This Just Happened

The Ashland Park Neighborhood in Lexington has received approval for an H-1 zoning overlay by the city council. The neighborhood was designed by the Olmstead Brothers from land originally part of the Henry Clay Estate (Ashland). Design through completion took place from 1904 to 1930 and the neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. [Ace Weekly]

Two historic properties on Constitution Street are being restored for commercial/office space by developer Chad Needham. He has previously restored several buildings in the North Lime/Sixth Street area, including those housing Arcadium and North Lime Coffee and Donuts. [Tom Eblen/H-L]

On Monday, President Barack Obama was sworn into office for a second term. Four years ago, I got to attend the inaugural parade where Kentucky's parade representative was a Corvette driven by the Warren County Sheriff's Office. This year, Kentucky was well represented by the Letcher County Central High School marching band. Awesome! [HLN]

Lexington's St. Peter Claver Catholic Church is a beautiful facility constructed in the 1940s. Ground has broken on a new education wing and the mid-century sanctuary is set to be demolished as part of the second phase. No word on the ca. 1887 parish center. [Merlene Davis/H-L]