Hometown Glory: The Rupp District

I can’t believe I just learned about this project in Lexington, KY.  You’ve probably heard that UK basketball is a big deal but have never heard about their facilities or much about Lexington.  It is fair to say that KY basketball’s current home is outdated.  Parking is a nightmare, the convention center addition makes it nearly impossible to host more than one event in the same complex, and the area around the arena lacks vibrancy.  The most interesting part of this new initiative to spruce up the old place and transform the area around it is that the name is the Rupp Arena Arts and Entertainment District.  To me, that shows that someone is thinking about incorporating art and culture into the new plan, which makes me hopeful for its success.