall trail system for Lexington.  Keith is an avid cyclist and a League of American Bicyclist’s Certified Instructor. He is also the Chair of the KY Rails to Trails Council, and a member of the Lexington Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He is also a former commissioner of the KY Bikeways and Bicycle Commission.
Please join the Lexington Forum for this informative presentation concerning these exciting public improvement projects.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Hilary J. Boone Center
University of Kentucky
7:15 Coffee and Networking

7:30 Breakfast and Program

Free to Members / Guest Fee $20
Please RSVP by noon Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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