Lexington City Council passed two ordinances concerning property at Tuesday night’s meeting. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Mayor Jerry Brown:
Brown said one exception of code was made for a historical building that used to be a workshop where grave markers were made. The historic building, which was formerly the location of a grave marker workshop, now serves as a small pub. Brown said that rennovation would have required the new owner to put in a second, ADA-compliant bathroom. They forgave the requirement due to space. Council also rezoned one lot to allow one man to build a garage on an empty lot in a residential neighborhood.
A point of failure in Lexington’s water pipe system were brought forward. Brown said engineers recommend putting a second pipeline between the water production tank and the city’s water supply tank. Rough estimates put the project at a cost $250 million.