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Axis apartments hoping to make Lexington Road a destination

Developers said the construction of the 300 apartments will serve as a destination rather than a detour. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Developers said the construction of the 300 apartments will serve as a destination rather than a detour. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Troy Rutledge (Source: WAVE 3 News) Troy Rutledge (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - CityScape Residential developers are knee deep in their construction of a brand new apartment complex on Lexington Road.

Located on an already busy cut through to downtown, developers said the construction of the 300 apartments will serve as a destination rather than a detour, and will hopefully solve traffic issues by adding bike and footpaths.
 
“We really see Louisville as having an urban renaissance right now and that's really something we want to be a part of,” CityScape Residential Partner Kelli Lawrence said, “There's actually a plan to install bike lanes and more pedestrian connectivity. So I think that's really going to slow people down and as more develops here it will be more of a destination and less of a pass-thru.”

Businesses often hidden within Distillery Commons are hoping the new residents will bring in business. Troy Rutledge, co-owner of Unique Imaging Concepts, said he’s looking forward to the new apartment complex. Owning an art sublimation business gives Rutledge a unique opportunity to help decorate some of these blank walls with some additional business.

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“More traffic on our end, we don't have a lot of foot traffic. Which we could possibly see brought in some from next door,” Rutledge said. “But hopefully
we can decorate.”
 
If anything, Rutledge said, it will be easier to describe the location of Unique Imaging Concepts to customers.
 
“Literally it's a chore trying to describe where we are. So hopefully that being a landmark, Headliners being a landmark, we can say we're near the new place from across the road,” Rutledge said.
 
The Axis apartments will connect NuLu, Downtown, Bardstown Road and Frankfort Avenue. Developers hope to move the first tenants in in January.

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