11 September 2008
An old industrial neighborhood in Lexington needs $81 million for improvements. In the abstract this isn't very different than proposals for Paterson NJ, or the areas in DC where the new Nationals stadium was built, but the theme here is a bit more eye-catching - this is Lexington's Distillery District. Once the site of the world's largest distillery, now a proposal seeks to preserve the old structures while using TIF money for infrastructure and attracting businesses to the revitalized area. A bourbon-themed hotel might be a memorable place on the nights of home games at nearby Rupp Arena.