The parking lot across Vine Street from the Transit Center will become a brand new park as part of Town Branch Commons. With up to 5,000 pedestrians a day passing through the Transit Center, this space is one of the most active in downtown. The potential for a fantastic new community hub is limitless. That’s where the Parking Lot Diaries comes in.

Town Branch Commons is a 2.5 mile trail and park system that will wind through downtown Lexington, following the path of the historic Town Branch Creek, creating vital pedestrian and cycling links.

Parking Lot Diaries is a 2016 Knight Cities Challenge Winner!

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The Parking Lot Diaries project is all about engaging people and experimenting with new and exciting ways to make downtown better. We want to find out what you would like to see and do in this space and test those ideas before any shovels are in the ground. So we need you!

The ideas you share about what you would like to see in this space and the results of the ideas that we test in Spring 2017 will be captured in “The Parking Lot Diaries.”

Phase One: Engagement

On October 19th and 20th, 2016 we spent hours soliciting ideas from the community for this new park space. We asked community members what kinds of things would encourage them to stay longer in this area or what would encourage them to visit more often.

We spoke to over 600 people and collected 996 ideas for what people would like to see and do in this new space.

The Phase One Engagement Summary Report identifies the key categories of recommendations and summarizes what we learned.

Phase Two: Experiment

We are planning a calendar of experiments to test out some of your ideas. Watch this space to find out the details soon.

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For all project related inquiries, please contact Hannah O’Leary, Project Analyst at the Lexington Downtown Development Authority: