Town­houses are com­ing to this north­west Lex­ing­ton de­vel­op­ment

Lexington Herald-Leader (Sunday) - - Bluegrass - BY BETH MUS­GRAVE

The rapidly de­vel­op­ing Ci­ta­tion Boule­vard and Leestown Road cor­ri­dors will soon get more hous­ing.

The Lex­ing­ton Ur­ban County Plan­ning Com­mis­sion unan­i­mously ap­proved a zone change Thurs­day for 41 town­houses at Leestown Road and Ci­ta­tion Boule­vard that will be part of the larger Ci­ta­tion Vil­lage de­vel­op­ment.

At the front of the prop­erty is a new com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ment that in­cludes a Cross­roads IGA, the first su­per­mar­ket in the Leestown Road area out­side New Cir­cle. The large con­ve­nience mar­ket is still un­der con­struc­tion.

The zone change ap­proved Thurs­day was from a busi­ness zone to a planned neigh­bor­hood res­i­den­tial zone for ap­prox­i­mately six acres.

Tom Martin, a se­nior plan­ner for the city, told the com­mis­sion the ma­jor­ity of the town­houses will front Ci­ta­tion, Robin­son Way or Fern­dale Pass. Only a few of the town­houses will face the in­te­rior of the prop­erty, Martin said.

“They will be two-story, three bed­room town homes with garages,” Martin said.

Prop­erty near the new­est por­tion of Ci­ta­tion Boule­vard be­tween Leestown Road and Georgetown Road has de­vel­oped quickly in re­cent years.

No one op­posed the zone change dur­ing the Thurs­day plan­ning com­mis­sion meet­ing.

The zone change will now go to the Lex­ing­ton-Fayette Ur­ban County Coun­cil for fi­nal ap­proval. A fi­nal vote on the zone change won’t hap­pen un­til the coun­cil re­turns from its break in Jan­uary.

When com­pleted, the ap­prox­i­mately 11,000-square­foot IGA gro­cery store also will have a Which Wich sand­wich shop in­side and gas pumps out front.

CHARLES BER­TRAM cber­[email protected]­

Site prepa­ra­tion con­tin­ued in 2018 for a new Houchens In­dus­tries Cross­roads IGA gro­cery store on Leestown Road be­tween Ci­ta­tion Boule­vard and Robin­son Way.

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