Local/Regional News
9:55 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Council Approves Zoning Change For Summit Shopping Complex

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After hearing more than three hours worth of testimony, members of Lexington’s Urban County Council on Tuesday approved a zoning change that clears the way for a major upscale retail and development at Nicholasville Road and Man o’ War Boulevard.

Aerial view of the future location of a Summit shopping complex which could be open for business sometime in 2015
Credit Bayer Properties

The Summit, a 50 acre complex with one million square feet of residential and commercial space will be located on the former Fritz farm property, across from the Wal-Mart complex.

Council members, while acknowledging the concerns of area neighbors over an increased volume of traffic on what already is one of the city’s busiest corridors, told the Lexington Herald Leader that they saw no compelling reason to override the unanimous decision of the city’s planning commission.

The project, also includes 435,000 square feet of residential space, including living space above retail shops and individual homes, plus a five story hotel and two parking garages.

Developers say once a final plan is approved the complex could open in 2015.