A Public-Private Partnership

The Town Branch Commons project is being implemented using a Public Private Partnership. Public funding of $40M has been raised to support the Town Branch Trail, and a capital campaign is underway to raise private dollars for Town Branch Park. On June 26, 2017, $5M in private contributions were announced for Town Branch Park.

Leveraged Resources

Town Branch Trail includes funding from a diverse array of funding sources that leverage local dollars. Below is a summary of funding the project has received to date:

  • TIGER Grant: $14.1M
  • CMAQ Grants: $3.63M
  • TAP Grants: $2.9M
  • KIA Loans: $7.1M
  • Local Funding: $11.85M

Top Talent

The Town Branch Commons project was given new life in 2012 with an international deign competition generously funded by Ingram Family Foundation, Kentucky Utilities, UK College of Design, and the Fayette Alliance. SCAPE Landscape Architecture, led by Kate Orff, won that competition with an ambitious idea to reinterpret the Town Branch creek with a linear park that connects people, neighborhoods and public spaces.

SCAPE is now back on the project with a team of world class engineers, landscape architects, and designers to realize their vision from the competition. In addition to SCAPE, the team includes AECOM, Lord Aeck Sargent, Gresham Smith Partners, and Beiderman Redevelopment Ventures.