Welcome to the Lansdowne Neighborhood. Lansdowne is located in the southern part of Fayette County, just minutes from the University of Kentucky and beautiful downtown Lexington, as well as the beautiful rolling hills and horse farms the Bluegrass is known for. An active community neighborhood, Lansdowne features over 1,000 residences located inside New Circle Road between Tates Creek and Nicholasville Roads, providing convenient shopping, dining and commuting. Our community proudly offers the finest public and parochial schools in the district. Our neighborhood association is strong and active in making improvements and enhancements within the neighborhood, and developing community-wide connections to improve Lexington and Fayette County.

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Following Is Information Received Regarding Glendover School Renovation

Trailers! by Cathy Fine, Glendover Elementary Principal

Glendover Elementary will undergo some major changes as we begin renovation. The first of these changes arrived over the Winter Break and I am sure you all have been wondering what’s going on. The renovation at Millcreek Elementary was finished in November. The 14-room multiplex that housed students during the renovation was moved to Glendover about 5 months ahead of schedule. This multiplex will house about half of our students for the two year period of renovation.

The renovation is scheduled in three phases. I have outlined those phases below so that you have a timetable of what is to take place. The following three phases are projected information and dates. The details are not finalized. However, this is the outline of what the order of renovation most likely will be.

Phase 1
The West Wing (Wing along Bellefonte Rd.)
– Renovate existing rooms
– Add four new classrooms
– 14 total classrooms and 3 resource rooms displaced
– No connector hallway to library from primary side
– Projected Dates: June 2013 – January 2014

Phase 2
The East Wing (Wing closest to Rebecca Rd.)
– Primary wing is finished
– 17 classrooms from the intermediate side are displaced
– No connector to the library from intermediate or primary
hallways (Maybe an outside walkway)
– Projected Dates: February 2014 – August 2014

Phase 3
Front Office Area
– Tear down current front office
– Renovate gym and cafeteria addition
– Administration/Front office moves to new Art room
– Temporary “front door” moved to Bellefonte side door
– Gym becomes the temporary cafeteria
– Library books move around on carts
– Projected dates: August 2014 – March 2015

We are excited that our first step to being renovated happened ahead of schedule! I know our new school will be worth the wait.

Check out our blog ( to keep informed during the renovation. You can follow the blog by clicking the “Follow” button. You will then receive emails whenever there is a new post on Glendover’s Renovation Blog. Also, you can see more photos on our “Photos” page.


Steve Branham, chair of the Nominating Committee for Lansdowne Neighborhood Association, is nearing completion of the slate of officers/directors for 2013 to be presented for election at the General Meeting of LNA, November 28, 2012.

There is, however, one hitch. The by-laws stipulate that “No officer shall serve for more than two consecutive terms.” They also require officers to have served at least one year as a director. Steve has approached current officers and directors who are eligible to be elected president about being nominated for the position and all have declined. Steve and George Ely, immediate past president, asked if I would consider taking the position for another year. I sited the above stipulation since I will complete a second term at the end of 2012. They asked me to contact Judy Worth and Sharron Townsend, who were on the Board when the by-laws were adopted, and ask them for suggestions. Judy and Sharron suggested that we propose the following amendment to the by-laws to be voted on at the General Meeting.

Article VIII. Officers
No officer shall serve for more than two (2) consecutive terms. However, if after a thorough search there is no eligible nominee for the named position, an officer who has served for two (2) terms may be elected for one (1) additional term.


Zandale Park Stream Bank Protection Project

The most recent newsletter noted that LNA had applied for an additional grant from the Division of Water Quality to implement the Log Vane recommendation resulting from the study of the Creek we did with the earlier grant from DWQ.  We were a successful applicant for a Round 2 grant.  We have retained Bob Hawley, Principal Scientist with Sustainable Streams, who did the conceptual design in the first phase presented at the June 27 LNA meeting.  The implementation project will begin in 2013 with George Ely as project manager for LNA.  Click here to review the plan.


Several cars on Overbrook Circle and Brookhill Drive were broken into during the Memorial Day weekend.  The police are encouraging residents to not leave valuables in their cars overnight and to avoid parking on the street if possible.


Under the pavement on Lansdowne Drive is a concrete base that is failing and that is creating a problem. If we paved the street like other streets the new pavement would not last more than a couple of years. So we are trying a new method and have been preparing to do this process. You may notice crews working on cuts on Lansdowne Drive between Tates Creek Road and the New Circle Road underpass. They are doing prep work for the new process that we hope to have funding to do in the next fiscal year that begins in July 2012. Here is what our Streets and Roads Director just sent us yesterday.

We are progressing with the work on Lansdowne Drive and plan to be finished in four to six weeks with the concrete base failure repairs. We will be preparing an estimate to include in the FY2013 Paving Plan to resurface Lansdowne Drive starting at Tates Creek Road and continuing to the newly paved section at Thistleton Drive.


Message from Stuart Kearns, AICP, Associate Director of Transportation, UK Parking & Transportation Services and Shane Tedder, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Kentucky

In March of 2012 the University of Kentucky’s Bicycle Advisory Committee began the process of preparing a design for a shared use path through the western edge of the Arboretum woods that would connect University Court to Shady Lane. Dozens of commuters cycle from Lexington’s southern neighborhoods along this corridor daily and at present there is no dedicated infrastructure in place that provides a safe and efficient connection across/around the UK Arboretum. The lack of such infrastructure, combined with the opening of the Kentucky Children’s Garden and request for assistance from Arboretum Staff prompted the UK BAC to prioritize the design of this proposed shared use path. This connection is also identified as a priority project on the LFUCG Greenways Master Plan, the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and the University of Kentucky Campus Bicycle Plan.

After 2 years of discussions with neighbors, neighborhood associations, Arboretum Leadership, and city planners, we have finalized the alignment and major design elements of the proposed trail. Click here to see the design schematic. We will continue to work with the city and the neighborhoods to determine what changes would be needed on the neighborhood streets to promote safe conditions from the intersection of the trail with Shady Lane to the existing bike route on Bellefonte.

As designed, the trail would intersect with Shady Lane at its current intersection with Wildwood Court and remain within approximately 30 feet of the Arboretum property line until it connects with University Court. The trail would be 8 feet wide with 1 foot, graded gravel shoulders on either side and would be constructed of concrete. Multiple surface materials were evaluated on the basis of storm water impact, construction disturbance, longevity, cost, and user experience. To avoid the root zones of key trees along the trail corridor, five low wooden bridges are proposed as part of the design. A four-board, black wooden fence matching the fence on Shady Lane will run parallel to the trail on the Arboretum side from its intersection with Shady Lane to just beyond the sitting bench in the southwest corner of the woods. The purpose of this fence is to discourage bicyclists on the proposed shared use path from using the existing unpaved footpath through the woods. The fence ends at a point where vegetation and distance between the existing and proposed paths were deemed sufficient to discourage cyclists from crossing over.

At present, neither the timetable nor the funding for the construction of this project has been identified. As additional details are known we will distribute them to this group. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


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