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Preservation Group Wants Different Drugstore Design

By Alan Lytle

Lexington, KY – Dan Rowland, chair of ProgressLex, told WKYT television he has presented proof that citizens don't want to see the pharmacy constructed at Main and Midland, without some major architectural changes.

"It's important that people driving into downtown, that the downtown announces itself as being an urban space. And I think that's very important and I think the compilers of the downtown Master Plan thought so too, which is the reason they designated this particular intersection as being of critical importance."

Rowland says his group likes the idea of a downtown pharmacy, just not the current design. They maintain the CVS current drugstore design would fit into any suburban neighborhood, but would look ugly if inserted into Lexington's downtown streetscape.