The Commons is anything but

Lexington’s newest mixed-use development is underway on the outskirts of downtown.

An entrance with a sign that says Turner Commons Way that has trees and purple plants and a water tower

A peek at the new planned entrance to The Commons. | Renderings courtesy of @thecommonslex

Less than a mile outside of downtown on Main Street, the development formerly known as Turner Commons, is quickly materializing and is on its way to becoming the next big district in town.

Inklings of the project came to light in early December 2021. Tucked down a hill at 1301 W. Main St., what once was a one-mile stretch of concrete and old tobacco warehouses, is now a mixed-use community bustling with businesses.

A rendering of The Commons entryway

The Commons aims to provide wide open green spaces + create a sense of community, just outside of downtown. | Renderings courtesy of @thecommonslex

The 40-acre development was rebranded as The Commons in past August to represent the developers vision of “Uniting Life, Work, and Play.” And just in time for the new year, renderings were released of its new entryway.

The design’s aesthetic focuses on biophilia, with plants, inviting green spaces, and well-lit signage. Overall, the development will feature:

  • Energy-forward designs, including nature walking trails and green buildings
  • Retail outlets, restaurants, entertainment complexes, short-term rentals, office space, and a TBD event venue
  • Pet parks and grooming stations
  • A sky lounge
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
A rendering of what the entryway of The Commons will look like at night.

The Commons will really come to life at night. | Renderings courtesy of @thecommonslex

Here’s a peek at few of the tenants currently operating and coming soon:

  • Battle Axes
  • Sora Aerial Arts
  • Gym Blue Lex
  • Good Wood Brewing
  • Junk Magicians
  • RD1 Spirits

Stay tuned for more upcoming news of businesses and development plans.

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