Accomplishments

Together, we have continued to achieve great things for Southland Drive! Some of our accomplishments include:

 

  • Continuous work with police to eliminate graffiti throughout the neighborhood.

  • The creation of a new Southland venue for Lexington’s popular Farmers Market each Sunday from April through­ October.

  • Planting 140 trees along Southland Drive and a 15 foot tall white fir tree in front of the fire station.

  • Starting the Southland Jamboree, free bluegrass music concert series, in 20015. Concerts are held each week from the last week in May through Labor Day in September. It was hosted for 9 years on Southland Drive and the 10th season in 2015 was held at the Moondance Amphitheater in Beaumont. We are working to move it back to the Southland Drive area.

  • A family-friendly Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony event at the Fire Station, starting in 2008.

  • Returned a LexTran bus route to Southland Drive.

  • Participated in establishing two commercial rain gardens at Oleika Temple and Good Foods Co­op.

  • Coordinated space for a LexArts wall mural near the Southland Drive/ ­Rosemont Garden intersection.

  • We’ve seen the implementation of a project that’s been years in the making- bike lanes! Southland Drive has been resurfaced with the addition of bike lanes and then sidewalks under the railroad bridge. This has been a unique project utilizing Federal grant money, LFUCG funds AND Southland Association funds.

  • Our Annual Southland Street Fair began in 2015 to celebrate all that is unique to the Southland area and also to invite in other local businesses for a day of fun and festivities.

@2019  Southland Association

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