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You can find Lexington, North Carolina in most any Food Network rerun, YouTube video, or any serious cookbook when it comes to the subject of Bar-B-Que. Not the verb – the noun, as in pulled pork roasted over the coals of hickory by men who have dedicated their lives to this delicacy. Fights will break out in the Old North State over which region (let alone which place) has the best, but most will put a pin in the map around Lexington. At one time, Lexington was known for its fine furniture industry, and the middle class jobs and the comfortable life such economic stability brings. The jobs all left for the Far East, leaving only the hulking remains of brick boxes behind to haunt a downtown, and the people left. Many communities know this story, too, and still wallow in despair. Not Lexington.

In the face of unemployment, and despite limited tax revenues, the City of Lexington took the bold initiative to buy nearly 18 acres of abandoned manufacturing buildings in order take destiny into their own hands. Fortunately, as a result of a USDOT Tiger ll planning grant in support of The Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor, the City of Lexington used funds to not only prepare for regional rail service, but to envision and plan the next life of these industrial properties as a new mixed use neighborhood. A lively and engaging public process among the many communities and constituencies  was employed to plan a future and to advance broad community support.

Shook Kelley is actively engaged with the City of Lexington’s Office of Community Development in on-going  Advocacy and Public Engagement, as well thorough master planning for the future District, with the purpose of finding equitable mixed-use solutions for a growing community with innovative methods for creating a transit oriented neighborhood.

 

In the face of unemployment, and despite limited tax revenues, the City of Lexington took the bold initiative to buy nearly 18 acres of abandoned manufacturing buildings in order take destiny into their own hands. Fortunately, as a result of a USDOT Tiger ll planning grant in support of The Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor, the City of Lexington used funds to not only prepare for regional rail service, but to envision and plan the next life of these industrial properties as a new mixed use neighborhood. A lively and engaging public process among the many communities and constituencies  was employed to plan a future and to advance broad community support.

Shook Kelley is actively engaged with the City of Lexington’s Office of Community Development in on-going  Advocacy and Public Engagement, as well thorough master planning for the future District, with the purpose of finding equitable mixed-use solutions for a growing community with innovative methods for creating a transit oriented neighborhood.

 

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